View Full Version : Small white bug/insects in house

Aug 2, 2012, 06:50 AM
Hi I have noticed small like bug/insect things in my house I have seen them on wood furniture and some boxes.
They are really small they are no bigger than about 1-2cm if you look closely they do have legs I'm not sure how many.
They are really white that they are almost transparent, I've looked at all different types of pictures and still haven't found out what they are and why they are here.
If anyone can help me or know anything I will be very graetful, thank you.

Aug 2, 2012, 06:58 AM
It may be time to call in a professional. If you have done a diligent search and you can't seem to find the information then your going to need help.

Without actually seeing them it sounds almost like bed bugs. If that is the case then you have an infestation going on.

Aug 2, 2012, 10:55 AM
I just had a look at some pictures of bed bugs and they don't look like that and I've never seen a brown one either. They are always little white bugs and I see one every now and then.

Aug 3, 2012, 11:24 PM
Are they psocids (https://www.google.com/search?q=psocids&hl=en&newwindow=1&safe=off&sa=N&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=9bwcUPaYDtCFyQGD4IG4Bg&ved=0CFUQsAQ&biw=1097&bih=549)? Psocids can infest moldy oats, rice, cereal, cardboard or books, hence their common name - booklice.

More info:
***image search result (https://www.google.com/search?q=psocids&hl=en&newwindow=1&safe=off&sa=N&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=9bwcUPaYDtCFyQGD4IG4Bg&ved=0CFUQsAQ&biw=1097&bih=549)
***Penn State (http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/booklice)
***Orkin (http://www.orkin.com/other/psocids/)

Sep 19, 2012, 04:53 AM
Hi Danielle, They sound to me like mould mites. Mould mites are tiny white insects that look like moving dust! If you have mould or a leaky pipe in your home.. this will be the cause of them. I had them before but had no mould in the house watsoever but did have high humidity in the room due to lack of airing it... mould mites love warm places so I would suggest opening up all the windows & airing out the rooms for as long as you can, bleach the floors & purchase the RED raid & spray everywhere! Mine are nowhere to be seen anymore thank god! Hope this helps.. good luck!

Sep 19, 2012, 05:38 AM
Although I agree with the above, there's even a white flea stage, when young.