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Is this a bed bug or book lice? They were crawling all around the furniture.enter image description here

Found in North East Florida, USA.

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  • $\begingroup$ Is that a wooden surface? It could also be a termite. Do you have any additional pics? $\endgroup$
    – JimN
    Sep 5, 2020 at 21:28
  • $\begingroup$ Yes it was wooden surface. They were really tiny and fast. The other pictures are kind off blurry, $\endgroup$
    – teisha
    Sep 6, 2020 at 2:11
  • $\begingroup$ Book lice in Florida: inaturalist.ca/… Bed Bugs in Florida: inaturalist.ca/… Termites in Florida: inaturalist.ca/… Ghost Ants in Florida: inaturalist.ca/… $\endgroup$
    – JimN
    Sep 6, 2020 at 6:04
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The picture is hard to see details, but it seems you might be dealing with ghost ants:

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I'm guessing ghost ants over lice or termites or bed bugs because their light-coloured abdomen ends off in a pointed end, rather than a round bulbous end. The darker thorax and antenna are also a match. And the distribution/range of ghost ants seems to be heavily concentrated in Florida:

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(Map source: https://inaturalist.ca/observations?nelat=39.32226574471&nelng=-51.18647084246517&place_id=any&swlat=18.339761895743152&swlng=-117.94819281111599&taxon_id=69122 )

Apparently, they smell like rotten coconuts when crushed. (http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/urban/ants/ghost_ant.htm ) They eat any kind of food, and they are easily controlled by eliminating food sources (so if they are in your furniture, maybe look within cushions or cracks for old dried food and clean it out).

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