Rained last night after about a month or so of no rain. Bugs appeared at the base of a playhouse, rock wall, exterior house wall (brick), scraps of wood leaning against the rockwall, and in a line on the cement of the driveway about a foot from a rockwall. Almost looks like a pile of gunpowder or grit when you first see them. The bugs are about 1/16 to 1/8 inch long.
After a Recent Rain Mounds of Very Small Black Bugs Have Appeared
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They sounds like mites, but I am not sure on the behavior. I personally have not seen mites do that, but I am not an expert on bugs. I would recommend contacting this site:
They may be better able to help you.