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Little bugs in my window sill The Inconspicuous Raccoon 2 kids; Cincinnati, Ohio 1723 posts
12th May '12

I opened up my curtain tonight to go to open my window and in the window sill there were about thirty tiny bugs.



They're brownish-gray and about the size of a sesame seed if not smaller. They don't fly, they jump. They have six legs and antennae. I've seen a few in the sink before, but there were a bunch in the window sill. I hate bugs and I hate that they're right next to my bed in the window sill. I live in Southwest Ohio, and it's pretty warm here right now.



What are they?
Does anyone else have them?

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
12th May '12

bed bugs? maybe?

The Inconspicuous Raccoon 2 kids; Cincinnati, Ohio 1723 posts
12th May '12
Quoting susanesque:" bed bugs? maybe?"


Nah, they're a lot smaller than bed bugs.



If you just glanced you'd think they were specks of dirt.

Daniee Due December 25 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Lynnwood, Washington 3600 posts
status 12th May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting The Inconspicuous Raccoon:</b>" Nah, they're a lot smaller than bed bugs. If you just glanced you'd think they were specks of dirt."</blockquote>



Google bed bugs, good cockroaches, and other tiny bugs. Cockroaches start tiny. Also look up sand Beatles I think. Ah! I am blanking on the type of Beatle. It's something like that. And then just see what it most likely looks like to you. It could be bed bugs because bed bugs are tiny and you usually don't see them because of how tiny they are.

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 13137 posts
status 12th May '12

bird mites?

The Inconspicuous Raccoon 2 kids; Cincinnati, Ohio 1723 posts
12th May '12
Quoting Daneysha Drew:" <blockquote><b>Quoting The Inconspicuous Raccoon:</b>" Nah, they're a lot smaller ... [snip!] ... looks like to you. It could be bed bugs because bed bugs are tiny and you usually don't see them because of how tiny they are."


I'm thinking they're springtails.



My window overlooks our patio which has a garden, which is probably where they're coming from. I'm just going to start vacuuming them up on a regular basis. We just had screens put in our windows but these bugs are so tiny that they could easily fit through a screen.

The Inconspicuous Raccoon 2 kids; Cincinnati, Ohio 1723 posts
12th May '12
Quoting to mock a killingbird:" bird mites?"


JEEZ :( I saw an episode of this show "Infested" about those things.



Thankfully my little window sill bugs look too light in color and are too oblong to be the bird mites.



Also, I haven't had any bites from these bugs.



But bird mites wouldn't surprise me! We live in an area with a lot of trees.

Daniee Due December 25 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Lynnwood, Washington 3600 posts
status 12th May '12

Hopefully you can figure it out. Maybe even water bugs? Is there moisture around your window? I use to get random tiny bugs that I still don't know what they were but were always found in the bathroom or kitchen. Freaked me out, so glad I don't live there anymore!

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 13137 posts
status 12th May '12
Quoting The Inconspicuous Raccoon:" JEEZ :( I saw an episode of this show "Infested" about those things. Thankfully my little window sill ... [snip!] ... Also, I haven't had any bites from these bugs. But bird mites wouldn't surprise me! We live in an area with a lot of trees."


I saw it too. That's what made me think of it. Creepy shit.

The Inconspicuous Raccoon 2 kids; Cincinnati, Ohio 1723 posts
12th May '12

They look kinda like this (or this is how they'd look under a microscope)



springtail_fred.jpg

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 13137 posts
status 12th May '12
Quoting The Inconspicuous Raccoon:" They look kinda like this (or this is how they'd look under a microscope) "


Weird.

Daniee Due December 25 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Lynnwood, Washington 3600 posts
status 12th May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting The Inconspicuous Raccoon:</b>" They look kinda like this (or this is how they'd look under a microscope) "</blockquote>



Well def not a bed bug lol, or cockroach.

Daniee Due December 25 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Lynnwood, Washington 3600 posts
status 12th May '12

Google baby termites. I can't post a photo of them my phone doesn't let me.
But do they look like that? It kinda looks like the photo you posted.

The Inconspicuous Raccoon 2 kids; Cincinnati, Ohio 1723 posts
12th May '12
Quoting Daneysha Drew:" Google baby termites. I can't post a photo of them my phone doesn't let me. But do they look like that? It kinda looks like the photo you posted."


Perhaps, but none of them have wings.

Daniee Due December 25 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Lynnwood, Washington 3600 posts
status 12th May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting The Inconspicuous Raccoon:</b>" Perhaps, but none of them have wings."</blockquote>




I don't think they are born with wings, I could totally be wrong though.