Springtails live in areas where there is decaying organic matter, litter, mold, mushrooms, or anywhere with a high moisture level. In homes, springtails may be found in basements, kitchens, bathrooms, on houseplants, and around drains and sinks. They tend to prefer newer buildings, where certain materials (like wood) may not yet be completely dry. It is worth noting that springtails cause no damage. However, their presence can be a nuisance.