Friend or Foe?

Friend or Foe?

I watered my norfolk island pine this morning and found a sudden explosion of tiny red insects that look a little like miniature ants.. anyone know what these are? I tried to take a photo but they're SO hard to catch on camera. I thought they might have been thrips, but after googling, I'm pretty sure that's not what it is.. they don't have wings, and they're REALLY tiny. They're also longer bodied than spider mites. So what are these things? Are they a serious problem? How can I treat it if they're dangerous? While we're on pest management, does anyone know of any really good websites with a nice collection of pest information?
Couch help!

Couch help!

Tulips

Tulips

STEVIA!  tell me what you know!

STEVIA! tell me what you know!

These guys make the whole block green with envy.

These guys make the whole block green with envy.

For the Apartment decorator on a budget, take two

For the Apartment decorator on a budget, take two

curb appeal update

curb appeal update