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Little Black bugs in my house, concerned for my newborn

Hi I am having trouble trying to identify these small black bugs that are in our rental home. I am sorry I don't have a picture to post of these bugs. I can't get my digital camera to be able to focus in close enough to these bugs to get a clear image.

These bugs are small, about 1 mm is the biggest I have seen so far. Bodies look to be black and cigar shaped. Their bodies are soft, because they seem to smush pretty easily. They do seem to have what I would describe as antenna. No wings, but they might be able to jump, or hop when startled at times. Its hard to tell because they are so small just getting close enough to really look at them and breathing on them can blow them away. They seem to like areas around windows, and around bathroom sinks. I dismissed them at first for being gnats, but they don't fly and don't look like they everyday gnat that gets in sinks. I am not a sqeamish person, I like insects and don't like to kill things for no reason, but I am becoming concerned. We just had a baby. I didn't realize just how many of these bugs were in the house until I went though some baby clothes I had sitting on a window seat. There were many of these bugs in my babies clothes. I am now also finding them on my kitchen table and in other parts of my house. I'd like to know what they are, and if they are harmful. If anyone could help me or give me a good idea of what and where to start looking I would really appreciate it. Thank you!

Your description is a good match for Springtails, so named because of their ability to jump when they are disturbed. They are peaceful little creatures that love moisture, and are not a threat to anyone. They are often found around windows that accumulate some level of moisture, but can journey to other areas if the air is humid enough for them. If you did want them to leave, you may need a dehumidifier, since they are in more than one location in your house. On the other hand, you could just enjoy these small animals as interesting wildlife to share your home with. Do look through the pictures of Springtails in the guide- some of them look incredible with enough magnification.

Thank you!
John thank you so much for the reply. I looked at the pictures of the Springtails and do agree that these little bugs are probably Springtails. The shape of these little bugs matches the shape of some of the Springtails from what I can tell. I'm going to have to get something to look at them with magnification to really tell though. We live in Houston, Texas and its always so humid here. It is a perfect place for Springtails to thrive. I don't want to kill them since they are harmless, but I will look into a dehumidifier to see it that will decrease their number. After I have taken a look around the house we do seem to have a lot of them. John thank you so much again.

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