Psocids

DESCRIPTION:

These pale yellow insects are about 1/25 inch long and with short legs and antennae. The species in houses usually do not have wings and remain hidden in damp secluded areas.

BIOLOGY:

(Liposcellis sp.) These small insects develop from egg to adult in about 65 days. Reproduction occurs throughout the year, the adults live about 3 months. They feed on microscopic fungi and molds in damp locations, starchy past of books and wallpaper, they are sometimes found in cereal.

SOLUTION:

Remove and discard infested material, vacuum areas. Reduce harborage sites such as old books and magazines. Lower the relative humidity in structure for several days.

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