Yes, Demand G Granules will be very helpful in getting rid of a springtail infestation. First and foremost we recommend addressing any moisture issues in and around your home as springtails tend to nest in areas where there is excess moisture. In conjunction with Demand G, it would be a good idea to use Bifen IT as an indoor crack and crevice treatment and a barrier treatment around the foundation of your home.
It is not recommended to apply Demand G Granules in the rain. The granules do need to be watered in after application, so you can apply right before it is going to rain so that the rain will activate the product instead of it being watered in by hand.
Once the Demand G has been watered in and dried it will not be reactivated by rain or irrigation to make it unsafe for your pets to be in the lawn. While large amounts of rain can certainly reduce the length of time the Demand lasts outdoors, average rain and irrigation it is designed to hold up to.
Demand G granules is an excellent option for 2-3 month control of grasshoppers in your lawn. The product will applied with a speader and watered in.
If you are looking for a liquid solution, Demand CS would be an excellent option as well. This can also be used indoors around the baseboards, cracks and crevices. This will last approximately 90 days indoors and 30 days outdoors.
We don't have the exact spreader setting for your model spreader. The easiest way to determine the correct setting for your needs is outlined below:
If you need to use 3lbs of product per 1,000 sq ft you would add 3 lb of product to spreader, start with a medium setting, then apply product to a 20 x 50 ft area (1,000 sq ft). If you have product left, your setting is too low. If you run out of product, your setting is too high. Typically if you walk at a normal pace and set the spreader at the middle setting, that is usually the right amount per 1000 square feet. If you only have a few settings, then it is best to start lower and then you can easily increase as needed.
Spring tails can be tough to eliminate because they reproduce very quickly. In almost every case where people have spring tails they also have a moisture problem such as a leaking or sweating pipe, poor ventilation in their crawl space, lots of wet mulch right up next to their house, etc. You must locate and correct the moisture problem to get rid of the spring tails, insecticides alone will not do the job.Using products such as Demand G Granules, Suspend Polyzone and ExciteR can help you to reduce the numbers of springtails until the mositure problem is fixed.
Springtails are attracted to the pool for the moisture and there is not anything we carry that can be used in the pool for them. You can use Demand granules or Deltagard granules around the perimeter of your pool to help eliminate this pest before they make into the water. You can spread the granules in a 5 ft - 10 ft band in the soil/grass around the pool. You want will want to use 2-3 lbs per 1,000 sq ft for best results. Springtails can be hard to control because they reproduce very quickly, and they thrive in damp, humid areas. You should remove as much mulch, leaf debris and other yard debris as possible to help eliminate harborage areas in your yard.
Demand G is labeled for millipede control and will help you limit their numbers greatly. According to the Demand G product label: "For optimal control, remove debris and leaf litter from next to the foundation, cut back vegetation and branches that touch the foundation, and move or rake back rocks, deep mulch, or other potential pest harborage areas next to the foundation prior to application". You should not rely solely on chemical control. There are ways to modify the environment immediately around your home to discourage insects from moving in. Please take a few moments to read our article How to Get Rid of Millipedes to learn how to make your property less desirable to this pest.