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Old 04-11-2011, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Does anyone know what these gross things are? I think they might be "mites" they are tiny, round with little legs like spiders. Not to sound like an animal hater but when i squish them (they are on my kitchen window sill) there is quit a bit of blood GROSS!!! there are soooooooooooo may but none on my plants ???????????? any answers people ?
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:02 PM
 
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I also get them every year. Nothing seems to kill them or if it does, they come back very quickly. I get them in my house near the window where I have constant sun. Since I have pets, I can't do anything expect wipe them up once in a while. However on the back steps, I've seen them and sprayed. Its a temporary fix.

If you find a solution, let me know.
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:28 PM
 
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Red velvet mites. Harmless but get messy if you wipe them. Vacuum them up.
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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I also get them every year. Nothing seems to kill them or if it does, they come back very quickly. I get them in my house near the window where I have constant sun. Since I have pets, I can't do anything expect wipe them up once in a while. However on the back steps, I've seen them and sprayed. Its a temporary fix.

If you find a solution, let me know.
they are by my window too..............they come back everyday EW!!! if I find an answer i will let you know
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Red velvet mites. Harmless but get messy if you wipe them. Vacuum them up.
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I did vacuum them but 10 seconds later there are more. Atleast they are harmless......thank you for telling what they are - I will research them now. Have a great day !!!
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Smithtown, NY
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Red velvet mites. Harmless but get messy if you wipe them. Vacuum them up.
Red velvet? Can you make a cake with them?
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Red velvet? Can you make a cake with them?
Not unless you have the cream cheese ants.
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Smithtown, NY
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Not unless you have the cream cheese ants.
As a matter of fact.......
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Wallens Ridge
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Those annoying little creatures are Clover Mites......these leave the red stain behind.
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:16 PM
 
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If you draw a circle around them in pen they cannot get out of the cirlce. Really!
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