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?
Gardener’s Paradise

Gardener’s Paradise

The first sprouts

The first sprouts

a “squeee!!!l look at my garden” post

a “squeee!!!l look at my garden” post

More roses making an appearance and my first lilies of the year

More roses making an appearance and my first lilies of the year

Blooming Cactus

Blooming Cactus

My Apartment

My Apartment