Tiny red Bugs

Asked July 9, 2020, 8:25 AM EDT

There are there are tiny red bugs they come in to the building everyday around 5:30 am and disappear when the sun comes out, What are they and are they dangerous.

DuPage County Illinois

1 Response

This is a puzzler. I don't know this insect, but it resembles a midge or possibly a male scale insect. I suspect they might be coming from a nearby tree. I doubt they are harming anything, just a seasonal, temporary nuisance. I see you are in Illinois, so you might check with Extension Service there as they would be more familiar with your local insect populations.