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# 208282 4-Feb-2017 18:09
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Bought a dining suite from someone and while putting it together my partner noticed these bugs which are very tiny and we are concerned if it's bora or any other harmful bug as we have a newborn. I've taken a picture with zoom so not very clear but someone might be able to identify.
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  # 1715476 4-Feb-2017 18:19
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book lice would be my pick





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  # 1715477 4-Feb-2017 18:23
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It's a Termite and yes if you have these in your house best to be ringing an exterminator quick smart


 
 
 
 


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  # 1715515 4-Feb-2017 18:44
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Athlonite:

 

It's a Termite and yes if you have these in your house best to be ringing an exterminator quick smart

 

 

 

 

seems to small for a termite look up both

 

 





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  # 1715519 4-Feb-2017 18:59
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Most worker termites are much smaller than their guard or alates (winged breeders)

 

 

 

 


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  # 1715526 4-Feb-2017 19:14
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get a real close up of it.. and clip photo edges and use google reverse image match? google.. then click images tab

 

then click camera icon? drop the photo on browser and it will search

 

 

 

does look like its into wood products though :)


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  # 1715528 4-Feb-2017 19:18
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It's not Borer, they're black and look like little beetles.

If its about 1mm long, cream, and it scuttles around quickly when you're trying to squish it ... then I'd say Booklice.

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  # 1715543 4-Feb-2017 20:09
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My guess is booklice. Definitely not borer.

http://www.kiwicare.co.nz/help/problem/?sid=booklice

 
 
 
 


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  # 1715544 4-Feb-2017 20:10
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Windows 10?


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  # 1715578 4-Feb-2017 22:54
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looks like that NZ termite to me


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  # 1715588 5-Feb-2017 00:05
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DarthKermit:

 

Windows 10?

 

 

If it were W10, he wouldn't have been able to assemble it properly ever, it would only hold half the books it advertised, he would never be able to find the books stored on it and randomly it would crash to the floor unusable till it was reassembled from scratch lol

 

 




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  # 1715643 5-Feb-2017 10:02
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Thanks for the replies. Whatever it is, can it be harmful or just spray that part and keep monitoring it for now?

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  # 1715644 5-Feb-2017 10:08
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Take it or the pic to a reputable eradicator for a qualified diagnosis!!!

 

If it is a termite it cannot be left alone!!!


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  # 1715670 5-Feb-2017 10:37
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I found a booklice last night and looked at it with a magnifying glass... it looked just like your bug.

They're harmless, fly spray kills them. Just don't squish them on your computer screen, they leave a splat that's nigh impossible to get off.

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  # 1715781 5-Feb-2017 16:29
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Definitely booklice. Also known to produce a ticking noise that sounds just like a clock.

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  # 1715783 5-Feb-2017 16:33
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MadEngineer: Definitely booklice. Also known to produce a ticking noise that sounds just like a clock.

 

That would explain some things from an old house...


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