Entomology (Study of Bugs)/little white bugs


I have an infestation of little white bugs on my ap top and other electronics how do I get rid of them


Without seeing the creatures, or at least clear images of them, I cannot identify them.  Without proper identification, I cannot recommend appropriate control measures.

You don't state where on planet Earth you live, but I would take intact specimens to a local entomologist at a museum, university entomology department, state or provincial department of agriculture, or even the public health department (vector control division will have at least one staff entomologist).  He or she can then put the specimens under a microscope, render a proper ID, and then give unbiased advice on how best to deal with the problem.

Please do NOT rely on a pest control company to give you a proper identification.  Most technicians are not well-trained in entomology.

I wish I could be of more help, and I wish you a speedy and effective resolution to your situation.


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Eric R. Eaton


I answer insect and spider identification questions ONLY. Attach images if possible. No "what bit me?", "what do I feed this bug in captivity?", or science fair project questions please. NO TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT INSECT PHYSIOLOGY.


Principal author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America. Professional entomologist employed previously at University of Massachusetts, Chase Studio, Inc., and Cincinnati Zoo; contract work for West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Smithsonian Institution, and Portland (Oregon) State University.

Author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Missouri Conservationist magazine, Ranger Rick, Birds & Blooms, Timeline (journal of the Ohio Historical Society). I have contributed to several books as well.

Oregon State University, undergraduate major in entomology, did not receive degree.

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