Oh-ew-bugfilter: My windows are covered in tiny bugs. I have no idea where they are coming from. Send help.
I woke up today to find one of my apartment windows covered in tiny bugs. This isn't a totally new problem - earlier this fall, when the weather was warm enough to have the windows open, I noticed my screens were covered in small (about 3x the size of a pinhead), brownish flying bugs. When I shut the windows for the season, I figured the problem was over, and it was - for about 5 days. Today, I woke up to tiny bugs all over one window - about 100, maybe more? I killed them with all-purpose cleaner, figured I'd dealt with it, but about 5 minutes later - more bugs. You can see here the number that came back
in just that short time. Here is a close-up
- or, as close as I could get with my phone - of one of the little fuckers.
As I type, the window is gaining more bugs. Other windows in my apartment have this as well, but not to this degree.
I can't think of any change that brought this about - nothing rotting, no fruit flies, nothing of that kind. They could have come through the screens, I suppose? But the biggest question I have now is how on earth do I get rid of them? Killing the ones on the window seems to only be a temporary measure, and I have no idea how to get to where they come from.