Subject: Not bedbugs!
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
June 12, 2014 9:06 pm
I found at least 10-15 of these little guys crawling around on my sheets tonight within the span of an hour. They’re very very tiny, maybe a 10th of the size of the tip of a match. They’re orange/light brown and don’t seem to fly. While they don’t actually jump, they move quickly for their tiny size and what seems like a little jump. I can only find about one every few minutes that’s actually alive, but there are maybe 10 dead ones throughout my sheets too. Any ideas? My window is open 24/7. Could they be coming from outside? I haven’t had any bites or itchy bumps either. They seem to be harmless but are definitely creepy. Please let me know if you can figure these guys out!
Signature: Sarah K
While we cannot make out any detail in your image, based on the description you have provided, we are quite certain this is a harmless and benign Springtail. They like moist conditions.
Update: June 4, 2020
Based on a new comment, we agree that this might be a Thrips and some Thrips do bite.