I've found a few of these bugs hanging out on my desk. There aren't many. Maybe 5-10 at any given time. Are they a type of springtail? I couldn't find an image in searching that made me say, "That's it!"

Any help is appreciated!

Thanks! bug


Those are springtails. Order Collembola. You can find yours here on BugGuide. https://bugguide.net/node/view/258362

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for confirming. Now to figure out how to get rid of them! :-) $\endgroup$ – Mattaton Jun 17 '18 at 16:07
  • $\begingroup$ @Mattaton do you have a plant that you water frequently nearby your desk? They probably come from that. They're not harmful and if it really annoys you, just water less frequently. $\endgroup$ – tox123 Jun 17 '18 at 17:31
  • $\begingroup$ @tox123 Nope, no plant and no moisture that I can find. My office is in a basement, but there's no noticeable humidity. Might see about getting a dehumidifier, just in case. Not really sure WHY they're hanging out here. $\endgroup$ – Mattaton Jun 17 '18 at 17:36
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    $\begingroup$ @Mattaton they might just be lost. They live in soil and dark conditions, so it's possible that there may just be a way into your basement from surrounding soil. $\endgroup$ – tox123 Jun 17 '18 at 17:41

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