Tiny Bugs Dropping from Ceiling?
By an edhat reader
I'm sure there are entomologists out there in edhat-land, and I'm thinking these must be related to insect life. I am finding these tiny wirey objects on a counter in our kitchen area. Every few days, about five or six of them. There is nothing above the counter but the ceiling--open beams, 72 year old fir. They are very hard--cannot break through them with a fingernail. Can stretch them out straight but they curve back up when I let go. At first I thought my husband must be leaving little bits of wire from some kind of project, but nope. It is a mystery. Not seeing any signs of termite frass there, but there are very small holes, maybe 1/4 inch in diameter, all along the rafter above the counter that are probably due to insect damage. I'm not sure how recent those are, could be new--I don't stare up at the rafters very often. Does anyone know what these little things could be?