Question by  wantmoney (11)

Can springtails live in clothes?


Answer by  eatwrite (1559)

Clothes that are hanging in a closet that is damp can house pest called springtails. They can live there feeding of the fibers in the fabric like a moth and can cause holes in the clothes, odor and dark spots.


Answer by  dejangjorgjievski (15)

The springtails these insects do not live in human clothes, they are harmless has the same leaves of plants in moist soil and in trees that have mold. This insect also can be seen in our home if you grow plants at home but it is harmless Spaak he feeds on fungi and bacteria


Answer by  mb (5482)

No. Unlike moths springtails cannot feed on cotton or wool cloth even though they may build their nests in the fabric.


Answer by  Kempelen (18)

Yes, they can in certain circumstances live in clothes, but they do not feed on cotton or wool and do not damage clothing.


Answer by  CLEV (405)

Yes and no. They can, and they just might as the atmosphere is condusive to their being able to exist. But they more than likely will not, as they can't eat or survive on cloth or other materials such as cotton or denim fabrics. So it's possible, but not probable.


Answer by  worker8388 (994)

Springtails will live in clothes,old chairs,sofa's etc. This will cause burns,itch,crawl for at least 4 days. We may notice pin pricks all over the body. springtails will live in books and clothes with a long period of 2 years and above. Wash clothes at least twice to put away springtails.

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