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Tiny bugs appearing on surfaces

Tiny bugs appearing on surfaces
Vista, San Diego County, California, USA
Size: 1mm
Over the last month or so, we've started seeing these on surfaces in the house. They are now showing up in the kitchen. We do not have any pets, but live in a rural setting. we are interested in knowing what these are and what we can do to discourage them from living in our home as we have a newborn.
The smallest ones I've 'detected' are

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Entomobryidae

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They may be living . . .
on indoor plants or in the soil in pots. I agree with Mr. Williams, they're harmless.

looks like an Elongate-bodied Springtail
I'm not sure how to discourage them, plus they're extremely abundant. Check for any plant matter/trash they might be eating, and be sure to get it outside. I don't think there's any way they can harm you or your child though. Wikipedia has a pretty extensive info. page on them here - Springtails

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