I came home today, switched on the lights and saw many of these running around my study desk. Any help in identifying these little insects? The picture is zoomed in so it doesn't really do justice to how tiny it is.

Approximate Size: 1mm

Location: Mumbai, India

What are these insects ? How do I get rid of them ?

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Any help in identifying these is really appreciated. We are freaking out crossing our fingers that it is not bedbugs. What are the chances these are baby bed bugs?

  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Biology.SE! If possible clear, closeup photos of the creature from multiple angles would be helpful โ€” the picture you posted is so blurry I'm not sure how many legs it has! โ€”โ€”โ€” Please also take the tour and then go through the help pages starting with How to Ask questions effectively on this site. Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜Š $\endgroup$
    – tyersome
    Commented Oct 20, 2020 at 18:37
  • $\begingroup$ I've zoomed it 2x on my iPhone and this is the clearest view I could get of this insect. I'll see if I can get a few more. Also, Is there a way it can be confirmed that it is not a bedbug? $\endgroup$
    – YD8877
    Commented Oct 20, 2020 at 18:41
  • $\begingroup$ The "Camera+ 2" app (and probably many others) has macro functionality, so you can take clear close-ups easily. It's free, as far as I recall. $\endgroup$
    – MattDMo
    Commented Oct 20, 2020 at 18:52
  • $\begingroup$ Added some more photos and a 4k video. Does that help? $\endgroup$
    – YD8877
    Commented Oct 20, 2020 at 19:01
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    $\begingroup$ From the main photo this looks like a booklouse to me; which one (and there are a lot of them sharing human living spaces) does need a very good photo. Searching this site for "book louse" or "booklouse" will (if memory serves) lead to at least one thread that either discusses or links to control measures (which may be justified given the numbers mentioned). $\endgroup$
    – user32396
    Commented Oct 23, 2020 at 3:25


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