Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Insect Identification

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Bugs on window screens
Bugs on window screens  
For the last two or three weeks we have had thousands of small, winged insects clinging to the inside (mostly) and outside of our window screens, primarily on the back of the house. They are so small they can fit through the screen. We have no idea what they are and this is the first time in 7 years of living in this house that we have seen them. Do you have an idea of what they are and how to get rid of them? Thank you!

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 Hi Glen
Without seeing details such as antennae mouth parts and wings my guess is that you have a population explosion of aphids. Getting rid of them will be no problem because their life span is very short and lower temperature are on the way. If you cold send me a photo of one without the screen I could be sure.

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Walter Hintz

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I can answer any questions about insects and spiders.

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I have taught science for over 57 years. I am presently teaching biology at the college level. I have done extensive graduate work in entomology.

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B.S. In Ed Kent State Unuv M.Sc The Ohio State Univ National Science Foundation Fellowships: Electron Microscopy Univ of California Entomology Kent State Univ

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