How do I get rid of Springtails in my kitchen?

I live in a relatively neglected rental home in North Carolina. The house was built in the late 80’s and has not been well kept by the owners. I have been noticing this spring there are small insects crawling around my sink. I identified them as springtails. I found they seem to be originating from some windows in the breaskfast nook area and want to make their way to the dog’s water and along the kitchen counters to the sink. The sink itself is in terrible shape — completely pulled up from one side of the counter top and no caulk will work. The countertop around one entire side of the sink has begun rotting. I am sure this is part of the attraction. The property owners were suppose to replace the sink and countertop in April but we’re coming up on June and no repairs are in sight. I’m not holding my breath. In the meantime, what can be done about these little bastards all over everything? They get onto my baby’s bottles and sippy cups as they dry after washing. They contaminate the dogs water. I am not big on pesticides as I have a mobile infant and small dogs. Suggestions?

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