Subject: What’s this bug?
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
December 9, 2012 5:20 pm
I noticed an infestation of these in my dog’s outside poop bag receptacle. I also recently took him to the vet and they think he might have been bitten by something carrying Lyme Disease. Could these tiny things be the culprit?
Signature: Thank you, CZ
This is a marvelous photo of a harmless Globular Springtail. The worst that can be said of Springtails is that they are a nuisance when they are plentiful. Here is a posting from our archives that might represent your species.