I recently noticed that my weeping fig isn't going well and many of its leaves have white traces and black dots on them. After inspecting the leaves for a while, I think I found the culprit. It is about 1 mm long, it moves extremely slowly, and it looks like this:
While it looks very friendly and has little cute eyes, my ficus doesn't seem to appreciate its company, and therefore I don't either.
What is it, and how do I get rid of this sort of pest? Is it a sort of thrips, or something else?