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Permalink: http://paul.us2uk.eu/?x=entry:entry150526-102839

Just like these:

http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2006/01/03/computer-loving-mites/

I added a comment there with my own plan to get rid of the little buggers (see copy below in case it never made it past the moderator)

I’ve just got the same problem in the last couple of weeks. I lightly vacuumed the keyboard first time then gave it a thorough “sucking” a few days ago, but they’re still there… but I only seem to be getting really tiny ones now so maybe these are just the eggs hatching out.

For any UK readers they definitely seem averse to the smell of TCP so a good wipe down with that is probably going to help make your domain a little less inviting. For anyone else reading a plant spray bottle full of TCP is also a great way to knock mozzies out :D

I’m going to keep hoovering the keyboard every few days and see if I can collapse the colony – short of pulling the keys off (I could but I hate doing that because there’s always a risk I can’t get one or two back on right again) I think that’s my best plan – don’t let them grow old enough to have babies!

Another idea I had (sprang from another totally unsafe idea to gas them in the oven) is to build some kind of small fogging chamber, or find something small and air-tight enough to be used as one then put my laptop in there and let some sort of gas bomb off in there.

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