April 19, 2012 7:13 am
Hi recently i notice tiny moving black dots on my wall, they usually stay very still and they move when i shine my torchlight on them. Is this a pest?
Signature: Doesnt matter
Dear Doesnt matter,
This is a nicely detailed photo of a Booklouse. Booklice in the family Liposcelididae are pictured on BugGuide. According to Charles Hogue in Insects of the Los Angeles Basin: “Although it is a contributor to the allergens found in house dust and its feeding may do minor damage to book bindings and paper, the presence of the Book Louse is usually no more than an annoyance.”