Tiny flying black bugs found in North America include fruit flies, gnats, drain flies, no-see-ums and boxelder bugs. Of these, only boxelder bugs are considered “true bugs.”Continue Reading
Fruit flies and drain flies are common kitchen pests. Keeping a clean kitchen helps to avoid infestation. Compost kitchen scraps without delay, discard rotting produce and wash dishes right after meals. An existing fruit fly population may also be reduced with vinegar traps.
The term “bug” is inaptly used to describe a number of flying, crawling, burrowing and biting insects. True bugs belong to the order Hemiptera and have specialized mouth parts that pierce and suck.Learn more about Bugs
The two most common tiny, red bugs in North America are clover mites and red velvet mites. Both are eight-legged creatures in the arachnid family, which means mites are more closely related to spiders than insects. Clover mites are much smaller than red velvet mites, but both are distinguishable because of their bright red colors. Neither species of arachnid bite people nor larger animals.Full Answer >
June bugs are dark brown to black beetles found in North America. They hide in trees by day and are most often seen in large swarms at night during the early summer. Captured June bugs are used to feed pet toads and lizardsFull Answer >
Two of the most common small jumping bugs that appear brown or black are springtails and fleas. Springtails and fleas both may appear indoors and are capable of jumping long distances.Full Answer >
Small flying bugs with a fuzzy appearance are called drain flies or moth flies. These flies are most often found near the sink and tub, which is how they get their name.Full Answer >