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Old 09-21-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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Default tiny little white bugs in bathroom sink

I have just recently begun to notice little white bugs crawling around in my bathroom sink. They are smaller than a flea, in fact, because of their size and color, I wouldn't have seen them at all except for noticing some movement. I got a magnifying glass and looked at them. They don't appear to have a spring tail, and they are not silverfish. They have a white body and red eyes.I thought maybe they were living on top of the water that stands in the trap, so I filled the sink with very hot water and then let it drain, but in a day or two they were back. Anybody know what they might be?
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Old 09-21-2008, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Can you tell how many legs they have? Either six or eight.
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:26 PM
 
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Maybe lice. ha ha just kidding. I don't even know what lice look like.
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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If you could get a few in a jar, bring it to a local home store and they may be able to identify it.
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:35 AM
 
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Sounds like spiders. When they are first hatched they are light in color.
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:33 PM
 
Location: green hills
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you can also contact Ellington Ag Center and describe them

Tn Dept of Agriculture(615) 837-5103
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:45 AM
 
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I'm having the same problem. Though, not sure if its the same bug. Mines was on the cleaning scrubs. I thought they were ceiling powder or something at first, till I notice them moving. Mine are even smaller than a grain of salt! They look like powder dust and the only reason why I notice them was because the scrub is dark brown and their white in colour. Anyone knows how to get rid of them?
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:45 PM
 
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I do know that the spiders are having a buffet off of the cicadas. Dead or alive.
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:51 AM
 
Location: East Nashville/Inglewood
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Pour a capful of bleach down your drain before going to bed.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Antioch
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Just for anyone who wants to know:

Those are flour mites [Acarus siro] or groceries mites.

How to get rid

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