Starting about 2 months ago I began seeing these tiny, light brown bugs in one bathroom. I did find them outside the bathroom but in close proximity to it (on a childs wooden toy and in our picture frames on the wall). I haven't seen them elsewhere. Most of the time I'd find them dead and they die very easily. I'd find small patches of them, usually under something or behind something with less light. Otherwise I find them just moving a long the sink and find them in the corner of the tub. I have seen them on the wall and floor too. They can move fast but most of the time are still or slow moving. I haven't experienced any bites nor my family. The amount I see has lessened since I first noticed them.
I did get a pest control company out a month ago and they said it looked like field mites. Said they were harmless, attracted to moisture with a short life span and they'd be gone in a few weeks on their own. They haven't gone away though and when I research mites I find nothing that looks like it. It's too small for my phone to focus on so I took one to work and got a picture under the microscope. It's about 1 mm in length. Also, I do have a cat that goes outside.
Geographic location = Central Virginia, USA