Springtail

6731.      Wonder if these are bedbugs. Took pictures with 10x zoom. Hyderabad, Telangana. India

 

Number 6731.  This is a springtail, a primitive arthropod in the order Collembola, closely related to true insects. These basically are harmless scavengers on bits of decomposing organic matter, but they can become nuisance pests when they occur indoors in large numbers. They are quite susceptible to desiccation, so keeping indoor humidity levels as low as practical is the best control

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  1. Shyam Goshike says:

    Thank you very much for your response. I was very much worried that they could be bedbugs and started treating them with bedbugs medicine.

    I would send some more pictures of these to confirm once again. As they are spread across all clothes in the wardrobe.

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