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Could someone please tell me what kind of insect is this?. #749857

Asked May 14, 2021, 3:49 AM EDT

Could someone please tell me what kind of insect is this?

this measures less than a millimeter.

Alameda County California

Expert Response

It looks more like a mite, possibly rat mite or bird mite.  You would need to find the source (rodent/ bird) and get rid of those and any nesting material and then you can treat for the mites.

Biting Mites - Insects in the City (tamu.edu)

Wizzie Brown Replied May 14, 2021, 9:09 AM EDT

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