- Very small insects between 0.5 to 5 mm long
- Some species have wings while others are flightless
Thrips are very small insects with a slender body. Thrips is like sheep and moose in that it serves as both the plural and the singular form. They feed on both plants and animals including plants commonly found in gardens. Thrips are a common pest in large numbers and will enter homes to feed on indoor plants and even to bite humans.
Common signs of thrips include damage to flowers, gardens and other plant species. A home invasion of thrips will usually be visible with several of the small insects visible. Thrips are best combated with chemical sprays and sealing up of any cracks and entry ways into your home.