Are You Being Eaten by Invisible Bugs?

Updated on May 17, 2019

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 and 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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This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

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      Shyla Solar 

      2 days ago

      i THINK I found our bug! Thank you for sharing.

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      Andy 

      3 days ago

      Hi Mite Fighter,

      Maybe we’re dealing with the same mites. I’ve tried all kinds of cleaning products, and a long list of insecticides with no results. I had a pest control guy spraying my room carpet for fleas without any impact. I had two other pest controls inspecting my room, but they refused to do anything because nothing was found.

      I used sticky traps I bought from hardware store, but didn’t pick up a thing. I’ve be seeing doctors, but they all think I’m delusional. I believed bird mites are what causing the problem, since I used to live in a house where chickens were raised. Yet, I don’t know how to catch any sample. I’m not so sure anymore. I even moved twice. My room, car, and office are all infected. The people around me don’t seem to be affected though.

      I too have become a minimalist. I threw away most of my stuff and put the rest in storage.

      At this point I convinced myself that these mites are living not only on me but inside me as I they get inside my nose, ears, and eyes. They love my hair as well. Not to mention I got pinprick bites and rashes from time to time.

      I saw previous posts here saying that “dust floating/flying around with precise trajectory”. I can confirm that as I seeing that myself.

      I just bought an ozone generator, but don’t know how to go about it, since I’m only renting a room. Obvious, I can’t do it in my office either. I guess the only place I can run an ozone generator is my car.

      Let us know how the UVC lamp thing turns out. Best of luck to you and everyone here.

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      MiteFighter 

      4 days ago

      Today I ran a UVC lamp throughout my apartment.

      Disclaimer: from what I have read, you should never view a UVC lamp (it can blind you) or be in the same room as a UVC lamp (It could give you the worst sunburn that you have ever experienced). And you should wait an hour before entering a room afterwards and you should air out rooms before entering. I’m writing all of this to state that you should research this method on your own, at your own risk.

      Since UVC is a “line of sight” option, I’m not expecting to only run this once and to solve my biting mite issue. I’m hopeful though.

      My next resort will be to add ozone to the option. I hope that it will not come to that.

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      MiteFighter 

      5 days ago

      Hi Andy

      I cannot see the mites, so I’m going off of what the exterminator told me. I wish that I could, it would be so much easier to fight them if I was able to see them.

      I obtained mite traps from the county but the traps didn’t pick up anything. They said that the traps were the cleanest that they had seen. Well that’s because I am constantly cleaning.

      I wish that there was a easier way to mop walls and ceilings.

      I’ve started to become a minimalist, which makes cleaning easier.

      I’ve spent so much of my time trying to eradicate these things. I’m convinced that part of my problem is that my apartment has carpets and that the mites hide in the padding.

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      RJRight 

      5 days ago

      By far this is the best I have read when dealing with this Pandemic about to unfold. Personally I have found Turpentine works but fumes are bad. Dr. Bronners Mint soap helps as well as the good hand cleaner from the hospitals (I almost had control at one time but we must start ridding ourselves of the mass amounts of personal stuff and that must be burned in a hot furnace. We spread them easily so until we have control over them we must limit our travels lest we be reinfected by returning to that place. One exposure will not infect anyone but repeated exposures certainly do., Im hoping that we can communicate to other readers and leave comments so that a Forum of sorts and we can help each other as things progress.

      I cannot see anything Nor fibers (I also had an 800x microscope from eBay for $20 and seen some stuff but no visible bugs. Will get into that later perhaps.) Note: we all usually have other health related issues that may compound things. Very scary and especially that Disease Control and Health officials did Nothing to prevent this but called it Morgellons (something in the mind) but as we Here All know, this is a real thing! The world is soon about to discover the reality of it as it is spreading rapidly, Pandemic. Your solutions seem about the best I have seen.

      Thanks and good luck to all.

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      Andy 

      5 days ago

      Hi MiteFighter,

      You said you've been dealing with mites, but are you able to see those critters? From what I'd read, mites are small but you should still able to see them.

      I also dealing with some kind of bugs problem for about a year, except I am not even able to see them.

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      Erich 

      5 days ago

      We battle with this nightmare more than 10 years. Not everybody in the family is infected. After 2 years my partner said that I am delusional sick with the support from a parasitologist and a doctor. So I battle secretly against the mites and my partner against me. It is dermanyssus gallinae, after 4 years with luck, I was able to have a monster determined by a lab. Please don't ignore the suffering and death from people and destroyed families. I don't exaggerate. The possibility of infection is known for more than 100 years. And it spreads. Please research and publish and find a solution. Thank you.

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      wonderer 

      5 days ago

      Dear Anon,

      Your health is more important than college.

      You have to leave the dorms as soon as possible. But before that you'll need to take the bugs pics with a magnifying glass for evidence.

      Ask for time off from programme and focus on your health.

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      Pls join my fb for full treatment and pics advice - Heal Thebugs.

      /[b]

      You don't need permission from your parents to disinfect your room, bathroom and belongings.

      You need a lawyer to get your money back from college.

      I have posted the bugs pis taken for everyone on Facebook - Heal Thebugs

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      MiteFighter 

      6 days ago

      I believe that my problem started a year ago when I purchased a “new” sheet set from eBay that had clearly been repackaged. The sheet set had bed bugs. I was so horrified. I hired an exterminator and washed and bagged everything that I owned. He treated my apartment twice. I was still being bitten afterwards. He stated that my problem wasn’t bed bugs, but likely mites. I didn’t believe him because I hadn’t heard of mites but I had him fog multiple times regardless.

      The fogging treatments worked great for about a week

      I hired a company with a dog to sniff out bed bugs. My apartment didn’t have any bed bugs.

      I contacted my landlord and the exterminator came back and fogged my apartment again as well as the attic and apartment below mine. Again I felt relieved that I was no longer being bitten for about a week. Unfortunately my exterminator didn’t do a follow up fogging so I was bitten again after a week. I have read that mites can develop resistance to treatments.

      Then I hired a mite expert to fog my apartment and car with cedarcide. It worked for about three days.

      I have attempted to take matters into my own hands. I’ve tried the Candida diet and many supplements suggested on websites to make my blood unattractive: for example high doses of garlic, Candida cleanse supplements, cloves, wormwood, MSM, zinc, high doses of vitamin c, etc.

      To clean I’ve used enzyme cleaners, 90 percent alcohol, borax, hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, bleach, essential oils, etc.

      I have used air tight containers to store my belongings in.

      I have washed my clothes in hot water with detergent, borax and ammonia, drying on hot for 60 min and storing in air tight bins (this works). I store my dirty laundry in garbage bags.

      I’ve replaced my expensive cotton bedding with polyester bedding and encased my mattress and pillows with mite proof covers. I’ve also replaced my bed frame.

      I’ve bathed in sulphur soap which made no difference at all other than to make my clothes smell bad.

      I wash my hair with selsun blue medicated shampoo and scrub my body with a loofah and Trader Joe’s tea tree body wash. I spray my shower down with windex and spray the bathroom floor with 90 percent alcohol.

      I followed my doctor’s external scabies treatment without any luck.

      I am convinced that dehumidifiers are part of the solution. Unfortunately this takes months and can make your living situation extremely hot if you don’t live in a cool environment. After months of dehumidifying I felt that my apartment was finally under control. Then I made the horrible mistake of opening my sealed container of books (from six months ago). My nightmare literally started all over again. After I opened my books, I was bit about 20 times on my chest,within two days. The things that I am battling seem to love cotton and paper.

      Borax seems to help. DE didn’t seem to be effective. I put borax between my mattress and box springs.

      I’ve vacuumed obsessively with a hepa vacuum for many days in a row. It made no difference.

      I’ve tried essential oil supplements as well as spraying tea tree oil and peppermint oil. This was only a temporary deterrent.

      I bagged my home office chair with a plastic bag. This only helps for a few days.

      I purchased a carpet shampoo device and it made a difference for a only a few days. I purchased a stream cleaner and it made a difference for only a few days.

      Vinegar with epsom salt and iodine seems to help my bites heal quicker. Diaper rash cream with Zinc does as well. Both unfortunately don’t deter the bites though.

      Recently I’ve discovered that OFF spray with Deet keeps the mites from biting my chest. I was resistant to using chemicals up to this point but after a year of having to wear high neck t-shirts, I’ve resorted to using Off spray on only my chest. It is very effective but I need to apply it every 12 hours. I won’t use it on my whole body though.

      I’m now researching using UVC lights/wands and / or ozone to treat my environment. I read a blog from a doctor who used UVC wands with success.

      I will continue to run the dehumidifiers until it is too hot to do so.

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      Tirt 

      7 days ago

      After an infestation years ago of ticks, i became pretty sensitive to things crawling on my skin. This invisible invasion began about a week ago, and i found this page only a few days after my first encounter with the bugs. They traveled to the house in some boxes i brought from storage. I informed the managers there and a pest guy came out to my unit. He laughed at me and said there was nothing there and refused to look at photos i got using a magnifiying glass. I am thankful my son and dad believe me even though they are not getting bit as much as me.

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      Theresawayout 

      9 days ago

      Please don't give up! A simple but effective way to start killing the bugs is using the spray mixture I described in my post two months ago (answer to Marcie). It saved my life. If peppermint oil and cedar oil are unavailable, just stick to a mixture of water, washing up liquid and a dash of ammonia, to start with. Please read the whole post for further details.

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      Anon 

      2 weeks ago

      I am in college and cant do any of this it is in the dorms and ive been considering killing myself because noone believes me. I dont sleep, I cant breathe, everything hurts and itches, my grades are failing, and ive lost my scholarship and my program. Theres nothing left to do. I cant get rid of them, i dont have the time to do all of this everyday nor even the means to. Everything has been taken from me by these bugs. Im terrified and hopeless. My parents wont allow to do any of this to their home. I have to die

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      Ross Greco 

      3 weeks ago

      Pray? After reading your long article, you’re suggesting that I “Pray”!?

      Oh FFS! You think an invisible sky fairy is going to do what?

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      Debra Goodenbour 

      4 weeks ago

      Does anyone know what these tiny, glassy, aggravating bugs are called?

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      JonBroski 

      5 weeks ago

      I'm sure I have mites that bite my scalp at night... This has been going on for about 2 years now... I wake up with usually the top back part of my scalp they bite and the scalp is tender to the touch and painful, they leave tender little dents in my scalp. I'm tired of washing my bedding all the time.. I've been showering with head and shoulder clinical with Selenium Sulfide and it seems to help but it's only my scalp it's weird.. I thought it was ants or spiders but im sure i'm wrong. I did see a little red mite in my bathroom and i killed it but i've only seen one. So ??? I dont know it's at least good to know i'm not the only one

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      Debra Goodenbour 

      5 weeks ago

      I just want to thank you for your suggestions.l have struggled with this problem for years. I don't sleep much because of the bugs continually biting me. Some days are better than others. The Windex doesn't seem to be helping as much. I believe that l need to be more aggressive with it. I won't give up and if you ever have any advice for me, l would love to hear it. DG

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      Tammy 

      5 weeks ago

      I had sent a text wanted to add that the mites are in are cloths I can only ware them for so long when the sun goes down I have to get them off Another question steam clean the curtains and furniture will that work? My hair crawls And I’ll get pimples and welt on my face and chest I have to clean every day sleep not good. Mites get in my eye lashes and eyebrows and my nose I have little holes on my nose please help

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      Tammy 

      5 weeks ago

      I’m going through the same thing but my husband and doctor doesn’t believe me He’s giving me allergy medicine

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      Benjamin Hays 

      5 weeks ago

      I lived

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      Newnew 

      6 weeks ago

      Seems like the numbers are down not one thong worked like a sliver bullet i use vasline i used Windex I use foot spray all I can say hang in there I thought this shit will never go away but now i see some type of light so just keep cleaning and using stuff

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      Wendy Norman 

      6 weeks ago

      The new cryonite machine I googled kills bed bugs. Freezes them. Wonder if it can freeze this crap. My friend told me when she called and talked to a parasite dr. The run liposomal vitamin C Iv in their patience and UVC radiation. Because it’s the strongest out there. Maybe I just need to fog the house with hydrogen dioxide or some kind of gas to kill this. The cryonite doesn’t leave any residue. I’m sick of spending money on stuff that don’t work. I’m thinking some kind of gas is the only option. My body doesn’t bother me after taking 10,000 mg of liposomal vitamin C everyday. I give my kindergarten granddaughter the child’s vitamin C. And a barrier cream on her. She hasn’t complained anymore. My daughter and grandson and other 4 grandkids and husband don’t have this. They are in my home everyday. Weirdest crap ever. Me and my granddaughter that has this eat outside. I wash our body and hair with medicated methol selsium shampoo and I have pics where I looked like a walking disease for a bit. I took pics and videos from the beginning of this. I had a sonogram done and seen the screen after she was done and I seen this in my breast. Looked like it’s attached to my skin. So I went through everything I had. I realize these are inside are breathing through our pores. And why I sores don’t heal is because peace’s of it come out of the skin. I have videos showing how when I put citronella on them they broke up in tiny peace’s and everyone grew so long. I have proof to back this. So after I seen it inside of me I knew that is what is happening to us. Because who ever read it and sent the report to my dr. Said it is I can’t think of the name basically a tissue that causes breast cancer. Idiots. That sucker had knots all over it and the end in a V shape. How can they not see that. Geez. I poured 100% lemon juice on one and organic orange juice mixed with methyl (msm) and it killed this. Just now. I pluck them out of my infested pajama pants. It looks like the threading. Pluck one off and stick a peace of it in Clorox or something watch how the thing moves to get away from it. Or spray it with Clorox mixed with water. Also it will play dead then crawl out of the thread it’s hiding in

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      Wendy Norman 

      6 weeks ago

      I have been dealing with this over a year now. I noticed my ceilings are infested as is everything else. I don’t know what to use on them. I did experiment on the infested pajamas. I videoed all of it. Clorox makes them grow after they play dead. As does peroxide and potassium iodine does to. I put a block of dry ice in a huge ziplock bag filled with clothes. Over night then washed them and this came out. I’m wondering if I bought a dry ice fogger if it would kill it. I’m thinking dry ice is -109 degrees. I’m going nuts. The stuff in the house is driving me crazy. In my body I know it’s still there but I take 10,000 mg if dr mercola’s vitamin C everyday and it helps so much.

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      MarPat11 

      6 weeks ago

      I'm just about done with this absolutely life changing infection something has to be done and fast because this bug is moving fast going on 4 yrs on and off again unbarable I'm infested and I'm not alone when will the CDC step up why are we being left to suffer I tried it all I'm especially tired of the diet plan I was 170 pds 4yrs ago i now weigh 140 lbs 30 pounds disintegrated off my body donated to the feeding of some alien bug you know your dealing with something extraordinary when the only tv show to talk about it is ancient aliens something has to be done now...

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      Theresawayout 

      6 weeks ago

      To: wonderer

      Thank you for sharing this valuable information!

      I have one question: what size is the bottle of Dettol you are using?

      I guess cap sizes may differ between small and big bottles.

      The one I have is 750 ml, appr. 25 oz (US fluid ounces).

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      wonderer 

      6 weeks ago

      dear all,

      i got rid of them from the body with baths of (1/3 standard bath) hot water, 1/2 glass bicarbonate soda, 2-3 capful Dettol. Few times of this solves the problem in the body.

      But make sure you've eaten and bathroom is well ventilated, leave door and window open, so dettol moisture doesn't accumulate in room, its dangerous to breath in. Also affects blood pressure /heart rate, so not good if you suffer from related diseases.

      It's better if someone is around when you're taking your bath in any case.

      You'll see the bugs in water and walls of the bath, so take live samples in a bottle and film/pictures.

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      Theresawayout 

      6 weeks ago

      PS

      In the last paragraph of my previous comment (IV. Skin) I forgot to add that, for the rest of the body I use coconut oil or olive oil (extra vierge).

      My bioresonance therapist, who is also specialized in skin treatment, told me that, for skin care, I should only use "things that you can eat.", like cucumber, yoghurt, coconut oil, olive oil extra vierge (the one you put on salads, not the one you bake with). So I did, well, almost. The CBD (hemp/cannabis cream) I use for my face is not something you can eat, but the pure silicium gel (made by Hübner) is something that can also be used internally (10 ml dissolved in a glass of water). It's good for skin, hair and nails.

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      Theresawayout 

      6 weeks ago

      I think most people here are dealing with mites and/or collembola. Some may also have a few symptoms of Morgellons Disease (which may or may not be related to an underlying Lyme disease). As there are thousands of different species of mites and collembola, each story may have its own unique situation. That’s why dealing with mites, collembola and morgellons is much more complex than an infestation by insects. You not only have to solve problems with the house (both inside and outside); you also have to handle the physical problems (both externally and internally) of your body. This causes a lot of stress, also because of problems with time management (jobs, family, children, household).

      Just an example of the differences: gnats are looking for blood. An infestation by gnats can be very annoying, but is comparatively easy to deal with. Comparatively, because collembola are attracted by fungi and mold. So if you are dealing with a collembola problem you not only have to inspect the house, to find any leaks, moist and mold, and spend a lot of time on cleaning; you also have to get rid of fungi in and on your body, and you may have a lot of skin problems.

      
Many people carry the candida fungus. The immunity system also seems to play an important role in why some people are targeted by collembola and others are left alone (even in one family).

      You can find a lot of additional information in blogs on https://earthclinic.com/ailments/ . But remember: answers are given by people, not by doctors. And when handling skin problems stay away from using harsh chemicals like bleach, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide or ammonia. They can ruin your skin (esp. your face), sometimes even permanently.

      To get rid of the candida fungus you have to change your eating habits, away from acidity, and towards a more alkaline approach, so that your pH levels (blood, urine) will stay around 7.3). For instance, by cutting sugar and carbs, and cutting sugary fruits. There are many charts online, showing the pH levels of all kinds of food. You need a chart showing the food impact on the body (which may be different from the pH level of the food item itself). Here you can find a good one: https://trans4mind.com/nutrition/AirWaterLife-Food...

      
You can speed up the process of killing the candida fungus with bio resonance therapy. A bio resonance therapist can also support your liver, kidneys and bowels, and thus improve your immunity system. My therapist did so with a Bicom unit.

      The most complex category is Morgellons. A lot of academic research has been done on this by universities, since 2004. Oklahoma State University (OSU) has played an important role. Unfortunately, the US CDCs totally ignore this, and as a result the medical world hardly knows anything about Morgellons Disease (MD). The CDC’s idea that MD is a “delusional parasitosis” still rules … Just type “Morgellons” in the search window of the CDC website, and you will find a ridiculous story called “Zombie Apocalypse”.


      If you are interested in reading the academic research and case studies: here you can find a survey of the main scientific publications, in chronological order:

      http://www.thecehf.org/morgellons-disease-research...

      Nearly all publications start with an ‘Abstract’, a summary of what the research was about, and its outcome.

      You can also find a list of symptoms of MD on the OSU website:

      https://health.okstate.edu/research/morgellons.htm...

      Finally, a few practical remarks:

      I. The bedroom

      
I use a duvet (100% polyester fibers), but I never put a cover around it, so that I can easily vacuum the duvet (and the rest of the bed) daily. This way you save a lot of time, as you only have to wash the underlying sheet and the pillowcase(s) once a week, or even once every two weeks. It is impossible to clean a duvet with a cover around it.

      To clean the duvet and the bed I use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter and a hose. They often come with accessories like a plain suction tool (never use a brush). Just before going to bed I use a lint roller as a final touch. Lint rolling is ‘surface cleaning’ / vacuuming is deep cleaning (removing the parasites that remain inside the fabric). Also, never shake out fabrics when you are dealing with collembola, as you spread them through the room, and thus worsen the situation. Early in the evening I spray the ceiling and walls with the spray mix I mentioned in a previous post (1,5 tablespoons of washing up liquid, 6 drops of peppermint oil, 5 drops of cedar oil and a dash of ammonia, in a spray bottle with 500 ml (half a liter) of water. The nozzle has to be a very fine one; otherwise the spray is not effective.

      BTW I can't use white vinegar. The kind of collembola I have, get more aggressive, and using white vinegar results in serious attacks. It doesn't kill them.

      The approach above solved 99% of my sleeping problems.

      II. Bathing vs taking showers

      Taking daily baths weakens your skin and makes your skin more vulnerable. Just google it. Also, when you get out, the parasites stick to your skin. Taking baths is OK, but no more than once or twice a week, and no longer than 15 minutes each. So, taking daily showers is better.

      I don’t use any soap, as it removes the protective layer of the skin. I start washing my body with baking soda. The baking soda gives the skin a ‘smooth layer’, so that the parasites can’t stick to the body. After that I wash my hair, so that the parasites leaving the scalp can easily go down the drain (see previous posts) without attaching themselves to you skin.

      This method was approved of by the University Department of Infectiology that is treating me. They also told me that using baking soda would not interfere with the outcome of my (regular) blood tests.

      III. Clothes / coats / jackets

      I use two sets of clothes, and every day I machine wash one of the sets for the next day. I add 4 teaspoons of baking soda. Temperature: 140 degrees F. I program an extra rinse, and I use a fabric softener. After that I dry the clothes in the dryer, and lightly spray them with the spray mix mentioned above, before putting them in a sealed plastic box. The next day, while taking a shower, I put the set of of clothes in the dryer again, and (very) lightly spray each them before I put it on. Finally, I vacuum my shoes before putting them on. If you should still have a problem with your shoes after vacuuming: just sprinkle a little bit of ground cloves inside them, or on your socks. Problem solved!

      Before I leave the house I lightly spray my coat (or jacket), and put it into the dryer for 20 minutes.

      In this way I never have a problem with my clothes during the day.

      IV. Skin

      For my face I use pure silicium gel dissolved in water, followed by CBD (hennep seed) cream with the addition of a few drops of water. After many experiments, they were the only things that heal and do not cause irritation in the long run.

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      cuteproduct 

      6 weeks ago

      Search for article below online

      This mite also associated with sporothorix & aspergillus fungi as per article

      Biological activity of the mite Sancassania sp. (Acari: Acaridae) from bat guano associated with the pathogenic fungus Histoplasma capsulatum

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      itgetsbetter 

      7 weeks ago

      Still no bugs.

      I had a bunch of floating stuff in the house too and since using a robot vac several times a day along with changing the furnace filter a lot, I now am finally only picking up small amounts of dust and lint with the vac and have tapered off to once a day or so. The dust, lint, dog hair in the house was recirculating constantly and had built up in the attic on the insulation. This could also cause a dust mite problem. If it is floating around your house you could end up with dust in your hair and clothing and then dust mites on you.

      If this is the prob, vacuuming should help a lot, given you have a good vacuum and do it at least every couple days. I would do it daily until you pick up nothing, or get a robot vac to do the work for you. Eufy 11s robot vac is good and not expensive, 179.00 is the cheapest I've seen though I paid 225.00. I have to reinforce the edges of the rubber flap on the brush guard with one thin layer of duct tape to keep it from ripping off since the rubber is faulty or something. They sent me two free ones, but one of the new ones ripped already. I have to replace the duct tape too since it wears quickly but otherwise, they charge 12.00 for new brush guards after the first 2 free ones. I use one layer only, a half inch wide piece of duct tape wrapped all the way around the ends of the rubber flap on the brush guard, making sure to stick it on the rubber perfectly, like a skin, as a protective shield and so the rubber part still hangs down to push dirt etc.

      For a dust lint prob, I shake all clothing out, use slippery clothing and 1 cup of vinegar in wash.

      Note, I'm not selling vacuums but found I never had time to do it and really needed the robot vac to end this dilemma . :D

      I also added vent filters to areas where I sit or sleep under vents to stop the crap from blowing on me. There were a lot of vacant homes previously and it is possible the dust accumulated while a house was sitting. I would make sure to leave some vents without vent filters since your furnace needs to breathe so to speak or you will have a prob.

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      itgetsbetter 

      7 weeks ago

      SEAL THE HOUSE. It was not some bizarre bug that costs a fortune to get rid of and never goes a way (SCAM ALERT). I had a NOSEEUM / GNAT problem since they were getting in my home through the screens and mainly poorly sealed doors and windows. I added thick gorilla tape in layers to the doors (where I could see light coming through or feel a cold draft) and sprayed all the gnats in the yard with SOAPY WATER along with the muddy spots and puddles and tall grass. I added clear caulk around windows, doors, and fixtures to stop them from coming in since it was all dried up.

      They entirely disappeared with the freezing temps.

      LISTERINE comb through hair gets them out of hair and also acts as a bug repellent.

      They attack anything warm and wet so you sweat and they are attracted to it. They like light too so I added the yellow bug light bulbs outside. they come in when I let the dog in/out.

      To test this, when they were bothering me, I laid a pure white sheet or something white where ever they were bothering me and sprayed WHITE Vinegar (NOT ACV / apple cider vinegar will attract gnats which like fruit) water mixture into the air and they will drop dead on the white sheet and you will see black gnats or noseeums. They like secretions in the eyes, nose and anything warm and sweaty or wet. they go right through clothing which is why NOSEEUM MESH keeps them off.

      I switched to WINDBREAKER MATERIAL since they aren't able to get through it.

      Use TEA TREE SHAMPOO all over which act as a bug repellent for about 6 hours.

      Keep a dry home/turn up the heat or Air conditioning to dry it out or use dehumidifiers.

      To absorb water in the yard I am spreading dirt and gravel in the soggy spots.

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      7 weeks ago

      I've been dealing with the resistant Scabies/Morgellons now for 2 years. I've moved five times and tried everything you name it Ivermectin, Moxidection, Kleen green, Sulfur, Rubbing alcohol, Deet, bleach, plus more. Whatever it loves the scalp and ears these things just don't seem to die.Both my ears are infected because no matter how much I try they keep jumping into the back of my ears.

      I nothing a huge increase of "flying lint" whenever I buy new fabric.

      Does anyone have any advice I'm completely alone with a child.

      Please visit my youtube video thank you; type Morgellons scabies bird mites into you tube.

      Take care friends

      C

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      Damn bugs 

      7 weeks ago

      I’ve been dealing with this issue since last August after our cat disappeared. Shortly after our (indoor/outdoor) cat disappeared, our house became infested with fleas. We bombed the house, and spread flea powder on the carpets, which resolved the flea issue. But I noticed that I was still getting bit. Then shortly after that, I started to experience a sensation of bugs crawling on my face and in my hair, which freaked me out. I went to the doctor, then a dermatologist, then another doctor, who said that there was nothing wrong with me, and prescribed a antipsychotic medication. I agreed because after all, I seemed to be the only one who was experiencing this, and all the doctors said there was no evidence of bugs. For two months, I dealt with the effects of the psyche meds,AND the bugs. It was a horrible experience.

      The things I’ve tried:

      Kleen Green - no affect at all.

      Steam cleaner- some affect

      Change of diet- no affect

      Selsum blue medicated shampoo and a conditioner- works great to stop the crawling in the hair

      Recently bought a ozone machine- not sure, too early to tell

      Hot tub w/chlorinated water- works great until I get home.

      Nylon/polyester underwear, socks and undershirts- will never switch back to cotton, stopped a lot of bug activity ‘down there’

      Mattress cover and pulled bed away from wall- hardly feel them in bed anymore

      Now I don’t feel ‘crawling’ as much as I feel a presence, and itching, and I don’t get bit as much. Mostly what I feel at home, in the car, and at work(office) is white powder, or dust, or bugs falling on my head, followed by itchiness all over my body, especially at work.

      I sometimes feel a sensation and end up digging one of the white dots out of my skin, especially my scalp. I started getting my hair cut every two week, which seems to make a difference for about four days or so.

      Right now I’m really hopeful that the ozone machine will make a difference.

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      Newnew 

      7 weeks ago

      Every lil thong helps putting a powder on ir carpet helps and kind even baby podwer helps keeping them off you make sure you clean everything and wipe down everything you can when I go to someone's home it seems that they come with me and bother me wherever I go I ordered s hose pasted dewormer idk if that will help but lots of research helps to keep them numers down I can say I use to get no sleep even scares to stay and or sleep in my he but now I can sleep sum what and I can stay in my home now I still feel the crawling and sum biting but it seems like it moved from my legs to my arms and face and hair since i dyed my hair they don't like my hair now I use a body scrub sugar in the Morning when I wake up and shower with it I also heard of dove works I use that and sugar scrub working also vacuuming 3 te a day if I can and also use Vaseline all over my body keep it down make sure u keep ur skin un dry that want you to give up and be in bad health make sure you take vitamins to make sure you get spicy foods to I heard that do t like that just take better care of your self work out more I walk everywhere plus the cleaning it seems to be going away not gone tho SMH I didn't Tru need oil I tryed others I tryed tea tree oil that keeps them off ur skin but not gone just keep cleaning I think the more nastyer u taste to them they will leave u alone they always been there they will always be bit once ur not the host anymore they will leave on there own make sure u stay super healthy eat more meat not sugar and work out clean clean clean and spray and clean when u come in ur home and shower alot they should go away I'll see in a few days I been doing this for about a month and spend so much money on stuff they claim that work. Ut the power and vacuuming and the vasline and the foot spray really been working for me so far

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      Theresawayout 

      7 weeks ago

      Nasal Rinses

      This post is about cleaning the nasal cavities. Collembola like hiding and breeding in there. Even if you don’t notice anything wrong. That’s because collembola hide inside biofilms (in the higher regions of the nasal cavities), which can hardly be penetrated by normal rinses with saline salt only.

      Scientists and ENT surgeons developed a mild nasal saline mixture consisting of salt, baking soda, and Xylitol. The addition of Xylitol may sound strange, but academic researchers discovered that it opens up the biofilms, so that a mild mixture - dissolved in 250 milliliter of warm water - can remove them, while doing a nasal rinse (“drinking” with your nose).

      You could also use a pipette, but nasal rinses clean the cavities more thoroughly. When I started doing nasal rinses a year ago, I was surprised to see biofilms with “threads” inside as long as one inch. After a few months the biofilms were transparent, but occasionally I still use a pipette with the nasal rinse mixture mentioned below.

      BTW Never use nasal sprays that people use when they have a cold. They only worsen the condition (they often cause further nasal congestion after prolonged use).

      Here’s the nasal rinse mixture I use regularly:

      https://www.kno-winkel.nl/en/dos-medical-nasal-sal...

      I’m sure something similar is available in the US.

      One sachet contains:

      Salt: 1.875 grams

      Baking Soda: 0.625 grams

      Xylitol: 4 grams

      (So the salt/baking soda ratio is 1:3)

      PS

      You can find several examples of people showing how to do nasal rinses on YouTube. Here’s a good example (more effective than the ’neti pot’ way)” :

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwJBBinb220

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      Newnew 

      7 weeks ago

      I still have them after a month of cleaning and spraying they are still here but it seems to be getting better before I couldn't stay in my home now I can deal with it sum what I use this foot fungus spray that works to keep them away so far and Vaseline works to and baby oil I ise kleen green but afyer it drys it's idk it's not getting rid of them but the number seems to be down idk the only thing i haven't tryed was steam cleaning my carpet but no matter where i go what i ise it's on my body even if i wear new clothes and clean my body the sugar scrab works and washing my hair daily I think the apple cider vinegar makes it worse for sum reason but the foot spray and Vaseline and Windex and daily vacuuming and cleaning now i know i got rodent mites idk but i can't seem them but it don't hurt my legs as much now it seems like my arms and face are catching it I hope that means they are leaving because before my legs was being messed up but shaving ir whole body seems to work and i dyed my hair they didn't like that and stay out my hair more or less and i got it cut short I'm tried of this i just want my life back

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      Theresawayout 

      7 weeks ago

      Hi Tiffany,

      I feel very sorry to see what you have to go through with your children and boyfriend, who probably needs some more time to see the seriousness of the situation.

      I think it's a good idea to go to the hospital and have them examine the diapers. The more people do so, the more they will be confronted with reality. Don't expect quick and easy answers though, as they may know nothing about it. Maybe it's a good idea not telling the medical staff about the combination of collembola and morgellons yet, and just let them do the research, and wait and see what they come up with. You establish a better communication that way, and you allow them to do the research with an open mind. You can always bring in what you observe at home, after you get the results of the research. In this way they won't position you as someone who might be delusional (which you are definitely not,), and they will take you more seriously. In short, give them the problem.

      Meanwhile, apart from many other things that make life easier for you, like nasal rinses (something that is often overlooked), buying small and cheap 100 % polyester microfibre duvets, vacuuming the beds instead of having to wash them frequently, and how to efficiently clean your clothes so that you can minimise the stoning an d biting during the day, the best advice I can give you is to try and find a certified bioresonance therapist. Preferably with the help of your health insurance company or halt care provider, so that you won’t end up being ‘used’ by someone who just wants the money. Because Morgellons attracts many people who promise miracles and don’t deliver. A certified bioresonance therapist has an holistic approach, and he or can see the condition of your kidneys, liver and bowels. And can support them if needed. them. In short, your immune system will get better. The immune system plays an important role.

      So, tomorrow I will tell you how to get rid of the biofilms in the nasal cavities.

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      Theresawayout 

      7 weeks ago

      To Lena and Mandi:

      
I can confirm your observations of the very small thread-like particles floating in the air, with a sense of direction. Clearly visible in sunlight. In my apartment I don’t see any lint or lint balls, however.

      When I use only one halogen floor lamp pointed towards the ceiling, at night, I can see the small ‘threads’ floating towards the heat and the light of the lamp, but just before touching the hot halogen lamp they suddenly jump, to avoid getting burned. I recorded this on video. I am convinced they are collembola, as collembola have a tiny “fork” that allows them to jump. I also noticed that they favor anything that is related to electricity or static electricity. Computer screens, phones, tablets, cables, power strips. You can check that with a powerful small LED light (e.g. with a portable, LED bike light, rechargeable if you can find one). They all seem identical: a very small white thread with a slight curve. But sometimes I also see small pieces of “hair’ that are perfectly straight. Another way of detecting them is using the screen of a tablet that is switched off. When I put the tablet near an open window I can see the small, somewhat curved white “threads’ on the screen after a few minutes.

      Have you ever noticed pinprick sensations like being “hit” by many very small needles when walking near smooth surfaces like cabinets, closets or doors? If so, you definitely have collembola, as they are able to jump through your clothes onto your skin in a split of a second.

      If you recognise (some of) these things above, you can easily kill them with the spray mixture I mentioned in my first post, 4 weeks ago, by spraying towards the ceiling. All details are in that post. Finding a spraying flask with a very fine nozzle is the key.

      As to the ‘moving fibers’ of the cotton swabs: don’t worry. The most likely cause is the static electricity of your body, or a charged object near the cotton swab. Just check what happens if you move one of your fingers towards the cotton swab after you’ve rubbed your feet across a carpet.

      Just one more remark, on the reason why medical doctors don't know much about collembola: whereas scientists say there are thousands of different species of collembola, the medical world has often referred collembola patients and Morgellons patients to psychiatrists. The cause of their ignorance is the CDC (the US Government's Centers for Disease Control), who, in 2004, wrongly decided that patients suffering with collembola or Morgellons should be diagnosed with 'Delusional Parasitiosis'.

      Fortunately, academic researchers like Professor Randy Wymore of Oklahoma State University refused to accept the CDC's outright offensive conclusions. He never gave up and his research led to a breakthrough in 2013 and 2015. I will post some websites about this for further reading in a separate post.

      At this moment my main concern is your hair and scalps. So I will tell you how I handled this problem.

      WHAT YOU NEED is:


      1. A comb with blunt, rounded teeth, so that you won’t damage your scalp. The space between the teeth of the comb should be approximately 2 millimeters, so that’s a little bit wider than what most people use.


      2. A creamy kind of conditioner (some kind of “care and repair category” stuff). The creamy aspect is important.


      3. Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (as this brand does not contain aluminium). Mix the baking soda with water, in ratio 1:3. For instance one cup of baking soda with three cups of water. And pour the mixture into a plastic bottle. You have to shake the bottle before using it, as the baking soda sinks to te bottom.


      4. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) mixed with water, in a ratio of 1:1. So, half a bottle of ACV, filled up with water. If you have sores this ratio might be too painful. In this case you’d better start with one quarter of ACV / three quarters of water.

      Here is the PROCEDURE I use every morning and every evening:

      1. When taking a shower, rinse your hair with water.

      2. Apply the creamy conditioner and rinse again with water.

      3. Apply the creamy conditioner again and massage your hair gently so that all hair is covered by the conditioner.

      4. Now gently comb your hair, “zigzagging” from front to rear. You will catch the parasites within the creamy fluid that is now on the comb. Rinse the comb with the shower head, and start zigzagging again, until you hardly get any cream on the comb anymore.

      5. Rinse your hair with the shower head, and gently comb you hair while rinsing it

      Note: when you do this for the first time, you will probably have to repeat steps 3-4-5. But please stop doing so after that, because you may damage your scalp if you keep repeating these steps. You will be fine after a day or two.


      6. Now apply the baking soda / water mixture, and gently massage it into your hair. Let it sit for one minute (or less, if you feel any pain), and then rinse your hair with the shower head.

      7. Apply the ACV, massage it gently into your hair, and then rinse it right away.

      8. Finally, apply some conditioner (maybe your own conditioner)

      Depending on the current degree of contamination you should feel no more itches or crawling now. If your scalp is contaminated very badly it may take a day or two.

      How long it will last (no more crawling) depends on your environment. You can try the spray mix I mentioned in my previous post, to handle that, so that you will only have minor attacks in the evenings.

      
The cause of the plague is usually outside. Houses with flat roofs and bad drainage run a greater risk of attracting collembola. Normally speaking they would stay outside, unless there’s mold/fungus inside the house. Check the space behind the kitchen cabinets under the sink. Sometimes you have to remove the rear panel of the cabinet in order to be able to inspect the wall behind it to see if there’s any mold there. Kitchens and bathrooms seem to be favorite hiding and breeding spots, because of the humidity.

      Finally, as to the SORES you mentioned: I started to develop three sores on my scalp a while ago, and they disappeared after a few days by (locally) applying a little bit of WHITE vinegar, on a cotton swab. I had to repeat that a few times, and It hurt a little bit. Your sores might be more serious, and if this would be too painful, you could dilute the white vinegar with some water.

      To be continued

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      Tiffany Stark 

      8 weeks ago

      I also see the lint everywhere and i feel stinging although i dont feel much crawling at all, i see speckles of glitter, which i think shows there presents, at one point had grey shards apear in my fingernails, and in my face! I do feel like something flies in my nose at times and with seeing all these white fibers i have no clue if its that. My head was itching intensely but i smothered my hair with T-sal because i also had white dust in my hair along with flakes , so that helped, i have not a clue what is infesting me, and or my house but it is a living nightmare, my boyfriend makes fun of the situation although i have no clue how he doesn't have any symptoms. I have a almost 2 year old and almost 3 year old and it doesnt seam to effect them much but i can definitely tell they have been bitten because its an ouch followed by itching, also me and my children have whatever this is in our stool, im ready to take their diapers to the hospital and ask for it to be tested because its not normal and its been happeing (in the stool) for about a month, i am extremely nervous to take it in tho because of my 2 previous visits to 2 separate urgent cares. If anyone has any advice plz let me know

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      Mandi 

      8 weeks ago

      Lena that doesn’t sound crazy at all because I did the same thing! I let my hair go unwashed to see what would happen as well. We are at wits end and just want an end to this so we are experimenting to see if anything works. I have really long hair and I see the white ‘dust’ in it as well and shake them out of my hair and feel them crawling in it. I also see very small lint balls mixed in tangled up balls in my hair sometimes if I look very very close. I pulled some of the lint out one day and it pinched me so they must make homes out of the lint I supppose and when disturbed they sting or bite. I see the same white ‘dust’ around me as well on a really sunny day when I’m sitting near a window seal. It’s definitely not floating, they are flying but you have to look really hard to see it. They don’t fly around like a bee or anything that looks obvious to some but rather float around but I agree with you..,they have a destination in mind like you said. They try to make you feel like your losing your mind because they want to appear as if they are gliding with the wind but NOT the case! I have sores in my head that were cultured. Was told it’s MRSA so they are bacteria carrying lil nasty critters! I’m convinced they are trying to kill me. I feel like I’ll get a bad Bactria infection and not be able to fight it off and die. Terrible! :( I honestly researched cotton nematodes and think this is it. If you take a cotton swab apart in the mirror and look very close the fibers sway and move. I think the nematodes started out in our clothes and ears from the swabs from poor sterilization of cotton and then that’s all she wrote. Next thing we know we have an infestation but it takes awhile to realize your infected and by that time your already infested so it’s like trying to flee the tornado once you have already been sucked up and are flying through the air....damn near impossible :(

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      Lena 

      2 months ago

      Hello, I think that I can see these things under the sunlight

      When there is sunlight I can see a lot of "dust" floating around me, but this doesn't look like the usual dust, it looks like it knows where it goes, it has a precise trajectory.

      I know this will sound weird but since my hair is the part of my body that itches the most, I took my hair with my hand and shook it in the air and there are loads of these white things that came out from it, there were so many that it looked like clouds of white dust. I shower everyday, use hair dryer, brush my hair etc... it's impossible that so much dust would land on it.

      So I did the same thing on my skin, I rubbed my arms hard with my hand and same thing happened, lot of white little things started to fly.

      And when I'm in public transport, with sunlight again, I can see them flying all around me, and they go towards other people too even the one who are not that close to me, they are floating all around the bus.

      So I think these things fly and it's because there are so many that it itches like crazy. But when I look closely at them it just looks like tiny fibers.

      I did another test, I know it's disgusting but I tried not to wash my hair for a long time so it would get all oily. And well I think they didn't appreciate that, because when it started to get greasy, I could feel them bite like crazy all over my head and a few moments after I felt them crawling down my body, as if they couldn't stay on my oily head anymore so they had to move to a cleaner place, but still on my body of course ...

      If you have long hair try to shake it under the sunlight, shake it hard until you don't see a lot of these white things coming out from your hair, either do it outside or do it in front of your window wide open so they can go out. You will notice that your hair won't itch that much anymore, so I'm pretty sure these things I'm seeing are responsible of everything

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      wonderer 

      2 months ago

      hi,

      i've been putting guidance on fb: Heal Thebugs.

      It's pubic lice.

      I soaked the carpets in bleach, threw away the underlay and moped the wood with dettol. This cleared the house.

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      Victoria Lahullier 

      2 months ago

      I have been dealing with bugs in my body for 2 1/2 years. I can see them Thru a magnifying glass. There are thousands of different kinds and sizes. My body is full from my head to my feet. No one believes me I even have some of the dead bugs that I found in my pajamas. They are discussting. I don’t know what to do. I need some help from some medical person that can help me. Is there any way you can advise me. Please I need help

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      LindaInCrisis 

      2 months ago

      Each time I visit a forum, website, FB and see Megan Wells and her money making enterprise; I'd like to warn people. She's got quite the business going with her consultation fees, and her collaboration with Cedarcide. It's not a 100% guarantee, she insists you religiously follow her instructions; not the companies, toss your belongings, and pay her a $160.00 (hour not sure) consultation fee.. She has no medical, research background; and I read somewhere her boyfriend got rid of them by using bleach and DE. She's not the only one out here. There's diets, products, theories, etc. and these people are making money. It's unfair.

      Above in the original post it says this "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."

      Megan is one of them, she may be the biggest non expert, expert in the field. Remember it's not just the fogging of the CEDARCIDE; it's following her instructions or it might not work. No guarantee; and it's very, very expensive. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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      Newnew 

      2 months ago

      I'm still going thru 2 weeks later this even tho it seems it getting better more like my house no infested it's more like my skin it's it's crazy I feel them it's like it's not like before when I was scared to be in my house I guess I got used to it idk I use foot cream vacuum daily and washing up with kleen green order onlice which works to combat them and Listerine for my hair and sulfur soap idk we will see it's not as bad as before it seems that it gets worse now doing the day from 9 am till 4 pm then they sleep then at 4 am if I'm woke till then 4 pm I just want this to go away I'm doing everything rite I'm not doing sweets I'm drink water alot I'm taken vitamins d3 and iron I'm doing my best it just seems it's more on my skin and hair then the house I don't feel nothing on my feet like before I wish I could use the mite and bird spray on my aking but I heard u will get sick messing with it sooo yea but that bird mite ultra spray really work we got to think we got a wild animal in are homes / apartments so we got to treat it as such I don't do baths anymore I don't think that matters to them a shower with Dawn is fine with ur mouth wash is fine and kleen green

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      Shannon N Ware 

      2 months ago

      I am not sure if everyone has the same issue here, but my family found exactly what we are up against by finally finding this website: https://stopskinmites.com/symptoms. It has helped us tremendously and now we know what we are fighting. We contracted a skin fungus that attracts fungus loving bugs, especially collembola. I am so thankful for this site and all of Megan Wells' recommendations. We are starting to see results and have just started using a few of her skin and laundry recommendations. A lot of the posts sound very similar to what we are going thru, feeling of something crawling all over us espcecially face, head, and neck and then a biting, pinprickly feeling and strange rashes, and a feeling of something landing on our skin or jumping off. All of these symptoms except for the crawling are the fungus. The crawling is the collembola that has come to feed on the fungus. Our house was infected, especially leather (couches and coats) and our beds. But most especially our garage where my husband spends a lot of time. We bought the Cedarcide mite kit and are doing our laundry in the PCO. Please check out Megan's website as it really might be what you are going thru.

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      itgetsbetter 

      2 months ago

      It is mostly gone for weeks now, since the 5 degree temps. I still do many things to keep it from coming back. I still use mineral oil in my ears, a couple drops, Listerine rinse and comb through hair, baby and tea tree shampoo, Vaseline now baby oil on itchy spots which are no longer itchy but I am being proactive so they don't come back. Exfoliating, Vacuuming once a day minimum, robot vac. less than 50% humidity in home (Hisense dehumidifier adds $50 to electric bill and heats up a room), windbreaker clothing, slippery new clothing (bagged everything else and got rid of cloth couch for new futon with encased mattress), vinegar in the wash. noseeum mesh on head and sometimes the socks. encased mattresses - no cloth anything, anywhere unless it is bagged or encased in plastic tarps. garbage is in plastic bags, sealed and locked bins. got rid of all cardboard since I see things flying around when I open the boxes I received from online purchases sometimes. carpet is all dry now and clean of all dust and lint. Added dirt to yard wet or muddy spots. It is a lot of clay and the grass won't grow well. Added gravel to some spots too. Using shop vac in garage and car.

      I do have a TON of SPIDERS so using sticky spider traps a lot too. I did think some of it could be spider mites or deer ticks... something really small so dust mites makes sense too. I had a hundred or so sheet web spider webs with the red dot spider in the backyard and they also did get in the house. I had tons of webbing in the stucco ceiling too.

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      itgetsbetter 

      2 months ago

      Orkin came and it again got worse the day they were there but then was gone the next day again. I think they rustle them up with a gas or something and then set traps to catch them, like a liquid or gel or something. They also sprayed around the windows and doors at least. They said it was drain flies and so did the county. I did find a pupae and a drain fly no doubt, along with gnats all over house, the mud and wet spots in the yard and the bugs I caught were tiny but some did look like grey oval winged gnats.

      It also dropped to 30s again so they are always gone in the 30s. It is warming up now and the 30s might be gone for the season soon. I'm dreading it really.

      I might get another dehumidifier, the Hisense heats us a room and ADDS ABOUT $50 TO MY ELECTRIC BILL but I realized that it works well. It pulls a full bucket of water in one day sometimes whereas the other one might take a few days. I noticed a musty smell in the room that had the other dehumidifier so I put the Hisense in there and it does seem to be dry now with no musty smell but since it dropped to 30 again the furnace is kicking in so that always dries out the home.

      I'm wondering if the DEHUMIDIFIERS AND ROBOT VAC alone would conquer 1/2 this prob or more (at least the part that is in the damp carpet and floors, not the gnats, but likely dust mites, carpet beetles, ants). Of course I have to seal the house for gnats. I'm also going to try a yellow bug light for the porch and patio so the gnats don't come in when I let the dog out.

      It will be sad to have to stay out of the grass again so I hope it is not a problem again this summer. I was much better walking on sidewalks in certain neighborhoods that probably used more insecticide on the trees and grass since they have more money. Our trees are all moldy so probably full of stuff. Also, staying away from the construction site across the street helps.

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      Newnew 

      2 months ago

      Only at night now it seems to be to painful to stay home it's sad all the cleaning I do still mean shit I'm thinking they just in the carpet at this point everything bagged up and clean but when I walk across that carpet yea not only that I can feel them still on my skin anyways idk what to do but move at this point a place with no carpet I threw away all my clothes and I only wear about 3 outfits SMH this shit took over my whole life I'm going broke trying see what works and what don't I need help I can say I been taken vitamins I been clean and my house only thing that seems to work with the bitting and crawling was this foot cream and Vaseline seems to stop it alot but at night I can feel how actively they are on my body no matter where I'm at

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      LindaInCrisis 

      2 months ago

      Someone posted to be cautious using chemicals. This info was in a FB group wanted to share. It's for spider mites, and I'm thinking it might be true of other mites.

      "Spider mites frequently become a problem after applying insecticides. Such outbreaks are commonly a result of the insecticide killing off the mites’ natural enemies but also occur when certain insecticides stimulate mite reproduction. For example, spider mites exposed to carbaryl (Sevin) in the laboratory have been shown to reproduce faster than untreated populations. Carbaryl, some organophosphates, and some pyrethroids apparently also favor spider mites by increasing the level of nitrogen in leaves. Insecticides applied during hot weather usually appear to have the greatest effect, causing dramatic spider mite outbreaks within a few days." From University of California. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7405.html

      These vermin are spreading. I have become super sensitive to any microscopic mite activity in public places. At the library, I can't sit in the chairs; where the homeless people kind of hang out during the day (it's cold); and I can feel them in the carpeting. Well lit areas, on wooden sealed chairs seems to be okay. It seems some people are getting by with adapting their lives and surroundings and spending lots of money to fight these things.

      Does anyone have information on Veterinarians, Universities, Entomologists who might help to identify what type of mites a person is dealing with outside of scabies? I'm unsure if these are rodent mites, cheyetellia, or some species of spider mites. I am highly allergic to them. I'm researched out and wondered if anyone has been able to get help from a professional.

      I agree with the person who said using chemicals is dangerous. I actually watched a YT video of a man who hung no pest strips around his home. It killed them, and I'm surprised it didn't send the family to the hospital. I would probably do something like that, if I could leave for two weeks; but can't afford it. I'm also getting paranoid of staying in hotels, Inns, motels, AirBnB's because of the plague of mites, and scabies.

      Using super harsh chemicals on your skin unfortunately might give relief but it also strips your skin of it's protective mantle. So what to do? Seems to be some evidence that essential oils will kill them, it just seems they run, hide, move into the dark, cracks, crevices, on you, your hair, clothes etc. Just to think we're fighting an unseen enemy that crawls, bites, and makes our lives all about them.

      Biggest problem seems to be our attachment to our belongings that we don't want to "burn", so we keep fighting. I read Jane Ishka's book too, the Year of The Mite; and wish she'd be honest enough to say how she actually got rid of them. She moved, she stored what she wanted to keep and left it somewhere, she bought plastic furniture, and most likely all new clothing, etc. Then she moved again. When she went with her daughter to go through the stored items; they were still there. Her moving, leaving things behind, and starting over is how she really got rid of them; nothing she used, nothing she sprayed, not the dehumidifers, not the bleach, ammonia, or chlorine swims. It was moving, discarding, and starting all over again.

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      Larry Schlehcter 

      2 months ago

      Hi, Thanks, for your imput, and all is correct and good to hear, especially with the doctors, and finding they do not have any mico

      creatures experience, and I was blacklisted, from my doctor, from his written report on me, stating I am dollusional and needed mental health, and I am imagining the bugs, so I fired him. Since then, three times I went to Providence for anything, the had already read my profile, and concluded the same, and did not listen to anything I stated.

      Regarding family and friends, they do not believe me either, for they cannot see them, and not interested, to take the time for me to show

      them, through a microscope, and most stated it was dirt/etc. Especially when at my place for one hour to a couple days, stated they did not get bit, so it not true. I do not know why, but I think the creatures are happy with me, living here, and not enough of them, if they took with them, were no enough to start a serious infistation as I have.

      This all started when I worked on a rental house, evacuated, and I placed tarps on the floors, painted all the walls, the pulling the tarps, underneath was covered with creatures/bugs/etc. and new carpet.

      Took home, sprayed bleach on all tarps, in yard, let set overnight, thinking all would die. No they were in my van, on my clothes, shoes,

      and my whole life was infected, and changed, from that point on up to today. I actually sold the house, purchased a duplex in Sandy, OR and

      moved into one side. They still followed me, and worse than before.

      I have tried to kill all the bastards with many chemicals, and nothing really kills them, they always come back within two days. So I cannot

      kill them, with anything, cannot freeze them, and they do not die even after sealed in a box for over a year.

      My situation is not mites, they have the ability to jump up 4 ft, onto you. What I have is a blood sucking skin penetrating Biting creature, that you cannot remove, after first 4 hrs, and if if you do, bleeds like a bitch. And will be immediately invaded with more of same, and they don't have to burrow through the skin. I have hundreds of them in my skin. Hydrogen Prozxde finally works on my skin to boil into the areas, and kill them. But doesn't matter, everywhere in my life cars, garage, house, clothes, glasses, every item, in my house is infected. Also, they are in my stool, nose, ears, fingernails, eyes, mouth, suliva, stomack, urine, my whole body is infected, and they are killing me, seriously, if I don't solve within the next couple months. Sucks!!

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      Newnew26 

      2 months ago

      Hey I'm back for a update so I been having these bugs I can't see bite me crawl on me like crazy my face my ears my hair in my clothes in my whole house but not as much in the bathroom or kitchen because of the tile I guess that's where I be standing at or be at the most in the house now I'm paralyzed with fear that I'll get bit again I haven't been to sleep in 3 days I didn't do nothing but sit in my home ate didn't work out didn't use oils didn't clean up as much ate whatever I wanted and was lazy af shit was dirty in my house it's strange because I can tell u I think I could of had this for about a good 2 years now but didn't know because I just thought it was my skin I was smoking and barley eating I was homeless and working so in a way I was healthier then I am now because I have a home and I just be wanting to chill I hate that lifestyle now that I got a home it's like wooow I been getting bit for years but since I barley ate and smoked and walked around alot this is fucking gross let me tell u I'm about to cry I got my first nights sleep for a few hrs last night when they most wanna be woke and fucking biting I'm crying because from reading this blog really help me starting to over come this in one fucking day like yo I love y'all anyways this is what I did I brought all types of oils for bug repellent I brought spray for the same thing I brought hella cleaning stuff I brought Listerine and Benadryl I brought cleaning wipes I brought baby wipes I brought baby powder cotton balls for my ears I brought gloves for my hands when I'm in the house now I wear bags on my feet in the house now lmao yooo I'm fucking over killing it ain't I? I brought borax I brought Windex I order this stuff online that was 60 so all in all I spend hella bread I vacuumed to oh yeah I brought rubbing alcohol and Vaseline I out that and the Benadryl baby powder on that shit hepls I mean big time on the biting and keeping them off I can feel them falling off and breaking away from my space I be in when I feel anything weird on my skin i spray with the rubbing alcohol I put Vaseline everywhere and on my hair line to try to stop them from moving the Benadryl helps with the itching and the rubbing alcohol hepls with the crawling I wear a sliky head wrap that work to keep them out my hair I put cotton balls in my ears and I spray after and before I touch it and before I sit down with rubbing alcohol even my gloves I wear like doc gloves lmao being outside helps alot it's seems that they come off outside only in my house I feel the shit anyway I wipes down and spray the walls I put all types of oils down I don't give after if it don't work bitch die from smells I cleaned everything and by the time I was ready to go to sleep I ain't feel barely anything I mean yeah it's not magic pill to make them stop it's not clean one time your done you got to have a routine at this point because they hip to u being dirty or unclean like u was before oh yeah I used Listerine when I took a hot shower I put that all over and I put 2 in 1 dandruff shampoo in my hair and my skin fuck it I'll try just about anything at this point everything clothes wise and bed sheets wise I put in bags when I wanted to change into my clean untouched clothes in the shower I put them in bags I clean every other hour I put hella borax and baby power down in the carpet I heard they can't stand powders they will dry out and die with all this I had a good night's kind of sleep by the time I was ready praise the most high just the other day I was on the phone in the shower scrubbing my skin off in hot hot water and crying talking to my friend about what did I do to deserve this why can't I stop feelings these bugs I can't see I know there there when I'm outside I don't feel nothing I'm normal that house I despise it I rebuke that fucking house I think it's a fucking demon in my house I was lazy I loved money and barley cleaned shit I know it may sound crazy but we got to be open because really half of us don't even fucking know if it's are skin or in are minds or bugs no one but one person believes me mostly because he could see how much the shit is stressing me I still can't believe that is happening to me like yo why yo why it was fine the few other days I mean not really but the past few days been hell on Earth like I mean I know it's a demon I don't eat sugar no more I don't drink alcohol which I think it's sugar in it I'm just going to start fasting eat geens and garlic maybe I heard that if u start not eating as much to none at all they will leave u alone because ur not a jelly donut to them anymore I heard spicy foods work to just fast eat better get out the house more open all the windows let ur house air out and leave for a few hrs then come back and clean up make sure you out ur bags on ur feet spray with the clean spray then put the bags on feet then spray hands with alcohol them out gloves on out ur silky head wrap on or shower cap remember use Benadryl and spray body with ur choice of the strong shit u got then walk from the door remember don't stay still to long keep moving around I find that when I'm doing something in the house I don't think about it as much I'm sick of this shit I can see the frustration in my child father's face with all the spraying and cleaning I can't help it if I ain't feel nothing I ain't gonna do nothing but as long as I know them shit there I'ma do it fuck it I mean I'm not sure if this gonna fix it but if and when it do I'ma be happy af well I'ma keep u update on the progress of my house and everything I'ma do everything in my power to make this shit go away

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      Newnew26 

      2 months ago

      Just a few days ago these shit gotten really really bad I mean I feel shit crawling on me 24/7 it seems like it dies down doing the day but at night shit anyways at first it started in my clothes then the itch would go away then in my bed I would put the sheets in the dryer and every was ok for the night and the day at first I use to only feel the bites at night now it's all day and nights and I feel crawling like SMH anyways I just pushed it off as me thinking to much about it but the last few nights been hell so I gone on YouTube they said it could be anything really and it was no help and no one to talk to about it like how this wedsite was anyways I looked and looked I thought I had bed bugs but they sleep in the day and it wasn't that I still checked nothing I was crying and everything because I ain't no what to do but I was suffering more and more it seems like no matter how much I washed and oil up and keep clean nothing helped anyways I googled some things and came here I here to let u know your not alone at all them little mother fuckas are real o can feel them on my skin my face my back neck everywhere evern my fucking hair yo not i can feel them play on my lashes fucking gross yo these little bugs I can't see are feeding off me like ugghhh I used a green boom and that shit aint do shit I was reading and it says clean clean clean i heard I mean clean like if the guy with the white gloves from the was gonna come and use his finger to wipe I mean spray everything with Lysol and water down borax be and also Windex clean before use cover it carpert with the borax and Windex use a spray bottle with a sharp spray to get the walls I mean cover it with ur walls then i gone over with the borax I also vacuumed before hand I got baby power to it seems they don't like it really powder drys them out and kills them i heard I don't feel like im getting bit as much I also use Benadryl and that helps with the itching to I use the Listerine on my hair that helps to i have washed with the borax but i will this shit cost yo I almost spend 100 for this shit and more frfr but I had to try everything because wtf idk what it is it feels like the Vaseline all over ur body and baby powder a few time a day seems to help greatly to keeps them tf away from me for a while anyways I can always feel them but not as much as not doing nothing how i knew i had it whatever it is mites whatever I'm pretty sure it's some type of mite I was in the er because I was bit all over my back and I took all my clothes off and got in the hos5bed and boi didn't a bitch felt better

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      itgetsbetter 

      2 months ago

      I have been eating a lot of carbs to see if it will come back since it is still gone and I have noticed some crawling and some fluttering but not really bad. It also shot up to 60 degrees today and we have been going to the parks a lot since the bugs in the grass seemed to have been killed by the freezing temps. I think they are back tho, just barely, with the warm temps and the greener grass.

      i'm using the eufy 11s robot vac now, 3 times a day and it is still eating dust so i know this house was full of dust and that the furnace is still blowing the attic dust all over the place.

      The robot vac is putting a dent in the amount though and with the lessening of the dust my dust allergy/watery blurry itchy eyes are much better in the morning. I didn't even wipe them off this am. Usually a cold wet washcloth gets the dust off and the pollen off in the summer too.

      The ice maker broke a long time ago and I never shut off the water to it and I'm wondering if there is wet gunk under the fridge that had drain flies, fungus gnats, or mold mites. I did spray vinegar under the fridge and tried to clean it out but couldn't really get in there. I recently fixed the ice maker arm but it won't make ice anymore so I'm guessing the line is frozen.

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      Zorro 

      2 months ago

      Garrison, ACV stands for Apple Cider Vinegar.

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      Gman74 

      2 months ago

      Hey guys,

      Thanks for all of the advice! I'm working on changing my diet but it's not easy because i'm in recovery and sometimes i manage my addiction with sugar. Seems like i'm damned if i do damned if i don't some days. I'm really frustrated with this guys. I'm living with a girlfriend who continues to re-contaminate the sleeping area by hanging on the infested couches downstairs. I'm going to work on minimizing my sugar and try some of the things that Louise mentioned. By the way what is "take 1-2 T ACV a day in a glass of water."? I'm also going to recommend her starting to assist me in eradicating these things. If she's not cooperative we might have to get separate places for the time being. I'm tired of this BS. I'm not sleeping and very angry at the homeless guy that i got these from.

      Have a great day everyone!

      Garrison

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      Louise 

      2 months ago

      MargaretMeade, I understand your frustration. I can only post what helped me tremendously where I don't feel the crawling now do I get the skin marks - except when the one friend comes around. In the beginning I had them all of the time but I feel that I am blessed to appear to have gotten rid of them and have improved my immune system along the way. I do not think that it's just that I have gotten used to them but I don't see anyone scratching when I am around them now as before (even the ones with the apparently weak immune system). My eyes are not blurry in the mornings with them there either.

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      Louise 

      2 months ago

      I am so much better now than 2 years ago. I try to stay away from sugar, high carbs, junk food - instead I built up my immune system with healthy foods (esp healthy green veggies). I eat 2 chopped cloves of garlic a day in eggs or kefir or hot green tea. I also take 1-2 T ACV a day in a glass of water. Get plenty of rest, exercise out doors and take a good quality mult-vitamin. Collagen capsules help your skin to heal and maybe deter them as well. I bathe with tea tree oil (tto) soap or the Walmart sulfur soap and then use coconut oil on my skin or Nivea lotion. When I wash clothes, I add Borax and in the dryer, I allow the clothes to dry completely, then put a few drops of tto and peppermint oil on dryer balls for at least an hour. If you feel them in your eyes, take one drop of tto and rub it under the bottom of each eye 1/2 in away from eye (and they will get out of your eyes - how long depends on how many are in there and how long). If they are in hair, 1-2 drops rubbed in hands and they on hair helps. You can also mix a drop or two in the coconut oil and rub on skin. Mop with Dawn and borax. I spray car with mix of Borax water (no granules - it clogs your sprayer) and tto (and opt. Cyper-WX or Onslaught insecticide). You can put 1-2 drops of tto in your bottle of mouthwash also. Someone said that people with Candida attract them the most so I also am taking capsules for Candida. I have noticed that people who exercise and with really good immune systems (from eating healthy) are not bothered by them at all and they do not notice them no matter how long you stay around them.

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      itgetsbetter 

      2 months ago

      To de-clutter the house and get everything off the floor I bought wire shelves on castors/wheels. I wish I had more bins that were 16 inches wide instead of 18 since I can't really fit two per shelf without the lid popping off. The shelf is 36 inches wide and most of my bins are just over 18 inches wide or more with the lids. The box is pretty heavy to haul into the house for me so I can't go any bigger than that.

      I can move them around and the robot vac fits under them as well as under the bed and futon couch. With the castor wheels it is less than $100 per shelf and I fit 6-8 bins on them, depending on the bin size and can move them on carpet if needed.

      I believe it helps to have the wire so dust falls through them and then the robot vac will get it off the floor but they are also lighter weight. The plastic one I bought is even lighter than the wire shelves which is nice but no wheels or room underneath so I will have to remove all the bins to move it. My carpet is on a slab and since it gets so humid here, the slab is likely getting damp as is the carpet which is attracting all kinds of bugs like ants and carpet beetles.

      I still want to lay peel and stick tile in the entire house as I am almost convinced that peel and stick tile and the robot vac would eliminate this forever. The bathrooms have peel and stick tile and I never notice bugs in there unless they are in the washcloths or towels. I'm using camping towels which are quick dry and probably bug resistant. First, I am going to try using the robot vac a lot and see if that keeps the carpet beetles or dust mites, whatever it is away.

      The plastic shelves were like $36 on sale. it all seems like too much money to me.

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      itgetsbetter 

      2 months ago

      I did notice something at a popular chain drug store near me. They had the cotton clothing for months and then I noticed an abrupt change to these slippery material clothing, super cheap, and probably from another country. Thankfully I bought at least a couple items because later, amidst the bug infestation, at some point I realized that those two items (a slippery polyester sun dress and a tunic) never got infested so I started wearing only those items as much as possible for relief from the crawling.

      I STILL notice little bugs dive bombing me in this store and other stores nearby on occasion, despite the cold this winter. I also noticed this drug store is filthy, under the food shelves in the refrigerators. The floor is covered with crap like dirty popsicle sticks and stuff. It's revolting. I told a person who worked there and it was still there last I checked. I no longer buy food there and try to avoid going in there too.

      I read previously about a shipment of infested cotton coming to the US from another country. That they failed to sanitize it and I also noticed in another store, that I would feel crawling whenever in the clothing section so I also now, stay off carpets and out of the clothing section in that store. ALSO, one of those stores closed down entirely so I was wondering if they were entirely infested because it is likely that THAT store was the one I bought the first item of infested cotton blend pants that i know came from another country.

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      itgetsbetter 

      2 months ago

      Lucy - it is just me and my dog and I had a family member stay a night or two in the beginning and they didn't notice it but I believe the room and bed they slept in was not infested yet since it all stemmed from one item of clothing stored in my bedroom.

      Gman - this will also apply to your question.

      After no crawling for weeks, I just tried to wear one older item of clothing from when the infestation was active and felt crawling again most of the day. I threw it out.

      I forgot about this one piece of advice I listened to previously:

      BUY 3 NEW OUTFITS (I got new non cotton/non-organic, nylon windbreaker slippery material). Only wear and wash those 3 new outfits. DO NOT EVER WASH OR STORE THE NEW NON-INFESTED CLOTHING WITH THE OLD INFESTED CLOTHING.

      Any item that may have started the infestation, say it has holes in it or makes you feel crawling really bad, throw it out in a sealed plastic bag or at least bag it for now. Exterminator said bed bugs take a year to die so don't open any bags for a year after your infestation is gone. I put moth balls in the sealed garbage bags to kill the larva. This should work for carpet beetles and dust mites too I think which is more what I think I have along with possibly drain flies or noseeums.

      I think I bought an infested item and it infested everything else, including carpets, couch, bed. Any infested item of clothing I wear, I feel crawling in. As long as I stick to my 3 windbreaker outfits, I have no crawling. I noticed this too from wearing noseeum mesh socks with no socks under them.. I would not feel crawling on my feet, but would feel it under my pants or whatever item of clothing was infested.

      You do have to get them out of your hair too which is why the noseeum mesh hat works too - to keep them out of your hair... carpet beetles like hair, dog hair, carpet, organic clothing, skin, pet dander etc. Rinsing hair with Listerine helps to get them out of hair along with a nit comb sprayed with Listerine, baby shampoo and tea tree shampoo.

      They will be in the car carpeting too so I vacuum it a lot or do something like put baking soda down on carpets. I also tuck my pants into my socks in the car or wear tall boots but the freezing temps or Orkin took care of the car for me.

      My brand new futon couch has the factory plastic on the mattress then bedbug encasement, then vinyl encasement and then camping tarp over. My house is officially plastic entirely really, everything bagged and binned. I run the robot vac 3 times a day. I sleep on plastic tarp, in windbreaker outfits with noseeum mesh and only use super thin small fleece blankets that are washed or shook out daily. I wipe of the couch every time I sit on it or sleep or any time i feel crawling. It is really gone now fpr weeks though I'm still paranoid, especially since it is warming up now.

      Meijer has mens drawstring slippery rain type I polyester spandex pants in black and grey, with zipper pocket on the leg and elastic in the ankle like sweats, and these have never gotten infested for me. I can easily shake anything off them but mostly no lint sticks to them. Bathing suits that are non cotton, say tankini bathing suit tops also work for me since slippery and I can tuck them in.

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      Lucy 

      2 months ago

      Can i ask a question please ..just how many in your household? And how many of them affected buy this ? Pls thanks in advance :) x

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      Gman74 

      2 months ago

      Thanks for the all the input everyone! My story starts a couple of years ago. At one time i did some volunteering with the homeless and i believe something was transmitted to me. I could literally feel something jumping on me as i sat with my homeless friend. Needless to say it took a rigorous cleaning of my place along with spraying of bug spray to get rid of them. Fast forward to last March and i have coffee with the same homeless friend. This guy gives me bugs again! Good grief you think i would learn. I gave him a ride to the shelter and i believe they got in my truck and then back to my girlfriends place where i was living. Since then i have been unable to get rid of them. It's been VERY frustrating! I'm not sure why i can't get rid of them this time around. I have a mattress cover on the mattress but it doesn't seem to do any good. I wash all of the blankets and sheets and put them around me before putting them on the bed and can feel no bugs however when i do put them on the bed i begin to feel them. Does anyone have any recommendation on a mattress cover? I've taken Ivermectin, I've gone to an allergist where they test me for dust mites (negative) and i've seen a general practitioner where they did blood tests. All came back ok..i guess i should be thankful for that..but this is really EXHAUSTING. What do people use on bedding? I've been spraying tea tree oil but that doesn't seem to work? I've also tried using Spray Away but feel like i've been using it more than i should. Any help is greatly appreciated!

      Garrison

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      itgetsbetter 

      2 months ago

      Mandy, thank you. I'm so sorry for you. It is awful in the beginning. hang in there. You will make it.

      I used to imagine I was camping and eventually did put a tent on my bed but the noseeum mesh is better. the tent is too hot to sleep in and doesn't totally work I think because they are really tiny and it is in the clothing too, (unless it is super slippery material like windbreaker). It will eventually go away, it just takes a lot of work so a while to do it all I'm told. I'm free of it for weeks now though we hit 5 degrees and I have Orkin now. It is also warming up so I will find out how much the disappearance is related to temperature.

      If I had to do this over again I would get the NOSEEUM MESH FIRST (link below). It helps a ton if not entirely, keeping them off while sleeping and whenever else I wear it. I got the noseeum mesh at least a couple sizes too big so they don't rip and baggy clothing is always best.

      Less clothing is usually better under the mesh since they get in damp clothing (laying eggs in there, perhaps in the dryer?). My clothing, when bagged, smelled like a swamp so I also wondered if it was in the water supply at times, say a bug infested swamp flooded into the water supply. That makes sense since it has been raining non-stop for a year now and noseeums lay eggs in water and mud.

      If drain flies are drive bombing your head, you can try putting plastic lids or cups over drain openings. rub the inside with Vaseline since they will stick to it. They can also be under the fridge in the drain pan (read up on this one a lot), washing machine... anywhere wet, coming in around the pipes or through an unused pipe. Maybe standing water outside. I painted the trim outside and tons of gnats were stuck to it.

      SECOND - TAPE LINT ROLL - all clothing, bedding. pet beds, couch, carpets and floors with tape lint rollers. I swear I would roll the floor over and over in the same spot and they multiplied so fast there would be something there even after several times - there is a floor roller on a long handle that looks like a paint roller for ceilings. Instead of rolling floors, vacuum daily or spread baking soda everywhere. If vacuuming, empty contents in a sealed plastic bag each time you do it.

      SEAL clothing, bedding furniture WITH Plastic TARPS ,plastic garbage bags with duct tape, rubber bands all help seal clothing, bedding, furniture, to stop it from multiplying and spreading while you are getting the floor clean and to keep it off of you to some extent, if on the floor, couch, bed chairs.

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      Mandy 

      2 months ago

      @itgetsbetter you have knowledgeable information and I agree with what you said especially about possible carpet beetles. I did see what I thought was lady bugs in my old apt but now I think they were carpet beeetles since they look similiar especially from far away. The larvae have tiny prickly hairs that Internet say they shed. I’m starting to think they start out as one of those tiny hair like things as soon as they hatch! I’ve read others mention a positive springtail problem identified by professionals and I have as well as I caught a bunch on my sticky trap so wonder if that’s our common denominator. Only prob is I think my problem flys and I think you mentioned that you think yours do as well so maybe we actually have book lice which look a lot like springtail but the book lice can fly. Or maybe the damn springtail are just jumping everywhere which looks like something in flight to me! Idk but you are a fighter for sure!! I literally work during the day all drained and wore out and come home and cry and ask God why this torture won’t go away for us!!! I have literally just gave up on hope for a better life! I value your determination! :)

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      Theresawayout 

      2 months ago

      Marcie, I know how you are feeling. Don't give up! I will write down some things that helped me (and still help me a lot).

      First of all, STOP USING INSECTICIDES (and/or other aggressive chemicals), as they make things worse. They will only make these critters more aggressive, and they will increase their production rate. At the same time, your skin loses its protective capacity when you keep using strong chemicals.

      My main 'weapon' is a spray mix of water, washing up liquid, peppermint oil, cedar oil, and just a tiny dash of ammonia (be careful: it's not ammoniak, but ammonia, which is only a 3% dilution, as sold by most grocery stores).

      This spraymix kills the critters instantly (from what I read in your post they are probably collembola). In your situation I think I would leave out the ammonia for a while, as you said you can hardly breathe due to all the chemicals you’ve been using. The spray mix will be less effective without the ammonia, but it still works. The washing up liquid will surround the collembola, and make them suffocate.

      I will write down the ingredients and quantities at the bottom of this post.

      First of all some general tips:

      1. SPRAY TOWARDS THE CEILING, as they often hide there. And the fine 'mist' falling down will kill the critters that float in the air. Make sure you spray away from you, while walking backwards, so that you don't get the spray onto your body. Don't forget the walls.

      2. NEVER SPRAY DIRECTLY ONTO YOUR BODY. But I do spray my clothes when needed. Sometimes, when the critters get into my hair, I use a separate spray mix, WITHOUT the ammonia (because ammonia dries out your hair). With this special mix (water, washing liquid, peppermint oil and cedar oil only) I spray towards the ceiling too, and quickly spread the falling mist through my hair with the other hand, back and forth. If you do this above a washbasin, you may see them falling down, as black spots or small things that resemble small pieces of hair. You will feel instant relief, and the itching stops.

      3. In my next post I will write down some more information on how to handle the problems that you may have with fingertips, hair, skin, clothes, shoes, bed and floors. And about a 'must have': a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA 13 filter + a suction hose + some tools that generally come with them. A small rechargeable LED torch (like the portable ones that are used for bikes) comes in handy, too, so that you can easily see where the collembola and eggs are, on the floors and furniture.

      Back to the beginning of this post: here are the INGREDIENTS and QUANTITIES of the SPRAY MIX.

      1. You need a 500 ml (half a liter) empty (and clean) spraying bottle/flask with a VERY FINE NOZZLE. The nozzle is extremely important, because, if it is not fine enough, you won't be able to hit them. I'm not familiar with cleaning items in the US, so you have to try and find something like this:

      https://www.kruidvat.nl/kruidvat-refresh-textielve...

      It's an example of a spraying flask that is used to refresh fabrics like curtains, etc. I tried some spraying bottles that are used to spray plants, but I couldn't find any that had such a very fine nozzle.

      2. Fill 3/4 of the bottle/flask with water.

      3. Add 1.5 (one and a half) tablespoons of washing up liquid (Dawn?)

      4. Add 6 drops of peppermint oil and 5 drops of cedar oil.

      5. Add a tiny dash of ammonia (pour a little bit into the cap first (not a cup, but the cap that is on top of the ammonia bottle), so that you can dose the quantity more easily. Try around one fourth or one third of the cap.

      Try not to inhale while you are adding the ammonia. You could also add the ammonia under the cooker hood, or outside.

      6. (Slowly) fill up the bottle/flask with water, and wash your hands thoroughly. The peppermint oil is a very strong substance that may burn the skin of your face. If you got some peppermint oil on your fingers, and would touch your face (or worse, your eyes!) after that, it would really hurt. So, be careful with the peppermint oil. Wearing LATEX GLOVES while making this spray mix would be a good idea.

      Finally, A FEW "DON'TS":

      - Don't 'overdo' the spraying inside the house. Once a day should be enough. Probably in the evenings, when collembola usually start their attacks.

      - DON'T spray the beds. Keep them as dry as possible. Instead, vacuum them daily (sheets / duvet / pillows) with a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA-filter, and a suction hose + a wide and 'plain' suction tool that has no "brush hairs". Any suction tool with a brush will contaminate the bed. After vacuuming, thoroughly clean the suction tool with the spray mix, washing up brush and water.

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      Again, make sure there's enough VENTILATION in the rooms you are spraying. At my place, the collembola get in from outside, so I have big air cleaners with a HEPA-filter (Winix U450) to clean the air.

      In your case, ventilation is extremely important. Also, try to go outside and take a walk daily, if you can.

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      Marcie Fidelholtz 

      2 months ago

      As I sit here with tears streaming down my face, I have never felt so helpless in my life...this has taken over my life as well as my 90 yo grandmothers. I have tried everything!! I'm weak, can't breath from all the chemicals I've used, been to doc 3 times and dermatology(they were worst of all, didn't prescribe anything) and i seems worse not better............HELP

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      itgetsbetter 

      3 months ago

      I would think this nearly invisible long thin worm-like larvae would look like an eyelash and it is for a biting noseeum. I had gaps in my door since it was not flush. Noseeums come through the screens too. you should be able to blow a fan on yourself to keep those off:

      https://uwm.edu/field-station/bug-othe-week-biting...

      There are billions of insects and many species of each type. That is why noone really knows what this is. It could be all different bugs. there are microscopic versions of spingtails and non-biting noseeums.

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      itgetsbetter 

      3 months ago

      I do recall seeing a ton of eyelash sized hairs around and a couple people said they KNEW that was related to carpet beetles. I did infact see a varied carpet beetle as well as 2 carpet beetle larva but they were big (like half a grain of rice but light brown and spikey) so I wrote it off. I believe someone said that they put the tiny eyelash looking hair under a 300x microscope and it was confirmed to be related to carpet beetles somehow, maybe a larva?

      I looked up carpet beetle life stages and didn't see that hairlike larva so mostly wrote it off but this IS why I coated the carpets with baking soda, swept it in and left it there which did seem to solve it mostly in the carpeted rooms. I also wash clothing daily and use only 3 outfits of slippery windbreaker material. I shake clothing out or roll it off, use a cup of white vinegar to get rid of lint in wash. vacuum daily. Use tons of moth balls (toxic) and cedar in closets and am leaving baking soda in carpets in closets to keep them bug free and dry but not letting the robo vac in there (since I want to leave it to keep it dry and also because it could ruin the vac).

      Carpet beetles make sense since I think they do fly as well as nest under flooring and in furniture and clothing and cars. I saw little black shells that can be like carpet beetles shells as they do shed them like bed bugs. Someone said lots of baking soda and 5 days straight of vacuuming got rid of it.

      Anything wormlike could be larva. I thought cat flea made sense too at one point since I put stuff under a microscope and some of it looked like the cat flea larva, and then also saw a stray cat in my yard.

      I also saw a couple of these:

      https://www.allaboutworms.com/worm-like-creature-i...

      I also saw stuff that looked like these: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Life-cycle-of-...

      The eyelash looking hair might be a larva or a tiny hair from the dog that has a carpet beetle egg or hatched larva on it.

      I also had holes in some of my clothing and carpet and the carpets were damp so I now use dehumidifiers 24/7 to keep it around 40% humidity at ALL times. My electric bill more than doubled.

      Somewhere I read that if it started after the purchase of really infested item of clothing, make sure you get rid of that item. I bagged in plastic and threw out the cotton pair of pants I bought that felt uncomfortably prickly. I do think the stores were infested. One item made me itch so I put it in a bleach water bin over night and then washed it, it still had crap in it crawling on me so I threw it out. I don't use the carpeted rooms anymore but I think they are fine now due to all the baking soda and vacuuming with the shop vac.

      Drain flies are really tiny but I didn't think the larva would be in the house, say on the carpet though it also makes sense in ways and that is what the county health dept and exterminator think I had. There are gnats stuck in the paint on the door so that is kinda obvious and I sprayed the bedroom ceiling with vinegar and had a bunch of tiny dead black gnats on the bed so small I only saw them because of the bright white mattress encasement on the bed.

      Drain fly stages of life. The smallest larva is off white and I bet it is hair like at times:

      https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Embryonic-deve...

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      Mandy 

      3 months ago

      Hey JMDS!! I have the exact hair like things your talking about!!! Finally someone who sees those too!!! They are clear plastic looking if that makes sense. They sometimes look a bit darker like a cream color but yes they look like an eyelash or arm hair. I find them everywhere as well like coming out of my blankets and towels. The sad part is they are in my skin as well. They get in my hair and I’m not sure if they take over the hair and kill the follicle or just blend in with the hair. I was plucking my eyebrows recently and I swear to the Lord himself that it jumped off the tweezers and landed on my face and was wiggling around!! I have it on video but I don’t know how to upload a video on here! They are all over my cat but it’s not cat hair! I brushed her with lint roller and held it up to light and they were swaying back and forth on the paper. This is the most bizarre shit I ever experienced in my life! I can see why people think they are going crazy! I find myself questioning if what I’m seeing is real all the time! I literally feel like I’m going crazy!!!! :(

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      Jessica Woodard 

      3 months ago

      Whats the name for the bug or the infestation please...its driving me NUTS..!!!!

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      JMDS 

      3 months ago

      Just curious, dengarden community

      Are there any others out there finding mysterious thin white pet-like hairs all around their environments? The ones in my place seem to drift down from a dust free ceiling over my sofa and often sprout from my tufted bed comforter .... They are often just about the size of an eyelash or slightly larger .. Sometimes feather like, but mainly sickle shaped .. When quickly discovered they seem briefly animated (wormlike) - especially when held up to the light by tweezers. I only find them alive around the time of night while suffering pin pricks and they are most noticeable on dark upholstery / clothing. Only a few posters have ever mentioned them in my ongoing online research for latest info and tips. I would bring in an exterminator, but they don’t seem to live long and definitely would expect to have a difficult time convincing someone that they’re significant when lifeless. I do believe for me there is truly some connection, as I often house sit without them or symptoms they create. - They seem to be unique to my suffering and only in my home. In other words .. environmental. Background; I have had this mystery syndrome for three years and I don’t really need to say here how exhausting it is! Recent blood work is great, as it normally is, but this nightly torment is unpleasant as hell. In my own expience it’s swarmlike, temporary but chronic, and I can often get up and walk away for temporary relief (only for it to return when I do) It sure makes relaxing difficult though. lol. I also experience some crawling at bedtime, but quite used to it now, then without any come morning. I’ve learned to sleep despite it.

      The previous poster mentioned sulfur bar soap - I’d also recommend JASON dandruff shampoo (Whole Foods) and a spray bottle of 1/2 strength menthol alcohol mixed with water for occasional spritz on all those areas we lay around. It’s usually offers me some short lived relief. If anyone has a similar story I’d be interested in seeing it here sometime .. The mystery of it all is the hardest and most challenging aspect

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      itgetsbetter 

      3 months ago

      M Sotired - thank you. I have worked really hard and it is GONE for weeks now, mainly since the 5 degree temps and/ or Orkin. It really tapered off more and more with every hard freeze and/or visit from Orkin. I'm almost forgetting my noseeum mesh now, but I do think I will be haunted by this for some time.

      I read about fogging with cedar but someone complained the oil ruined everything. Oil stains walls and clothing. I did get murphys soap oil for the floor and that seemed to help. I think it might have cedar oil in it.

      Orkin is putting some kind of gel around I think. They think it is drain flies and that does make sense since they attack your face, hair etc. I'm getting ready for warm temps though. I need to spread more dirt to get rid of all the standing water. If I can't I will spray soapy water in the the muddy spots and standing water.

      I also got a robot vac, eufy 11s, and after vacuuming up all the baking soda with a shop vac, I now use the eufy daily to help keep down the dust/dust mites and later ants perhaps.

      Everything is binned up now and on shelves. I don't find as much dust collecting on plastic and the vent filters are really helping. i think that helps a lot. When the dog is itchy, I brush her backwards and roll her off with tape lint roller, then a little coconut oil on the spots she is scratching.

      One thing I forgot to mention is using a really good RETURN VENT FILTER is supposed to help with dust mites. Get the accordian type like the red 3M ones, not the flat ones, and do change those more than required. Some places sell those for a better price. Check them and if dirty, change them. The guy at Lowes said that makes the biggest difference. He also said to spray lysol in the return vent but I wouldn't do it since it might coat your furnace coils and ruin them or cause a fire? Wiping out vents or sticking a vac tube gently in there and sucking out any sitting dust might help. I'm just using the vent filters.

      There was also a gap in the door since it is not flush so I added weather stripping corner pieces. One fell off already but it is still a much smaller hole. They are definitely coming in to get to the light so I am going to try yellow bulbs and maybe a clear plastic bag of pennies in water. It is supposed to keep flies away from the door. I let the dog out a lot so they are likely just flying in for the light from my swampy yard.

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      M Sotired 

      3 months ago

      Itgetsbetter

      You have been an inspiration to me.

      Your energy and continued efforts to fight this is amazing. I have said it before, I don’t know how you do it as I am mostly exhausted and paralyzed with fear over this. It is so overwhelming.

      I too hope for an end to this life, daily. The future seems bleak. My cancer treatment was nothing compared to this hell. If I’d known this was ahead I wouldn’t have even bothered. This is no way to live.

      If I was in the US I’d consider the cedar oil fogging. Have you thought about it? I’ve read some reports on collembola sites that say it was successful. It was on one of the forums.

      I’m not ruling it out as an option just yet. It will take time and I imagine hefty shipping rates to get to me. Then I’ll have to figure it all out or try to find someone to assist.

      I hope the cooler temperatures help you rid your problem. I’ve had more activity today and it’s not even that warm or humid. The full moon maybe?? Sigh.

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      M Sotired 

      3 months ago

      Jenn

      Permethrin is highly toxic to cats - please please don’t use it on her.

      I hope the ozone works for you. Let us know how you go with it.

      Sorry you had to join our group :(

      We are all struggling and searching.

      And no, we are not crazy.

      Doctors and vets don’t know.

      Maybe try glue boards to capture and ID the bugs.

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      Jenn’sNotNuts! 

      3 months ago

      Wow, i am soooo glad, encouraged and hopeful after reading all your posts.. I mean every one, after sitting in my car in walmart parking lot for the past two- three hours, just reading. Tryin to find what to buy next, what do i do, is it Mold? Bugs? Am i insane? morgellans!!?? But after seeing your comments, I realize, i havent lost my mind, and i am perfectly healthy.. i have bugs, & yes the kind that are in my hair too: like my arm looks as though im freezing but its the lil boogers in my pores. I have no eyelashes left, & i havent had to wax my upper lip in almost a year now.. which is nice but id much rather have a an mustache again!!

      So... i have tried: premetrin, horsepaste,

      Invermectin, alcohol, witch hazel, borax, ammonia, bleach, vinegar both cidar & white, bed bug killer with the “thrins”etc... i found that the best product for the dogs is the Nexguard- it kills fleas & internal parasites- my vet prescribed for my puppy which had demodex. Which is how i think it all got started.. so i asked her & she swears up & down i cant get

      It from my pup, but i swear i have it, & its been since he had been diagnosed.

      So now, i am trying two air cleaners, vacuuming the filter every two weeks, vacuuming- borax on the floor, no carpet,

      only laminate.. i sleep

      In a chair- vacuuming & alternating spraying with lysol & pesticide- the bengal roach killer works the best i think- premethrin is the ingredient.

      I have my old bedrooom closed off, the laundry is closed off unless im washing. Im the washing machine- i use lysol laundry disinfectant alrernating with ammonia, and use affresh washing machine cleaner about every 3 weeks..

      i am going to paint & seal my floor in the laundry room with polyurethane b/c the little boogers are in the cracks & crevices & i cant do sh*t about it..

      idk what to do about my cat? Any suggestions? I have been putting premethrin on her neck & ear mite control for her ears, and i think its working for her but not her habitat.. what do i do about the yard & the cat’s “room” which is my car port. I noticed after sitting out there two nights ago, that i am much worse. They are all over my face and ive even noticed tiny black dots coming from the hair follicles in my eyelids- where my lashes once grew, little black tiny mm sticks or beads running down my face and

      In my nose!! Wth?? My nose has a big sore w/ little white almost white head looking things in it. Its gross, & im not a bad looking girl, but right now i feel absolutely horrid & ghastly unattractive. They're always asking me at work “whats wrong with your face?” I even washed my face with clorox cleanup with bleach tonite & they turned black. I am hoping they're black when theyre dead??

      I have terrible allergies and ive found that Xyzal works the best by far out of the otc allergy meds. I do take shots & i will take benedryl worse case scenario & it helps. They dont seem to be on my dogs or cat, but all over me & our stuff..i am going to try the listerine; ive not heard that. Ive tried the neem both externally and orally, im going to start that again, windex the shower, and im going to try wearing gloves when i sleep. Ive noticed that the bites and bugs are only on whats been exposed, mainly my face & hands. I wear a beanie to

      Sleep, and i sleep during the day. I work night shift, & i thought they were worse at night... idk.. who can tell!!

      so maybe gonna try a shower cap. Ive noticed that my hair & eyebrows will Get these whire/silver streaks like theyre covered in something. I guess thats the web or cocoon deal from the mites? I am also going to try the petroleum jelly around my neck & ears, maybe brows too, & nose. I guess im breathing em in & ive tried sleeping with a respirator & it comes off , i cant stand it. Maybe the vaseline (pet. jelly) will help me not look like such a freak, with sores all over my face.

      Also a friend has giving me an ozone machine to try, so im going to zap the house from bottom to top.. starting underneath the house & inside the house to the attic.

      I will def post again & let yall know what is working. Thank you everyone for putting your comments out there & not being afraid to look like you have all lost your minds. We are all going to lose it if these critters dont DIE & Die Soon! I have nearly lost it & given up & i found your site giving me new hope & new things to try. I have been to drs & been turned away, almost admitted to the psych ward... So i have given up that route, even tried the vet lol! Something will work, as it has started to work with some being cured on this site! So thank you everyone, i appreciate each & every one of you.. also, it just came to

      Mind- those little

      Brown birds have been nesting around my house, i found ine in my dryer vent- is that a no no?? You think they may be a carrier? I need to clue the cat in in that i suppose! Thanks & any advice, i am to the point that i dont care anymore, i will try anything!!

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      itgetsbetter 

      3 months ago

      I blew DE IN the walls, NOT ON the walls. I put small holes in the drywall and used a clear plastic ketchup bottle. The exterminator thought it was a good idea.

      Like any other decision, a remedy for home, health whatever, should be researched. Talk to doctors, exterminators, health dept before making any decisions about how to remedy a problem. I still don't know what it is. I'm simply trying to survive it. I am dealing with this for a year now. Seems like weeks it has been mostly entirely gone, the longest stretch in a full year. I finally did not wear rain gear to bed last night. I still wore noseeum mesh. Once it warms up again, I will know if it was gone only due to the below freezing temps. it should warm up for sure by March or April, maybe even February. Seems to be gone when the temps are in the 30's too.

      I have frantically done so much stuff to eliminate the misery, I am not sure which works. Personally, having bugs crawling all over me day and night for a year, I hoped multiple times that I die ASAP. I would have gone through my car accident 10 times over rather than having bugs crawling all over me for even one night (and my head went through the glass in my accident).

      The internet, and especially anonymous, non-reputable, non-professional bloggers/posters might write things that aren't necessarily backed by professionals. Do you believe everything you read? Do you act on everything you read without talking to professionals? Fake news, scams, trolls, propaganda is all part of the world and definitely part of the internet.

      I think I forgot to mention the Capstar pill for the dog. A pet store gave me one for $7 to get rid of fleas and whatever on the dog. That might have helped too though it was weeks or months before it went away after that so not sure. There are lots of warnings for any drug one might take or give a pet. Read about it first.

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      M Sotired 

      3 months ago

      I agree, MargaretMeade, I am very sceptical about the use of the products recommended. Especially SSMs and her advice on how long to fog. You can, however, purchase the products directly, without her receiving any ‘commission’.

      I am yet to go down that path.

      I’m just not sure how safe cedar oil is.

      I purchased one small bottle and the smell was rather awful.

      But if I had no pets, someone to help me and a lot of money I probably would have tried the fogging by now. It’s also not readily available where I live. The shipping costs will be huge.

      I’m sorry you moved and that hasn’t helped. It seems to be a common outcome.

      We’re all here looking for answers.

      I have positive ID of springtails/collembola.

      But I’m not really expecting to resolve this after 2 years of research.

      There will come a time when I give up.

      While there is at times relief, it appears there is no escape.

      It’s a lonely and exhausting existence.

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      MargaretMeade 

      3 months ago

      M Sotired

      Thank you so very much.

      I have been there to both and have been researching for almost one year now. I moved 6 months ago; and brought them along with me. I actually lived normally for one whole week; until I guess the eggs hatched in two closets. Then it was back to bagging, washing, vacuuming, cleaning, and trying new products.

      Both of those sites are informative but also looking for you to purchase their products. StopSkinMites is the worst. She's making hefty profit by being a consultant and referring people off to buy products through her Amazon account; and insisting that you follow her directions and not the companies. I think she probably got rid of them, by buying everything new with the money she's making. In my opinion she should be shut down for profiting off the suffering of thousands and thousands of people.

      The other site is very helpful; this info is the best. https://mitetreatments.com/mite-mistakes/

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      M Sotired 

      3 months ago

      MargaretMeade

      Have you been to stopskinmites.com

      or

      Mitetreatments.com

      Maybe you’ll find some of your answers there.

      All the best.

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      MargaretMeade 

      3 months ago

      What bothers me about this are all the people who come onto forums and seem to think they have the answers and they don't. They're not entomologists. When you say they're not invisible (first what are they??). How do you know this? When I read Jane Ishka's book the Year of the MIte; they the bird mites she did have identified; were virtually invisible until they fed; then they turned red. Ted at Earth Clinic says the active mites/parasites are invisible (clear). The mothers are red and the dead ones are black (pepper).

      I've read back on forums where people have posted in 2010 about mites/parasites. If they remain in your environment; you can eat all the garlic you want; take all the supplements you can tolerate; wash with all the neem, essential oils, dog shampoo and sulfur you can find; and you're going to get reinfested. Because they're in the environment.

      There are thousands of different species of mites. Are we all dealing with the same kind? Are they bird mites, scabies, rodent, mice mites, oak leaf gall mites? I see very few posts from people who've actually gotten rid of them without moving four times, throwing away all of their belongings and starting over, spraying every pesticide they can find. Once they've infested the environment, they're in your clothes, hair, shoes, cracks and crevices of your dwelling, and body, embedded in your cushions, mattress, under your refrigerator, in closets, boxes, storage containers, papers, floors, walls and ceilings.

      Honestly is the answer spending hundreds on hundreds of dollars trying different methods to kill mites? How do you tell people to blow DE on the walls and then tell them not to breath it because it causes Cancer? Do you understand how serious this kind of advice is? Now that it's on your walls; you won't breath it???????

      Again it's frustrating because people are protocol happy and want to look like experts or advice givers. This is no longer just a problem it's a crisis and it's spreading more and more every day. We need answers of how to get rid of them in our environments, our clothing and ourselves without re-infestation.

      What I'm seeing is that some people are just learning to live with them, spending lots of money and giving advice to others when they've not been able to eradicate these things from their lives.

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      itgetsbetter 

      3 months ago

      Also possibly helping me is eating lots of garlic, jalepenos, cinnamon - make sure you don't taste good to bugs. Bugs like sugar and carbs. I also felt like the shaved garlic clove wrapped in napkin and dipped in olive oil helped a lot. I put them in my ears at night when I have felt crawling in my ears. See Dr. Darren Schmidt on youtube about parasites and chronic illness as well as immune system. Holistic doctors will believe you.

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      itgetsbetter 

      3 months ago

      Nearlyoutofhope - Whatever they are, they aren't actually invisible, just really tiny and if dust mites, those need to be viewed under a microscope. Also, some are allergic to dust mites so they will itch from it like allergies, no matter where they go. I got an exterminator and they said it was drain flies, as did the county health dept but I also think I am allergic to dust mites and it is better now from multiple things, I'm not sure which of these below. Some people don't feel dust mites and some do.

      eating lots of red meat for iron and strength

      eat broccoli and spinach a lot

      Make sure you aren't deficient of vitamins or minerals like b vitamins and c (some deficiencies cause crawling sensations)

      If your skin is hot when fluttering is felt, it could also be hot flashes, stay cool if this applies

      eating more fat and way less sugar

      freezing cold temp for several days.

      exterminator - orkin

      shaking all my clothing and blankets out.

      using only windbreaker, nylon, thin polyester fleece and slippery materials for clothing and blankets since lint does stick to it as much

      sleeping on plastic encased mattresses (new futon couch with spring mattress for $300 from Walmart - better homes)

      wearing noseeum mesh

      not letting them crawl on me ever - scratch them off with cloth over so you don't break the skin, kill them with your hands

      2-3 drops of hydrogen peroxide or mineral oil in ears

      rinsing hair and showering with Listerine where you feel crawling

      permithrin zinc dandruff shampoo, baby shampoo, and tea tree shampoo for hair and body, in that order and all at once

      fungicide for athletes foot, ringworm, etc

      vent filters

      1 cup of vinegar, sensitive skin baking soda detergent, and sensitive skin fabric softener in the washing machine - get rid of LINT/dust

      change clothing if infested and soak it in bleach water in bins

      get rid of all dead skin on body and feet, exfoliate

      coat and sweep in baking soda on carpets and leave it there

      sweep cinnamon on wood floors

      blow food grade DE into walls - careful, don't breath it and wear mask, it causes cancer

      vacuum with shop vac often 5 days in a row

      spot treat itchy spots with baby oil, Vaseline or Listerine, maybe coconut or veggie oil

      comb hair with Listerine, tea tree conditioner and a nit comb daily

      brush dog backwards and rolling off dog dander and dust or mites

      coating dog with coconut or veggie oil if really itchy and NOT when going in the sun (they will cook like anyone else)

      wipe dog ears out gently with hydrogen peroxide on soft tee shirt or tank top

      a couple drops of mineral oil in dog ears prior to gently wiping it out a couple days later (for ear mites)

      tape lint roll dog beds and couch before using always

      rubber tall boots in car, tuck pants in

      vacuum car often

      tucking rain pants into socks and tankini top into rain pants

      use rubber bands on pant cuffs and wrists so they can't crawl up

      shave as much hair off as possible often

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      dr miticide 

      3 months ago

      Trust me guys you are not nuts. Dr,s wont believe you. Nobody will. But i do. And i think i finally figured it out after a long hard think and a lot of endless research on invisible biting bugs. I got this. I think, no im sure it is some type of mite. Not sure what type but its the invisible type.

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      mitecidal 

      3 months ago

      To whom it may concern. I am going to say that these mythical figments of your imagination. The invisible biting bugs everybody is being attacked by. Well they are NOT!!! mythical at all. Not by a long shot. I am about to tell you a simple tip that you can do to really help you and maybe even eliminate these unknown invisible bastards. Yet to be proven. But im 100% sure that this will change your life. You will now have a most powerfull godly weapon against these ungodly invisible bastards. The secret weapon. Is pure neem oil. Yes thats right. Pure NEEM oil from the tree ( Azadirachta indica) Whoever is reading this. I promise you. Get a big bottle of pure neem oil. Which is usually mixed with a carrier oil to thin it out such as olive oil. Get the shit. Its a bit expensive but trust me you will thank me later. Ok so. If pure neem oil is obtained. Mix it with carrier oil, do your research and figure out the ratios. Or get neem oil mixed with carrier oil already. Right so put about 2/3 tablespoons of the neem and carrier oil mix into a good quality spray bottle. Put some conditioner or moisturizing body wash or anything really. In with the 2/3 tablespoons of neem oil. Fill the rest with water and shake like hell. Then get in the shower seal yourself in and spray it all over yourself. Head first, face,body,legs,feet,bottoms of feet,groin,butt, and all around your finger and toe nails. Cover yourself completely. Sit in the shower with no water running for 30 mins minimum.Dont wash it off for at least 30 mins. You will feel them jumping off you like invisible springbocks. Lol. Hahahahaha evil laugh. DIE'ING bahahaha. Yes they can be killed yes Little bastards die.

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      Nearlyoutofhope 

      3 months ago

      Anyone have any good advice on explaining /convincing people ...ive been through this hell before was for about a year but managed to escape buy moving away and getting rid of everything ! I was desperste then ..but i had support..now seems to be back but noone beleives me ..i live with 2 teenage children one of them itches but the others not affected . I have an older daughter to who's usually my support but now thinks im having a mental break down and delusional...ive been signed off for depression but due to go back to work..on the verge of being sectioned ..im tempted to give in and see if the phyciatrists can find the cause though scared il end uo trapped dosed up on meds to cover the symptoms ..im at a loss ..if it wasnt for my kids id completly give up hope ! Any advice will be appreciated thanks

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      Cherish 

      3 months ago

      What's been working for me is drinking pure celery juice every morning before I eat, working out and praying. I take a bath once a week and activated charcoal bubble bath. I also tried to eat pretty healthy because when I eat terrible, its worse

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      Claudio 

      3 months ago from Low Angeles California

      Thank you so much Familyman LM. After reading your article I began to make the changes necessary to overcome this infestation. Beginning with the listerine showers, I used 10% sulfur soap. Witch Hazel helped in between showers on any itchy parts. Later, used coconut oil with eucalyptus globulus. Now I use some diatomaceous earth mixed wih coconut oil. Had a breakthrough covering my skin with bentonite clay and letting it dry. Washed everything in brorax at the highest temperatures. Ended up, having to shave back all unruly hair.

      On the cleaning front, removed the bed, and discovered a nest. Previously, I smelled a mold, but that happens here in winter. I did not know the combination of mold and mite. Used onslaught around the perimeter. Used bleach and zinsser mold disinfectant for the walls ceilings, moulding and everything that could take it. Put out diatomaceous earth on carpets and vacumed. Used borax on carpets and shoes. Then got a ozone machine, which helped alot. I accidentally set it to hold instead of timer and ozone shocked the house.

      The permetherin cream 5% really did the trick. I think the mites are resistan to ivermectin, I bought veterinary horse blend. Now I am switch ing to moxidection. Just waiting for the next wave of eggs to hatch so it will work better.

      Hope everyone heals from this. It is a process not perfection that gets results.

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      itgetsbetter 

      3 months ago

      I found VENT FILTERS that can be placed or taped to the vents which seems to be helping with all the dust lint and dog hair floating around. I am only putting them where we are sleeping, eating, hanging out a lot so it doesn't strain the furnace or get too cold in the house.

      I also sprinkled cinnamon on the wood floors since ants supposedly don't like walking over it and I think they might be under the wood floor - slab ants? Also, it is close to the color of the floor and I believe it is not bad for your lungs like DE would be.

      I'm trying ammonia in the laundry now. It has been much better yesterday and today. The exterminator was here and initially it got worse. He did something in the corners of the garage... maybe checking traps or spraying a gas? he had some kind of pump on his belt and not a wand to spray under baseboards. Seems hit sprayed in the corners of the garage with it. Not sure. He suggested I have the wood floor steam cleaned but I don't want to ruin it and I have already spent a fortune on this crud.

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      itgetsbetter 

      3 months ago

      Trina - I believe someone said steam cleaning helps. I have not tried it but know a couple people who had a steam cleaner and and one of them raved about it though I think she was using it on mattresses and pillows or something (not for bugs). The other one said it was ruining her stuff, I think construction materials, say flooring or trim or something like that. I don't know what specifically but she was using it for the floor at least (not bugs), so likely making the floor come up. It makes a lot of sense that it could destroy a floor. If it was glued down, you would think super hot temps might melt the glue. I can't remember really but I would research online. Maybe certain floors can take it.

      I have great luck with the tape lint roller for floors and the murphys soap oil seemed to help a lot too. I sprayed under baseboards with malathion and then later with ortho home defense max. Now I blow DE in the walls.

      I still want to swap out all carpet and wood flooring for peel and stick, linoleum or vinyl since i have never noticed the bugs bothering me in the bathroom really and they have the peel and stick tile. Any clothes I hang to dry in the bathroom also seems to have less bugs. Bugs can't nest under peel and stick tile but they can in carpet and floating floors i think (foam board?).

      The exterminator is coming again though it is dropping to single digits this week, hopefully for four days straight since that should kill everything outside and maybe even in the attic, garage and car.

      I felt a decent amount of crawling the last couple days but not much tonight. Almost nothing and it is 28 degrees outside.

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      itgetsbetter 

      3 months ago

      After reading wikipedia for quite a while, my unprofessional assessment of kleen green is that it is generally equal to or quite similar to this combination... lemon juice, baking soda, and salt.

      Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and lemon juice (citric acid) together are a degreaser commonly found in cleaning products. Sodium chloride is salt and i believe it would dry bugs out.

      If you put baking soda or salt in a spray bottle it will break it. I have tried salt and vinegar or water before and it broke the spray nozzle. You could put the mixture in an empty dish soap squeeze bottle though. It made me think of soft scrub for bathrooms. It probably had baking soda in it.

      My thoughts are if you clean every day, vacuum and wipe everything down, for at least 5 days in a row, the dust mites or whatever, will probably diminish, regardless of the products used to clean.

      The secret I think is killing it all at once, from clothes, floors mostly, car and that is hard to do without cleaning for 5 days straight since the vacuum will miss a lot and they multiply so fast. This may not entirely work if it is dust mites that are also outside and in the attic and ventilation system. They blow all over, end up in your hair, clothes, carpets, bed, car and they keep multiplying, even on the dog, inside the home and also outside the home if it is above freezing temps.

      I did not see that page MSotired but nice to hear there is some attention on this subject. There is also vacuums for mites as well as a bunch of information on leaky gut which makes some sense. I ate a chicken crust pepperoni personal pizza one night and the crawling was horrible immediately following. That made me think of leaky gut.

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      Tlc 

      3 months ago

      I literally use kleen green for everything. I mop the floors, dust with it, and spray it on my furniture daily along with vacuuming. I also shower with it twice a day, morning and nite and bath my dog in it. I just started my whole house routine 2 days ago but there is already a major improvement. It says it take several days, so im going to do this everyday for at least 7 days.

      I was also researching the difference between kleen green and kleen free. And to my understanding kleen green is the improved formula of kleen free.

      Im still not quite sure what it is yet. I have sticky traps and tape out trying to collect a sample atm. They have a lab you can send it to on kleen greens website.

      Ill def keep yall posted.

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      M Sotired 

      4 months ago

      Tlc, that’s really good news. Do you mop the floors with the Kleen Green or just spray it on and leave it?

      I’m just about out of Kleen Green but was mainly using it in the laundry.

      I also was using Kleen Free to spray myself in the shower. Not sure it made that much difference.

      I might order more Kleen Green and start using it throughout the house.

      Do you know what bug you are dealing with? Springtails, maybe?

      Please keep us posted. Good luck.

      M

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      Tlc 

      4 months ago

      Hi everyone... good news... I believe i am close to the cure... i order kleen green and it has been working wonders. I started using it 11 days ago and there is a major reduction in these lil critters. I have done all my laundry in it and seal it in trash bag. It took about 10 days to launder everything I own. For the non washables, i put them in the freezer for 3 days jus to make sure they're dead. 2 nights ago i did my bed sheets and pillows... it was the best night of sleep ive have in 7 month. I just ordered some more and im going start on my furniture today. Persistence and patience. I will continue to use this product and fill u in. Fingers crossed there is hope!

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      trina123321 

      4 months ago

      will steam cleaning kill them?

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      M sotired 

      4 months ago

      Did anyone see this comment on the petition page? Are any medical professionals using this technology in the US?

      “As everyone knows, the doctors don't believe these mites exist because they can't see them. Well, now, the picture has changed. Fuji has a new technology that can see mites on or beneath the skin. It's called Ultrahigh frequency Ultra sound, or Vevo MD. Petition your university medical center to get one and examine people's skin with it. It can see beneath the skin pathogens as small as 60um”

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      itgetsbetter 

      4 months ago

      Good suggestion John. I will try changing the filter before I toss my vacuum.

      I think last night was a good representation of dust mites. It was 50 or more degrees yesterday and I had not changed the thin polyester blankets on the plastic covered couch I sleep on for a couple days or more and we had stuff crawling on us last night. I put the blankets in the washing machine and slept on the plastic and no crawling, the dust mites were gone. Temps also did drop to the twenties or less last night so that could also have helped. Cold temps nearly wipe it out, it seems.

      The futon mattress on the couch has the factory plastic, a dust mite proof encasing and then a cheap vinyl casing that is ripped now from the dog since I let her jump wildly on it to wear her out.

      I now have a foot and ankle injury... ball of foot was really sore but now I also have rolled the outside of my ankle on the same foot and it keeps popping out and I have to mess with it to pop it back in. I was walking a ton with the dog on uneven surfaces and do remember rolling it out at least on one occasion. I drive a stick, manual trans and it is the left foot and ankle so pushing on the clutch is really painful sometimes. Fortunately, I work from home so only need to leave to go to the grocery store. I'm wrapping it now and that seems to help a lot.

      I am now planning to blow diatomaceous earth into the walls with a clear ketchup dispenser (like the 22oz Squeeze Bottle with Cap from Walmart.com). I love this idea since it kills everything and I did have a suspicion this was some time of super small winged ant. It appears to be living under the floor possibly too but mostly is likely coming in from outside (since there is almost nothing in freezing temps). Maybe it is in the fireplace I don't use. I won't dust in there so I guess I will have to light it/use it. I keep hearing noise that sounds like a katydid in the wall which can be carpenter ants though it really sounds like a katydid not a bunch of wings flapping. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLZf-XD5WJo

      I'm praying for a super long winter.

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      kimrossroth 

      4 months ago

      Here are a couple of websites on springtails:

      https://www.planetnatural.com/pest-problem-solver/...

      https://www.collembola.org/publicat/sidney.htm

      http://www.bugspray.net/blog/springtail-infestatio...

      https://www.bugspraycart.com/traps/glue/carpet-bee...

      REALLY IMPORTANT TO READ!

      https://www.headlice.org/report/research/jnyes.pdf

      https://www.headlice.org/news/2004/pr071204.htm

      And why was this published in 2004 and doctors are clueless even with internet access available to research this. They have not upheld their oath to do no harm...instead they have had a hand in abuse by allowing us to be tormented and called us delusional.

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      John Eug Dumais 

      4 months ago

      For the posting problem, now I copy my comment before clicking "post" because it asks to sign in again and my comment is lost. So I paste my copied comment and it works. Even if I edit my comment, I have to copy it that way to keep the edited new message I want to post...

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      John Eug Dumais 

      4 months ago

      Hi everybody. Hi 'Itgetsbetter', I read that diatomaceous earth blocks the filters of vacuums. I had to change the 2 filters of my vacuum machine to get it back to normal vacuuming power, that was restored to 100%. I ordered 2 sets of filters to have one in advance. I'm happy that there are alternative brands of filters on internet much cheaper than the original brand.

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      itgetsbetter 

      4 months ago

      1-2 drops tea tree oil in 1 ounce water in a spray bottle seems to wipe it out. I spray everything that could have dust on it including furniture, car, car ceiling, ceilings, carpets and especially wood and even the underside. A heavy coat of baking soda left on carpets seems to end it there but I don't want that on the wood floor.

      Listerine rinse for hair and wiping my face with that is helping a lot too.

      Dust mites do crawl all over people and the darting dust could be due to static electricity. The insulation is dusty to I might have to spray that too somehow cause I think it gets in the ventilation system and blows all over the house.

      The gnats (drain flies, fungus gnats) are dead with the cold temps but I think I have dust mites everywhere and possibly under the wood floor.

      I have used a half cup of baking soda or borax though mostly use a cup of vinegar in the laundry. Bleach ruins clothing though there is color safe bleach. I think the vinegar works great at getting rid of the lint and resulting embedded possibly dust mites.

      I have responded to some of your comments previously but the posting did not stick for some reason so I lost it.

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