one day when i was wiping my lens i found a few tiny white insects around my lens!!!!!!!!!! i killed a few n the rest ran away deep in the grooves of the lens structure, into the dark. what r those things, n r they harmful?
Has never happened to me before, but maybe you can try leaving double sided tape on the lens barrel and trap a few? That's better than squishing them by zooming your lens in and out. Imagine all the insect 'chap'! LOL
See..?? Like I told you, a zoo is being built. Forget whatever you hear. Bring your lens to the agent and have them open it up and kill it for you. Putting silica gel will not do you any good as some insects and bacteria are known to survive in very low humidity and low oxygen levels.
Don't think they will not harm your lens. If they get their claws onto your electronic parts, it is no difference to a rat biting a wire. That is what happened to my Minolta S700 five years ago.
Don't be mislead into thinking that as long as an item is still under warranty you can send it in for any form of servicing at no charge. Mites and bug attacks are not controllable by the manufacturer and is in no way covered under the warranty unless of course they don't mind do it for you as a service.