I'm having trouble identifying some insects I came across crawling around my foundation outdoors. This is in southwest Ontario.
On two sides of my house the foundation concrete is covered with a layer of plaster or stucco, not exactly sure what it it. It's bumpy in texture, and simply covers the foundation up to where the brick begins.
On one side of the house this stuff is cracking and peeling off of the concrete, in some cases taking a few mm of concrete with it.
I'm peeling it off where it is loose so moisture doesn't get stuck there, and while I'm doing this I notice the are lots of very fast, tiny insects, 1 or 2mm in length, impossible to see features, can't photograph them.
(Wolf spiders seem to love them, as they had a bonanza when I peeled some of the chunks away. )
I also have ant hills nearby, as this is by my patio and near the air conditioning unit, which makes a lot of moisture in the humid summer days.
These definitely aren't ants, way too small.
The only white insects I can think of are subterranean termites, but from what I can tell, they should be much larger than this (closer to 1/4", 4x the length or more), plus they should have visible mandibles. Although, I'm still worried they might be termites.
I'm planning on pulling off all of this stucco to rid myself of this moisture trap, but I'm still worried about the insects. Any ideas on what they might be?