When I picked up my cats’ water bowl to clean, some tiny gray bugs crawled out from underneath. I flipped the bowl over to inspect it and found what appeared to be THOUSANDS of them. They don’t have wings and they jump like fleas. I was afraid they were fleas at first, but they’re much smaller and not the same color as fleas. Their bodies are rice-shaped and they’re just gray all over, almost silver.
They’re so small, I would have easily missed one if it was by itself. I washed every inch of the the entire bowl, dried the underside thoroughly, and cleaned the floor where I keep the bowl. What are these things and how do I keep them away?!