i found these tiny little bugs today all over my windowsill, the walls around the window, and on my chargers in the pluginenter image description here near the window. they’re like microscopic i can’t even see them. i used a spider and ants spray to kill them, it’s all i had for now. i’ve also been cleaning and wiping my walls down but there’s still a few left. i’m scared they’ll all come back again by tomorrow. does anyone know what they are and how i can get rid of them? enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome ca.bus. Could you tell us where in the world you are, what if anything is visible that they might view as a food source. Looks to me like a type of thrip instar, but more info needed, and ID isn't easy anyhow. A close-up picture from on top and another from the side would help if you can get them. Use the edit facility to add detail. $\endgroup$ Jun 27, 2023 at 5:06
  • $\begingroup$ Likely related (but awaiting better picture to confirm) : biology.stackexchange.com/a/85321/16866 $\endgroup$ Jun 28, 2023 at 2:56
  • $\begingroup$ any shipping plans? (asking for a friend) $\endgroup$
    – cell0
    Jun 29, 2023 at 0:19

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This is a mite: it has eight short legs and only one body part (in comparison to spiders, which have two body parts). No idea which order or even species though.

Here is an article about indoor mites - maybe "yours" is among them - with some recommendations to manage them.


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