I have some kind of mites... #737549 - Ask Extension


I have some kind of mites... #737549

Asked January 29, 2021, 11:32 AM EST

I have some kind of mites that no one in muncie can identify so far.They are extremly aggresive.Theres tiny black ones,tiny white ones that came out of my ceiling/roof.The black one get larger and turn brown when they have gotten in potato chips ect and they can jump when black.The white ones can fly.They also have what looka like spider webs.They can travel by flying and they form some kind of wall cosisting of the web and float around my house.Theres also a clear or translucent what looks like tiny worms.

Delaware County Indiana

Expert Response

Mites typically do not fly around but ride on the hosts they invade. Take a look at the following guides to see if you can id the pest you have:

and our webinar:


india moths can fly and create webbing.  Take a look and see if it matches up.  The best way to control these pests is to make sure your foods are stored in containers or bags that are pest - proof.  You also need to sweep up and clean up after preparing food so that no residues are left to attract insects.

Gregory Martin Replied January 29, 2021, 6:05 PM EST

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