Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Laundry room

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Laundry room
Laundry room  
Hi, I found this under some clothes on my sink countertop in my Landry room.  Can you identify?

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Daniela,

The image is too small to be certain but it looks like a psocid, also called booklouse. They are not related to true lice and do not bite. They are often associated with damp, moldy areas so check around for excess moisture. Otherwise they are harmless.

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Jack DeAngelis

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I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects, insects that bite and sting, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

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20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.

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see www.livingwithbugs.com/resume.html

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Ph.D. in Entomology

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