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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        Itgetsbetter 

        27 minutes ago

        This is my best tip:

        2 SHOWERS a DAY with TEA TREE shampoo - One a day with tea trees helps a ton! 2 a day I think will rid the problem almost entirely when combined with vacuuming and dehumidifiers. 1 before bed to help with sleep and 1 first thing in the am to wash away whatever bugs did overnight (if they are active at night)

        CLEAN VENTS OVER WHERE YOU SIT AND SLEEP AND OVER CLOTHING AND ADD CLEAR TAPE TO BLOCK airflow completely - insulation blowing around or white rust and mold spores can cause itching and get all over your clothing.

        SPRAY LISTERINE or VINEGAR on NIT COMB and comb out crawling bugs, especially around hairline. Listerine should also help keep them out of your hair since bugs hate the smell so hopefully you won't get reinfected when out in public. There is a problem with lice lately.

        My early christmas gift to you... ;)

        Bug catcher that doesn't damage the bug, an aspirator sort of? I have not purchased yet...

        https://www.amazon.com/Sonic-Technology-Bugbuster-...

        Microscope (I got a Discovery at Michaels):

        https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-2545786/nsi-smit...

        Consider the following:

        LICE, CHEWING LICE? - I just went to Walgreens and starting feeling the crawling while I was there. There was very little reason I would get that feeling since I didn't go in the grass, I was at Lowes previous to Walgreens and had no crawling sensation, I did not eat anything so it was not an allergic reaction to food. It makes sense that Walgreens would be more likely infested with something since they have clothing and they also have lots of anti-itch cream, lice meds etc so people that have lice and other things would be in that store a lot. Also, the ceilings are lower and so are the vents so maybe with all the rain, they also have crud on their AC or heating unit so stuff is floating around and making me itch. I am one with sensitive skin. I cannot wear wool at all since it gives me prickly heat and I turn red.

        CLOSE DRAINS - sinks and tubs - there are nats that come into the house through the pipes. Someone said pour bleach down the drains but I would research that one too since you could hurt your pipes.

        LAPTOP - PUT IT ON A STAND and LEAVE IT POWERED ON but locked with a password - When you shut it off, it might end up warm and wet from humidity. If you leave it on, the fan will dry it out. keep it off your lap on a stand so whatever is in it doesn't crawl on you.

        SPRAY BASE OF HOUSE and UNDER BASEBOARDS INSIDE OFTEN - to keeps bugs from coming in under the baseboards. Ortho Home Defense and Malathion (this one is sticky and collects dust so messy)

        FOOT FUNGUS CAUSES ITCHING AND BURNING ON FEET - It might not be the shoes. The reason it goes away when you take off your shoes and socks is because your feet become dry and cool. With shoes and socks, they might be wet and sweaty and fungus can grow. There are home remedies for foot fungus. I'm experimenting with hydrogen peroxide, airing out (wear flip flops), baking soda, neosporin, baby powder, vinegar. Be sure to wash your feet in the shower and bleach the bottom of the tub since you could be passing foot fungus around in the shower in homes with multiple people.

        The west coast had a MITE INFESTATION that has moved east. Check the porch, gutters, attic and eaves for bird nests. Set up an owl outside to keep the starlings/birds away.

        SONAR PLUG-INs to get rid of rodents? This could cause mites to come in the house again, if they were in the mouse nests etc. I know this worked for bugs for me in the past, spiders and centipedes. I'm using them now and it is not working for these bugs but they did scare the mice out I think since my dog found a couple in the yard shortly after I plugged those in. It says it won't go through walls. Read the label; these will affect small pets, like birds, mice, gerbils, hamsters so you wouldn't be able to use them. Some people have tiny dogs and they might not want to use these.

        KENTUCKY AND THE STATES ABOVE AND TO THE EAST had a huge amount of rain and are infested with no-seeums, though I think many bugs, like spring tails, mites, and ants are way worse than is typical.

        SEAL THE HOUSE - my window ac units foam strips had fallen down so bugs were literally coming in the house. I replaced the foam, added clear tape to completely seal and added another strip of foam to the bottom of the window, from the outside. That was a HUGE improvement.

        MOTH PACKS IN THE CLOSET AND DRESSERS - If it gets rid of moths I'm hoping it gets rid of any bugs in clothing though I am still washing clothes with borax and vinegar and any time I feel crawling.

        I SEALED BOX SPRING with plastic tarp and clear tape and put a bottom sheet over it. I did notice a few fleas in there I think but I don't know for sure since I did not put them under a microscope. I plan to get a bed bug encasement for the mattress though I see none, I did see one carpet beetle.

        SWITCH TO LAMINATE pop together FLOORING instead of carpet. It should be fairly simple to put in aside from cutting the boards to make them fit. It is a much cheaper alternative to flooring than real wood or carpet or tile and way better than linoleum. Lowes has really nice looking options about $1.49 per square foot I think? Note: The cheapest one is not as very good quality. It would cost, say $200-400 per bedroom, instead of a 1000 per room and much more. Cutting the boards would require saw horses and a circular saw ($20 and $40 minimum). Watch videos first. I believe a pad is needed underneath so that might cost more. Then if you have issues you can pop them out. No sealing the floor, no glue is required.

        BAKING SODA CARPET WINDOW SILLS everything - one of the posts below said to do this. I have done a little of this but plan to do much more as needed since that person said it solved the problem.

        2 OZ LISTERINE (original), 2 OZ WITCH HAZEL and 1.5 teaspoons (1/2 tablespoon) TEA TREE OIL (by vitamins) for bug repellent.

        MOP or VACCUUM the location you are standing or sitting in, whenever you feel something jump on you or crawl on you. Spray the furniture you are on with vinegar or tape lint roll it.

        I'm sorry for those of you who are just starting this process. It was the worst in the beginning but it does get better as you learn how to manage it.

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        JenHarper 

        5 hours ago

        I'm really angry we can't get help. Too many people all going through similar problems. It's an epidemic. Like everyone else here; I researched and researched but think if you can't identify what it is it's hard to find the right combo to kill them. I'm thinking from the sharp pin like stings that I get on my ankles and lower legs, that it's Collembola, they have those ugly stinger things.

        I use 91% alcohol (lots and lots of it), in a spray bottle. Clove Oil/Peppermint essential oil in a spray bottle with the alcohol, that way it dries up really quickly. Vacuum (cracks, crevices, walls, mattress covers). A vinegar and water solution for cleaning and for laminate floors. They seem to like moisture, the dark and can get aggressive sometimes. Mostly when the AC is on and it's cold and dry. I also use Good Night Spray by Spray Away in closets, under the bed and anywhere nearby, I feel them jumping on me. I use a bleach solution spray bottle, in the bathroom in the tub, shower, shower curtains and Swifter the bathroom floor with it. Ammonia in my laundry, hot cycle, power wash with soak and extra rinse cycle. I fold, separate, and bag clean clothes. Iron everything including underwear. I noticed they seem to get less active when the humidity goes up. I need a couple of good de-humidifiers.

        They like to cling to fabric and hair, and will head straight up your back into your hair. Found a bunch of what looked like tiny white eggs attached to the side of a plastic storage bin, noticed they made me itchy. PLEASE IF YOU'VE GOTTEN RID OF THEM TELL US HOW.

        I found this on Wikipedia when they were starting to set up a Wiki on mites, it's like their notes.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Mite Please check it out. They wrote the only way to clean up mites is with a microfiber cloth, and it has to be cleaned in ammonia.

        This is an archived site called AfterMite https://web.archive.org/web/20151031045335/http://...

        Here they talked about some of the solutions people are using on the Wiki link.

        Sulphur has a recognisable irritating odour, may stain clothes and is slow to act; on the positive side sulphur can last a long time

        Lye is an irritant which must be used with great care and can damage skin; on the positive side lye is cheap and easy to use

        Ammonia can irritate air passages and damage human skin

        Alcohol evaporates too quickly to be anything more than a temporary measure against an infestation; on the plus side kill rate is very high and at rates which do not damage human skin

        Menthol crystals are expensive; on the positive side menthol crystals can be placed into a container to kills mites where mites are infesting human clothes, books or other objects

        Borax dissolved in water must be continually applied in layers to ensure contact with mites; on the positive side borax is cheap, and when mixed with water can be sprayed in all areas of a house including carpets to kill mites and form a protective barrier against an infestation with little side effects on humans

        *****they wrote: A cure was found a long time ago - benzyl benzoate. Acts as both an insecticide and as a repellent

        Thanks for sharing all your stories and information; it helps more than you know.

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        wonderer 

        12 hours ago

        Mine is a form which dies with antiseptic and is associated with hair. With complete shaving it goes but as soon as hair grows 1 cm it somehow returns.

        I found this link yesterday with natural remedies like mustard oil, neem oil, coconut oil etc. Tried Mustard oil on me last night, seems to work like antiseptic.

        http://iremedynow.info/6-natural-home-remedies-for...

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        Itgetsbetter 

        24 hours ago

        I think this helped a lot but I am not sure since a storm rolled in and it got cooler out when I did this one (cooler temps mean less bugs). I took down the vent over where I sit and noticed WHITE RUST fell from it (little white specs). the wet AIR CONDITIONER COIL oxidizes and creates white rust which is thrown through the vents and I believe it is very itchy, similar to insulation. I cleaned, shut, and used CLEAR PLASTIC TAPE TO COVER VENTS that I sit or sleep under and felt better immediately though like I said, it got cooler outside when I did this. White rust can mean your ac coil will deteriorate (I read) though I have not attempted to verify that, it does make sense since rust eats metal.

        It's been about 5 months now and I have been managing this problem enough to sleep and sometimes be mostly bug free for days (mainly with vacuuming and dehumidifiers, tape lint rollers, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and avoiding the grass). It is nearly gone now, though probably because it's cooler outside and the bugs don't like that. If the change was temperature related, that would mean it was something like no-seeums, midges, spring tails, possibly mites? Some insect that mainly multiplies in warm wet climates, so usually near bodies of water, and are also small enough to get inside the house. Also, some of it is likely fleas since I did lint roll a decent amout of what looked like pepper. I have never seen anything jump and I don't have many bites on my ankles so I didn't think it was fleas but I donn't have great vision and have also been taking allergy meds so that might prevent fleas from biting me (antihistamines help with bug bites? I'm not sure about that).

        I still believe VACUUMING and quiet, good DEHUMIDFIERS are the best for this problem. Keeping the dehumidifier well below 50% humidity AT ALL TIMES to prevent attracting bugs which then multiply in the house. I empty the dehumidifier before bed and set it to continuous (50% is the default setting and I don't remember if I can change that). During the day I set it to 35% so if it runs out, the humidity does not climb up to over 50% before I notice. I don't want to run a hose through the room and you aren't supposed to put these near the bathroom. Also, the first one i bought was not capturing water near as much as the 2nd one which is costing me an extra $50 a month. The first is a cheapest GE (around $100 bucks I think), the second cost $170 or something and is quieter (though still pretty loud), a Hisense Energy Star. I have to empty this twice a day.

        I am also now using ISOPROPEL ALCOHOL (POISONOUS AND FLAMABLE!!!) and water in a spray bottle. I would not use it if you smoke as you could set yourself on fire and I don't spray that around any fire or electrical, appliances, ovens, stove tops etc, but it kills bugs on contact, ALL bugs I think.

        I'm using ALOE GEL as a bug repellent since the hunters I know use that for at least chiggers. That seemed to work great. If you are worried about scabies, I believe I read somewhere that this was one of the things that could help with that too. You should research it but I think it said to apply to entire body every other day for 3 weeks? I can't really remember though so do Google that. It also said that it should be pure aloe. As a bug repellent, the regular green bottle of Aloe is working fine for me so far (I only tested once or twice so far). NOTE: If you decide to get an aloe plant KEEP IT AWAY FROM PETS. Symptoms: Vomiting, depression, diarrhea, anorexia, tremors, change in urine color. I'm not sure how you would keep it from a cat unless you ban it from a room with a door. You could possible encase it in the smaller chicken wire? I can't see how aloe could hurt someone so i think this is one of the best things I found yet, if it helps ultimately. Aloe is a miracle plant and great for your skin.

        I'm still washing clothes frequently with BORAX and VINEGAR and TAPE LINT ROLLING the furniture, carpets, dog, dog beds. There are some tape lint rollers that pick up bigger particles for dogs and also some with a long handle for the carpets. Also still taking showers before bed with TEA TREE SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER (cheapest at walmart). CORN STARCH BABY POWDER, to stay cool and dry, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, or yes, bleach on feet once in a while (a quick light swipe - this is another POISON AND IT CAN BURN SKIN so research first as I am nearly certain a doctor would tell you NOT to do this). I am in wet shoes and socks in the wet grass a lot and it is easy to get itchy feet/athletes feet from being wet all the time. Most people who are dry all day would not need to do this.

        I have also been digging up the ground around the house and then putting ANT TRAPS under really heavy rocks (so the dog doesn't get them). The ants are really bad due to all the rain and they will come in the house since they are drowning in the yard. Those are almost completely gone now but ants do come back so I will check on this fairly often. Note that IF YOU SPRAY INSTEAD OF USING TRAPS TO eventually KILL THE QUEEN ANT, YOU SPLIT THE COLONIES AND WILL HAVE DOUBLED THE PROBLEM AT A MINIMUM. The only other option is to kill the entire nest but how would you know how deep and wide the nest is? You have to use traps to get the queen. Terro is great since you can see the ants in the traps but the liquid spills. Raid works great and doesn't spill but I cannot always see the ants.

        Hope it is cooling of for everyone and helping with your bug prob.

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        Pete 

        27 hours ago

        I think this is why some people feel the mites and some people don't and why you can't get rid of them. Research Candida and yeast on the internet. I'm going to go on a candida and yeast diet and take the the recommended supplements and cut sugar from my diet. Research candida and mites on the internet. I copied this from anther website.

        .Why Do I Seem to Attract Mites?

        Are mites more attracted to some people than others? Why do mites attack me more than other people living within the home? Is there something about my personal makeup that attracts mites?

        Candida is popular buzzword worth researching online. Many holistic practitioners believe that mites are more attracted to individuals with fungal infections of the skin or intestinal tract. Springtail customers are especially concerned about battling candida infections. Many insist that they seem to be less attractive to micro tiny attackers when they remove bread, pasta and sugar from their diets. Symptoms of candida overgrowth may include brain fog, intense sugar cravings, weight gain, abdominal bloating and nail fungus. Your doctor can administer a simple candida test, or you can purchase one online.

        Lyme Disease is another condition worth researching. Borrelia burgdorferi is a bacteria of the spirochete class and the main causative agent of Lyme Disease. Those infected with this bacteria are prone to bizarre neurological sensations such as tingling, crawling, numbness and buzzing. I’ve received many calls from people who believe that the Lyme bacteria makes them more attractive to insects, including mosquitoes, gnats and no-see-ums. While their stories are very compelling, it’s important to understand that this theory of attraction is not proven. There’s a huge difference between hearsay and medical research. Phone calls are not documentaries, and blogs are not medical journals. There’s a long list of factors that make certain people more attractive to insects, including excessive sweat, increased pheromones, higher body temperatures and varying carbon dioxide emissions. Discuss ALL of these factors with your doctor, and get tested for Lyme as part of a comprehensive health maintenance program.

        Allergies can sometimes make it appear as if one person in the home is more attractive to mites than others. If Dad has a couple minor bites and Mom’s skin is badly riddled with marks, it could be that Mom is experiencing intense allergic reactions while dad isn’t showing much evidence of nightly attacks. An over-the-counter antihistamine can help lessen the body’s reaction to mite bites.

        *Mite cases increase dramatically in the summertime. Many cases are connected to pets, mold or landscaping materials. In other words, mite infestations are not always tied to candida or chronic illness. Bird and rodent mites tend to bother all occupants living within a given space, although people with compromised immune systems can experience much greater irritation. The same is true of mange mite infestations, particularly those connected to sarcoptic and cheyletiella mites. The human scabies mite is quite adept at infesting anyone who comes into direct contact with it, including young or healthy individuals with no preexisting medical conditions.

        Are there any natural supplements I can take to help my immune system kill mites and fungus?

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        Raw Garlic

        Turmeric (Available in pill form.)

        Oregano Oil

        Peppermint Oil

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        Coconut Oil

        Seabuckthorn Oil

        Apple cider vinegar

        Royal Jelly

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        Pete 

        29 hours ago

        The Mr Heater propane heater I have helps, but they come back. I don't think it gets hot enough. I don't really have many biting mites anymore. I only get bid every once in a while. But let me tell you those bites hurt when they do bite. My problem now is the crawling mites. I think they are cotton nematodes which someone else said they were. I know when I put cotton socks on, they go right on my socks and I can feel them crawling around on my feet and shoes and now they are at work in my cubicle. I don't know how I'm going to get rid of them at work because I can't spray there or take my equipment to work and then they get on me when I leave work and get in my car. I have a liquid nitrogen tank which I filled up today which works really good and I am good for about a week and then they come back. I believe they are getting on my clothes from other places and bring them in my house. I think eventually I may buy one of the expensive bed bug electric heaters that cost $1700 because I know high heat kills them and that's the only way to get them all in my house and my small bed bug heater for my clothes works great. then I will have to figure out doing something about my cubicle at work....im just sick of this sh#t and the thousands of dollars of spent already and I'm still not mite free : (

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        Lena 

        39 hours ago

        Hi Josette I understand you and all the other persons here. For me, it started 9 months ago when I slept at a friend's cottage, deep in the forest, after we celebrated new year (what an amazing gift to start the year).

        At first I thought it could be lice but it wasn't. There were people with cats and dogs and my friend also had a little henhouse (with two hens in it), so I thought maybe fleas? But it still wasn't that. I searched for everything, bed bugs etc, thought it could be bird mites because of the hens. People here and on other topics talk about bird mites, cheyletellia etc but they are so microsopic, how could we figure that out without any medical help?

        I believe most of people here are from the US, I live in France and many other french people share the same problem. We all were treated as madmen by the doctors and dermatologists who saw us, as they cannot see anything.

        We were at least 10 people sleeping at the cottage and nobody but me got these symptoms, I believe there is a story of low immune systeme or whatever attracting these things to us in particular.

        I've tried all the remedies possible and nothing seemed to work, on the contrary it looks like they have become more and more resistant.

        What seems to calm things down for me is essential oils and sport. I believe they are strongly attached to our skin and our scalp because whenever I sweat a lot, I feel them being unstuck of my body and starting to get angry (I get bitten harder). I shower right after and I feel them on the floor of my bathtub, biting my feet, so I pour vinegar on my feet and I don't feel anything afterwards.

        However I go and sit on my bed and this starts again. It makes me crazy

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        Josette 

        42 hours ago

        @Lena,

        I do, on both counts. Whatever it is, can live in dust and float from the ceiling and the walls. I believe it gets in the ventilation system as well. I've dealt with this for more than a year, and still cannot find out what it is.

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        Lena 

        2 days ago

        does anybody here also have glittery/shiny tiny dots on their skin? and if you also see dust floating around you even if you're not moving at all?

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        Pete 

        3 days ago

        Jose. Do not put DE on your body and face and in your your bed. If you get DE in your lungs, you will damage them. DE is silica and is only supposed to be used in cracks and crevices in your house. Try using an electric blanket in your bed. good luck!

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        Abugslife 

        3 days ago

        Hey pete! Keep us posted on the mr buddy heater. Very interested in how effective that might be. How hot are you getting the areas you are trying to heat?

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        Josie925 

        4 days ago

        I went to my regular family dr. And I think she pretty much thinks I’m insane! I was very agitated as well when she asked me If I was using any type of illegal substances!So she did refer me to a Dermatologist. I made an appt for 8:45 this Tuesday! I hope the Dr.can at least identify the mite that’s eating me alive. I have a good friend comming over tommorrow to help Me clean really well and atleast help to get e started on Pete’s tricks that are working so that I’m able to do it myself. The diatomaceous Earth( food grade) burns my eyes like razor blades are in them and it really irritates my skin BAD,so there is no way I would dare be as brave as you are briteyes50 LOL i have a ring if DE around my bed also and I vacuum and reapply every other day. I did find a new thing that worked really well for me. Last night and tonight I’ve saturated my hair with unrefined cold pressed coconut oil. I had no problem going to sleep and I had to sleep with a towel under my head, but it worked! I also bought a big bottle of Benadryl and took 2 and 8 hours later I took 2 more. Yes I got relief and sleep! Good luck to you and I will update on what the Dermatologist says. Gnite my Mighy Mite buddy’s

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        Pete 

        4 days ago

        Spraying salt on my legs didn't work, but I figured out that its the ammonia in sweat which why I don't feel the mites after I work out. Which is why the Fantastik and Windex works to kill the mites. The ammonia is in both of them. I would recommend just wiping everything down with straight ammonia. I also bought one the those propane Mr Heater buddy's $85 at Walmart with the 15 lb propane tank. Heat the places where you sit and it will kill the mites. The mites hang out where you are the most. The heater gets really hot and its safe. I also ran it in my bathroom and it worked. I'm going to run it in my car tomorrow. so far so good : )

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        briteyes50 

        7 days ago

        There is the difference between the food grade DE & the other insect DE. Tru they both are bad on the lungs so I will be getting a dust mask. I also intend to use sea salt. I also started taking fresh organic garlic - also helps to eliminate sugar eat veggies chill on the fruits. Drink lots of water. Pete, Ive been doing what you have suggested except for the bed bug heater & dehumidifier cannot afford that - I hve lowered my temp in the house to keep it cooler, sprinkled some borax where I sleep, use garbage bags to cover my pillows, & use lysol spray, 90% alcohol, bleach in laundry & toilets, after laundry put clothes in garbage bags as well! I live in FL so the weather has been very hot humid & rainy - totally sucks!!! Good luck to you Josie, I hope all works out!

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        Pete 

        7 days ago

        After doing some more research just now on the Web, I think this will work and cost very little. Put salt with water in a spray bottle and spray it on you. Salt will kill mites. I actually haven't tried this yet, but I just read about other people on the web doing this with success. I also noticed that after I exercise on don't feel the mites on me. Sweat has salt in it which is probably why they don't go on me when I'm sweaty.

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        Pete 

        7 days ago

        Do Not sprinkle diatomaceous Earth(DE) on your body and hair. If you do you may get it in your lungs and will have bigger problems than mites. You may damage your lungs. DE is Silica. Ozone doesn't work either and also can damage your lungs. DE for bugs is only supposed to be used in cracks and crevices in your house. The best thing to do is to buy a dehumidifier, vacuum every day, wipe everything down as much as you can, dust, buy a bed bug heater for your clothes, don't wear your shoes in the house and don't take public transportation if you can. I have pretty much resolved the mite problem, buy doing these things, however they are till there sometimes, but its very minimal and I can live with it vs what I was going through before I did these things...

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        Josie925 

        7 days ago

        Deb im going to try the Garlic pills. Anything to try to help. briteyes50 I’ve got a huge bag of the diatomaceous Earth that I bought when this all started back in July when was treating for the bedbugs. That I don’t have!! Yes, I have a crawling sensation!!! I Live in Ohio, and I am going to move ASAP. No I do not work aylonger due to having Type1 Diabetes since the age of 8 and now I’m having some serious health issues from it .I’ve already contacted my son who lives an hour from me and let him know that I’m going to be sending package to his house that are going to include new clothing along with other items I’m going to need when I move.I’m already starting to order online. I’m not taking anything with me. I’m calling and making a Dermatologist appt on Monday! Has anyone else been to a Dermatologist about thus to get the mites identified?

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        Pete 

        8 days ago

        Re: cotton nematodes: I think your right. I grew up in the country and there we had dust in are house because it gets everywhere when you live in the country and I never felt these things on me growing up. I think there on the toilet paper also. I don't have biting mites anymore. I figured out I picked those up when I started riding the bus(public transportation) a couple of years ago. I stopped riding the bus about six months ago after I figured out I was picking them up on the bus and then biting all stopped and I just had to get rid of the remaining ones that were on my shoes and in my car. However, high heat above 120 degrees will kill them, so if you have the money buy one the those bed bug electric heaters and bed bug clothes heaters and a sauna if you can afford it..Goodluck….

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        Mandy 

        8 days ago

        I’m pretty confident these things are cotton nematodes. Google them and you will be shocked and a bit freaked out but I feel like that’s what is it. Take a cotton ball or q tip apart and hold it up to light. You will see the fabric sway and move by itself almost like it’s grabbing for something....like a serpent it’s crazy! Not all the fabric moves because the nematodes are very small and hide in the fabric so not all fabric is infested! I read somewhere cotton products are being shipped to us from other countries like this! Cotton is suppose to be sterilized before making clothes and such and people either aren’t sterilizing on purpose or just aren’t using high enough heat degree as sterilization is supposed to kill them. Ladies watch out using tampons as well! They are in tampons!! This is pure hell!! Warm or hot water washings, Borox in clothes, and lint roll your heart out!! Lint roll bedding, furniture, car, and even animals! It’s the best way to keep them at bay. Pray to God often as the devil brought these monsters and only wants to separate you from God. Nothing seems to eliminate but lint rollers are my best friend! Ironic thing is stores in my hometown run out of lint rollers fast so I am convinced this is a quiet epidemic we are dealing with! Hang in here guys!!! Remember your not alone in this fight!!!

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        11 days ago

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        briteyes50 

        11 days ago

        Josie, I am sooooo sorry to hear this. Can you live somewhere else - try the food grade DE as I suggested - what state do you live in? Im moving to Wy from FL. DO you have crawling sensations? Have yoiu been to the DR.? What I have suggested is not expensive - do you work - anyway to get $$ to try these things?? PLS hang in there I know so well how tuff it is & I want to give up but trying so hard myself to hang in!!!! Deb: THats another thing I need to get - best if its the cloves not pills - I use bs with a toothbrush on my eyebrows - helps a little. Thanks for the advice Debs!

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        Debs 

        11 days ago

        Try taking garlic my husband doesn’t get bit. My mother in law used baking soda it helped she put in on her body and sprinkle on her sheets. She Vacuumed daily use baking soda and Diatomaceous Earth in carpets and on window seal and all crevices. When I visited my mother in law I used rubbing alcohol on a cloth it helped get the itch off quick. Don’t bring used stuff in your house till you vacuumed and wiped it down those little critters multiply quick. I haven’t been to my mother in laws but she said they are gone from her house now. Good luck

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        Josie925 

        11 days ago

        Briteyes50, I’m seriously going insane! When I talk to my stepfather bout thus get totally ignores me because it’s his house Nd he doesn’t want to put out money so he would just as soon live with it

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        briteyes50 

        12 days ago

        From what I have been hearing that seems to work pretty good is food grade DE - dust on entire body bedding & on hair like how when you dye it - cover every part. On hair use selsum blue with selenium sulfide a little bit of tea tree oil & sea salt leave on for 10 minutes use this for yr eyebrows as well. Make sure when u use the food grade DE it is DRY - do not mix with water or anything wet. Its worth a try & doesnt cost an arm & a leg. Amazon sells all this stuff! JOSIE you are NOT alone!!! Believe me I am soooooo miserable tooooo they just seem to not stop it can drive one totally insane - Im trying desperately to keep my kool & its very hard they keep gettin at mefrom head to toe even now as I type -Its like a 1000 at the same time!!!

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        M Sotired 

        12 days ago

        Thank you, Pete. Not sure I'll spend the $ on ozone generators then. $500+ to run 2 of them for 24hrs. I know they are used widely here in Australia for odor and mould. Not so sure about mites. I will try it when I run out of other options.

        I've been reading about turpentine. Might try this topically. Have to find the 100% pure gum spirits of turpentine though.

        Has anyone used it?

        Josie, you should see a doctor. Otherwise, there's a lot of things you can try. Read as much as you can then decide from there.

        That's what we are all doing. Good luck.

        MS

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        Josie 

        12 days ago

        I’m miserable ,thus has been going on for a couple If months now. My mother doed in January and I live with my stepdad. I’m getting bit all he time to where is unlivable almost. My stepfather is 70 and it doesn’t bother him! I don’t know why these are just now here.im losing my mind. I kept spraying for bed bugs. I’ve spent almost $400 in the last 2 months for bed bug covers got the Feds and pillow covers,gallons of bedbugs spray and I’ve never seen not one bedbug! I need help because this is my stepfathers house and he’s got my sons and the whole family laughing at me and saying that I’m crazy! I’m isolated now. I won’t speak to any of them. I’m not crazy. I’m getting eaten alive by something I can’t see .

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        Pete 

        12 days ago

        I tried ozone. It didn't work and it will make you sick breathing it. Also your whole house will smell really bad. Its banned in California I believe.. I don't recommend it. It did nothing for me except make my house uninhabitable. .Its mainly used to get really bad smells like mold out of the house. I have mostly killed most of the biting mite so far. I still have the dust mites. Although not as bad. I did have complete mite free when I used liquid nitrogen, but it only lasted about a week. I bought the tank on ebay, but it is very dangerous and I don't recommend the average person doing it. I'm thinking about buying one of the electric bed bug heaters with fan that heat the whole house up over 120 degees.They cost from $1200 to $1700. Right now though my house is livable and I only have the dust mites which don't really bother me as long as I where pants. but, I can feel them sometimes on my eyelashes and face when I sleep which is why I want to completely eliminate them : )

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        M Sotired 

        13 days ago

        Pete, I agree about the termites. Probably not what most of us here are fighting.

        I am going to try the dehumidifiers.

        Has anyone tried Oxone generators? I've read mixed reviews, some saying they help.

        MS

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        Pete 

        2 weeks ago

        Re: termites. I don't have termites and I don't think most people here have termites. Here is what is working for me.

        -Don't where your shoes inside the house, you will track them inside if you do.

        -They thrive in humidity, buy a dehumidifier.

        -use a portable heater to dry your house out in high humid areas.

        -If they are in your car, run the portable heater in your car.

        -Some people are using propane heaters to heat the house up, they die if the temp is over 120 degrees, there are some videos on youtube with people killing bed bugs this way. although if you do this be very careful, it could be dangerous if you don't know what your doing.

        -buy a bed bug heater. You can get them on ebay for about $100, you can put your shoes and bedding in the heater and it will kill the bugs

        -there are electric heaters with fans people sell on the internet to kill bed bugs which will work, but they cost from $1200 to $1700.

        -use a electric blanket to heat up your bed, this will take the moisture out of your bed and also kill the bugs.

        -Ive tried all the chemicals and they don't work or is temporary.

        -Heat over 120 degrees and keeping the humidity down is what works.

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        Rhinotermitidae 

        2 weeks ago

        Rhinotermitidea (subterranean termites)

        After 1 year and 3 months of research and experiencing all the same “bird mite” effects I have come to the conclusion they are actually termites. Call an expert termite tech to treat your home. If you cannot afford it buy Ortho Home Defense Termite & Destructive Bug Killer and treat the perimeter of your home.

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        M Sotired 

        2 weeks ago

        Thank you, AJ.

        I have been increasing the use of our version of Lysol and it seems to help. Especially in my car that I am spraying heavily when I exit every night.

        I haven't used it on the carpet as yet. I was arranging for steam cleaning and treatment, but advice I received today was that removing all carpets is the best option.

        Not exactly what I wanted to hear, so I will have to reassess my plan.

        Another setback.

        You are fortunate in that you are in a rental. When you own a property it's not that easy to leave.

        If you can, get out as soon as possible.

        Once they invade your skin, the fight is even tougher.

        Take care

        MS

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        AJ 

        2 weeks ago

        Dear M Sotired:

        The ingredients in Fantastik are as follows:

        Ative Ingredients:

        a-Alkyl (60% C14, 30% C16, 5% C12, 5% C18) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides......0.11%

        a-Alkyl (68% C12, 32%, C14) dimethyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chlorides....0.11%

        Other Ingredients.....98.78%

        The label states that it kills 99.9% of bacteria and germs. It is sold as a household cleaning product by S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc. (Racine, Wisconsin 53403).

        Sincerely,

        AJ

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        M Sotired 

        2 weeks ago

        AJ sorry to hear about your problem. We are all here to share and hopefully help each other.

        What ingredients are in the Fantastik spray?

        I'm in Australia, we don't have that here.

        LindaWells, your situation sounds much like mine. Have you tried Steri Fab?

        I'm not sure what to try next, with limited funds. So many options. It's confusing, exhausting.

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        AJ 

        2 weeks ago

        At first blush, I thought this blog was going to end with a punch line. And, from the many comments on the topic, I feel comfortable sharing as well.

        Each of you described the same exact sensations I've been experiencing since June. For the life of me, I have never experienced anything like this. I read the post where the guy sold his home after 20 years and soon thereafter noticed the imperceptible sensations. And, the post where the guy is the only one affected by them, even sleeping in the same bed as his girlfriend.

        I completely relate. And, now I know its not something I'm imagining. I moved to a rental property in June. After a few weeks I began scratching myself. There's an addition to the home that I turned into an office. I would scratch my legs and arms raw. As I'm typing this message, I'm being consumed. I feel them crawling on me and stinging me this very moment. I've noticed my hair getting thinner. The constant scratching is inevitable. I've felt them in my eyebrows, on my face, and in my ears and nose. I'm constantly scratching and poking.

        I spent many hours in my office studying for the July 2018 Bar exam. It was pure hell having to study and combat the constant urge to scratch. I pulled out almost every single hair from my right eyebrow. That's how bad it had gotten. I bought some tea tree shampoo and tea tree oil, thinking it might be demodex. I essentially bathed myself in tea tree oil two ties a day for two weeks. I still felt them. The sensation is intense and unrelenting.

        The rental home I'm living in has wood floors throughout except in the office. When I first moved in I noticed many defects in the addition. It was exposed to the outside elements to an alarming degree. When it rained, pill bugs or rollie pollies would come marching in through cracks and crevices, single-file. Flying insects would dive-bomb me while I sat at my desk studying. I bought some sealant and managed to seal about 90% of the outside elements. Then it dawned on me. The carpet! The source of my misery lives in the carpet. And, I spent hours upon hours in there. To the point I was completely saturated. I sprayed Fantastik on the carpet and that seemed to work quite well. It is a game of trial and error. But, now that I know the source, routine applications of Fantastik should be all that is needed. I'm not renewing the lease, that's for sure!

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        briteyes50 

        2 weeks ago

        What everyone said is sooooo tru! Im staying at a hotel close to home to get some relief, NOT they followed me there - I keep the room temp at 69 degrees but NOPE they seem to adjust - Ive taken epsom salt baths at nite then shower in the morn! Nothing works Im home now just to get on the computer - its like when one is away I can feel small stings then they keep at it & then it gets more intense, Im covered in a rash getting worse on my hips back, waist & tummy! Trying to figure out WHY this is happening. I have contemplated suicide as well, but the other part of me says no - I have never experienced anything like this. I have done the same with the wash, plastic bags, lysol spray, bleach, alcohol etc. NOTHING works. Some seem to go to the veins! I dont have O type blood! THis all started with pulling weeds at the house I just bought - this too me is evil & wanting to move, but fear they will follow me no matter where I go!!!!!! I have been praying for all those who are suffering with this evil insect or whatever it is!

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        LindaWells 

        2 weeks ago

        Sigh....these things can drive you insane and some people have even considered suicide as a way out. I believe they are microscopic, transparent, mites. Because of allergies, I've not been too aggressive with using chemicals. Whatever I have in my environment and clothing come out at night and I guess hide during the day. I moved and unfortunately have brought them with me (in clothing in a dresser, that was not bagged). They were released into a closet, and somehow ended up in the box spring I didn't have the money to cover.

        What's interesting is for those who said they've gotten rid of them either want to charge you to find out how; buy products through their website, or don't really explain in detail what they're protocol was.

        They swarm, attach to clothing, body hair and make their way to wherever there is moisture on or in your body cavities. No bites, just the sensation of crawling, itching, and a gritty dirty feeling to my skin. After showering them off, my skin sometimes stings. They can't swim, and soap and hot water rinses them off your skin and out of your hair.

        The problem I see is there's a cycle of re-infestation. When you wash your bagged clothing, they get on you, or your clothes, if your clothes are not completely submerged and in soapy hot water, they don't die, then you fold your clothing and there in your freshly washed clothes. The longer your clothes sit the more time they have to reproduce. Anything you sit on is infested. Anything you wear is infested. They are on the walls and ceilings. If you vacuum, don't use a hepa filter they get right back into the air again. If you vacuum and don't use a bag and throw them away each time, they get right back out. Bleach kills them, not on fabrics but on hard surfaces. But you can't spray bleach on everything. You can buy a big bottle of 91% alcohol every single day and it won't dry them out and kill them. These are measures to reduce their numbers, or repel them but it doesn't kill them.

        They get into your eyebrows and the corners of your eyes. So the problem is what are they and what kills them, how do you stop the cross contamination when washing clothing, and is it really better what people say to just get rid of everything. I have new furniture I bought that I haven't paid for and have brought these horrible things with me. I use 91% alcohol in a spray bottle, and a small 4 oz spray bottle of 91% alcohol and peppermint essential oil. I use a moisturizing soap because of the frequency of showering and your skin becomes horribly dry. Mites love moisture and depending on what type of mites (rodent, bird mites) they hide during the day and are most active at night. Mites don't have eyes, they have a strong sense of smell and it's the basis of the Cedarcide, and products that use strong oils to repel them and supposedly kill them if it's a direct hit.

        I used a Honeywell 1700S Hepa filter that did nothing but kind of blew them around it seemed. I've even read one comment on another blog, that said they're most attracted to people with type O blood. There are sprays for mites, but I understand they build up a resistance to them. It would help if there was a way to find out if all of us suffering with these things have anything in common or do they just randomly select someone to torture. Honestly I can't afford the "mite killer kits" with foggers that range from $500 and up; and it's even more depressing to imagine having to get rid of everything you own because of some unseen thing that people think is just in your head. I am so grateful to know that I'm not the only person on this planet experiencing these things that are not delusional parasitosis. There are thousands of different types of mites, most you cannot see with the human eye. You can't see dust mites, so how do you just blow people off with it being in their heads. This is strange but I did do this in the previous place I lived. I bombed a little storage closet with Lysol spray, then alcohol and then an antifungal foot spray. In a couple of days, I vacuumed, washed the walls and ceiling and it seemed to get rid of them, plus I removed the clothes that were stored in there. I also don't think they like sunlight (UV rays). I hate them.

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        Pete 

        2 weeks ago

        I sprayed eradicator in my car the other day and it didn't help at all, still felt the mites jumping on me. Last night I sprayed sterifab, got in my car today and it did help a little bit, but not much. Still felt the mites. I just went for a bike ride 2 hrs and got all sweaty. I got in my car after the ride and didn't feel the mites on me. There must be something to that. Maybe the don't like sweat. I going to steam my car now with my $350 steamer. Will Let you know the results..

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        Pete 

        2 weeks ago

        Wow. Reading these posts from all these people here is really discouraging. I have been dealing with these mites for 1 1/2 years. I've spent thousands of dollars and can't get totally rid of them. I've tried everything from bombing my house, pesticides, cedar cide, essential oils. nothing gets rid of them completely. I do know that they like moisture and they are mostly in the bathroom and kitchen and my car. Also know when I where shorts I can feel them jumping on me, especially in my car. keep your shoes out of the house. I also use a far sauna which really helps. Dusting also helps and wiping everything down. I bought a $350 vacuum and vacuum constantly,

        I guess I will just have to live with them and accept being tortured by them everyday. I honestly think they are everywhere and some people feel them on them because they are more sensitive like having allergies.

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        the eman 

        2 weeks ago

        Adenovirus and yes I heard if it chiggers or mites stand in a walk-in freezer as long as u can and it’ll make it where they can not layeggs

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        briteyes50 

        3 weeks ago

        Hi everyone - any updates?? Wondering how everyone is doing -

        @abugslife - I feel the sting burning bites then itchy then the welts. Its constant - yesterday tho I had some reprieve for a couple of hrs then attack mode - cant concentrate - driving me insane!!!!!! When it rains they go crazy Im a walking pin cushion!!!

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        Suffering 

        3 weeks ago

        If you want to be part of a group of individuals that are suffering Ck out FB page skin mite support group

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        briteyes50 

        3 weeks ago

        Joe S No its not bs - I have the bite marks on my body to prove I am being bitten by something - NOT FLEAS OR BEDBUGS EITHER - 5 Pest control techs have cked for the obvious & NOTHING!!

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        Abugslife 

        3 weeks ago

        @dyingaloneofbugs- have you seen a dermatologist yet? I definitely suggest you soak in epson(every night before bed),,rub yourself in tea tree oil and neem oil. For scabies I read lots of people getting relief with neem. Look on amazon.....everything is on amazon lol Definitely start washing your clothes with ammonia.

        @briteyes50, I also was doing lots of work in my yard right before this happened. Lots of weeds.

        Update since visiting the dermatologist last week I started using the hydrocortisone cream prescription. It had helps so much. I’m the past 3 days I’ve got one new “bite” on my face. My daughters skin in still clear. My little guy tho had only one on his face and it was just starting to go away, then I noticed yesterday he had a few on his inner thigh. Does anyone notice that these bites just appear out of nowhere? It’s like I can be looking at my son and he can run to one end of the room then run back and bam! A bite just appears. I made a dr appt with his primary tomorrow, I’m going for one more opinion form a dr. I wish there was a picture bored so we could compare bites lol thanks again for the conversation!

        Tonight after my family’s very long bath/bedtime routine, I’ve decided to treat myself to a bottle of wine and I will continue to pray for you all. We have to keep faith that we will overcome this in time and gods plan is bigger than we can see right now.

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        dyingaloneofbugs 

        3 weeks ago

        I have been going through Hell for months.

        I think i have scabies. I am not getting any sleep because they crawl all over me all night. But my girlfriend seems to be unaffected. There are no bugs to be found anywhere...

        We sleep in the same bed at night. I toss and turn. She seeps soundly.

        Is it possible that they would avoid her and attack me? She is starting to convince me that I am going crazy. But the feelings I have on my skin are real. I even have these tiny little bites all over my arms. the bites appear to have a short straight pathway (less than a centimeter) with a tiny black round scab at one end.

        Is anyone familiar with this experience? I am losing sleep and going crazy... Please help a desperate soul. If this is life I don't want to live it.. I am living in a real hell.

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        briteyes50 

        3 weeks ago

        Dont know if what is happening to me is the same with others. Been going thru this almost 2 mos. every day! Sold my house after 20 yrs & never had this whatever it is - moved to another area in FL when this started. Did lots of yd work pulling weeds, trimming trees etc. I do get this stinging bite like a needle - some are more intense - I have broken out in rashes around my hips, I get welt marks even if one kinda brushes against me. These are also in my vehicle. I am trying some of the suggestions per above - Ive checked online on some of others suggestions, WOW the prices are very expensive & I am on a fixed income. I have had pest control cos. & they always ck for bed bugs or fleas, of which NONE. I have tried to collect any specimen that mite resemble a bug - to them its lint or dirt or something else - imo cuz they do NOT have a clue. I had all trees up against the house cut down, backyard is wooded, but Im in a residential area. No one else in my neighborhood is going thru this. Its maddening - cant even sit for a minute & here come the stings etc. I have to leave the house to just get away from the madness & still cant get away from them due to being in my vehicle. I have started to add 20 mule team borax to the wash & put clean clothes in new garbage bags in dresser, have vacuumed every other day, constantly dusting, cleaning kitchen & bathrooms. Ppl here call them no see ums but some pest control ppl said they dont live inside a home, some say they do, some say I mite have scabies - I am so thoroughly confused & desperate as I really cannot deal with this!

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        M Sotired 

        3 weeks ago

        Abugslife the Doterra On guard sounds like a good essential oil combo, once again I have to be cautious because of my cat. The neem is helping me somewhat, I hope that it will show some positive results even if it's not immediate.

        Have you read about fogging with Triclosan? It sounds promising. I will consider it down the track. But first, I'll order the Sterifab.

        This is a nightmare. But having you to discuss this with has made me feel like there is some hope. Thank you.

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        Sheila 

        3 weeks ago

        I live in a two-story house and we are a family of eight. there are five of us upstairs and I am the only one that is getting bit there are three downstairs and my son is the only one getting bit. These bites are extremely itchy and they burn they make big round whelps and they take months to heal. I went to the dermatologist and had biopsies and was diagnosed anthro pod bites. I have used Bengals, boric acid, paid $500 to have my house exterminated, The ultimate flea trap, and many other products with no relief. I have been on steroids the most powerful cream a dermatologist could prescribe, used essential oils and many other things with no relief. I am at my wit's end it is affecting my health is affecting my job and it's affecting my overall well-being as well as my sons. He works in a hot kitchen and I work in a hot lab and heat and Sun make the bites burn and itch more. I also am prescribed hydroxyzine 3 times a day with no relief. The Exterminator could not find one bug in my room and they took my bed apart and took everything out of my room. I have bought new bedding new mattress new pillows new everything. I have at least 15 to 20 bites on me at all times and I am so miserable. Any help somebody could offer would be greatly appreciated.

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        M Sotired 

        4 weeks ago

        Abugslife, it's so good to have somewhere to discuss this.

        Neem oil, so far I've been putting it in shampoo, body wash, conditioner, body and face lotion. Also using it straight for nose and ears.

        I am cautious about using it around the house only because I have a cat. Otherwise I would have already used it everywhere. But I will probably put it in rubbing alcohol to spray my car interior. And maybe use it in a spray with soap and water. Will spray furniture, wardrobes, carpet.

        Try looking on the website discoverneem. People there seem to have had some success.

        Let me know how you go.

        Have you tried sterifab?

        I'm going to order this next.

        And maybe Kleen Free. Or Kleen green.

        Most products aren't available here in Australia so I have to order them online from the US and pay high shipping costs.

        I will try ivermectin again but have read that anti-anxiety meds interfere with its effectiveness. Need to find an alternative so I can sleep!

        I will also try steaming. I threw out my garment steamer when I was throwing out most of my clothes and bedding. So I need to find a new one. One for upholstery, I don't have the energy or time to iron clothes these days.

        There's so many things, it's exhausting, isn't it?

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        Abugslife 

        4 weeks ago

        M sotired, how are you using the neem oil? I just ordered a bottle and the smell is so strong, I don’t know what to do with it. I’m also considering ozone treatment next. Yesterday I spent a few hours steaming everything I could. I have a steam machine, meant for suits, it’s pretty convenient. I figured the steam is SO HOT that it should kill anything it comes in contact with, hopefully. I am so thankful for this page! It’s given me such an outlet. My husband has been great but I can tell he’s sick of the bug talk. So happy I have a place to vent.

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        M Sotired 

        4 weeks ago

        Hello

        Suffering too. Here in Australia.

        Abugslife, at least your doctors are acknowledging you have this issue.

        I too have seen springtails, carpet beetle and even one rat mite.

        Michael, are you saying that Ozone helped?

        I am considering ozone and dehumidifiers next.

        Tried many topical and internal treatments. Neem oil helps a lot.

        The few success stories I've read seem to be from people that have moved house and shaved their head.

        Feeling like it's all hopeless and why bother at all.

        M

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        Abugslife 

        4 weeks ago

        Hello all! My family has been battling the “invisible bug” for about 6 weeks now. Went through all of the possibilities fleas, rodent/bird mites, on and on the list goes. Still have no clue what this is but I’m narrowing in on a few possibilities. When I moved into my rental about 12 month ago I found carpet beetles. Took about a week to rid of them but we did for the most part. I’ve read that the remnants of the larvae can maybe float around for some time, so possibly having and allergic reaction to that. Second, about 4 weeks ago I had an exterminator inspect my home for rodents. He found nothing and not bugs. He left a few sticky traps to set out. I checked everyday with a microscope and finally something! The traps had springtails! Now I of course “WebMD’d” myself and googled and googled, only to read horror stories about these things. Had a full on nervous breakdown worrying about what these things can do. My family was experiencing pimple like bites or rash, pin pric feeling, itchiness of skin in ears and nose. So after I completely lost it for a week. Couldn’t eat, sleep, even got to the point of suicidal thoughts, now on antidepressants and anxiety meds, I moved on from my obsession of possible bugs/mites, onto how in the world am I going to find a dr to believe me? Welp, that landed up being easier than I thought. Turns out my daughter pediatrician is a specialist in infectious diseases. He confirmed that this is in fact a thing but the medical field has yet to figure it out. He told me that in his experience it’s rare and the last time he’s come across this was about 3 years ago. He suggested lots of antihistamines and anti itch lotion(Sarna sensitive skin). Things I find that help: LOTS OF EPSON SALT BATHS, anti itch lotion mixed with tea tree oil. This combo knocked out the pin pric feeling and the itch very fast. In my home I covered my mattresses with vinyl covers and wash my bedding every 2 days. Borax in laundry, borax sprinkled in carpets, LOTS OF VACUUMING. I purchased a pesticide called onslaught and try to spray every night. Also spray 91 alcohol as often as I can, on EVERYTHING. Don’t forget your car! The walls, EVERYTHING. I wipe as often as I can with pin glo antibacterial(dollar tree). As of today I purchased a steamer and will be doing my couches and car tonight, having my carpets steamed this week as well. Today I also finally got in with a dermatologist who was great. He prescribed a few topical steroids for the “bites” and even prescribed the ivermectin pills to humor me. He said “couldn’t hurt” lol So I will continue to fight the good fight and continue to pray for us all. Eventually something gotta give, right....

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        Lisa 

        4 weeks ago

        Wow, I thought that I had to clean before.

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        mites killer 

        4 weeks ago

        hiii every one!

        i am also suffering with this disease

        i am experimenting with different medicines

        i got one solution for red spot might bitten area

        to remove red spots you need purifed sulfur

        warning do not eat unpurified sulfur because it is dangerous

        warning only purifed sulfur to be taken with water one teaspoon

        convert it to powder

        warning while purification keep gas burner at low

        because sulfur caught fire

        youtube link below

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQB6wai4RAE

        if you find this helpful

        you can help me in my research by donating via paypal link below

        https://www.paypal.me/tmxs

        thanks!

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        Nadine Burr 

        5 weeks ago

        TO: FUGES FOR NADINE

        FROM: NADINE

        TY for responding and clarifying the issue.

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        It gets better 

        5 weeks ago

        I believe TAPE lint rollers are fixing this prob. I roll everything, including the dog who doesn't seem to mind.

        That said I'm experimenting with a new one. There is a possible lawsuit on consumer affairs site. There are a bunch of people claiming that withdrawal from allergy meds or more specifically, antihistamines?, causes crawling, burning, stinging, itching sensations.

        As soon as I read that I went cold turkey, quit my allergy med Zyrtec and for sure noticed that I had a lot of crawling sensations etc. I also ended up with a red REALLY swollen insanely itchy face and neck though that could be sun burn and tea tree reaction... I mixed tea tree in my sunscreen and I think it completely burned my skin. Don't do that! lol I am not ready to say that allergy med withdrawal is the cause of this prob, but I chopped all my allergy pills in half to ween myself off them. I'm not sure what I will use instead.

        Back to tape lint rollers... I'm finding the vacuum is missing a ton of dog hair and little black pieces of dirt, some of which could be fleas or mites. Fleas are square like pepper and bite your ankles and mites are round dots, pin point I think. I see what could be spring tails as well, like eyelashes but only twice as long as a flea so about 1/5th the size of an eyelash (they are shaped like a crescent moon). Dust mites crawl all over you and vaccuuming would really help most all of these.

        I did see a carpet beetle in the house once. I do see a decent amount of little eyelash look things. I will have to put them under a microscope though I looked at the "Stages of a carpet beetle" and don't see eyelash type larvae. I might look into this futher though I feel like the tape lint rollers will fix all this. I even got the big one that has a long broom handle.

        I think getting rid of dust on the ceiling fans and window sills and blinds helped a lot. Also lamps.

        WHAT IS WORKING:

        Tape Lint rollers - BEST if you do a lot

        Eliminate dust (blinds, curtains, ceiling fans, lamp shades etc.)

        vacuuming - every 3rd day minimum

        dehumidifiers - cool and dry in the house

        staying out of the grass or putting deet on shoes

        roll or vinegar spray on dog beds and car floor mats after getting out of the car

        spray your clothing with vinegar after being in the grass and before getting in the car

        clothes and in the wash after being in the grass - borax and vinegar in the wash

        Wash shoes or lint roll or spray with vinegar

        brush dog hair backwards and tape lint roll off extra hair, dirt, chiggers, tics, fleas, mites etc. My dog hunts and digs and rolls in the grass so she probably gets them all over her. It usually just looks like dirt but who knows.

        Good luck. Winter is coming so it should end with that.

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        Paula Warrick 

        5 weeks ago

        Hello everyone, I've been in your shoes . It's the worst thing I've ever been through .. But , I know what they are .!!! Carpet Beetles!! Took me a year to finally know exactly what has been happening. Carpet beetles Do Not Bite! It is their larvae that tiny fine hairs and when it touches your skin it causes allergic reaction to some people .Not everyone feels them .. That's why if one person in house feels like they are getting bit , but no one else does , it's because the person feeling it has allergic reaction... I have been only one in my house that they have affected , besides our animals .. Everyone here said I am crazy. I have been on chemotherapy for almost 1 1/2 years . They all thought I was losing my mind and was seeing imaginary stuff. I kept showing little pieces of lint and what looked like dust to them and they kept saying it was fabric or lint.. Well, now I got proof ! We actually bought a high power microscope . My old man now knows I'm not crazy. These things are so small that they look like a grain of salt starting out .. dome are a little bigger.But there is no way you can tell they are an actual bug or larvae with the human eye . Thankfully, I have a brown kitchen floor and could see the little white specks pretty good . The dark brown little pieces of what look like a tiny piece of gravel are the adult carpet beetles . I could not figure out why I would sit on my bed , with white sheets and when I got up , there would be little brown specks underneath me .. it's because carpet beetles love to eat hair and fibers . I actually saw one fall on bed and thought it was a rock . I actually put my lighter on it to see if it would jump or run .. it did nothing. Surprised the hell out of me .. but anyway , after such a long time of me beginning to believe I was actually really losing my mind , with this new microscope , we can see thr hairs and the legs on the little white pieces of lint . On the pieces of rock , I thought , under microscope , you can see it's the adult carpet beetle. I have been getting onto websites for pest control companies and they are finally realizing that these really are bugs , not just pieces of lint or fiber ... I saw a picture of what they showed as the larvae and an adult carpet sitting on top of a dime . Shows just really how tiny they are ... Please research carpet beetles! I'm not saying that's what everyone getting bit by invisible biting bugs has , but I think majority of the cases are .. I wiped down every service in my home , with bleach water . Walls , ceilings , cabinets , drawers., EVERYTHING! What didn't get wiped down or vacuumed, went to the garbage .. Washed every piece of fabric in my house , sprayed and vacuumed all beds , chairs , couches , anything I couldn't use bleach water on .. I also steam cleaned all the beds and couches .. threw away all carpet in house . I only have hard wood floors now , but it's much easier to vacuum wood floors instead of carpet .. vacuumed couches and chairs and then sprayed with Ortho home defense 3 times with 10 days between each time I sprayed .. Sprayed the foundation around my whole house 3 times too. Also sprayed my yard where my dogs use bathroom and hang around the most ... Treated all my animals with pesticides and now I'm finally free of the damn things .. My problem started when we built a ramp and covered porch area that goes from driveway to back door .. We put hanging plants all along the ramp and they looked beautiful. BUT, birds made their nests in them and hatched babies ... Carpet beetles LOVE bird nests ... So , I now have no bird nests neR my house .. I also sprayed around every window and door in my house .I actually found the nests of carpet beatles in my window sills . So every time I was opening a window. , They were coming in .. And no window screens won't keep them out .. they are way too small. Between vacuuming every single day , spraying , and washing every surface in my home .. They are gone ... It took me 3 weeks straight to wipe down every surface on my home . Anything less , they will come back , because the larvae stick to everything, including glass. I also had to vacuum and spray all of our cars too because if you have them on you when you get in car , they will infest it too.. I also had to get up every morning and use a nice comb to get them out of my hair .. they love to eat hair .. I put conditioner on my hair and let it sit for ten minutes , then brush them out. I think conditioner actually smothers them .. I also used a long back brush , put conditioner on that and scrub my whole body with it .. one more thing I found is that they will be in seams of your clothes , and thats where they were coming from when I sat in the bed , they had infested clothes I was wearing and I had no clue ..Washed all my clothes with vinegar or threw away most clothes .. last year I looked all over internet trying to figure out what these were , seems like there wasn't anything too involved about them then, but now if I get on pest control site , they are talking about the carpet beetles .. Non, WeAreNot Crazy!!!Good luck to all of you .. it's a lot hard work , but you can get them gone!

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        Mandee 

        5 weeks ago

        Linda I as well had a cat that was my world! These monsters ended up killing her! She suffered so much that I had to put her down! She was actually purring when I took her to vet to tell her my goodbyes because she knew her suffering was ending. I have been through hell and back.....laid on the bed and bawled my eyes out saying just take me bugs!! I have nothing else in me to fight but then will get up, get mad and say to hell with you bugs I will fight!! This is NOT in our heads!!! No one think that!!!! Your not crazy!!! Your not delirious!!! Even those that are on drugs illegal or prescribed it’s still not in your head! These are not delusional bugs!! I see more people scratching everywhere I go so it’s spreading like wild fire!!!! DONT GIVE UP!!!!!! This is the next epidemic I fear. We have to keep fighting even though it’s so hard to do. I too am scared I’m infecting work but I tried to tell them and they offered me counseling not believing me so if they get it so be it! I tried and that’s all I can do!!! I have to work or be homeless! They all snicker at me at work but I keep my head up because just remember no one believed Jesus was who he was and they crucified him but he was Jesus and he’s coming back one day real soon! Not to sound all Christian for the non believers...just my personal faith. I’m a nurse and I’ve seen the power of his healing! WE MUST FIGHT EVERY OUNCE WE HAVE!!!!!!! WHETHER WE REALIZE IT OR NOT WE ARE IN THIS FIGHT TOGETHER!!!! XOXO

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        Nadine Burr 

        5 weeks ago

        To last commentor 'Just it's gutierrez' who commented on August 16, 2018:

        1. What is/are 'fuges'?

        2. What medication did they precribe for it?

        3. Did it OR does it work to get rid of OR even help your symptoms? Which symptoms?

        Thank you for clarifiying your response. God Bless.

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        Just it's gutierrez 

        5 weeks ago

        I have unseen bugs went to many doctors I was told its all in my mind but this buds are a black dots and when I combe my hair and put them are a white shirt and the jump they gave me me meds for fuges

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        Linda Luker 

        6 weeks ago

        I feel so alone, other than my cat whom i have had since he was 2 weeks old and is now 3&half, he is my best friend all i have in this world. My ex tried to kill me in 2011 and i had to hide from him untill he was caught in 2013. I was on all kinds of mefication from ptsd to anixetiy to depression bypolor you name it and i was on it well i got jake (thats my cat). He is my everything, i dont have friends or anyone to talk to just jake he is my best friend my little boy and he is also a registered service animal. But i have been told by serveral vets they wont treat him or even look at him unless i give him away and God knows i would rather die but i have no money infact will probably be homeless after september 1st because i have let these bugs littereally consume me, it all started when i moved from downtown Garland very nice neighborhood to Ft. Worth (the hood) or so it feels like i have been yo the hospital numerous times for them to pretty much tell me its all in my head and direct me to the 10 floor for mental health paitence, i worked so hard to get off medication after what i went through with my ex, i dont want any medication, i just want my life back before this. I have a good job (i-Hop) been there for almost 4 years and i put in my transfer and moved on june 26 here it is august 10 and i still havent been yo work because all i can think about is what if i give it to one of my co workers or customers, how would i be able to live with myself if i knowingly did it. I wouldnt wish this on anyone. And according to everyine im crazy iys all in my head but its not im living a real life nightmare. So i find myself writting this begging for someone who knows what im going through to please help me get my life back these mites have stole. And if no one helps maybe someone will read this and will take my baby jake and jelp him. He doesnt know he is a cat he has all his shots and has been nutered, he saved my life when i was in my deepest despair, please i have no money as i sit here i dont even have a clean bath towel, and i dont have transportation as of last week my radiator busted. If someome wil have some compassion reading this and help me save my cat like he saved me thats more than i could ever hope, he had kenndy stones when he was little and i boil amd refridgerate his water and he has to eat s/o urinary care food for the rest of his life so they dont come back, he is almost out of food and i cant get him any, he is my number one priority i love him so much. Please can someone take him who can help him get rid of these mites before he gets stones again and it kills him, i couldnt bare that he is so precious but yet know he has a strong personality and thinks everything you bring home is for him lol. He has been loved from day one and i pray that if someone can help him they will love him as much as me. God bless all who is reading. My name Linda Luker and my number is 817-812-4433

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        It gets better 

        7 weeks ago

        Thanks for the sticky lint roller suggestion.

        This is a life saver. The tape on these rollers captures tiny mites, chiggers, bugs, whatever, easily and you don't need the wet mess or any cleaning rags, tons of laundry, vacuuming or tons of showers. You can roll them on anything like dog beds, car floor mats, carpet, yourself if they are crawling on you. I definitely caught some chiggers (tiny red dots) and possibly some kind of mites, black dots. I noticed they even have big ones with poles for doing the entire couch, say to get the dog hair off. I roll the sticky lint rollers/tape rolls on the carpet or anywhere the dog scratches since she does that a lot when coming out of the grass, probably trying to get chiggers, clover mites, or whatever off herself. Sweet relief! I even rolled it on the dog and she did not mind at all. Saves her the trouble of all that scratching.

        Don't wait to test this solution, especially since you can get a tiny travel sticky roller for 2 bucks at meijer. I stocked up on bigger rollers since they make the initial cleaning part (removing dirt and dust) really quick and easy so even if they don't work, it is worth it.

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        it gets better 

        7 weeks ago

        Dehumidifier (A QUIET good one and set to under 50 percent humidity setting.)

        Vacuum well and often

        I googled tiny white flying bug (usually I can't see anything but it was under lamp against brown post background) and this guy said vacuum and dehumidifier. I vacuumed the bedroom and it seems to be gone for at least a couple days. I believe my laptop may also have something in it though i don't see any bugs moving. I feel crawling sensations pretty much every time I use it. I just cleaned the 50 year old lamp next to my chair which the lamp shade liner was literally disintegrating as I vacuumed it. That really seemed to help. I think it had a ton of dust on it, even removed the bulb and vacuumed inside there which had a ton of dust (possibly dust mites) too.

        Staying out of the grass still helps almost entirely. Of course, the grass in the parks is full of chiggers and ticks, perhaps mites (oak itch, bird, or clover) so I am also showering after being in the grass with tea tree and mint shampoo from Walmart (way cheaper). Hydrogen peroxide seems to help with chiggers or whatever it is that keeps crawling on me after being in the grass. Misting the dog beds lightly with salad vinegar helps. I also use borax in the wash, vinegar too and wash clothing and bedding frequently.

        Cool and dry is always the goal with any bugs.

        Spraying shoes with deet before going in grass seems to help a lot but not entirely. After being in the grass and before getting in the car, standing outside the car and spraying my clothing with skintastic bug spray also seems to help a lot. Otherwise, I can feel them crawling on me in the car. Then, when home, I spray the car floors and dog seat cover with vinegar or bug spray. Don't spray the console with deet. it will look sticky on the controls. I vacuum the car and wash the dog seat cover often too.

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        lil eman 

        7 weeks ago

        Oh forgot about the mites g o stand in a standing freezer or anything that will freeze and stand as long as possible cause if u can get your skin cold enough it stops them from laying eggs

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        lil eman 

        7 weeks ago

        Bad water everyone it's chemicals they are using that made our water bad chem trails the thing is a fungal infection and it's the super bug which the three classes of antifungal are not working but I was told u have to kill the fungus somehow and best way is electric shock just touch your car battery and it's the only way to kill this kind of fungus that it's not going to build a tolerance good luck and all that tries let me know

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        Tony 

        7 weeks ago

        I had similar biting and crawling sensations. I found the best thing that helps is a sauna. It will kill anything on you.

        Also I think that it may be caused by heavy metal toxin build up by either causing the sensations or effecting your immune system enough to allow the mites to eat you.

        For me it started when I changed deodorants. When I stopped using it and detox, I felt a lot better. It actually got worse once I initially stopped then got much better as more and more detox. Check your deodorant, shampoo, cooking items, dental work and other metals you come in contact with.

        A lot of the remedies in the other comments deal with detox type items. For example eating less sugar, more water, essential oils etc. I really believe heavy metal toxicity is a big part of the problem.

        You are not crazy. You are not alone. You can beat this. Get saunas, remove your heavy metals.

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        Jewelabc 

        7 weeks ago

        MY experience with invisible biting mites began aprox 9 years ago. My cat who had disappeared came home, he looked healthy and I brought him inside. but in a bright light I noticed he had thinner hair especially around the face, he was scratching alot even after his flea treatment began a frenzy of scratching like I had activated something but no fleas. It soon spread to my other cats and I noticed around 6pm at night they all would sit scratching themselves furiously. I began the revolution treatment and their fur fell out in gobs. The mites began to infect us at that time, I think the survivors of the ivermectin built up a resistance but the brain of the mites was rewired (as that is the purpose of ivermectin - it literally makes the mites/ fleas insane so they cant find mates) but possible each treatment they built up a tolerance and could still mate but they became more adaptable to other hosts ie Humans!~ dogs etc. We all began itching as well and we all began to suffer sinus infections , bronchitis and ear infections, urinary infections as well as flaky skin, falling hair, rosecia and dry eye syndrome, constipation or diahrrea . It was then my cats were diagnosed with Otodectes cynotis (ear mites , a very tiny microscopic mile that has two long hairs which aid it to actually jump. Reading from owners with this cat mite infestation it seemed no matter what treatment they sought the ear mites always returned and it was a lifelong ongoing battle to rid thier animal of mites. I also read the mites live actually much time on the body and mate on the body, they cause extreme itch when on the body. They move extremely fast unlike human eye lash or demodex mites which cumber along, these mites are lightning fast, BUT the one huge factor that really caught my attention and dawning on me is they live in mucus membrane as well as on surface skin and hair,. they are very versatile in habitat, which is why you cant get rid of them . Imagine a mite that can live on skin top, in folliclues , in ears , in the rectum, nose, ears, mouth (ANY mucus membrane) they like moisture and oily wax does not suffocate them, they in fact like it. thus you would have to kill them on your inside and outside to get rid of them ... I have 3 years ago realized they will never truly be 100% gone.. and eventually be in every household on the planet. Some of us have more of a resistance to them meaning my son and I are very allergic to them and have every symptom , where my daughter just has itchy in her hair and my grandkids itch and have allergies skin, but none of us are immune to the sinus , ear and throat infections they cause. So my goal is to keep their numbers down , dehumdify ! , keep towles , sheets and carpets clean, wash in neem soaps and other mite remedies but remember when you make your skin inhospitable to them they are much more likely to run into the sinus and ears and cause more internal sickness. Some products I notice they hate so much you can feel them skittering to your nose , eyes and ears and I go into sneezing fits. Benzoiyl peroxide is one they hate! Yes Vets say use this and that and kill the ear mites in your pets but its always only temporary and they really do not understand the mites master adaption but if you look up articles written over years by scientists you can find that these cat ear mites have been found in human sinuses around the world as well as on bodies , hair and eye brows because they are master hiders and you really cant poison your sinus. Anyhow its my theory and thoughts on the creatures that bother us and I really feel the use of revolution on animals was the true culprit as to why thier population on humans has become so prevalent, it was a fairly new medicine being touted as a first line defense in cat ear mites when I first used it , later they removed that and changed it to help aid in control cat ear mites but does not actually get rid of them, later they removed that to fleas and ticks hmmm me smells a rat! ... It does not kill them all and it does cause them to leave the natural animal host and reside, mate and live on the human host .... it was at the beginning of the revolution distribution world wide that this terrible mite issue began. for quick relief i found a sticky roller or tape great for localized itches , seems to work like magic. I am going to buy a small microscope so I can at least see the critters that have been terrorizing us for the last 9 years ... Its been miserable but at this point we are enduring and surviving - keep things as clean and dust free as you can and OH the sugar information is 100% true ... I cant get my kids off sugar but I myself got off all carbs but 1 teaspoon of honey in my coffee a day and the mites did not prefer me so much , I also go on the treadmill until I work up a good rolling sweat and then jump right in the shower,., this I feel has honestly been the BEST almost cure you will get your mites down to a very minimum by sweating them out and not giving them sugary lymph secretions to feed on ... God Bless you , May you find answers that work and be careful with those poisonious products , please try to find the safest healthiest ways to control your infestations

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        Judy 

        8 weeks ago

        GREAT IDEAS & THOUGHTS!!!

        Black Flag hand held zapper- worth it!

        I’ve used it on everything with material (including clothing)...

        So glad I found the site at 3:30am ...

        Don’t rush the system.. I left the Borax

        on carpet for days...

        Hang in there!! Try more than one idea...

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        Shawn 

        2 months ago

        Quick Follow-up...Bugs are gone! I beat them in 2 weeks using the following protocol:

        - Windex EVERYTHING (more often then you think you should and with too much Windex!)

        - Borax washing of all bedding, clothes, and towels daily with VERY HOT water

        - Mite-proof mattress cover, Windexed 3 times during the day

        - All over body Listerine spray, wait 2 minutes, then shower in the hottest water you can stand. 3 times daily (morning, when I got home from work, and before bed.)

        - I put everything from the infected rooms outside in the sun for at least 4 hours, as well.

        - I bought 4 heat lamps ($20 each) and put them in the bedroom along with a small space heater from 6 am-Midnight. I "sealed" the bedroom with a towel under the door, and I got the room temp up to 110 degrees. (turns out the bugs will die at anything above 104 F, with low (under 30%) humidity, but it takes longer than higher temps).

        --COMPLETE bedroom/infected room dismantling and cleaning with Windex... every surface, every fabric, EVERYTHING.

        I then followed my personal "SPA Protocol" for mite elimination for approximately one week... (I found spa deals on Groupon and spent a total of $75 for all the things below)

        1) Daily 15 minute Red-light treatment

        (like a tanning bed with red lights instead of white). I believe this helped "balance" my skin's natural ability to fight parasitic infection.

        2) Shaved ALL body hair, including my head.

        3) Spray Tan every 3-4 days

        (I believe the DHA in the spray tan kills them!) I did it 2 times in a week, and I think this was my "silver bullet"

        4) Fit Body Wrap...

        Infrared Heat Wrap for 60 minutes. (It's like a 130 degree F sleeping bag) I did this 2 times in one week. This not only gave me a ton of energy, but I believe the infrared heat killed both the live bugs and any eggs that they left behind. Plus, the sweating helped me eliminate the dead or dying bugs. I immediately when home and showered with Listerine, and I felt total relief, until I re-infected myself.

        5) 30 minutes in the Sun with maximum skin exposure (4 times in a week.)

        I have the benefit of living in a very hot, sunny, and dry climate which I am sure helped me eliminate these bugs so quickly.

        I hope my experience helps someone!!

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        Mandee 

        2 months ago

        I just wanted to add a helpful tip to you all. I read a lot about people using Borax in the wash. I didn’t have any luck with that. I use lemon ammonia in every wash...so if you find that borax doesn’t help you either try lemon ammonia. Makes sense why it helps because Windex is one of our main ‘ammo’ against these things and it’s main ingredient is ammonia. It’s not a fix all but I found it helps more than borax.

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        Shawn 

        2 months ago

        While driving from Philadelphia to Albuquerque, I stopped late the first night in KY at a roadside Motel. It had a decent internet presence and good reviews, and I never expected to find these bugs, but find them I did! I sat on the bed, pulled back the sheets, and immediately felt something crawling on me! I grabbed my things and exited the room as quickly as I could. I checked into an Econolodge 10 minutes further down the highway, and showered immediately. I could still feel something crawling on me, but I was exhausted, and went to bed.

        I didn't sleep long before I woke to the biting. I immediately started researching online, and I found this site. 20 hrs of driving later with very little sleep, I drove immediately to Walmart to buy Listerine, Windex, and Borax.

        I have managed to keep the bugs away from my family (with almost no contact) but I am only making minimal progress with myself ( and the guest room that I am sleeping in until these things are gone.)

        I have tried a number of things that seem to help with the bugs on me, but then I immediately feel like I get re-infected when I go to bed, even though I have been washing bedding every day with borax, and I have been Washing everything in the bedroom with Windex twice a day. We have all wood and tile floors, at least, so I don't think the bugs are hiding there!

        These are a couple of things that I have done that have given me great relief on my skin, only to get re-infected in bed:

        - Spray Tan

        DHA is the main ingredient in spray tans. It is touted as being perfectly safe, but one thing I ready gave me the idea to try it: "DHA has been shown to jumble, mutate, and mar the genes of multiple kinds of cells and organisms." IT WORKED AMAZINGLY WELL to eliminate the biting and crawling!)

        - I shaved...

        EVERYTHING. With almost no hair, I feel the bugs far less.

        - "Red Light Therapy"

        It is essentially a tanning bed with red lights instead of white. The red lights supposedly help my skin become more healthy. My theory was that my "immunity" to these buggers might increase, and it seems to really help.

        - FIT bodywrap

        This is a sleeping-bag-like apparatus that emits high infrared heat (120-130 degrees F) for 60 minutes. I believe it helps on multiple levels. 1)The heat might kill them. 2) The infrared wave lengths might kill them. 3)You sweat profusely, and that might help you eliminate them from your system. What ever the mechanism, it REALLY helped me find relief.

        I believe that if I can eliminate the bugs from the bedroom, I can knock them out quickly using the Red light and Infrared Body wrap and Spray tan.

        I will try to follow-up in a week... fingers crossed.

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        Mandee 

        2 months ago

        Sabrina Singleton you can sprinkle diatomaceous earth on them. It can be ordered online on amazon and some pet stores have them. It’s perfect safe to sprinkle it on them even if they kick it off. Some people feed it to animals and some people eat it themselves by adding to water and drinking it. You can ask order lime sulfur dip which is basically a bath you give them instructions will come with it. It helped my cats from itching. Also put monthly frontline on the neck. Of course frontline can only be used once a month but it helps a lot. Advantage is good so you can decide which one you like best. Some like advantage while some like frontline. I’ve started leaning more towards advantage b/c it has repellent which keeps bugs off. With frontline they have to bite and then die. All of the above mentioned is not expensive at all b/c if your like me your on a limited income. Hope that helps you. :)

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        sabrina singleton 

        2 months ago

        ty what about dogs do you have any tips for itchying?

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        Shane B 

        2 months ago

        So i have recently have had this issue as well. Just as others have posted, my family believes this is due to my prescribed meds and think i’m hallucinating. I can tell you i’m not as well. I’ve had an issue with rats, fleas, and now these mites after sealing my older style condo i’ve recently purchased. I’m a heavy smoker, which doesn’t help my ph levels. From all the suffering of itchiness and restless nights and missed days of work due to a “skin infection” as told by the doctor i saw-who also referred me to a dermatologist as well-i have had nothing better to but tirelessly research these bastards that are biting us. Garlic oil-i just ate a clove of garlic and they have stopped bothering me!! Also a 8oz glass of distiller water. Even while smoking cigarettes! Avoid acidic based foods and drinks. That means sodas and, yes, even bacon. I know! It’s a shame right?! Balance out your ph. This onset for me came from stress, poor diet, and starting a new job at a bowling alley where there are tons of new people and new situations to be had. Stress was a key factor as well. I’m not saying don’t work and don’t eat. Just keep on windexing and clean like a madman/madwoman. Baking soda, lemon juice, garlic oil and cloves-yes you will smell afterwards like garlic but so worth it!!! :) And to the creators of this page, thank you so much for making this. It gave me hope. And to others, don’t overdo the distilled water!!! Too much of it will destroy your teeth, it will literally dissolve your enamel, and it will also drain your body of it’s salt and electrolytes. I cannot stress to not over drink distilled water. It will almost kill you if you’re not careful. And to all those doctors and scientists, yes, it’s debatable, because everyone’s body chemistry is different. Best of luck to everyone!! This too shall pass!

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        It gets better 

        2 months ago

        I also forgot to mention, taking off clothes after being in the grass and , putting in plastic bin, wiping off skin with a wet washcloth if not showering.

        I am in the grass at parks twice a day so have really tested this. In the morning I don't seem to be bothered by bugs most of the time... maybe because the grass is wet or it is cooler out? The heat definitely makes the ants go nuts so I think the mites or whatever would too. bugs like the warm and wet combo. in the morning at the park, I don't tuck my pants into my socks typically but I do in the afternoon and with the bug spray and often do not have anything crawling on me when I leave, especially if I wear a hat and use vinegar spray on comb in hair. If i don't tuck my pants in the afternoon and evening I almost always have bugs crawling on me, when standing in the grass. If I walk on a concrete path, I get nothing typically, if far from the grass. It could be the trees dropping oak mites I suppose. It does make sense.

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        Frustrated 

        2 months ago

        Do you notice the bites happen more on your legs and feet, and in summer mostly? Every time it gets warm it starts up, in a specific place in the house, too.

        I'm tired of having itchy feet and sores on my legs. The doctor laughed when I told him, that's a lot of help. In winter when I moved to another house it was fine - just like old times! Now it's hot again and back to this. I'm just tired of dealing with a mystery for so long. I'll try out as many of your tips as I can and thank you.

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        Carol Carey 

        2 months ago

        I have been out on medical for this battle sense dec12, my doctor says it's stress and anixtty, I don't believe it i feel everything that this site has to say is me and only me why

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        Tara 

        2 months ago

        I had the same problem for two years! Couldn't figure it out for a long long time. Then after much googling (im pretty sure thats how i figured it out, this was almost 8yrs ago) and then i was instantly better. Taking baths in tea tree oil stopped them from biting me a few tablespoons in a bath and i would soak for hours and scrub my scalp & body. A few of these baths and they were gone. For a long time i just called them scabies, even though it was different, but that solved the problem for me! If you have any questions look me up on fb tara mortimer, it will say azle tx and painter/secretary

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        Pop and Lolly 

        3 months ago

        Been dealing with this nonsense for over 6 months. Washing linens and vacuuming every day. First thought fleas, then chiggers, then some kind of mites or scabies. Just came back from 2 week vacation and tried to sleep in bed. We both woke up 2 hours later to many many little bites and itches on our arms, face, back and lower leg region. Searched and found several very small round red-brown spider looking things smaller than a poppy seed. Guessing this is the culprit(s). Before we left we treated with Home Defense bug spray, diatomaceous earth + permethrin spray and pure diatomaceous earth. Applied all of this to mattress, bed covers, bed posts, carpet, floorboards and any exposed areas in and around the bed - which obviously didn't work. Going to rip out the bedroom carpet tonight and bed bug bomb the bedroom after steam cleaning everything. Sleeping in living room on an air mattress tonight. Let you know if this helps at all. Good luck to everyone on this post.

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        Myra 

        3 months ago

        I have been going through this for 2 1/2 years. It is bothering myself and my 2 children 5 & 3 years old. My boyfriend is not affected by this. I had a pest control company come today they were here for 5 mins and said it must be something from outside getting me. When they left my boyfriend asked if I was ready to see a psychiatrist that he knew it was all in my head. This is affecting my life with my kids because I am constantly cleaning I feel like this stuff gets in our f ood when I cook and its like every where. I have started smelling a wierd smell in our furniture especially the wooden antiques. Your post is the first thing I have read that has given me some kind of hope

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        ocean 

        3 months ago

        still having problems one month later I have tried vinegar vaccuming everything 5 days windex colloidal silver w coconut oil... nothing seems to work. I still get bit wake up with red dots all over back also now on the scalp of my head its abs olutely nuts I cannot sleep much. Still see lil grains of salt on bed even though I wash bedding EVERY DAY. Also I noticed like hair strand every morning on the sheets like more than usual which is weird. If you have any suggestion or comments please email @ oceandais1@gmail.com at this point anything helps ! its been going on for about 5-6 months and ive moved... so its not like its the house. im not quite sure what it is to be honest... bird mites does describe my condition to the T however.

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        It gets better 

        3 months ago

        I still have this problem though I'm almost certain if the dog and I stayed out of the grass it would be gone. White salad vinegar is my main weapon and seems to help a lot. If we come in the house from the grass the clover mites end up on the furniture so spraying with vinegar takes care of that. Blow fan to dry. I do straight vinegar since I don't want to add water to the equation, water = mold, right? most I read said to dilute the vinegar but I'm not doing that and it is fine since it is edible salad vinegar.

        I have been getting a lot more sleep since I sealed the AC window units and sprayed under the baseboards too. Vacuuming and dusting, especially ceiling fans also helped a ton. Washing everything in Borax.

        When I stay out of the grass, I am fine as long as the dog doesn't lay on my bed.

        I used malathion spray under the baseboards. This seems to help a lot. Note that malatihion stinks for a day so you have to air out the room with fans and open a window or suck it up in the bathroom fan... horrible smell and hard to sleep with. ALSO important, it is really sticky which is why it lasts a long time but if you spray it in a visible location, dirt and dust will stick to it and it will look terrible and is really hard to clean up. I spray under the baseboards and then wipe the extra off the floor so no dirt gets stuck to it.

        I think my ac units become unsealed. I added more foam but the tape comes unstuck. I do have a dryer vent low to the ground so maybe I should have that moved up.

        If I walk the dog on the concrete path, it is way better since it is wide and further from the grass. if I walk her on the sidewalk by the grass, I feel the bugs. I also had a quarter inch of dust on the ceiling fans and I flipped the recliner over and noticed a ton of dust inside it which I cleaned really well and that seemed to help. Dust mites crawl all over you too.

        I also tuck my pants into my socks in the grass which works well though I also need to tuck the shirt into my pants too. I need a better way to get the bugs off the dog after the park since I think only a nit comb is fine enough for her hair and tiny clover mites that might get in her hair but it is hard to brush her with that.

        I don't think this would be a pipe thing since I did not have this problem last summer and am in the same house. I think we might be experiencing the lack of bug spray and fogging. They used to go around with fogging trucks and kill everything but maybe because of cancer, no one wants to do that anymore so we have a huge bug infestation after all the rain we had.

        A side note - DEET only worked briefly and is not worth it since it can cause probs too. Vinegar is better or tea tree shampoo and conditioner as well as hydrogen peroxide. I'm also going to get the tea tree lotion if there is one. praying shoes with deet when in grass should help though I wouldn't spray your skin. I have been eating cloves but many talk about the oil so maybe I will try that too.

        To summarize, I need to stay out of the grass or get the bugs off the dog after the being in the grass. I take showers and it gets rid of them but if she is covered she spreads it to the furniture in the house. I also have to clean a lot to keep them out of the house or at least spray her beds with vinegar. I need to have the clover killed in the yard too and possibly ant extermination though raid or terro traps seemed to work well. Terro traps work well but spill. raid traps don't spill. I have to hide traps under rocks or on window sills so the dog can't get them. I keep the grass short now and that is helping too.

        The POSITIVE side of the bug problem...

        stripping my hair with a cup of hot coconut oil in shower cap, then vinegar and nit comb. Wow does it look better! Now nit comb and hydrogen peroxide to lighten it and a tiny bit of oil for frizz. Note that I'm not sure the hydro peroxide is good for your hair.

        I got a microscope to look at bugs (kids one from Hobby Lobby?). That is really fun. bugs are mini monsters

        I realize I can survive on 2 hours of sleep. so much I can get done now!

        Take care and i hope something helped you. so sorry for everyone experiencing this. :(

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        Joe 

        3 months ago

        I experience the invisible biting bugs every now and then. It bites everywhere especially the areas that the skin is thinnest eg. around the base of eye lashes, nose, ear canals and anywhere around down under region. Tried many ways buy doesnt work. Sunning mattress, pillows, and wiping them down with some bleach, applying to skin or spraying surfaces with disinfectant/peppermint oil etc doesnt help. Insect sprays and repellents dont work either. What works was sticker. Yes! Sticky stickers. I was out of ideas n going mad, then i saw my ikea lint remover. Comes in a roller of stickers. U just peel away the top sheet when it is fully used. Cheap and works like magic. I rolled them on the bed sheets n any surface i feel those crawlies are lurking around. I keep the stickers ready peeled beside me wherever i sit. The moment i feel the bites i would roll the stickers really quick around that area and surrounding clothes/sofa. The bite will eventually get lesser quickly n be gone after a couple days though i dont see any insects on the stickers. Must be really tiny. Hope this helps! Good luck!

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        The eman 

        3 months ago

        I live in escanaba mi and I have noticed that they have to change all lead pipes that they were suppose to do in the 90's and I think everyone is getting poisoned cause alot of sewer pipes are breaking leaking in the ground water in matter of fact I think that's why everyone is coming down with parasitic infection,fungal and I also noticed blue green algea in all the puddles and standing water check it up

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        Liz 

        3 months ago

        My mother solved her issue when she discovered the mites were entering her house through her dryer vent exit set low to the ground. She had it raised away from the ground and bushes and voila, mite problem solved. Hope this helps at least someone out there.

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        shazgoldie 

        3 months ago

        Ive been reading this for ages now and so many different opinions, from mites to walking dandruff to your diet mould spores to yeast infection....and even to telling us to take a drug that is prescribed for fits, Does anyone actually know wtf we are dealing with.....

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        Terry Baker 

        3 months ago

        I have been fighting this for over a year.noone in my family believes me.I'm isolated,I have noone to talk to about it.I'm convinced it will eventually kill me.the stress is to much to deal with.

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        lauren 

        3 months ago

        im going nuts in makin me loss my hair.. anyone else?? I c worm lookin thingfallin off me on to the carpet I no I sound crazy I been to 3 doctors no one belives me its drinin me crazzzy fallin in to a deep dep[ression I already have ptsd before the Invisbal nightmsre im losin it an im in a aptment complketx so theres no getting rid of them im just layin on them im on the bottom floor so they just fall from the sealin my mom thinks im on drugs shje says im crazy an stadfrts yelling at me tellin me im high I haven used in over a year this is hell does any one else wen the walk the fall off or I have bklond hair an in one day my roots will be black aqgain

        I feel like its sum kinda fly see through fly ling on me that's y I see worms to cuz those r the babys like maggits sorta thing am I crazy

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        Emma 

        3 months ago

        Please helpmeet ouy going crazy

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        Paula Warrick 

        4 months ago

        Ok , when I first started getting bit was when I was doing chemo .I'm the only one in the house it effects. I see tiny white things look like salt , plus little brown pods,? , And of course the little pieces lint. After spraying for bed bugs , helped but didn't stop them. I was finally able to get rid of whatever it was , I'm thinking dog mite , bit it was on my 3 cats too. I used colloidal silver and coconut on my animals . Washed every stitch of clothing , bedding ,towels etc .pulled out dresser drawers vacuumed and sprayed.Vacuumed everything I possibly could , then I washed every surface in my house with Clorox water. I'm talking walls, ceilings, shelves , knick knacks . ..etc .I pulled everything out of every closet and either washed it , or wiped it down . Even medicine bottles. It's a lot of work , but it got them gone . That is until this week . They have been gone for 10 months . But my son had moved outand in with girlfriend . She had brought her dog with her sometime , and I told them they needed to clean EVERYTHING , and spray , and then spray again 7 days later to kill eggs that had hatched .,do the colloidal silver and coconut on the animals . I had also told him not to take anything to her house unless it had been deloused. Well, they apparently didn't follow directions . Only sprayed once ,and weren't very thorough on the cleaning . Needlwss

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        Michelle wheeler 

        4 months ago

        I have been dealing with these mites for 9 months they seemed to b almost gone an for some reason they came back an came back stronger then ever I have bites an they r getting under my skin!!! I am the only one effected an my husband thinks I am crazy he wants a devorse l!!! Doctors can’t help I have been hospitalized twice! Please if anyone can help!

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        ocean. 

        4 months ago

        i have been dealing with this i belive for 3 months its horrible. i also see little white specks on bed. looks like a grain of salt. i feel stinging and have bumps on body (back, legs, stomach, arms, knees) itches a lot . and i barely can get sleep. i wash everything daily and vaccuum nothing seems to work. any help is appreciated. email. @ oceandais1@gmail.com

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        Kimberly Tucker 

        4 months ago

        No questions from me But I would like to comment that clove oil had worked the best for me! I still have a ways to go with the entire house.I have only used it a day.ava I already see progress. They say been oil is also great.but I decided to go with clove oil. It had many other great benefits fur health and skin. I was told i had scabies but I knew it wasn't. So I decided to research home remedies. So far it is working great. It's a wonderful insect repellent and pesticide. Works for many many things. If using on skin be sure to mix with carrier oil.

        Clove oil has analgesic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It can be used to dry up scabies blisters and rashes.

        A 2010 study tested clove oil’s ability to treat scabies mites harvested from pigs and rabbits. Results of bioassays showed that clove oil was highly toxic against scabies mites, killing mites within an hour of contact. A major component of clove oil, called eugenol, demonstrated levels of toxicity comparable to benzyl benzoate

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        It gets better 

        4 months ago

        Invisible Bugs

        I am dealing with TWO things,

        1 - AN ANT INFESTATION: Traps have significantly decreased this problem. They are near water so in the bathroom, near the washing machine, near a rotton tree stump, by a tree I planted that has a cavern around it to collect water, near the hose, in a swamp someone put in next to the bedroom window to grow cattails. NEVER put a wet swampy thing next to the house. ARG! I sprayed last year for them and when you do this, the colonies split off into multiple colonies so my problem has doubled at least this year.

        FIX - - TRAPS ONLY - If you spray them they will split and the colonies will multiply. I used Raid or Terro ant traps and barricade the dog from them. I have already killed one entire colony and have a pile of black ants in my bedroom closet!!!! I live in a humid environment and they were near the bed, the chair, the desk so I was getting bit all the time. I could not see them since my floors are dark wood and they are tiny black.

        2 - BUGS IN THE GRASS OR TREES - If I stay off the grass for the most part, I am fine though walking under trees in my neighborhood also presents a problem. I can go to the dog park with gravel surrounding the grass and stay on the gravel and have no issues. One of the dog parks is so bad I absolutely have to take a shower upon leaving the park. I'm not sure what it is, but it crawls all over you and you can't see it (mini chiggers, ticks, fleas, mites?). I can't see anything.

        There are two FIXES for bugs in the grass and trees:

        1 - SHOWER and rub them off your skin with soap and water (I use lavendar baby shampoo or tea tree mint shampoo). Then, stay cool and dry with baby powder (corn starch based is not supposed to cause cancer).

        2 - DEET - Take off all clothes and spray entire body with deet, turn clothes inside out, shake and spray with deet. These bugs crawl on your skin and do not detatch without a shower or Deet. Sadly, deet is not good for you. It makes me sick and can be really dangerous so read up on that first. Do not get it in your mouth or eyes or on your dog or anyone else. (after reading the above I would try listerine first)

        I guess you could also stay inside. If I stay home or go from house to store or whatever, I have no issues. I comb the dog with a flea comb every day since she is in the grass a lot.

        My problem is worse in the front yard, as opposed to the back yard I think. It seems to be worse in my neighborhood as opposed to the next neighborhood over where the houses are huge and set back from the road. Maybe it is because my neighborhood does NOT spray for bugs or whatever and the other neighborhood has lawn services that probably do spray for bugs. I'm still trying to figure that one out.

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        Jenna 

        4 months ago

        Today is day 4, the Dr Scabbies kit seems to working well. It comes with complete instructions. I am combining this with a skin solution I made. Incase the link doesn’t work like below go to YouTube and look up Dr Robert Cassandra Basic Vodka Skin Cleaning Solution Recipe. Ahhh this is tough and a lot of work but I’m still hopeful it will all work. O be careful with the scabbie cream on face. My eyelids are swollen. https://youtu.be/ieLxJAJdYrE

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        Jenna 

        4 months ago

        I have been dealing with this for 3 weeks now. No one is crazy although this can drive you mad. Thank you for all the suggestion, some I would never thought about like spraying your shoes and car etc. I will post a video below. I just tried this today and I will let you know how it goes. So far I feel 95 % better. Let’s see how the night goes. I’m not sure if anyone tried Mr scabbies kit. I am using that as well. I know it’s not scabbies, it has to be some kind if mite. Every time I feel the slightest thing I reapply the cream from the kit in that spot. I am more into the natural way however if this doesn’t work I will try all suggestions. I fell optimistic tho. Here’s the video. Good luck https://youtu.be/ieLxJAJdYrE.

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        Nikki 

        4 months ago

        I have ALL the symptoms you guys have from dost flying with a sense of direction to the little black dots. The ONLY thing that works is lemon juice!!! Use spray bottle in the shower, hair, laundry wash, floor. This bugg are cause by pine tree caterpillars, spry to the air and formed a fungi that becomes mites. Alcohol and get rid of trees works great. I have spent over $150.000 dollars getting a new air system, people coming and going spraying Akins of poison and nothing works only lemon juice!!!!

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        Sage 

        4 months ago

        There are many different causes for similar issues

        And many different solutions. Some are multi-purpose.

        Black specs and lint are often due to mold/fungus.

        What works best is an ozone machine. Buy a small machine for about $125. Ozone also gets rid of bugs. Be careful with how you use it as you must air out the area treated after for a couple hours after.

        Alcohol at 91 or 99% kills mold and bugs. You can spray it on your mattress, couch, everywhere. But the fumes are strong so again air out your home.

        Dry clothes twice on high heat to kill bugs. But not all dryers get as hot as others.

        After laundering clothes keep in a closed plastic bag or

        A bin with a lid.

        Use a drop or two of tea tree oil each time you shampoo

        Mixed with shampoo.

        Wear flip flops into shower so you know your shoes are

        Not infecting you.

        Clean surfaces you touch frequently such as doorknobs and light switches with dish detergent (for hard surfaces).

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        It gets better 

        4 months ago

        I'm fairly convinced it is the grass. Chiggers or ticks or something, maybe mites. I was at an event all weekend and my sister was visiting and I slept fine though only noticed one or two crawlies the first night and then 3-5 the next. The difference was that I was not at the dog park walking or standing in the grass. I was in the grass for some time at the event, but not standing still for a long time and I sprayed deet on my shoes, socks, ankles, and pant bottoms.

        Also, I noticed at the event, they treated their grass with something really strong as they had sectioned off parts with ropes and the grass was yellow. They told us not to walk through it or it would ruin our shoes. This was a horse event, so something like horse mites comes to mind though I know the dog parks are infested with chiggers, ticks, and fleas... probably mites too since it is near horses and tons of starlings/birds.

        My yard has at least an infestation of ants and the dog brings it all into the house. Still, the black ants can mean rotten wood and I have obvious ant debris in the brick along with nests as I can see many in the carpet in spots. I killed them with any traps and vinegar spray. I can also smell the moldy smell in the one room I close off sometimes, even if the door is shut for a short time.

        Since bugs like wet and warm, I'm using baby powder to keep my body cool and dry and that seems to help most of the time. I'm also wearing mostly loose clothing and nothing tight against the body, like belts.

        In the morning, I pull the covers off the bed, spray isopropel alcohol or vinegar and dry it with a fan, then I cover with a plastic sheet and take a shower before getting into bed. I wash everything I wear and wear nothing twice. I spray the cloth dog beds, couch and chair with vinegar or isopropel alcohol frequently.

        I noticed instant relief from itching with the dog using 1 part vinegar to 2 parts veggie oil on her.

        I ruled out bed bugs... no trails, blood, welts etc. I ruled out fleas - no ankle bites, I ruled out lice since I went to the lice clinic and she said I don't have it.

        I have not cleaned out all my vents yet since they are high up. Mold spores is still possible since the heat was also off this weekend and the bed is better covered with plastic (keeps off the spores that blow out of the vents).

        I keep the bedroom dry with a dehumidifier and spray vinegar or isopropel alcohol around the base before bed.

        I put a cup of vinegar in the washer.

        I definitely notice a difference if I avoid grass entirely or spray deet on shoes and ankles before going into the grass. Keeping cool and dry with powder and loose clothing also makes a big difference. Keeping the bedroom dry makes a big difference.

        I was going to try the bug bomb but someone below did that and still has a problem so maybe not.

        Tea tree shampoo and conditioner seems to help too though burns my back so I do it rarely. It can cause allergic reactions.

        Mint mouthwash in hair helps with bugs on face I think.

        Also since someone commented on no-see-ums / sand flies... I had that issue once. They come through the screens so shut the windows or blow a fan on yourself while you sleep. That fixed it for me. The wind blows them off. I believe you can also catch those by putting a glass of water under a nightlight but keep that away from the bed or it will attract other bugs. This is also a good way to see what is in the house since bugs go to the light and drown in the water. I put them by the dog beds.

        Nice to read all your comments. Thanks for sharing.

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        Midge 

        4 months ago

        These "mites" are driving me crazy! I live in Arizona and it seems that when the temperature reaches the high nineties in late April, the biting begins, especially at night when I'm trying to sleep. I get some relief by spraying Off insect repellent on myself and bedding.

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        Kim 

        4 months ago

        I have been reading a lot of these comments and I have a similar problem but mine is no see ums and gnats! They are driving me crazy and my family says I am crazy! My house is so infested with these things you can actually hear them flying around st night! My husband is never home due to work and he coaches baseball and stays every night with his mother who’s scared to stay by herself so he says there is nothing here but he is so wrong. I have had 2 exterminators who do not know what these are and of course nothing they did worked! I believe my problem started with plants that we brought in the house for the winter. This has been going on since sept.. I vacuum my hole house every day and I have a big house! I act like I am spring cleaning every day. That’s the only thing that helps but lately it’s not even helping. I am so tired of being bit up! The bites hurt! I have tried everything and nothing works. Every time I clean something with Murphy’s oil soap like a wood bench in my kitchen they make a nest in between the wood or on my ceramic bathroom floor! I had to throw away my recliner in my family room because they would make a new nest every time I cleaned it out. I have had to throw away so many things. These things are destroying my house and my life!! I wish all of you good luck and I guess we can not give up!!!!

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