I thought it was interesting that my search on Google to identify the tiny (1 to 2 millimeters in length) bugs that tend to appear around my bathroom sink (admittedly, when it hasn’t been scrubbed in a while!!) did not quickly yield the answer. Surely it happens to many others, and surely some of them are bloggers?

These bugs are tiny — almost microscopic; they do not scamper when the lights are turned on; when threatened by splashing water, they hide in the tiny spaces between the porcelain sink and the faucets.

They are so tiny that to pick one up is to kill it (only accidentally, for any Buddhists out there).

Some of the suggestions per my Google results:

1. Silverfish (no – too large)
2. Springtails (no, too large; my bugs cannot jump)

So what are they? I will figure it out, eventually. Being a good Buddhist – well, not really; more of an adherent to basic universal spiritual principles – I prefer not to kill them.

Perhaps I will find a magnifying glass to use & get a better idea of what they look like, so I can ID them via photo.

Resources: Tiny insects around bathroom sink

Monday, May 14, 2012

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