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Old 2020-09-08, 02:51 PM
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Default Tiny bugs in new build

Does anyone know what these tiny little bugs are (photo attached)? I keep finding them on the tiles in my front hall and main level powder room. Should i be concerned? Editing to note that I have no plants in the house.
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Old 2020-09-08, 05:16 PM
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Could they be worker termites?
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^ Good guess. It does look like a juvenile termite.
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The bugs are smaller than a fruit fly, tiny tiny, like the size of a grain of sea salt...I was thinking it might be booklice?
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Wow,,,, never hear of booklice but it sure looks like one. Better those than termites I guess.
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I believe these are spiders.
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I believe these are spiders.
This was my first impression too. It's easy to determine if those are spiders or termites (or carpenter ants): spiders have 4 pairs of legs (8), termites (and other insects, booklice incl.) have 3 pairs of legs (6). On the attached photo it's kind of hard to see if these are 8 legs or not (I think they are 8), but a better look will give the right answer I believe.
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