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Are You Being Eaten by Invisible Bugs?

Updated on January 8, 2016

If you are being plagued by invisible biting bugs, you have come to the right place. Although I do not know what was infesting our family, our home, and our lives, I'm sharing what we did to help get rid of them.

Freedom was NOT an overnight thing or something that came quickly or easily.

If none of the recommendations on this page help you, it is my wish for you to never to give up the fight. You must pray for courage and strength and go into attack mode on this 21st-century plague.

Maybe you thought the bugs were going to go away on their own. Maybe you question if it's really happening.

You have rashes. You feel bites. It feels like something is crawling around your face, head, and hairline. You can't find any answers on the Internet, only more questions.

You find many products claiming that they can get rid of these mites but after trying a few, some of which might be high dollar, you begin to lose hope. The companies may even put you on their mailing list, sending you emails that use terror to get you to order more products in greater and greater quantities.

I know what you're going through. Initially, my family also ordered a ton of online remedies but they were all a waste of time and money. Instead, healing only came once we made a plan and stuck to it.

Don't give up hope. Please know that you can and will feel better, but you cannot give up hope.

Unable to find answers on the Internet or from doctors, I went frantic trying to get someone to believe me and felt terror at the thought that I would never rid myself or my family of the mites. I fell into a deep depression because I felt so helpless, at the mercy of something I couldn't even see.

With persistence, however, I beat them. You can too.

The Bite-Mite Protocol

I will not go into detail of how this started or how doctors ignored us. Instead, I will tell you how I was able to rid my family of five (including myself) of these invisible biting mites. This is the protocol that we used.

Permethrin Cream

Permethrin is an anti-parasitic that can treat head lice and scabies.

Though the creams seemed pretty much useless in ridding ourselves of the mites completely, they did help keep the mites off of us. Sometimes it seemed to make the mites mad, and they bit worse, but eventually they died. We were able to use the permethrin cream to get the mites off of my five- and six-year-old children.

Warning: Do not try to use the cream more often than prescribed. I did this once trying to get a good night's sleep and woke up very sick. I thought I was going to pass out but luckily I made it to the shower. I felt better after I washed it off, but I could still feel the toxic effects.

I realized that Windex original does kill the mites, but you need to spray a lot of it. You will need a respirator from a hardware store — the kind that is used to spray pesticides. Spraying everything in our house seemed to bring the number of mites way down.

  • Use the Windex to spray out your cars, homes, and work area wherever you work. I work in an office building, and Windex did not look out of place there.
  • When you spray your home, make sure to reach the ceilings, walls, floors, and every nook and cranny.
  • I would spray my car as I exited, since it isn't really safe to drive with a mask on, and it can bother your eyes if you spray too heavily with the Windex and then immediately enter the car to drive.

What to Avoid

I did try spraying with plain ammonia, but the results were not half as good as Windex. Also, you need to be careful of mixing bleach with Windex because the Ammonia-D in it and the bleach will make toxic fumes. Do not spray these chemicals right after each other.

Though the Windex did not stain our off-white carpet, you should still use caution when spraying it on light-colored items of value.

Listerine

As you probably already know, regular showers with soap, water, and shampoo have no effect on the bugs.

I found that spraying original Listerine on me in the shower from a spray bottle helped rinse the mites off. It seemed to bother them enough so they let go. The crawling feeling would also go away so I could sleep better and concentrate at work.

Listerine may also help wash off scents you are marked with, or at least disrupt pheromone communication between the mites.

  • In the shower, I would back away from the water, spray myself with the Listerine, and wait as long as I could before I rinsed it off. The first times you do this, it seems to burn. You might try diluting it with water at first if need be.
  • Spray the shower floor with Windex after showering because the Listerine doesn't seem to kill the mites and the shower floor was covered with ones that were washed off but not killed.
  • Spray your feet several times (while in the shower) because a lot of mites seem to try to hold on to your feet and they will become infested.
  • Also, after a few days of sitting, the spray bottle seems to weaken the strength of the Listerine, so make fresh batches regularly.

Ivermectin

Ivermectin is an anti-parasitic that can treat infections caused by roundworms, threadworms, and other parasites. It must be prescribed by a doctor.

After we started to use Ivermectin on a weekly basis, we noticed a big difference.

Tell your doctor to prescribe it for you since it is now considered a first line of defense in dealing with sarcoptic mites. If you do start using it, make sure to not drink any alcohol since it can cause serious reactions.

I had read about people getting good results after they stopped eating sugar so I decided to give it a try.

After about two to three days I noticed a big improvement and so did my wife. If possible, start a candida diet. The mites seem to be attracted to people with infections or fungus problems.

Some Recommendations

  • A basic candida diet means avoiding sugar, alcohol, grains and glutinous foods, fruit, starchy or sweet vegetables, processed meats, dairy (except butter), and beans and legumes (as well as a few other things).
  • Easy sugars and carbohydrates to cut out of your diet include any sugar you're adding to drinks, or consuming in drink form (including smoothies, fruit juice, and sugary coffee drinks), all forms of bread and desserts, and almost all snacks (like dried fruit and nut mixes, chips, and candies.)

Improve Your Immune System

Some people who have had problems with these invisible biting mites also are immunosuppressed. My 15-year-old is on immunosuppressive drugs, and I feel that also led us to have more problems with getting rid of the bugs.

Increasing your overall health means getting as much sleep as possible, eating well, and engaging in regular exercise.

Some Tips on Sleep

This is a hard one because these mites really disrupt sleep patterns.

  • Showering with Listerine (as mentioned above) right before bed seemed to help a lot.
  • Sheets need to be washed daily (see below).
  • Spray the plastic cover of your bed a few times a day with Windex and wipe it off afterwards. Be sure not to spray right before bed!

Cleaning Tips

  • I cleaned every possible surface with Windex.
  • I tried sprinkling many different things in our carpets. Borax seemed to work the best.
  • Don't forget to sprinkle it on the car carpets too.
  • I mopped with 20 Mule Borax. It made our hardwood floors look terrible, but gave us good results with the mites. You can find it at the grocery store near the laundry detergent because it is listed as a laundry booster.
  • It also helped to put borax in my shoes since they would quickly get infested.

Laundry Tips

These things breed in dirty clothes. The biting after doing laundry was unbearable until I figured out the washing routine. Here's what I recommend:

  • Bag and seal dirty clothes in trash bags until you're ready to wash them.
  • Wash clothes with bleach, detergent, and 20 Mule Borax in every load.
  • Try not to drop the clothes out of the bag into the washing machine from a high distance. This could cause mites to be carried back to your face and head on the displaced air.
  • Throw away used trash bags quickly. Do not reuse.
  • Using the dryer and drying clothes for long periods of time didn't work to kill the bugs.

Bedding

  • Get dust mite mattress covers with a zipper and seal up your mattress.
  • Spray it with Windex several times during the day and pull your bed away from the wall.
  • Some people have to throw away their mattress and get an air mattress until the mites are gone since air mattresses are easier to clean.

MSM Cream

MSM is a chemical found in plants, animals, and humans. It can also be made in a laboratory and people use it as a medicine for a variety of ailments.

We found that making an MSM cream was very effective. You can find all the ingredients you need at a vitamin store or pharmacy. Here's how we did it:

  • Mix one-part powdered MSM to 12-parts hand cream of your choice with 1/2 teaspoon of tea tree oil. Microwave for 15 seconds and stir.
  • Apply cream all over your body to dry out and repel the mites.

Any person or animal you can remove from your environment is one less host for these things.

Luckily for us, my mother was able to watch my two younger children, take them to school, and pick them up from school for three to four months while we worked on eliminating the bugs.

If you're able to do something similar, you should.

Ozone Generators

An ozone generator is a machine that creates ozone, which is a type of oxygen molecule.

Ozone generators have proven to be a great source of help to those who use them. I've never used one but people who do see results rather quickly.

Use caution because you need to do certain areas of your home one at a time and then air out the rooms. You should not breathe ozone at all, so exercise extreme caution if you try this method.

Some people use propane heaters to heat up their home and cars to above 130 degrees for a few hours and they've seen success with getting rid of the bugs.

You can hire someone to do this for you, but it will be expensive.

In fact, someone even posted that when they called a company to do this, they were told that the company is not responsible if anything gets melted and that the heat treatment would cost $10,000 dollars.

If you do this, research beforehand and think about the risks involved. I cannot be responsible for any damages.

Diatomaceous Earth (DE): Kill Bugs Without Chemicals

Diatomaceous earth is an off-white talc-like powder made up of the fossilized remains of marine phytoplankton. Up close, it looks like shards of glass. On any beetle-type insect, DE gets under the shell and punctures the body, causing the bug to die.

Many people have used this product in living spaces to help get rid of bugs in their environment. A duster will help spread the DE. Remember to use a dust mask when spreading it.

What Didn't Help Us

Enzyme cleaners and peppermint sprays did not work for us at all.

Many people do get relief using enzyme cleaners, but since it cost 95 dollars and did nothing for our mites, I feel I should mention that it was a waste of money. Some people could use the 95 dollars another way.

Online scabies and lice medicines did not help at all either.

Be Careful of Bold Claims by Companies

Some companies that claim a very high rate of success never called to see if their product worked for us. My question is how they can claim such a rate if they never call people back to see if it worked?

It's possible that they just go by the return rate and assume that everybody that did not return the products are healed. I did not write this to bash any companies. I'm only saying this to help people find a solution to their nightmare.

You Can Beat This

These mites can be beaten. My family and I are a living example. Try and relax. Don't think about the bugs too much. Stress is a big contributor to immune system problems. Take vitamins, exercise if possible, and pray.

Find discussion groups like the ones mentioned below and join in:

  • Scabies Support Group: Even though these mites are not scabies, this group of people will understand what you are going through. I learned all my cleaning methods there.
  • Birdmites.org: There's a good discussion group here.

You're Not Alone

Isolation is a big problem with these mites, and that can lead to depression. You need to talk about these issues with others. I found that the only people who really understand are those who are going through something similar.

Most non-affected people make a joke about it, change the subject, or offer simple, useless advice because they don't really understand what is going on. But that's okay. There are a lot of people who do understand. Post questions or helpful hints below. You need to communicate with others, even if we can't help.

Don't bottle it up.

Stay in it for the Long Haul

Also, remember this is a long fight. There were no silver bullets for us. Even if the doctors could have identified the problem, it would have been a long process.

Keep that in mind so you don't get discouraged. A lot of people feel that if they can just prove to the doctor they are really suffering and it's not just in their head that the doctors will be able to give them a magic pill.

That would be nice, but please don't get your hopes up. Remember that the healing will come, but it is a slow process.

I hope this helps others. It is how we were able to get back to a normal life after almost ten months of misery. I hope this will help other people and families. God bless you.

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      Nadine Burr 10 hours ago

      Been suffering from same symptoms for 3 months (sensation of bugs crawling on face, into my ears, eyes, nose, itchy scalp, misery!). Believe an allergent (mites) caused this via either (1) my cat OR (2) PILLOWS PURCHASED AT WALMART (started just after purchase). Tried many things. Some suggestions:

      1. It is NOT all in your head so relax about that.

      2. Find a 'decent DERMOTOLOGIST' (good luck) and tell them you want the ORAL PILL that kills scabies, etc callrc IVERMRCYIN,ONLY. ACCEPT NOTHING ELSE.

      3. Prior to taking first dose of the pill STEAM clean couches, mattresses, chairs, etc. They love my sectional couch! Also steam clean carpets and mop with hot water all floors. Also dust. Then take first pill. Clean up daily again (so to speak) and take e second dose after or as prescribed by your doctor/dermo.

      4. SUBJECT OF GABAPENTIN: I have been on, prior to this infestation and also now, GABAPENTEN 1200 mgs + daily for other ailments. Dermo. just said if the 'bug pills don't work' we will use Gabapentin.' Well if that were the case I SHOULD NOT BE HERE COMPLAINING BECAUSE GABAPENTIN SHOULD BE HELPING MY SYMPTOMS!

      IMPORTANT: I am not saying DON'T TAKE GABAPENTIN. It dose not mean it may not help others with the effects/symptoms of the mites. I have Roseaca so I believe an irritant (mites on pillows or cat) caused a stimulation of the population of the Demodex mites (already on EVERY HUMAN FACE), like an allergic reaction of sorts. With Rosacea studies have found that Rosacea patients have 'more' demodex mites on their face than a 'normal' face so an irritant just stimulated their reproduction to an excessive amount. Humans do not have enough space on their face area for 'extra mites' SO you feel them crawling and even falling from your face, etc. due to overpopulation. Must take the pill (kills the mites or irritant) and clean up with hot water/steam to get the population back under control.

      5. Lastly, I was given a name of a 'Dermo.' who supposedly deals with type of 'situation' with or types of meds. Be careful that the medical community is not prescribing you psychotic meds because they can not see a problem or fix the problem so they think your brain is playing tricks on you (like OCD) and then put you on meds. This trestment may work for some, BUT please try the bug pill + steam cleaning + dusting first.

      Good luck to all and God Bless.

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      ceablue 20 hours ago

      Going on 11 years. I have never felt so much pain or been this sick.

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      Linda 3 days ago

      I have been attacked by these invisible creatures. My husband is not affected at all...he is under Chemo Therapy tx now....I used bed bug spray, got rid of the couch....and now they re occured in my bed last nite...I am at miserable...my husband thinks it is my stress over him causing this...Help

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      HealedOfBugs 8 days ago

      if all of you want your lives back, go get a prescription for Gabapentin. There are no bugs. One of you tell me that you've seen a bug. The specks and glitter, fine, i saw those too, but you know, it's your own pathologic thinking and anxieties that are manifesting these symptoms for you.

      Don't believe me, i went through this for a year and a half, then i finally actually listened to someone and consulted with both a neurologist and psychiatrist, also i'm a medical student currently in medical school.

      Let me ask you something else, when's the last time you listened to anyone, but somebody on a forum telling you to try something that works for 3 minutes then the bugs come back.

      Listen, if you are going to listen to anyone, please listen to me, and don't brush me off as someone that doesn't understand. I know full well, and i cried from the depths of my soul in the middle of the night when i couldn't sleep, and i wondered why god was punishing me in such a manner, and i thought i must have done so many bad things that god hates me, but i'm an idiot and all of this, whatever it was, was easily cured by 1 pill, and if you think i'm crazy and you're going to brush me off, just try it once. Just for the hell of it. You already are giving yourself magnesium poisoning from countless epsom salt baths, and destroying your skin from surfactants and poisons in windex, let alone breathing it in.

      Let the doctor you see tell you you're crazy, that's ok, but then ask for a prescription for Gabapentin, and i promise you, you will get your life back

      i swear this to all of you

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      InvisibleItch 11 days ago

      @FamilyMan LM

      What kind of schedule did you use the ivermectin and permethrin in? And how did you get your doctor to prescribe it so often for you? How many doses did you take?

      Thank you!

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      Vickie 12 days ago

      Can these be carried around by the dogs and cats? We have been working feverishly to get rid of these things getting better but it seems like something keeps bringing them back and we have only been dealing with them for two weeks.

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      Witsend 12 days ago

      @Seconds,

      I'm curious, you speak of having the sensations and how the mind could have created them, but what of the things we see? Did you never have the lint pieces that roll up on a lint roller as black? Do you not have the salt and pepper specs all over your body and under your skin? And what of the glittery looking specks? If you've not dealt with any of that, then we're talking of two different things. Yesterday my hands started itching and in that exact spot I could see a black Speck under the skin. I found that if I use Germ X it pulls those things to the surface. I need to germx my whole body but I don't know the effect that would have on my system. I suppose it couldn't be much worse than routinely spraying my body down with 91% alcohol.

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      Witsend 12 days ago

      Lisssa,

      You're not alone. I believe there are so many people suffering from this in silence because none of us want to tell anyone. I've noticed of late when I go to buy my 91% alcohol, it's always either out or nearly out. Walmart is even carrying a generic equate brand now. It's selling like hotcakes. Windex is always low too. Over the last year I've spent so much on alcohol, Windex, lint rollers, bugbombs, and bleach. And if this is helping, I shudder to think what they would be like without it.

      I want my life back. I'm so tired of everything revolving around cleaning, showers, spraying myself down with alcohol - the isolation of not getting too close to anyone, it's just too much.

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      Lisssa 12 days ago

      I too have been suffering from these damn bugs for the last 3 years. I've tried everything. I'm so tired of having to come home every day and wash. I'm tired of not being able to get a good nights rest. Lost a lot of hair as well. I never heard about cutting the sugar. I spray every thing with 99% alcohol. Use lint rollers constantly n see the little black or white bugs after I just washed my clothes. I feel neurotic. I pray that god helps me and I try myself to get rid of them. I don't know what I did to get this but I'm so tired and I don't want to tell anyone anymore

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      Seconds 2 weeks ago

      I have been battling with skin crawling sensations, many doctors sent me for psychiatric evaluation, I was more than open for any solution because after decades of battling these mysterious you start to question your own sanity.

      As of this year, my symptoms have become lessened thanks to zyrtec. No more pressure sensitive skin, I can drag a pen across my flesh with out overreaction of histamines.

      My current symptoms involve the inability to speak in close quarters with others, as my dialogue seems to cause violent sneezing bouts and immediate sinus drainage not by me, but others I speak to. This is why I've been sent to a

      Psych doctor. Ironically, I induced these and symptoms by various psych doctors. Some admit to symptoms being on set by my presents. Two referred me to an ear nose and throat doctor. I've had endoscopy, colonoscopies, currently awaiting scope of sinus passages. The psych doctors did help as far as ways to manage stress which have been ask the difference with personal symptoms, along with histamine blockers. Believe it or not, the mind is so powerful it can mimic illness and induced stress related hysteria, which can lead us believing we have things we actual don't, and create by believing ourselves. The first exercise we engaged in was embryonic breathing, this relieves the mind of all emotional attachments. The pattern will take years to correct, but it's simple. Method involves taking controlled breathing, 6 breathes per minute, inhale from abdomen, belly should move NOT CHEST. Exhale should last 4 seconds, complete emptying out and pausing for 1-3 seconds before next 4 seconds inhale. The effects kicking in immediately, mix this with an antihistamine block susuch as Benedryl, Zyrtec, Claratin, and see if you don't feel some relief. And I'll be very intimate, I have had these crawling sensations since age 10, I'm now 30, and the best results have been psych prescribed. I have had chicken pox, dermatitis, gonorrhea, scabies, I've been in relationships with herpes carriers, and never once developed any cold sores, or lesions anywhere. Also I have had Viral Meningitis three times. I pray and have completely changed my lifestyle from an outgoing athletic social smoker to, routine exercise, work, and volunteer, I fine mind alerting satisfaction in providing help for less fortunate and ironically with them I can speak without causing them to sneeze, or become affected by sudden sinus evacuation. My current ear nose and throat doctor has found my oral health causing sinus to collect and accumulate environmental irritants, and is testing me for lung worm infections that lead to subcutaneous sensations as well as involuntary muscle movement. I have had a life long bout with itching, welts, and mysterious soon skin crawling sensations, in all the psych doctor help to relieve my self-inflicted stress with the breathing techniques and other methods of stress management along with the antihistamine blocks, I greatly encourage entertaining a psychiatric evaluation is any case that doctors can't find any solution, chances are the problem is self stress infliction , the mind is a powerful force that can trick us, once is convinced. God bless us all.

      Kind regards,

      Koogii

      Youngstown, Ohio

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      Simple solution guy; 2 weeks ago

      Round 2 with these critters....

      Ash, yes ash. Have a fire, collect the cool ash dust your hair rub on your body and say good bye to these critters. Smoke seems to get them out of rooms cars etc. incense... Good Luck! Worked for me.. SSG

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      sk2016 2 weeks ago

      @invisibleitch

      Yeah, that's actually my conclusion too. My symptoms were a lot less for the first week of antihistamins, but then came back. and they really do feel like actual bugs, so now i'm basically back at square one again. ah well.

      some things that have worked for me lately: mix your shower gel with salt and apply the mixture onto dry skin and let it stay for at least a few minutes.

      also after shower and before going to bed i have moisturised with oil mixed with tea tree oil. it doesn't seem to matter whether the oil is coconut or any other oil, i've been using just regular rapeseed cooking oil. anyway, i take one cup of that and mix two teaspoons of teatree oil with it. this combination really helped with reducing my bites.

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      InvisibleItch 2 weeks ago

      @sk2016 You have dermatographism because of the bugs. I have the same thing and I've never had dermatographism before in my life. No professionals know what this is we are dealing with. I'm trying to get someone at Mayo Clinic to listen but I need to gather more evidence.

      The best product I've found to use so far are flea sprays with piperonyl butoxide in them. It's made life tolerable again!

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      Shannon 3 weeks ago

      More the Half of my hair has fallen out and I look like I have aged 10 years in 2 weeks. I cannot stop crying or itching at this point. I cannot deal with this anymore.

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      sk2016 3 weeks ago

      Hi Patty, for me it seems it's only spread to my mother. I stayed at her home for a couple of nights in June last year, and she started getting symptoms sometime in November-December last year.

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      Patty 3 weeks ago

      Hi. Did others you've come in contact with casually ever "catch" it from you? It seems to affect only one person I know.

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      Terri1020 3 weeks ago

      I must disagree with your comment on Enzymes not being effective. I have found them very effective, yes they may be pricey but you can get a concentrated gallon for around $75 dollars and it make gallons and gallons of product. The creams you mention are poisons and pesticides and they work by absorbing into your blood stream, then the mites eat on you and get poisoned. That is very dangerous. Enzymes are organic and safe to use and work. The only downside is you have to spray frequently but for my health and safety I can live with that. Also, enzymes break down the shell of the mite or bug where those poisons attack the nervous system and bugs develop an immunity towards them where they won't with an enzyme. Just my two cents.

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      sk2016 3 weeks ago

      @ Terry Rose

      Yes of course, I think it's clear that because there are many posters here there are also many different conditions and I'm also positive that some of these definitely are problems with parasites.

      But in my own case I haven't been sure if my symptoms are from parasites or from some other case, and I thought that what I found out could be of use to someone else as well. :)

      Best of luck to you too!

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      Terry Rose 3 weeks ago

      Sk2016

      The doctor can not explain it when you wear loose clothes and the red marks appear as a quarter size welts. It is the stinging ones I got from the plane. It is explained in the article above. Good luck. These parasites make white or green sticky stuff in my lungs. Every day breathing gets harder. Take care.

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      sk2016 3 weeks ago

      Hi everyone! I have some news about my situation. I went to a dermatologist today and got diagnosed with Dermographism, here's some info on it:

      https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/dermographism/

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dermatographic_urtic...

      I'd never heard of it before, but the symptoms seem to match pretty well with mine. Apparently when you have dermographism, your skin may become irritated from very small things, such as tighter clothing, and produce welts and bitelike marks as an allergic reaction. The sensation of things walking on your skin can be related to histamin reaction on the skin, caused by, for example, tight clothes, and the itching feeling often precedes the welts and marks. Even nervousness can escalate the symptoms apparently, which certainly does fit my situation.

      Also the way to diagnose or test this is super simple: try to 'draw' long lines on your arm with a pen or something that's just a little sharp. For me the red lines will stay on the skin for like five minutes. If the marks stay visible long, then you may have dermatographism. That's actually where the name comes from, that you can 'draw' on the skin and it stays there.

      I AM SO CONFUSED BY THIS, I went to the doctor expecting to be laughed out but they did take me seriously. I'm not completely sold on the diagnosis yet but it does sound more believable than anything I've come across before. I also got prescribed antihistamins, which is the only medication for this condition, to be taken three times a day for a month, then twice a day for some time and possibly I'd need to continue taking one pill a day indefinitely. Apparently this condition may continue for many years in a row. Do you have any thoughts on this?

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      saad 3 weeks ago

      I used insectecides but with no use. I will follow the methods recommended by people who faced the problem & succeeded in solving it! So important to exchange views over the internet. I have a bigger problem than getting rid of invisible inesects if anyone can help! I was born in 1945 in a town called Nablus in Palestine which was occupied in 1948 by Israel; I am not allowed to visit my home by the Estate that was created after I was born! Any suggestions because this really bugs me more!!! cheers

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      Terry Rose 4 weeks ago

      Different parasites

      About 8 years ago I noticed black stuff I thought was dirt but it would not wash off. I disappeared into my hand! My husband did not believe me when I told him. Especially when I frantically told him they were inside now. Go forward a year and I leave my home in San Antonio and travel north to Arlington, Texas where my sister's live. I saw her doctor at her appointment and showed him the scars these black things made on me. He was aghast when he saw them!

      He told me he had seen these things years before in Africa. They are black or white, microscopic when they hatch and they get as big as you can imagine. (I believe, from what I feel, that there are ones in my intestines that are 1 1/2 inches wide and maybe a foot long). They can jump8 feet and they are airborne when tiny. He said when they have filled your body and your heart can no longer function because of them, you will drop dead. Six times he said

      " You're screwed!"

      In San Antonio a very famous BBQ place said it was pepper. Who put " pepper " on fresh sliced onions?!? When does pepper appear on your plate when you did not put any on there? Here in Ohio the Alfredo sauce has big black specks in it.

      I do not know why in all these years I have never seen another person who feels everything as I do. I feel every stabbing bite. I felt when they filled my feet and moved up my legs and so on. They have been moving in my chest for quite a while. I really hurts when the big ones move. I now get sharp pains in my

      head ,chest, and abdomin. I assume that is when they bite me.

      They burrow into everything! If they do not find moisture they will dry up and die. ( There are white ones dead all over our floor, furniture, counters, shower doors. The list goes on!).

      We are now in Cincinnati, Ohio waiting to get into our new house. In all the time I have had these things I have noticed them all over this country. They are very bad here as there is plenty of water here, fountains and retention ponds everywhere!

      They are very bad in some foods from stores. Frozen foods should not have "vanilla beans" that move from the ice cream in the bottom of the bowl to the top of the inside rim! How when they have been frozen?!?

      If I want to bake anything first I put this oven on broil for about an hour. Next I can bake and no black specks in my food.

      They look like crumbs on your counter. Trees and grass are dying very badly here. Notice concrete with the pebbles showing. Yep! It is the ones from Africa.

      You can kill them with bug bombs, spray alcohol on them, Windex. Anything to dry them up. Remember if they are bad in your house bug bomb. A few days later bomb again. A few more days later bomb one more time. I do not know the gestational period for these things but this should do it. Until they get bad again. My husband would never bomb them again. Eggs hatched

      and I was back where I started.

      About 6 years ago on a plane in the US I caught the stinging parasites. So now we have spread them and I am back in a home with them very bad here. Even though I move into our new house soon, it will be just as bad there as it is here. They are in everything we own, furniture too.

      I pray every day that our Lord will take me to him but every day I wake up and it is another day like each one before. Pray for me. I never get better, only worse.

      The ladies that bought our house in San Antonio have since then abandoned it.

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      Terry Rose 4 weeks ago

      These things are very bad here. My husband never believed what I said. On an airplane there should not be "dust" that makes a sharp right turn! In the US! We are carriers and so is my sister who visited us once. I believe we are allergic to them when we feel them. She scratched until she bled! I am now doing hard scratching too. Everyone who comes in contact with these things are carriers. Our new house will be bad too! Terry Rose

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      Sharon 4 weeks ago

      Mold can also cause the feeling of biting and stinging. It can also cause sores and lesions of ur skin that don't heal quickly.

      Check ur AC/ HEATER filters.

      Look for small drip leaks in ur attic and under ur house. one little continues drip can grow a whole garden of mold and make u very sick. The mold becomes systemic, IN YOU- ON YOU.

      There r tons of mites and other microscopic bugs that eat mold or fungus growing on or in u.

      this mold attracts the bugs TOO YOU! Get a GOOD air purifier that u can move from room to room. U will be SHOCKED at the difference this will make. A good air purifier can take in particals as small as .03 microns!! It will suck up the mold spores in the air. Run it 24/7.

      If u have rooms in ur house that don't get warm, get a small portable radiant heater. Keep it on low. Or get a dehumidifier. If u find the air is better after using the purifier, then u def. need to find the leak.

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      Sharon Bradshaw 4 weeks ago

      I thot heat would do the trick too.

      My car was infested. So left it closed in HOT HOT HOT ARIZONA SUN!!!!!! It may killed some, but after 6 months of not driving it, there still enough live mites left to reinfest it.

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      Witsend 5 weeks ago

      What are the things? Does anyone know? What are the shiny glittery looking things that seem to be on every surface and floor?

      Nothing seems to work. For months I've been doing Windex, 91% isopropyl alcohol, swiffering nearly every day mopping every third day, spraying alcohol on my bed everyday, and changing bedding every other day. I buy new pillows and sheets every 3 to 4 weeks.

      I spray my body with alcohol, I wash my hair with Windex. Nothing seems to work.

      They aren't just inside the house, they're also outside on the patio. I can take baby wipes and wipe them off my skin. Little black dots. I get bit by little pieces of lint. But when I use a lint roller the show up as black.

      This is the most bizarre thing I've ever known, and I've been battling it for about a year.

      My office has them, my vehicle has them. I've fogged my car numerous times, vacuum it 2 to 3 times a week and spray it down with alcohol or Windex on a regular basis. Nothing seems to be destroying these things.

      I'm exhausted and I spend so much money on cleaning products and Bug Foggers.

      How is this not being talked about publicly?

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      AlertChristiansCOM 5 weeks ago

      Invisible bugs are caused by demons. Ekbom's syndrome is a doctor's name for this. Another name found online is IBBS Invisible Biting Bug Syndrome. The cure begins with casting out the demons. I don't know of anyone else who has properly identified the cause as demons. And I don't know of anyone else who would cast out these demons.

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      Penny Lover 5 weeks ago

      I've been in what seemed like a living hell the past 10 days/2 weeks. I've followed a lot of the advice on this page (and reader's comments) following continuous stinging and bites, especially through the night. I haven't been able to sleep so not been getting into the office. I've had my flat fumigated twice and have finally come to the conclusion that I have a parasite. The fumigation company told me nothing could have survived the cleaning processes and it is probably on me, and they were right. I'm in the process of being treated for scabies through my doctor (I had to insist as there are no physical signs at all so he didn't want to prescribe it). I also don't think that's what I've got but it's helping for now. I'm having a sample analysed at the doctor's who should be able to tell me exactly what it is and prescribe the correct medication.

      Good luck to you all. Don't lose your head. Try to keep as normal a life as possible whilst you're trying to work out the problem.

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      Jonas Richardson 6 weeks ago

      We where having the same problems visiting a dermalogist for many years without no help it is so stressful I hope we get help in all we read thank you all

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      ScarlettL 6 weeks ago

      Hi.

      I am on day 4 of symptoms to say I feel heavy-hearted and pretty hopeless is an understatement. I have so many questions, and so far, this is the only thread that I feel is helpful at all. I still have so many questions. On the top of my list is to call my doc for something to help me cope with this stress. I went to the ED on day 2. The doc obviously had no clue and prescribed me the premitherin cream or whatever that is called. At this point I am on day 2 of no sleep and incredibly emotional. I wonder if my live-in boyfriend thinks I am crazy. I am afraid to eat or drink since I now feel them in my mouth. This is JUST after clearing my daughter (7 years old) of headlice from an outbreak at daycare. My symptoms include invisible bugs and a crawling sensation but also finding what look like borrowed eggs on or under my skin. I am finding white, teeny tiny worm like things in place a I never wanted to and I am ready to set myself on fire (only half joking). I don't see things flying at my face just the intense crawling and sometimes biting feeling and I feel very alone in this. Is this from the upstairs neighbors and their obsession with feeding birds on their patio? Is this from our public pool? Line drying my bra over night? Our pet hamster? Mold I found in my daughter's room? Right now I spend a lot of time standing naked in my bathroom reading articles and looking around afraid to touch anything. My urine is super dark , probably from not drinking much water. Is this contagious? Now that they I have them in my mouth I am afraid to kiss my boyfriend. I work in a medical office where I share a desk with 3 women . I fear I won't be able to hide this much longer from them. This is all I can think about. I am to the point I have considered getting myself admitted for mental health reasons and forcing them to help me but then fear I will feel guilt in leaving my family to deal with everything. I am ready to buy all things disposable. I have bought Windex and Listerine and will get my Rx cream today. I am just sick over this. I don't know that I could handle this for months. I am already not strong enough for this. I also don't have a ton of money to deal with this. I am just broken by this nightmare.

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      Sal99 7 weeks ago

      Use Wondercide, borax for washing clothes, and use advantage spray on pet after it's dry after a bath.

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      Debbie 8 weeks ago

      @lifeswayy2short...

      I googled this and don't come up with a clear product. Is there another name or an addition to the name?

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      lifeswayy2short 8 weeks ago

      hmmm I tried all these things spent sooo much money and none of them work. Guys the ONLY thing that seems to work is Pet Shield: Bug Killer spray honestly it kills these bastards, it really works it kills them and all I have to do is spray it on my clothes, hair everywhere and I now have relief!!! Please try it, just this alone nothing else and it will work.

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      Sarah Mason 8 weeks ago

      I am exhausted from them...and cant explain to anyone the extent of their impact on me. I tell my Mum but I think she thinks I am slightly delirious as do close friends who I only mentioned it once or twice too and Doctors are just in severe denial or do not care about the cause ( literally said that) and just prescribe topical antibiotic cream, which got me into this strife in the first place, ie over prescribed antibiotics. I have had mites twice with a few months reprieve in between however they seem twice as resistant this second time round and all the natural remedies from my first invasion do not seem to be any use now. I am liberally applying neem and tea tree oil combined with coconut oil. DE powdering my body and house. My one super weapon was ZZ cream which provides some relief for the majority of my face but the critters are in all my sinuses and behind my eye socket...arghhhhh they are literally driving me bananas but I will not quit as that is just not an option. Thank you for your advice with the windex... I am going to hammer my environment and my dog tomorrow with everything. But this is exhausting. The nipping on my neck is the worst and the whole experience I feel is aging me rapidly...and in my single state this is not helping me feel at all desirable. I never usually write on these sites but it is nice to unload to other fellow homosapiens who are struggling with the same ordeal.

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      Todd Pruitt 8 weeks ago

      Threadworms pinworms mites nematoda roundworms these are the cause of all problems with human beings and animals man has made the names for these conditions gout psoriasis fibromyalgia spinal problems all these things are in your joints cause inflammation so if you can get rid of the damn parasites for parasites

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      omar4589 2 months ago

      Hi so here was my solution to the invisible bugs which were ruining my life, laying eggs in my scalp, travelling from my hair to my pants, jumping in my eyes, infesting my clothes. You name it, i had all the worst symptoms. Couldn't sleep for almost a year. Now lo and behold -- just like how all 3 doctors i saw thought i was absolutely nuts and each diagnosed me with delusionary parasitosis -- now all of you are going to think i'm nuts. Let me tell you all something. While i was dealing with this, i wondered why so many people would write posts, then disappear, and never come back to share what happened to them. So now i'm taking the time to tell you what happened with me. Eventually i got an appt with a dermatologist. One of the top ones in toronto, ontario, canada, where i live. Right away this guy said 'phantom limb syndrome', you have misfiring peripheral nerves that are making it seem like you have bugs and i suggest that you either take gabapentin or an anti-psychotic. So obviously i thought this guy just doesn't know. None of these people know who haven't experienced what we are experiencing. So, on my way home i stopped at my grandparent's house and the bugs were so bad -- and obviously just like me, i'm sure all of you have tried every damn remedy off these forums to no avail. Well, i just couldn't take it anymore so i thought what the hell i'll pop a few of my grandmother's gabapentins. --- now here's where you're all going to think i'm crazy --- it worked. It fucking worked. No joke. And now what i've come to realize is that i have peripheral sensory nerve damage which manifests as the exact thing we're all going through. Fucking invisible bugs. I know all of you think, this guy doesn't have what we have, fucking don't believe me huh? are you sure? I had the bugs so bad i shaved my head 15 times, and i had long, beautiful, black hair and look gorgeous with it, and i would rather shave my head, spray bug spray on my head, jump in a pool of bleach, bug bombed my place 4 times, my car once and almost went brain dead from the fumes. Let me break it down to all of you go get a damn prescription for gabapentin from your doctor and try it. I swear to god all of you do it. You've tried everything just like me, now go to your doctor who will think you're bat shit when you tell them the story, but then tell them you think gabapentin might work. The problem is general practice doctors, not all of them see peripheral neuropathies that manifest like this. Gabapentin is generic, there is no possible way i can make money off this. I am writing this post for all of you. WHo never wanted to go near anybody because you thought you'll infect anybody you get near. THe weird thing is, my bugs used to shoot off my body and attack people, and i swear i would see people flinch when the bugs hit them in the eyes. Even my girlfriend got the marks that i got. So there was something organic, and you know where i think it came from; shitty clothing, clothing with elastane fibers. THose fibers act like parasites, BUT, when you take gabapentin, they can't harm you because gabapentin acts on your nerves. Please everybody get gabapentin. Most likely you are hypersensitive to something which is associated with your peripheral neuropathy, and was cause by something real. Like for me, i think mine was caused over time by alcohol and toxins. A lot of other causes are diabetes, trauma, certain medications, addictive drugs. But no doubt about it, my hypersensitivity to elastane make it was worse and i swear to god there's something in the fabrics coming from overseas, fucking cheap fabrics from india or indonesia or something like that. But please, please, please, all of you try gabapentin!!!!!!! PLEASE!!! If any of you again don't believe i have the same thing as you, re-read my post, i had everything the same, they infested my clothing, my hair, my apartment, my car, i thought i was infecting other people, they would jump in my eyes, my ears, go in my nose. Fucking all of it. Go to your doctor and get a prescription for gabapentin. THanks, if you would like to email me please do at: youngdoc83 @ hotmail . com

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      Risa 2 months ago

      Use hot shot fogger it is amazing!

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      julie poccia 2 months ago

      DE is the way to go! I had canaries and they brought in the mites. It was hell until I dusted everything with diatomaceous earth. I used eatable grade and made sure to blow it into the electric outlets. We were mite free in about 2 weeks.

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      Margaret 2 months ago

      I was near total despair until I tried spraying myself, my pants legs, my sleeves, the back of my neck, my elbows, and my ankles with the commercial bug repellent "Off!" That seems to fend most of them off (but not all), and at least I'm able to sleep now. "Off!" doesn't solve the infestation, but it seems to offer relief.

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      Liam 2 months ago

      May be talking about different conditions here but it seems it's a virus in your blood. I have an underlying parasitic worm saga that is separate from this and still dealing with but regards this topic I put antibacterial mouthwash copiously on my shins and this diminished the biting significantly. On my shins because I just had a flea problem that I solved by a flea bomb and some flea spray. The flea problem that I only saw one at a time but obviously freaked me out each time I saw one seems was from a non flowering houseplant so that definitely puts me off that particular hobby.

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      T. 2 months ago

      Hi.

      Question regarding the Ivermectin.

      My MD prescribed a one time use dose (I confess that the list of possible side effects concerned me) but I haven't taken it yet.

      If you took it weekly may I ask what the dosage was and how many weeks you did that?

      Did a GP prescribe or a specialist?

      Going on three months with this and about to lose my mind.

      Thank you so much!

      -T.

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      Siafuyu 2 months ago

      I rented a room in a friend's house and began to notice when I sat in a fabric chair in the LR I could feel tiny things crawling on my feet, and around my face upper arms, ears and hairline. I would feel tiny little stings that itched, but could never see anything. I never felt them upstairs.

      In time we also got fleas in the yard because of stray cats, ( my friend is not very clean nor on top of things ). I finally got him to buy some Bengal Flea Plus spray from Walmart as a preventative for the house feeling that it would also kill what I suspected was mites in the carpet and furniture. So far since spraying it I have not felt anything and my poor little dogs have quit constantly scratching when lying in the floor. It is also by far the best flea killer for your home that I have found.

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      Carrie 2 months ago

      To FamilymanLM,

      Thank you! From the bottom of my heart, thank you. It is shocking how little information is available or readily accessible about these mites and their uncanny ability to devastate a household. I suffered an infestation and found your article only after several wasted days of miserable attacks, confusing misinformation, ostracism by judgemental unaware indivuals, and an inability to find a solution or even to identify the problem. Your article provided for me a place to begin the ending of this nightmare. Your 10 month battle reduced mine to two long months. I appreciate your efforts and I hope you are rewarded in joy.

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      Bruceci 2 months ago

      Mites lives in your ears ,Put a burning cigarette near your ear, bugs will jump on cigarette and to be die. you will hear the sound. Try it !!!

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      Pollywog 2 months ago

      I think I had mites and a Crowley Under the Skin feeling on my hand. I put thieves spray on I spots and it has gone away

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      Danie F 2 months ago

      I've been fighting this for a year now. There are some new suggestions around here...some old. I've gone through most of the guessing stage already and have narrowed down a few things that worked for me. However this will only work if you have the same bugs that I have.

      Do you get bites at the same time of night every night? Is it somewhere around 4-6am? Do the bites feel more like stings? Do you own a pet? Do you feel like things are moving on your skin...but nothings's there?

      Important: Do you feel something is in your hair or along your hairline but do not have lice or scabies?

      *optional: Have you ever seen tiny white bugs jump/fly from your body?

      If you answered yes to all of these you probably have what I do. And if you do, may god help you.

      Here's what to do to at least get a good nights sleep. It's not your environment, it's you. Unlike most people here a lot of what you're fighting is internal. It's a parasite. The good news in this is that you don't have to throw away anything, but I do recommend you change your bedding at least once a week, and shower every day. Also, you're walking around barefoot---you can't anymore. Have a pair of house shoes waiting for you at all times. It's an indefinite game of lava for you now.

      How to get relief.

      1. clean your house.

      2. Lysol your house. Buy both the floor cleaner and the aerosol can version. Use the floor cleaner as intended, but make sure to spray down your bedding and any and all curtains in your room. It's not you who needs protection from your environment...it needs protection from you.

      3. Take a Borax bath. If you do not have a bath in your home...find someone that does. Or buy a mini swimming pool. Do what you got to do. The details of the bath are: 1. Rinse your body off in the shower. 2. Take a COOL shower (preferably using dawn soap) 3. fill a bath with HOT water. Add 1/2 cup of borax and one FULL bottle of regular hydrogen peroxide (found at the dollar store). 4. Submerge yourself fully under the water for as long as you can stand. Spend as much time in this bath as possible until the water looses heat. Make sure to flip over as to soak the whole body. 5. Drain water (you might see the bugs in the water. They are dead). 6. Lather body with dawn soap and take another shower.

      Always change your bedding after a borax bath. You should only need this type of bath once a week, as it kills any adult "mites" you may have.

      When you can, get to the doctor and do a permethrin treatment. Make sure to do the treatment TWICE and TWO WEEKS apart.

      Most importantly. Stay sane. There is light at the end of the tunnle. The great news is this mite only seems to thrive during the spring/summer months. So you'll only have to deal with it for 2-3 months at maximum. Then it will be out of your life until a year later.

      If you have any birds---get rid of them. If you have any bird nests in/around your home. Also get rid of them. The main suspect is that we have birdmites and my mother has scarring from birdflu...even though she never had birdflu. It's better to be safe than sorry.

      If you have other pets... this should go without saying. You can no longer sleep with them. They are also infected.

      Stay strong, and Good luck!

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      barbara rich 2 months ago

      I know what you are going thru I spent hundreds of dollars to try to get rid of them I did all the home remedies also I kept seeing kleen green naturally enzymes on the computer I thought it was too expensive but I found my miracle I put mite meds in dogs ears an if I get abreak out of bugs I get out my miracle spray it can be diluted cleaner an bug killer not harmful to people or pets

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      Travis Wilson 2 months ago

      These little red flying bugs in my carpet and windows. What r they?? I live in Tulsa Oklahoma. E mail me at travmofo@gmail.com.

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      Mandy 2 months ago

      Marie bless you. I feel the exact same way! I feel like when people are talking to me they are looking at them thinking wtf?! If they dont see them I dont know how not because the damn things are crawling all over my face! I do notice people scratch a lot when near me. I feel so guilty that Im probably infecting them. This is horrible!!!

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      Marie 3 months ago

      Its so frustrating especially when your at work and you feel all the crawling and itching from head to toe , I feel like people is just staring and sees it too I am so depressed by this i cry even at work

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      Backstage01 3 months ago

      dear Jenng

      I've had this problem to and sympathize with your frustration. Moving will not do anything. please don't move again. What you need to do is the follow.... Buy a new pair of shoes. DON'T try them on at the store. you should know your shoe size. So trying them on isn't necessary.

      Now you should also buy a new mattress and pillow. If you can't afford to at least buy a new pillow and a waterproof pet safe slip for your bed. flip and rotate your mattress and cover it with the slip cover. They only cost $25.

      Do all your laundry in hot water. Be sure to run it in the dryer for a long time. This is important. Its the extended heat that will kill them.

      And finally use the lice creme the doctor gave you. Once you've done all your laundry and treated yourself THEN put on the new shoes. All your old shoes are garbage now. I promise you must throw your shoes out with extreme prejudice. These bugs live off the swet in our shoes and mattresses and can hibernate for years. putting your shoes in a bag and storing them away for years will do NOTHING!

      It might not hurt to shampoo your carpets too. But 99% of the battle is the mattress, bed sheets and shoes.

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      Delores Smith 3 months ago

      THANK YOU FOR THIS DETAILED STEP-BY-STEP PLAN. Sincerely Thank You.

      Tell me how do I save my little chihuahua? She is an 8 yr Rescue that I cannot re-home again. She is special. How do I stop her itching???

      Thank you,

      Dee Smith

      virginia

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      Roy Naylor 3 months ago

      I have many different varieties see & can't see nugs. They come on diffent colors, red orange white nlack, that come in different sizes. What are they & can I buy over the counter product that will kill them.

      I am very desperate, tried a lot of products

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      Hi, I am having the same symptoms and found out from one site that this is due to mould s 3 months ago

      I have the same symptoms. My place has high humidity and I read some where this is due to mold spores. The crawling sensation got worse when I switched on my aircon. After I wipe down my cabinets, walls and ceilings with vinegar mixed with water, I felt better. I used an air purifier last night when I slept and the symptoms are now gone. I concluded these are mold spores and not springtails. I also started to drink Apple vinegar every day to detox. Take care everyone.

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      Lois 3 months ago

      I have this feeling of crawling and bites with no sign of anything there.I use restless leg pills cures the feeling as long as you take the pills.

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      Aprilallyr 3 months ago

      @Ryan I agree this is a spiritual battle as well please elaborate to tell me how you got the issue under control in a month!!! Plz

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      jenng 3 months ago

      My dermatologist believed me because I had bites all over- of different sizes. It doesn't really matter because all he could do was scrape for scabies (which it wasn't), and have you try ivermectin just in case (which isn't an ongoing daily treatment). He felt bad, but he's a doc not an exterminator and bugs aren't his specialty (not that exterminators will help). I've had two years of this joy and moved/tossed ALL of my stuff- only to have them stay with me. Now I'm broke, sleeping on the floor on a shower curtain-covered mat, with NO soft or fabric furniture and stacks of bins with my clothes/ few remaining things. I don't use towels, soak my laundry in cedar (an hours-long process), and steam/bag all my clothes. I'm sure people at work think I'm nuts (funny, since I'm the psych specialist), but I don't hide it, since I no longer care. Not sure how much longer I can do this. Physically, I'm screwed since I have a severe back injury and have to sleep on the floor or sit on a hard-backed chair, hand wring laundry, get on hands and knees to clean everyday and stand for hours everyday steaming. My back can't sustain the bending and work anymore. Not sure what options I have left, except move again and somehow ditch my car/office on the same day? Crazy that you're good until one day invisible bugs destroy your life and all you've worked for- while people simultaneously tell you "no, they're all in your head", those bites all over you are probably something else. Well, my 'imaginary' bites itch like hell. Trying to keep my sense of humor, but late at night I'm starting to pray for the end....

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      Wayne Bufford 3 months ago

      every nite i put the bug zapper on moths very tiny you cant see them at nite time they get on your face and when you wake up you got bits on your face dont no what to do thank you

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      Kate 3 months ago

      Thank you for a long time I've been feeling crazy I have candida sometime and gluten sensitivity I cannot eat gluten without getting yeast infections. I feel these things inside my nose all the time coming out pull White fuzz out of my nose when I put my hand over my face and wipe my face I see little white specks and it just builds and builds and itches and itches and when I go to sleep and wake up I have a layer of sand on my eyelashes. Everytime I bring it up to people they tell me it's anxiety that it's in my head imagining it that it's just dust mites.

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      Rosalie 3 months ago

      Thank you for sharing your experienced with this little monsters...I have been suffering with this bugs for a month now..First it was bed bugs in my bed found two of them and never had this in my entire life...Threw old bed and bought a new one..I thought the story will end to that and I'm happy...Then itching continues and felt bites all over my body...I have no animals in my house never had one..So found fleas jumping on me..At work, as a private nurse, my patient have 5 cats, the other nurses whose working for her had bites too but not as bad as I am...They treated the cats but never taken to vets..Found fleas on their beds and couches ...Didn't work for couple weeks til they finally cleaned the whole place..They only did the carpet washed but never treated...I finally contained the fleas problems i had in my house that brought from work and in my car...Now the problems is mites which I knew the place I worked have mites too...It's frustrating I got bites but can't see them...I rubbed my skin with cotton balls with witch hazel and I can see a very tiny dot on cotton balls ..I guess those are the mites ...I can't sleep at night have to take Benadryl put me to sleep and not to feel any bites ...I can't eat, depressed and stressed and even have panic attack about all this...I was terrified !!.I even called pest control to do spray defogged my place and around the house...Seems like not working at all..I can still feel all the bites ..

      I feel like insane itching but don't see anything ....I am happy at least I can read stories like this and it's a relief for me not to.think I'm going crazy ...I know some people thought I was just crazy about all this but am not...I even thought somebody playing witchcraft on me..I prayed and meditated and even tried everything possible to kill this monsters ...I'm going to try all the tips you have said and I hope soon this infestations will leave me alone...

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      Debbie 3 months ago

      I truly think it's fungus/yeast related. My situation has been improving since I began doing Aqua Chi weekly, and using MMS. I've not done the MMS protocol heavily. But can tell a difference with just 3 drops twice a day. I'm also using it in laundry and following ComDeus microwave protocol :-)

      I've done the Aqua Chi four weeks straight in the yeast pulls out of my body is less and less each week. I do have a lot of heavy metals which they say are environmental toxins, likely all of the cleaners Etc I've used trying to rid myself and my home of this craziness. It does float in the air and I found Lysol helps tremendously with that.

      ComDeus, have you used the MMS to spray on your body and to clean your home? I've applied it on my body with cotton balls. It works exceptionally well for mosquito bites too. Also, I started to get a fever blister from too much sun and began applying it in the fever blister never went any farther. This stuff is amazing. I'm just afraid to do the internal very heavily.

      I've been dealing with this for over a year. When it first started I thought it was head lice. No one in my family had ever had head lice so I didn't know what to expect. I had just moved into a rental after selling my home and the nightmare began. I'm moving this month and doing everything within my power to be as rid of this stuff as I possibly can. Both internally and externally.

      I encourage you all to hang in there. Do everything within your power to get healthy. I believe vitamins are important as well as getting outside and exercise. Even if it's just getting out and walking.❤

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      C Dra 3 months ago

      I started seeing swarms of invisible bugs (actually invisible to others). I feel them crawling on my face. One doctor suggested a yeast infection. A psychiatrist put me on an antipsychotic. I'm on disability for bipolar disorder and I've never felt so frustrated because I am sure this is "not in my head". Because I'm on disability, I have no funds to buy massive amounts of anything. I barely get enough to just live on. I'm in subsidized housing. I run the risk of eviction if the manager thought my apartment was infested. I can't talk to anyone. They all re-assure me it's nothing. I've tried spraying with tea tree oil and water. I bought the permethrin stuff but am afraid to use it as I react horribly to so many medications. I have an autoimmune disease, and I'm diabetic. Many infections... I've been on steroids for inflammation. One thing I find that helps the itch is Zyrtec. I'm afraid to sleep in my bedroom. Moving and throwing out clothes... these things are not an option. What do I do. My anxiety is thru the roof, I'm a bit hypo manic as I can't sleep. I just feel like bugs are crawling all over me. Every once in awhile I feel one slam into my face. Thanks for listening.

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      LindseyL 3 months ago

      AmberH,

      Thanks for your response. I ask because I have a theory these things targeted me because I was immunosuppressed on prednisone at the time. Which antibiotic did you try? I am contemplating trying suppressive dosing of doxycycline.

      A little of my story...

      I suffered with this for 5 months last year in another state. I managed to rid myself of it with a crazy amount of cleaning, covering or getting rid of anything upholstered or not washable, daily pesticide spraying and multiple doses of ivermectin. I probably poisoned myself but I got rid of it! Then I moved and I am convinced they came with me on a throw pillow I had saved in a bag. (Didn't think anything would survive 6 months in a plastic bag!) But I was wrong. I am cursing myself for getting that pillow out. Now they are back in a different state and a bigger apartment with new furniture that is likely now contaminated and not salvageable. (Though I'm going to try DE and I feel like a dehumidifier is helping.)

      The problem is that now it seems my husband is a host as well where as he didn't seem to be before. I fear I will never get everything clean like I did before now that I have a much bigger home with lots of fomites. :(

      I am a medical professional and I will never write off anyone with delusions of parasitosis ever again. I am trying to do some research if anyone has good connections please share them. I have found some larval appearing structures on microscope and need help of an entymologist who will listen.

      Praying for us all,

      LL

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      Omar 3 months ago

      Hey guys i made a big breakthrough in finding a natural product to keep these things at bay & off of you for a good amount of time. It's just regular Glysomed hand cream. You can buy it at walmart. I swear i tried everything permethrin, pyrethrins, tea tree oil- to the point when i used anymore i felt like i was braindead. Rub glysomed all over your body including your head if they are going to your scalp (they were living in my scalp). God what a difference that made. Also, you gotta throw out infected clothing, and clean the hell out of your place. Don't just vaccum the ground, take the head off the vaccum and vaccum the air- these things were just hovering all over my place. I'm not completely rid of them yet, but wow what a huge difference just glysomed completely all over your body, vaccuming, and throwing out infected clothes. Try it!

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      antibiotics 3 months ago

      Ya the antibiotics worked for the invisible bugs but now I am on my death bed from cdiff due to excessive antibiotic use. Pick your poison as they say.

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      Lana 3 months ago

      I have had this problem too. For about a month now I've had trouble falling asleep at night. I'd feel like something bit me or was crawling on me and I'd look and not see anything. I live with 3 other people and none of them have any symptoms of bites or anything or the sort. I started to go crazy not even going to lie. I thought it was bed bugs. I spent an hour checking the mattress and box spring, base boards, walls, other furniture, and nothing. Well about a year ago when I was in a different apartment I started getting little red bumps under my under arms they wouldn't really itch but felt tender and sometimes a little painful. I know for sure it wasn't bed bugs then either. I use same mattress even at my place I'm at now and obviously if it would've been them the problem would've grew worse and in more than one area other than my bed. In fact, even when I was sleeping somewhere other than my bed (yes I got that paranoid) I'd still feel like something was crawling on my skin and my body felt so hot to touch and just super irritated. Still no bites or nothing just red bumps under my under arm again. And a few here and there on other parts of my body such as my legs. Well as much research about insect bites and other things I came across folliculitus. Soon as I read up on it everything was true to what I was going through and made sense more than anything else. Not saying that it's not mites, since I am not 100 percent sure, but it could be possible a lot of you are going through this as well. Folliculitus makes you feel as if something is crawling on you or even biting you. Although I rarely had the "bite" feel. It still could be possible. You can get this from sharing towels, not changing out your razors, whirlpools, hot tubs, scented soaps, etc. my marks almost look similar to a pimple. And I even thought at one point that's what it was causing this but I do believe it's folliculitus. When I'm trying to sleep at night it's almost feel like my hairs on my body were moving and was causing the "crawling" feel. But again, I could be wrong but in leaning towards that this is what it is causing the problem. Anyone else ever have anything similiar?

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      AmberH 3 months ago

      I just found your site. My prayers for help have been answered. Bless you FamilyManLM! I have been plagued with invisible bugs, black moths, noseeums and others for years. Moving has been the only answer to some of the infestations, but escape from one only leads to another kind of insect to combat, and some bugs just follow us to our new place.

      This sounds like the answer to the invisible "mites" that have never quite gone away.

      They are prolific in my new place.

      I wanted to let LindseyL know that prescription antibiotics in pill form (a form of steroid) has been effective for me where most biting insects are concerned. It takes about 2 weeks before results of less bites takes effect. It cuts bites by more than 80%, and is worth the side effects to me. You have to stay on the medication for it to continue to work. I have yet to test the antibiotic on noseeums, they are one of the new bugs attacking me in my new place.

      Also, I have 2 indoor cats and an enclosed balcony where one of my cats discovered the biting "mites" and shared them with the rest of us and the apartment.

      The cats are not leaving.

      I'm going to look into antibiotics for them, but would appreciate any help or advice in alleaving their suffering from the bites.

      I pray daily for all who suffer from these "mites" and other bug infestations, especially those who have been marked as "delusional". Though some may be, there are still new insects being discovered, and a closer look into their claims of "invisible" bugs should be given.

      Thanks and God Bless!

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      Debbie 3 months ago

      Thank you, ComDeus. I so appreciate you and your help from experience. ❤️

      What else did you use it for? I'm wondering about spraying body regularly as well as home environment. (Walls, flooring, etc). I read about putting it in air return and closing house up for a few hours with fan running. Did you try that? This house is seriously infested. It has been worst year of my life. I'm moving soon and sadly getting rid of most furniture, as I won't risk taking them with me. I have a few wood pieces I don't want to part with and want to figure out a way to keep them. Any ideas??

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      MARILYNhooooooo 3 months ago

      i have been attact for too long. im tired. need help getting these out of my clothes

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      LindseyL 3 months ago

      Just out of curiosity had any of you recently been on a steroid medication of any kind?

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      ComDeus 3 months ago

      Debbie: MMS comes as two separate ingredients. The main ingredient is Sodium Chlorite. You start out putting 5 drops of that into a glass container. Then mix in the next ingredient which is citric acid or lemon juice. This is added at a 5 to one ratio usually. So add 25 drops. Mix together and wait 5 minutes to allow it to react, it will create a new yellow looking compound that smells like bleach. This new compound is exactly that, a food grade bleach. Then add it to about 6 - 8 ounces of distilled water. Swirl it around again, then add mixture carefully into your hair, massage in thoroughly. It may sting scalp a little. Avoid the eyes. Then allow it to remain in your hair and on your scalp up to one hour. Then rinse off and wash hair with Peppermint shampoo. Then relax as now about 99% of the bugs should be dead and gone. It could be 100% effective if you are able to get every strand of hair. No matter, because if you have a severe infestation then massage pure essential peppermint oil into hair (1 tbsp) and cover head with plastic shower cap. That will kill remaining survivors after about 30 minutes. They are killed by the trapped fumes. Occasionally you will have them in your eyebrows so make sure to treat that area as well.

      These products sting the eyes but can be washed out without any problems.

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      Misty Anderson 3 months ago

      I'm the only person in the house affected and my family thinks I'm crazy...

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      the eman 4 months ago

      Anyone else see all the lil black sand flys around in swarms notice trees breaking

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      Hello 4 months ago

      Ok. This sucks. mine was gone for 2 years and now it's back again. live in a place that has wood flooring only do whatever you can to do that. Douse everything you can in lemon Lysol spray only only only only if you have availability to Clorox anywhere hard surface sanitizing spray. the to the first being the Lysol lemon cleaner wipe it up. And cover the hell out of it and spray the Clorox anywhere hard surface daily sanitizer ALL OVER THE LEMON LYSOL. one does not work with the other speak to spray the lemon Lysol alone without the Clorox anywhere hard surface daily sanitizing spray.

      wipe everything down take your trash out over and over again. throw everything out you can.

      There are things that you can plug in the socket on Amazon to repel allergens.

      look at the measurements of the air filter you have at home and by the allergen proof air filter make sure you get the right size it'll say it on the air filter you'll have to use one every single day instead of every 3 months

      by God please get a mattress cover one that zips up and for your pillow too if you don't have that you're screwed period and most importantly get the hell away from the carpet as fast as you can

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      Archi 4 months ago

      Also, if you decide to move either get rid of everything especially upholsered furniture or clean it thouroughly. I moved hoping to leave it all behind. Yet i was wrong it followed me. In my car and in my upholstered furniture. I cleaned everything else twice when leaving the old location and before entering. I got rid of most upholstered furniture but not all and that is how it followed me. Another thing is clothes. They hid there too as you have already found out. I read in a post here to microwave. It works wonders. I use it after removing my clothes and after washing also often before putting on. It has all helped. I spent months sleeping in my bathroom since it was the only room I could truly keep clean. Doing all of this has helped me to move out and back into my bed. Things aren't perfect but they are so much better than before.

      If you have been going through this for any amount of time. Talk about it. To anyone who will listen. It helps. I tried to go at this alone for months. I became depressed and even thoughts of suicide because it will drive anyone crazy with the feelings of having things on them constanly and significant lack of sleep. There will be many people who think you're crazy oh so many but there are those who will listen and support makes a huge difference. There have been many who successfully rid themselves of this menace so can you. Just keep moving forward.

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      Archi 4 months ago

      I agree with anyone using Neem. It seems to have made a difference for me. Windex works on hard surfaces and diatomaceous earth works too. I've been spraying my house with neem wait a few hours til it dries and apply diatmaceous earth. I vacuum every other day then reapply. Still cleaning with windex in kitchen and bathrooms. In combination with this I have also been using ozone and it has made a huge difference. I still notice the crawling sensations but not like I once did so it seems to me theu are on their way out. I also use ozone in my cars due to it being ruined by the sprays I have tried. It works but has to be run a regular intervals. Just not too much because it can ruin rubber. Do your research if you go this route or ask the provider you purchase the units from.

      And take the advice of cutting sugar it helps tremedously when dealing with situations such as this.

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      shar57 4 months ago

      This site is difficult for me to respond to a particular post.

      Anyway for those of u that think I've gotten rid of the mold..... check out furnace filters the ducts and also ur WINDOW AC units.

      U may also have a slooooow leak under ur house or in ur attic.

      It may only leak in the attic when the wind and rain come from certain direction. Not every time it rains.

      Look for leaky pipe under ur house. Make sure ur tub isn't leaking straight under the house. Sometime the drain fitting can leak and miss the house. FEEL your walls.

      My shower pluming goes up the back side of a closet wall.

      That's where we found one of the leaks. We had to rip out all the drywall and carpet in that closet.

      It was then we found there was a leak in the tub drain. Actually around the drain fitting in the tub.

      Hard to explain.

      We also found a tiny leak in our roof.

      U guys r dealing with more than mold. Fungus goes hand in hand with the little F- kers. Lol

      If u have ANY money left, invest in a good air purifier.

      One that u can move from room to room.

      I found this out by accident.

      I was poisoned by pesticides ( not related to this) years ago. As a result I'm now reactive / allergic to EVERYTHING that people use to try and kill this.

      Even the " Natural" things. I bought myself an air purifier for when my neighbors burn wood or the farmers spray crops.

      I bought one that is reccomdnded for people with multiple chemical sensitivity also called MCS.

      U don't HAVE to get one like that, but they actually work in vapors of vapors.

      A good air purifier will suck up particle as small as .03 microns.

      That means skin , dust and mites, mold and fungus spores.

      This will make a huge diff.

      Also DIET DIET DIET.

      Get off as much sugar and carbs as you can!!! Do it. Be really strict about it for 2 weeks. 1 if u can stand stand it. But 2 will give u better results.

      Educate ursekf what carbs are.

      Remember ur trying to get rid of these critters. Ur trying to get well.

      Springtails eat mold and fungus.

      It's on u, they will be on u.

      Those r the jumpers.

      Yes the mites r small enuff to be carried by wind. Especially pymotes mites. But those r more temporary.

      So they say.

      Read about oak leaf gall mites.

      They say they only last for a few weeks.

      But THEY don't know everything. De cobweb ur house and porch.

      All that dusty stuff on the webs in your house is also mold.

      Anyway the air purifier cuts down mite mold fungus spores.

      The fungus and mold will also cause the sensation of bites and stings.

      Read about the fungus

      SPORO SCHENKII on wiki.

      Read the WHOLE THING.

      Sporo schenkii fungus is found all over the world. It bits and stings and leaves lesions.

      Ur pets can carry this fungus into ur house. They too can get it and get sick from it.

      It can get into ur lymph system. Get rid of clutter. Make ur home easy to clean.

      Do nit bring out door furniture inside ever.

      No more shopping at thrift stores.

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      tonykeywest 4 months ago

      I recently bought a piece of carpet padding from a carpet store and immediately when I unrolled it I started itching and feeling a tickling on my body. I have been to the Dr twice , Ive tried permithrin cream and tea tree oil, vinegar , oatmeal creams, and slowly it is getting better. Sunlight kills mites and molds so I am trying that now. I bought a roll of clear contact paper and hung it under the bed behind the headboard and have been catching some tony spiders and mites. Im going to have to get help identifying them. Knowing what is biting you is half the battle.

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      Lauren 4 months ago

      I use flea medication for large dogs on myself. It works. I seem to get the invisible mites every spring.

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      Debbie 4 months ago

      ComDeus,

      My MMS is on way. Should arrive any day from Australia. How do you use it in hair? What other recommendations do you have for its use?

      Thank you!

      Blessings!

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      That Girl Again 4 months ago

      ***Possible Solution***

      I signed up specifically to post this comment. That maybe what I went through can save someone the time and cost. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor so, keep that in mind. Seek medical care from a medical professional if needed.

      For months I would get what appeared to be mosquito-like bites in various placed on my body. This would only happen in my home and did not effect the rest of my family. They would only last a few hours to at most, a day if I didn't scratch it. I researched the heck out of bed bugs, dust mites, fleas, ticks, spider bites, etc. My symptoms didn't quite fit any of these things. I went through the time and expense of replacing carpets, throw pillows, and even replaced an entire living room set. I had all my carpets and mattress professionally steamed and my home cleaned from top to bottom. The "bites" seemed to go away for a few days and I thought I was finally in the clear. I discovered I had *pressure hives* from a sudden cat allergy. I did not have a runny nose, watery eyes, or anything else that would suggest an allergy. I didn't even know one could get hives from gentle pressure. Either way, I no longer touch the cat and I only get an occasional hive if I don't vacuum frequently enough. Hope this helps.

      Remember, I ain't a doctor and dont consider this medical advice.

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      topkhani@gmail.com 4 months ago

      WE had invisble crawly mites. we called then Zuzus.

      After two years of struggle we found a cure EUREKA!!!

      We tried dehumidifiers and spraying with rubbing alcohol – it help but the were always there.

      Last week we tried NEEM oil and it has made them run for life.

      First we tried on sofas, they became sweet – no zuzu crawl feeling.

      Then we sprayed with NEEM oil solution one room at a time, it is working great every where.

      When we sprayed closets they jumped into the clothes; we washed them and sprayed them also.

      So far no stains were found on anything – sofas or clothes.

      Buy Neem oil from Amazon or Walmart it is around $11 – we got Dyna-gro .

      You also need a bar of Aleppo soap or Castlle soap – we got Aleppo soap from local store $2

      Take 1.5 quarts of warm water (not hot – it can denature the oil), put the aleppo soap in it and rub some soap into the solution- this is just to emlsify the Neem oil.

      Put in One Table spoon of NEEM oil in it and mix well.

      Pour it in a sprayer – we used is Chapin 1002 48 oz hand sprayer $11 – this one can handle oil emulsion well and lasts.

      Then spray everything even walls for a couple of feet high and keep shaking the sprayer bottle while you spray to keep the oil from rising to surface.

      We plan to repeat every week until these are gone. But for long term I am sure all moisture problems must be resolved. If you have crawl space moisture problems, you can spray NEEM there also.

      SWEET FREEDOM!!! Stresss has dropped down to zero – I love to sleep again. Oh thank you Allah, Jesus, Ram, Buddha…

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      Sufferer 4 months ago

      Have any of you had pinprick blood spots in lines that look like scratches? That's what i keep getting. Dotted scratch marks all over my body :-(

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      hell 5 months ago

      I think I accidentally brought some invisible biters in with me... in the lowest point of my year...

      I dont have the money to fight them and feel helpless

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      dale 5 months ago

      The Invation of microscopic, Invisible parasites. What a nightmare.

      They're real & live where you live.

      The good news is, you can kill them.

      The bad news is, it takes some time.

      Create an environment that they can't hide (declutter/clean up) and are trapped (chaulk nooks and crannies). Immobilize them using Original Windex. Then seal/kill them using Spray Paint. a light mist on floors, walls, behind appliances and under sinks/cabinets. It should make things sticky/tacky. Only do this just before leaving for a couple hours because of fumes.

      Well it all started in my bathroom w/ a jumping/crawling sensation around my ankles, within days on my bed there was a crawling sensation all over my body & it never stopped for weeks, on my face was the most psychological torture. It felt like hairs moving/racing & sometimes burning if caught between my skin & cloth. One touch removed the sensation.

      Fleas or Bed bugs? these didn't bite or leave red marks & Silverfish don't stay on you as a group like these did, Dust mites? These things didnt look like any insect 5x magnified, I had samples on sticky tape & took them to Pest companies & The Department of Agriculture. They said these are not insects.(no legs, wings or tails). It looked like yellow/white clumps of crystals. Pest companies couldn't help cause it'd kill me to live around toxins used. I tried foggers, bug & dust mite sprays, repellants, Tea Tree & Eucylyptus oils, nothing worked, nor anyone helped. Meanwhile, i was sleeping 3 hours a night, losing my mind & faith in God.

      So I cleaned up, decluttered, rip carpets out, threw things out I didn't need & what I kept put in trash bags sealed w/duct tape in a closet.

      DE. (Diateneous Earth) food grade, Used a puffer for DE on bed, this stuff works. (It can dry your skin out) its useless if it gets wet, you need this to sleep, puff anywhere you feel them. Use trash bags as barriers anywhere needed between you & them.

      Use Borax 20 mule in a jar shaker on the floor. In cabinets, under sinks,  sweep up as to not see any lines. Buy allergy, mite resistant Bed covers and Pillow cases. (be careful washing,) Wear clothes, put in freezer, even shoesfor 24 hrs at least.

      When it's full, wash a load (1 cup detergent, 1/2 cup borax 20 mule & pine sol) if dryer's not hot then find one that is or dry it again.

      Keep each load tied in its own trash bag, only open bag to get what you need out.

      Use a Vacuum Cleaner a lot w/ an Allergy HEPI filter system (a must). Open outside during the day when sun is the hottest, then immediately put contents in trash bag/seal it & clean vacuum w/windex & clean. If they're all over you, stay in the sun or use original Listerene/water to get them off or just put clothes in freezer & go swimming at the pool or beach.

      No dry dusting, use a damp rag.

      Cut your hair/beard & trim nails.

      I used a lawn blower in my vehicle, then spray painted to immobilize/seal them, and the heat from the sun & they're gone.

      If you open anything sealed do it outside in the midday hot sun.

      After 2 months, thank God it's gotten better, i only feel them at my apartment & only certain spots in it.

      I looked into static electricity, delutional psycosis, allergies, meds or environment. But my facts are that i can put on freshly washed & dried clothes, work all day in them & not experience any crawling sensation at all. come home & immediately feel these things. Where its tacky, not anymore.  The low humidity thing was a waste of time and money, it's to hard to achieve.

      After 3 months, I got my life back w/DE, windex, spray paint, freezer, dryer  & a vacuum.

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      Debbie 5 months ago

      Thank you so much, ComDeus,

      Clearly I've been performing overkill. Literally. Most synthetics and cottons I've been doing at 25 seconds, at least 5 times with a few seconds between. I did burn hole in a sheet. Oops. My cotton bath towels I soak in bleach water in washer quite awhile before I continue cycle, dry on high, pack in storage tote and microwave for total of 100 seconds before use, but sometimes feel there's something in them. Is that my paranoia?

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      ComDeus 5 months ago

      Debbie: Nothing has worked faster than using the microwave oven on all non-metallic items. Most synthetic fabrics should be microwaved on each side for 13-40 seconds. If its a thin T-shirts for instance 13 seconds per side will kill 100 percent of the bugs. If its a thick down pillow try 19-22 seconds per side. When doing multiple layers like a folded blanket, try 30 seconds then flip it and do it again.

      When doing natural fibers you must reduce the time and give the item time (10-30 seconds) to cool off before flipping it over. We used to stuff a king sized comforter into our oven, 100 percent cotton cover and down feathers inside. It barely fit but we nuked it over and over at 12 seconds, then turned it slightly until we ended up in total nuking it for 120 seconds with several 30 second cool downs. It worked great! It is much faster, easier, cheaper than bleaching and washing and drying everything daily.

      The most challenging things to microwave have metallic zippers. The metal needs to be duct taped, then cut nuking times in half, then allow a cool down, then repeat. It will still work it just takes twice as long. Sometimes the metal can burn plastic treads, so be cautious.

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      Ken333 5 months ago

      I don't have an answer for these little devils but I have some quality of life tools that will help.

      1) dynazap handheld zapper - this thing will allow you to zap them To bug hell even though you can't see them. Slide it along the floor or bed and you will light them up. You can also slide it over your body over clothes but be very careful as this thing will deliver a jolt to you. Over time, you will know how to use it with minimal shocks. When these things are biting hard, the zapper is your new best friend.

      2) cayenne pepper - they hate this stuff. I mix cayenne pepper and light mineral oil together and spread it all over my body from head to toe. This will stop most of the biting over most of the body or at least minimize it. There little hearts just aren't in it when the pepper kicks in but they will still crawl about.

      3) neoprene socks (2mm) - these are for diving but I find them perfect for protecting my feet from bites. I buy the h20 brand on Amazon and they do fine in the washer and dryer. I run over the insides with the zapper to make sure

      4) netting for your feet - I make foot covers out of bug pants to cover my feet at night. I buy the coghlans bug pants ( on Amazon or sporting goods store) and cut off the legs, turn them upside down and tie the bottom. Then slide the drawstring end over your feet and tighten it around your leg. This will allow you to sleep in peace without the crawling sensation and biting .

      These are not solutions but I hope it helps your quality of life as it has mine until a solution is found. Good luck

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      dale 5 months ago

      The invation of the microscopic hard to kill pests.(invisible parasites).

      It happened to me in 2017..and what a nightmare it was, it started in my bathroom with a tapping and crawling sensation around my ankles, within days there was a crawling sensation all over me when I laid on my bed and it never stopped for 2-3 weeks. It felt like hair moving, static electricity, spider web and sometimes burning if caught between my skin & cloth or layers of skin. They didn't bite or leave a red mark and one touch removed the sensation.

      They're jumpers, around 7"-10" high, so i bought some 16" waterproof rubber boots. but because they're so lite that a breeze can make them airbourne and if they can get on your bed then on your upper body.

      I researched everthing, thought it to be fleas or bed bugs but they never did bite me or leave any red marks, thought it to be dust mites but any sample i took to pest companies or department of agriculture, they said these are not insects at all..what i had brought looked like yellow or white clumps of crystals or lint, later it was black and very tiny pieces. (who knows.) Maybe the DE crystalized them. I don't know. My best samples were in the beginning using a lamp with a bowl of dawn detergent but everyone said they'd never seen anything like this. That was the crazy/fearful part that no one could or would be able to help me, toxins that pest control companies would use would kill me living on or around it..but my apt. pest guy would spray some stuff that never helped, I tried foggers, as seen on t.v. dust mite killer sprays which was just essential oils. I bought tea tree & eucylyptus oils but nothing seemed to help. Tried Off or repell sprays. And it seemed to just piss them off.

      Meanwhile, i was sleeping for 3 hours a night on a tarp on my bed, I was losing my mind and faith in God.

      But i was told to try DE.

      DE (Diateneous Earth) food grade, it's your best friend. Use a puffer for DE on bed, furniture and you if need be. (be careful it will dry your skin out) its useless if it gets wet so re-apply as needed or vacuum it all up and start over..The trick here is that because they're microscopic that you need it so very thin, if you put it on the floor then sweep it up so as to not see any lines.

      But first thing is de-clutter. Clean up.

      Use a lot of trash bags as barriers everywhere between you and them then throw away the next day.

      Get rid of everything you own but your needs and then put what you keep in trash bags using duct tape.

      Use Borax 20 mule in a jar shaker on the floor. Works with a thin line also.

      Buy Allergy waterproof, mite resistant bed covers and pillow cases. (be careful washing, water will get twisted in the cover then you'll have 50 lbs in it and when it goes to spin cycle it'll destroy your machine.

      They're real, (they have hot spots.)

      They like you, (probably your dead skin.) your home, clothes and vehicle (they like mold like at toilet area, kitchen, computer area (dust bunnies) (i believe) and beds. (i know).

      They'll drive you insane, (cause you'll feel them all over.) the face is the worst.

      The good news is, you will kill them.

      The bad news is, it takes some time.

      The trick is to create an environment that they don't like (clean and airy) and to drown them (original windex) and seal them in.(spray paint)

      Wear clothes then put in freezer, even shoes. 24-36 hrs at least.

      When it's full, wash a load with 1 cup detergent, 1/2 cup borax 20 mule, 1/2 cup pine sol...if dryers not super hot then find one that is or dry it again.

      Keep each load tied in its own trash bag, only open bag to get what you need then seal up.

      Vacuum a lot, use a Vacuum Cleaner with an Allergy HEPI filter system (a must). Put vacuum in trash bag and outside until the middle of the day when sun is the hottest, then immediately put contents in trash bag /seal it and clean vacuum by straying original windex and let most of it drip then paper towel dry it. If they're all over you, do better next time then stay outside till it dries and any that are on you are dead then take a shower and spray a mist of original listerene and water to get them off or just put clothes in freezer and go swimming at the pool. I couldnt do this till april but the chlorine will kill them and sun light, i even put some pool water in a gallon jug and took home to put in a spray bottle.

      Taking a shower will help you not feel them for about an hour. So use a spray bottle of water for emergencies.

      Let fresh air in as much as possible.

      No dry dusting, it just stirs them up, so only use a damp rag.

      I did use a lawn blower in my vehicle in one open door and out the other, then used spray paint to seal them or stick to them. That and/or the heat from the sun and they're gone.

      I do know that its not just in my mind, i opened a case that was shut from the start/sealed and they all jumped on me, so if you open anything do it outside in the midday hot sun.

      At first I've seen them jump in bowls, jump in paint as i was rolling it after I ripped up my bedroom carpet, and i saw things in my hair.

      After 2 months and thank God its gotten better, i only feel them now from around the floor and also only in my apartment, never at other places when wearing fresh clothes or high up like on my bed. Find their Hot spots

      I can't verify or identify what these things are, i have already looked into static electricity, delutionary psycosis, allergies, meds or environment.

      But my facts are that i can put on freshly washed and hot dried clothes, work all day then go out and not experience any feeling or crawling at all, then i come home and feel things off the ground mostly at hot spots like (bathroom, kitchen, chair or bed area). Almost immediately and after a good feeding they chill out.

      They don't seem to be very high jumpers cause i can get up on my bed and not feel them hardly at all but i have experienced them higher (airbourne), just not as much as the ground. And i know they like me and my clothes.

      I can't explain what they are, some parasite thats acts as close to dust mites or the way they act, is all i can come up with..they're not silver fish cause they woundn't stay on you as a group like these will.

      But all that matters is that its getting better, I've caulked every nook and scranny.. I never saw in any info how to eraticate them..

      I tried the low humidity thing below 50% to kill them but it was just to hard to keep it that low for a continuos amount of time, like 2 weeks. My dehumidifier and 3 jugs of damp rid was a waste of time and money.

      I always think back to when 12-15 of them jumped in a soaped bowl in 1 hour and they drowned and were stuck there. I put a bowl out for 24 hours ago and found nothing in it.

      So its getting better (4/15/2017) and that makes me happy. If i can handle 100% on me 100% of the time than i can handle 25% on me 25% of the time, usually only on my bed now.

      I do try to keep an open mind. But cant deny what ive seen or collected.

      After 3 months, My theory is because they are so microscopic that aerosol sprays that spray out sticky stuff will seal them and stop them, spray paints of an areas color or clear gloss, or hair spray for beds and furniture..walking around on a sticky floor is perfect and that will grab them so they cant move then spray later to seal them in...

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      Margie 5 months ago

      Hi

      I am moving because the apartment I am in is on the first floor and the basement puddles every time it rains or snows and it is a breeding ground for mites.

      I am not sure I should bring my wooden furniture.

      I have gotten rid of anything with fabric including my mattress.

      If you know about wooden furniture and how to disinfect and if it is safe to take with me I would be very appreciative to hear you experience. Thanks

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      Debbie 5 months ago

      ComDeus, can you tell me the breakdown of how you microwave things? I know different fabrics heat more quickly. Wondering time culmination of total cycles for each thing.

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      Nat 5 months ago

      @AMin, so how did you treat your family and belongings if it was mold? We too discovered we had mold in our house, we found the source of the mold and got rid of it. But we have the same sharp pin pricks, itching, and crawling sensation. All 4 of my family members are going through the same exact symptoms, but I don't know how to treat my 2 children without poisoning them. they are 4 yrs old and 1 yrs old. :-(

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      Nat 5 months ago

      To the author FamilymanLm and everyone else here, how do we go about treating kids? I have a 1 year old and 4 year old, and I dont know how to get the mites off their skin. This is extremely depressing and makes me want to cry. I don't even know where I will find the time to do ask these things as my kids are very needy :-(

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      Debbie 5 months ago

      Hey all -

      Here is a page I found while researching in the middle of the night. It discusses the idea of this being a GMO Fungus that attracts bugs to us. For those of you experienced in this battle, please let me know your thoughts. It made a lot of sense to me. I'm a very healthy woman with a mostly alkaline system. Which is why everything else I'd read threw me off.

      I'm going to go back through it later this evening when I have more time.

      http://www.naturalnewsblogs.com/collembola-connect...

      Blessings

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      Debbie 5 months ago

      Thank you, ComDeus. That's exactly where I have it sitting. Springtails make sense. But what it crystal/glitter looking stuff? Thank you for heads up on headlice.org. I will check it out.

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      ComDeus 5 months ago

      Debbie: The Stinger zapper works 90-98% next to a computer on one of the more common bug types, but you will not see or hear anything because that particular type of bug is mostly microscopic. I suggest you go to Headlice. Org and read article about their study of people diagnosed with "Delusory Parasitosis". They found that most individuals who were diagnosed with imaginary parasites did indeed have Colembolla Springtales, found in the skin scrapings when viewed under an electron microscope! Show that article to your doctors and see if they will finally start to behave like a real scientist or will they conveniently remain pseudo-intellectuals, unwilling to research for themselves.

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      Debbie 5 months ago

      Thank you for info, Nad.

      I've a couple of questions if you don't mind.

      Was yours just itching or did you feel bites/pinches - especially when you were doing something to combat it? Also, the translucent/glitter particles. Did you see those in home, car, office etc? I agree they are in skin. I can see a few places each day where they come out of my face skin after I apply makeup for work. It leaves a pinhead sized red blood dot. I've been combatting this for nearly a year and am feeling extremely hopeless with the situation.

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      Nad 5 months ago

      My husband and I had gone through the invisible itching. We spent a lot of money trying to get to the bottom of it including hiring and environmental engineer to take air samples. We had a bird nesting in our mail box. In the same 2-3 week window, we got mite bites from a hotel, and we visited some land and had a bunch of ticks. After buying a kid's microscope and having our birds tested and buying oils and bringing out 2 pest companies, washing bedsheets/clothes nightly, cleaning and sanitising , bombing, using epsom salts ete etc (hell) we started to wonder why nothing was working and at that point considered that it was coming from our bodies. We thought it made sense to get Lyme's tested. We both tested positive and I later confirmed with one of my 2 doctors that Lymes can manifest itself as itching. 1 year abnd 9 months later, we started the Buhner protocol (see his book - healing lyme) and on it for about 6 weeks. Itching is going down for my husband. Mine is less as well. We both have more energy. One note, most Lymes Disease tests are not accurate so if you do do it, you really should spend the extra money and get IGenX test.

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      Mark 5 months ago

      I'm experiencing this now. It's really frustrating. I will try to use the listerine first. Thank you!

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      Debbie 5 months ago

      Hi The Eman,

      I'm curious - have you had the black specks and glitter/translucent particles? Or only the white threadlike and dog like hair?

      A question I have for everyone - does your skin seem to do better with or without lotion? Also, for the last few days I've been spritzing torso skin where I had outbreak with 91% alcohol. It is obviously killing and clearing up what was on my torso. I'm nervous to use it on my hair/scalp and face where I feel most of the crawling sensation. Ive also been alternating the spraying of my vehicle between windex and alcohol. I feel as though all of my non working time is spent combating this. I'm just so weary from this.