Snow fleas, spring tails, and collembola are the same thing. Are you dealing with them on or in your skin? I have two questions on my questionnaire that are an indication of a collembola infestation/infection.
p Do you ever feel like something is jumping on your ankles or legs? But it’s invisible.
p+. Do you have lots of activity around your eye lashes/eye lids - a crusty feeling?
I don't know why they love the eye lash area, but they do. They also love the back of your head, neck and shoulder blade area and create difficult-to-heal lesions.
Lately, about 95% of those who are dealing with Morgellons Disease that send in the questionnaire answer, "yes," which may interest you on reading this article, "Springtails are More Noticible in Winter". The experts have alway said that spring tails can't bite you because they do not have mouth parts. But this article claims otherwise,"Snow fleas possess very unusual mouthparts that are contained inside the head rather than protruding on the outside like other insects."
It also notes that they can jump up to 12" whereas I've been saying 8 to 10". But then there are 6,000 species and it's unknown if the ones that jump 12 inches are the ones that bother us.
It's also interesting that they can live for four years without food. And, as I've stated can live in a volcano as well as antarctica.
What doesn't make sense is that it says that the eggs are hatched in the spring and it takes about 6 months to mature. I was under the impression that they lay eggs year round and mature quickly. It doesn't get into them taking up residence in moist areas of our homes or being a pest on our skin, but it's worth a quick read.
What we know is that the King DietSM along with Nature's Gift® products - debriding soap, creams, and lotions do a very good job of cleaning them out of your skin.