Springtails - help!

Hi
I am a very novice gardener and I am growing chilli plants for the first time. I have 6 little plants, and they have been doing really well on the windowsill in my kitchen. When watering them a few days ago we noticed some bugs in the soil. After lots of googling, we think they are springtails. I have read that they won't harm the plants, my problem is that I don't really want them in my kitchen! I have left the chillis outside since, but the problem is that we have a very open plan front garden (and no back garden) and I'd rather not leave them where other people's pets can get at them (as they have the rest of my garden!). Can anyone tell me how to get rid of them? Obviously as we will be eating the chillis anything without harmful chemicals would be best.
Many thanks in advance
Becky
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On Mon, 2 May 2011 14:03:03 +0000, Beckym

Mist the plant and soil with a mild solution of Murphy's Oil Soap and water; 1 Tbls : 1 Qt.
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