Booklice (Psocids)

Booklice are named for their slight similarity in appearance to lice, but aren’t related to lice in any way. They aren’t parasitic, and don’t bite. Booklice are also called psocids, and are very small. Most of them are under 1/16″ long, semi-transparent, and look almost like a termite. You will find these pests in humid areas, especially those with mold – their favorite food. Because they like moist and/or moldy items, they don’t cause severe economic damage, as these items can be thrown out. However, they can get into new plaster, furniture, and damp basement areas.


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