Entomology Filter: What are these these seed-like pods? Bug eggs?
January 25, 2009 4:46 PM Subscribe
Entomology Filter: Ant-hill structures in my bedroom. Do I have ants or some other kind of bug? Strange that I haven't seen ONE bug in the three months I've lived here. (pics inside)
posted by plasticbugs to home & garden (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I recently moved into a new apartment in Venice, California (four blocks from the beach). When I moved in, there were two piles of what looked like sawdust or bird-seed on my bedroom floor. The piles were about the size of ant hills and were against the wall. I thought maybe sawdust had come from my ceiling and landed in these piles (woodpecker, or some kind of bug).
Even if they were ant hills, there were no bugs around or ants. I was not really alarmed by this and just vacuumed them up.
Two months later, I now see two more piles against the wall in basically the same area on my carpeted floor. Now I'm alarmed.
Macro shot of Pile 1
The piles are dry, the pellets/eggs/whatever are not a uniform color. I've taken pictures. Any entomologists out there recognize these things? One is a macro shot, these pellets are absolutely miniscule - smaller than bird-seed.