pseudoscorpion

pseudoscorpion

6020   Hi my name is Tammy from Midland Ontario Canada. Just found this in my house…is it a tick? If no what is it? Thank you for your help.

This is not an insect, but is an arachnid called a pseudoscorpion. They are general predators on other small arthropods and completely harmless to humans. See http://tinyurl.com/ox8sx4o for more detailed information. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.