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what's this bug

hello bug experts

i recently moved to a new house. And i have been seeing these little bugs(about 1/16" long) everywhere there is dust. I see them more close to the heating baseboards or the window sills. It has six legs and long antennas. It is light brownish in color and long body but skinny and can jump short distances and move fast. They seem to be the adult one as i also see smaller ones (about a third of the size above) but don't move as fast or jump. Any clues? Just wondering as i may have quite a few of them and don't know how to rid of them.thanks!


These are probably springtails (order Collembola), in which case they are both harmless, and difficult to get rid of. They are not very tolerant of dryness, however, so installing a de-humidifier might thin the herd a bit. Still, at most they are a nuisance. Pleae use our search engine to see if any of our springtail images resemble what you are seeing.

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