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Old 05-16-2020, 12:42 PM
Location: PA
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Hello. I rent a beautiful apartment but just this past week I seem to have a pest invasion of some sort. There are very very tiny bugs in clusters along windowsills in my livingroom. They seem to be increasing in numbers and are along the baseboards and edges of the walls, window latches, and white picture ledges. I find them crawling on my face and arms after standing in that general area, and they crawl across my cellphone! While waiting for an exterminator to show up on Monday afternoon, was wondering if anyone had any idea of what these pests could be? We may need to stay at a hotel until then! I have more pics if that would help. Thanks!
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Old 05-16-2020, 06:11 PM
Location: British Columbia ~🌄 ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️🌄~
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Unfortunately those are small and fuzzy so not good pictures for ID but in looking at the first one with a magnifying glass held to the monitor trying to see how many legs they have, they appear to be newly hatched baby spiders. There's two or three there that are less fuzzy and look like they have 8 legs.

If you have a magnifying glass of some kind look at them through it and count the legs.

8 legs = baby spiders or else mites that are in the spider family. If they only have 6 legs then they're some kind of insect I don't recognize.

Whatever they are you should also check on any houseplants you might have indoors to see if you have ended up with any of those critters on the plants or in the soil. If there are any on your plants use a spray bottle and spray the plants with soapy water.

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Old 05-20-2020, 05:07 AM
Location: PA
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Thanks for your response! Yes they are so tiny, even magnified and I didn’t notice them until they formed clusters. I had an exterminator over and we think they are bird mites, coming from a nest that the birds built in a dryer vent below my windows. There are you g in the nest so they can’t disturb it until they mature, but for now they treated that area of my apartment and may need to return to treat again. Ugh! Not a fun time.
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