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Skin-colored lice

Have you ever noticed these little skin-colored (I mean light colored :) ) lice in your house/apartment?

They like to walk on mopboards where there is a layer of dust. I first noticed them in my previous apartment, it was in a very old house and it was very humid (50-70% rH).

They seem to have managed to get into my new apartment during the relocation. Although the humidy is much lower here (30-50% rH).

I always thought they eat the dust but on Wiki it says: "They feed primarily on fungi, algae, lichen, and organic detritus in nature" (Psocoptera article).
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I understand that PATM leads us to despair and other things, but it does not convince me that that is the factor since I moved about 5 times and to environments without humidity with a view towards the sunrise, ventilated, without leaks ...
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I’ve never seen that
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