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Aug 13, 2012 6:29 PM

please help identify and insect that has taken over my bedroom


This is my first post and I wonder if anyone could help? I live in the south of England and last year I had lots of small dark insects in my bedroom I thought they were fleas at first but they have wings and they can fly. They seemed to be around the window area and there were lots.After continued use of the vacuum cleaner and steam cleaner I seemed to get rid of them.

This year I noticed they were back again but not confined to one area of the room. I moved out of that bedroom to try and get rid of them, the vet confirmed that they were not fleas but was not sure what they are. I have been staying with a relative in the north for 6 weeks and when I got back today the bedroom is covered in dead insects, and what looks like live ones on the net curtains.

Can anyone tell me what I am dealing with and how to get rid of them permanently.

I would appreciate any help you can give me as I am at my wits end.

thanks Ebbie

  • It could be, well, anything (except walruses, because they are quite large and rarely fly). Perhaps fruitflies, which might be very common at this time of the year (but perhaps more common in kitchens than in bedrooms - unless your bedroom is filled with empty beerbottles, and if so: we know what they are...).

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  • Hi,

    if they are very small, black and you live near farm land with especially cereal crops growing they may be thrips which seem to be able to get into everything including pictures and window frames!


    Thrips in window frame.jpg


    Thrips doorbell.jpg


    If these small specks look familar then they're thrips, which you can't do much about, except tolerate... if not then...



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