Are You Being Eaten by Invisible Bugs?

Updated on January 8, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Bite-Mite Protocol

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

Permethrin Cream

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

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

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

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

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

What to Avoid

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

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

Listerine

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

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

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

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

Ivermectin

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

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

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

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

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

Some Recommendations

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

Improve Your Immune System

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

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

Some Tips on Sleep

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

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

Cleaning Tips

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

Laundry Tips

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

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

Bedding

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

MSM Cream

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ozone Generators

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diatomaceous Earth (DE): Kill Bugs Without Chemicals

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

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

What Didn't Help Us

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

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

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

Be Careful of Bold Claims by Companies

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

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

You Can Beat This

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

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

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

You're Not Alone

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

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

Don't bottle it up.

Stay in it for the Long Haul

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

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

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

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

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        Mandee 

        2 days ago

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

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        sabrina singleton 

        6 days ago

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

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        Shane B 

        8 days ago

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

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        It gets better 

        2 weeks ago

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

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

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        Frustrated 

        2 weeks ago

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

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

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        Carol Carey 

        2 weeks ago

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

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        Tara 

        2 weeks ago

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

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        Pop and Lolly 

        3 weeks ago

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

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        Myra 

        3 weeks ago

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

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        ocean 

        3 weeks ago

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

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        It gets better 

        4 weeks ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        The POSITIVE side of the bug problem...

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

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

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

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

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        Joe 

        4 weeks ago

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

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        The eman 

        5 weeks ago

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

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        Liz 

        5 weeks ago

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

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        shazgoldie 

        6 weeks ago

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

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        Terry Baker 

        6 weeks ago

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

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        lauren 

        7 weeks ago

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

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

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        Emma 

        7 weeks ago

        Please helpmeet ouy going crazy

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        Paula Warrick 

        7 weeks ago

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

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        Michelle wheeler 

        8 weeks ago

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

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        ocean. 

        8 weeks ago

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

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        Kimberly Tucker 

        2 months ago

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

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

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

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        It gets better 

        2 months ago

        Invisible Bugs

        I am dealing with TWO things,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Jenna 

        2 months ago

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

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        Jenna 

        2 months ago

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

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        Nikki 

        2 months ago

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

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        Sage 

        2 months ago

        There are many different causes for similar issues

        And many different solutions. Some are multi-purpose.

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

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

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

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

        After laundering clothes keep in a closed plastic bag or

        A bin with a lid.

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

        Mixed with shampoo.

        Wear flip flops into shower so you know your shoes are

        Not infecting you.

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

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        It gets better 

        2 months ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        I put a cup of vinegar in the washer.

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

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

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

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

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

        Nice to read all your comments. Thanks for sharing.

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        Midge 

        2 months ago

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

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        Kim 

        2 months ago

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

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        Mandy 

        2 months ago

        'Tired' I feel your struggles! My vet told me I needed a vacation! I've since been to 4 other vets who have been of no help either!! I think myself and cats have cheylettia mites but all the vets here have never heard of these mites even though they exist as I didn't make that up!! Pest control treated me like I was a nut because all he could find were springtail and he said they don't bother people or animals so I just don't know! Anyhow I use diatomaceous earth food grade on their fur, lime sulfer dips, and frontline. I wash my clothes in hot water and use ammonia in the wash. This all so stressful!! I've been fighting this for over a year and just about at the end of the rope!! What are we all going to do?! Prayers to us all!

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        tired 

        2 months ago

        Professionals tell us it is in our head and can get rude, but we are hardy practical people. Our dog also suffers, but the vet thinks we are making up his behavior.

        We have brought this issue down to near nothing through cleaning and permitherine. It is depressing to be treated this way. We are on an island.

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        Topkhani 

        2 months ago

        If all else fails try spraying with Permethrin ..

        buy any concentration and dilute to half percent - yes 0.05%. And spray everything... Allow it to dry completely before walking in.

        This thing is really effective in killing and driving off ticks, fleas, mites, all insects. All insect repellent hiking clothing has this on it.

        Perfectly safe after dry.. but wet contact can be serious for cats and fish. So keep them away or completely covered - turn of all aquarium air pumps etc.

        For carpets cover them with Boric Acid powder, ( else Boric powder, else Borax ) to control the eggs and nymphs etc.

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        Mitey My 

        2 months ago

        Got some pillows from Bed Bath & Beyond. Didn't wash them and re-introduced the mites to our bed. Now it's crawling, biting, and annoyances all night (especially at 3am). We dealt with this once before and got rid of them via steaming and a product called Steri-Fab. Steri-Fab and heat are the only thing that kills them but we were able to completely rid ourselves of them with this process.

        Good luck.

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        Markeita Perona 

        2 months ago

        I'm etting bit to where I can't sleep they do not look like bug, they are tiny white gradules, little black speck, little stick looking things, and long like hair, Two of the stick looking things came out of my head I've collected to get tested, my husband is ready to leave me, do you know what type of mites and or parasites I'm referring to?d

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        Searching 

        2 months ago

        Our dermatologist think this is cheyletiella mites. We cannot get rid of them. I feel them on my feet, arms, back, head. We are getting so weary of this with very little relief.

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        LynnS88 

        2 months ago

        I just posted a few minutes ago but after reading more comments I have seen talk about demodex mites but when I researched them it seems they are most common on facial areas, I have all these symptoms but my face has not been affected. The bites have been worst on my feet and inner thighs with slightly less severe patches on my arms and torso. Has anyone else experienced this?

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        LynnS88 

        2 months ago

        This article is the most helpful thing I have ever found on the internet... This problem started in my home a few months ago. I was the first affected (now i believe because I have the weakest immune system in my home) then a few weeks later my boyfriend became affected. I have bruises and scars on my entire body, with the odd exception of my face and private areas that have this far remained thankfully unaffected. It became so bad we started to research and use common remedies for bed bugs but I swear it was almost as if it made it worse. My boyfriend started looking for other causes and recently stopped being intimate withe because he found an article that described similar rashes and bumps as a form of herpes. At that point I began to realize that these bugs or whatever they are were going to go one step further, after already taking away any chance of good sleep or being able to wear summer clothing, and destroy my relationship as well. That's when the depression set in for me and I desperately searched the internet until I found this post. Thank you for giving me some hope, I will update on how the suggestions here work for us and continue to check for other suggestions in the comments. Thank you again to the author for putting this information out there for the rest of us struggling to get our lives back from an invisible nightmare.

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        RRedmond 

        3 months ago

        Article about microscopic Itch Mites, that are invisible, and bite. The eight-legged pest causes intense itching in humans. Researchers believe the bug, native to Central Europe, made its U.S. debut in the 1990s in Kansas City and has since spread to many parts of the Midwest, with outbreaks happening every three to eight years. Nearly invisible to the eye at 1/100th of an inch, the mites are back in full force.

        “You can’t see them, they’re microscopic and before you know it they’re under your skin,” said Jared Mayberry, marketing director of Ryan Lawn & Tree in Overland Park, Kan.

        https://www.wsj.com/articles/invisible-bugs-are-fa...

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        Sylvia Walter 

        3 months ago

        I have been fighting a strange parasite for 6 yrs and like everyone else with no answers. To my surprise a Vanderbuilt Hospital Psychiatrist did say "if I saw black fibers it was more than likely Morgellons but we know nothing about it." I do want to ask has anyone seen tiny worm holes in all their wood furniture? The exterminator was first to point it out but has no idea what it could be. There's no wood dust so they say it rules out anything they know. I even have tiny holes in the backing of paintings hanging on the bathroom walls.I'm at witts end.

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        Joslyn 

        3 months ago

        Hey Charlotte, what did you find out?

        Whatever they are, they sure do look like glitter quite often.

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        Charlotte bb 

        3 months ago

        I think I have figured out what it is!!! Hair follical mites!! Going to opthamilogist tomorrow cos bothering eyes too. According to what I read they can diagnose!!

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        Shellioness1 

        3 months ago

        Hi there!! I was wondering how you found out they were mites? My symptoms started in April 2015 exactly 2 months after moving back in with my parents to save and buy a house. It started with rosacea-like symptoms on my face, then red bumps spread to my legs and arms then my whole body. I feel itchy crawly all the time not just at night but the most I feel is beginning at 2am until the sun peaks through. I Get relief during the day and that’s about it. It has been exactly 3 years now and I am going crazy trying everything natural so I don’t use chemicals on or in my body. I have even sprayed Windex on myself to get relief. it’s very rare I see anything at all. I take pieces of clear packing tape when I get the itchy and crawling and I literally take the tape and stick it everywhere I start itching. I pull it off and save it hoping someone can look under a scope and tell me what the hell it is. I don’t see anything mostly but when I do I am not sure if it is my skin or actual things biting or moving around on me. It seems as if as soon as I place tape or scratch one part of my body another part immediately start it bounces all over.. I feel sometimes in my nose or ears. The only place I don’t feel anything is inside my mouth. I feel it in my undergarments and that’s the worst as a woman I feel gross. I feel it in the back and front sometimes if you know what I mean. Do you get things that you thought was acne or pimples continuously? I have tiny red spots sometimes on my stomach under breast skin and arms after I feel itching also. Let me know thanks. And congrats to you for being rid of this crazy thing!!!

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        Archi 

        3 months ago

        I have posted here a few times. As so so many have said before me this is a long drawn out tedious process.. what works for one person does not always work for the next. Like most of you I have tried so many things totaling several thousands of dollars. There are things that help but in the end they seem to come back. Diet and exercise have seemed to make an impact. Everything I have read here is worth considering or trying. Also, what has been the most effective for me( things have lessened significantly but not gone yet) is the cedar oil fogger for home use. It too is a drawn out process but after each fogging I feel less and less of the buggers. To add to that I take salt baths regularly. For the rashes and bumps on my skin what has been most effective as of late has been differin to draw out whatever is there and benzoyl peroxide to dry out and help to heal both are acne treatments. Other things are effective just as not fast working. Silver cream has been quite effective too. All the essential oils everyone suggest can work too but seemed to only help a little. I have recently heard to try thieves oil that it could help since its a combination of several essential oils.

        Remember all who read these since there seem to be few who listen stress will increase and so will depression. Do you best to talk to someone who will listen and or try to help. Those with weakened immune systems seem to be more susceptible for I am one whose immune system has been compromised. Bot stress and depression only weaken it further. I am the only one within my home to be dealing with this. These things are quite prevalent. They are in homes of people unaware. A job I had recently took me into many peoples homes on a daily basis and I cannot say with 100% certainty that they had what I’ve been dealing with but I got that crawling sensation I have come to despise in enough homes to realize these things are more common than we realize. The people in those homes did not seem to notice or be effected.

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        Joslyn 

        3 months ago

        Aurora, do Demodex mites live in your home or just on your skin? Whatever I'm dealing with has the ability to float directionally toward me like lint. I find them in drawers, and on surfaces. Bought a new pair of coral colored flip-flops a couple of weeks ago, put them in a drawer, when I went to take them out a week later they had little black specks all over the tops and bottoms of them. That told me they must be living in the dresser as well. They are in all of my clothing. My furniture. And towels. I wash my bedding every other day, adding bleach to the washing machine. Nothing seems to get rid of these. It has to be more than just Demodex mites. Yes, they're in my skin as well and I fight the battle internally and externally. My bed is covered with an allergy Mite resistant cover, which I spray with 91% alcohol every time I wash my bedding. I even spray 91% alcohol on my body and hair. I've noticed the last couple of months that the alcohol in the store is always low. This must be very widespread, yet people don't talk about it openly. I know that everyone in my job place has to be suffering from the same thing, yet no one talks about it. The same lint issue, the black and glittery dots, they are present in my workplace, my home, and my vehicle. I feel like I constantly clean. The money I spend on cleaning supplies alone in a month is now more than I used to spend in a two-year period. And I have always been a clean person. I am just at wit's end, as I know most everyone reading this is.

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        Aurora 

        3 months ago

        These little buggers you speak of are called "Demodex Mites" for anyone who is not aware. I just discovered I had them after years of feeling bitten with no evidence of lice or scabies. I did extensive research and have been treating myself for the past 3 weeks. Tea tree oil based products and sulfur seem to be the best defence that I've seen so far. I wash myself with Dr. Bronners Tea Tree Oil Soap along with a tea tree oil based shampoo and conditioner. Also, every other night (because the males come out at night to mate and that is why the itching is so intense at night) I soak in as hot as I can stand bath with the Dr. Bronners Tea Tree soap added to a bath right up to my face for as long as I can to kill the buggers. It opens your pores and that's where they hide. I also take MSM (sulfur capsules you can buy at any health food store) which they despise too. You have to treat internally AND externally to solve the issue faster. I also take Milk Thistle, Biotin (because the little bastards suck out the sebum from your hair and skin and cause you to age faster), a multivitamin, and just improving your overall health by cutting out sugar, wheat; processed or fast food etc. They actually believe it is linked to rosacea due to the mites not having an anus and dying in our pores and their waste is the reason for the red bumps. Shocking right? You also must wash your bedding daily or every other day to get rid of the stragglers. Your partner can also become infected as well by sleeping in the same bed. It has everything to do with your immune system and stress. I hope this can help shed some light on the subject for those of you who don't know what these things are. I have spent hours on the internet researching these things and compiling data. They are relentless so you need to be too in order to get rid of the infestation! Weeks or even months of treatment. I'm not joking either. You must persist!

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        bob 

        3 months ago

        have any of you had these insects in your ears, nose and throat area?

        I think they are living there

        I have ear pain then feel itching all over my face

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        Gary Peterson 

        3 months ago

        I sucked about an 5 inch bug looked like a bumble bee outt my arm after noticed long lump on forearm,,no docs @va minneapolis wanna believe me...PLEASE HELP i think got 1 in throat and 1 left side of head

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        The e-man 

        3 months ago

        Attention: copper pipes are bad and they corrode and basically ur drinking rust

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        Meg 

        3 months ago

        Hi I have been struggling with this for year and half I even moved got rid of my bed sofa everything material still suffering with it its been torture but I am putting my trust in god i also took them to my mams house who is struggling with these

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        Dora Geran 

        3 months ago

        I have been dealing with this since my doctor put me on Elequist. I went to Mayo Clinic several days ago and he wanted me to see a head doctor???????? I have sores all over my body. A dermo doctor told me it was caused from my medication. He would not treat me without a release from my doctor. My doctor would not give a release. I have not tried any thing because I don/t really know what to do. I am 88 y.o and what a way to die?????

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        Lea michelle 

        3 months ago

        Thanks for the help I'm currently in the process of dealing with this onthe my own my husband and all the doctors I've seen want to have me lock in a mental hospital , I actually had my vet to thank for help figure out what these where so really helps that I'm not alone . I have found they hate coconut oil while it don't kill them the with shed in thousands of your body also Gold body powder the really hate and does kill but must leave on them for a while . Just need tip for getting out of dishes boiled water just make them worse . Thanks again and God bless all that are going through this .

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        Louise61 

        3 months ago

        What worked for me: changed to a super healthy diet with lots of fresh green veggies, no processed or junk foods, no yeast or alcohol, no sugar, neem capsules, glutathione capsules, turmeric and ginger everyday along with Kefir (probiotic) to build up my immune system and get rid of of inflammation in my body. I also drink diluted apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of food grade diatomaceous earth. Add borax to clothes washer. Exercise helps. I also followed the parasite cleanse first and then the candida cleanse second and maybe they helped - didn't hurt. These are biting mites - not bed bugs as one commenter said. They no longer bother me but I keep up the regimen because my spouse refuses to follow the program - they still bother him.

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        Zorro 

        4 months ago

        READ HERE THE BEST SOLUTION I FOUND FOR THIS MOLD PROBLEM.

        I have this biting/itching problem for more than 3 years now, and a week ago a friend told me once he saw solving mold and mites problem in a library with burning SULFUR powder over coal. Beware not to breath the fumes, as "SO2" gas is toxic.

        I have been trying this in the last days and it's wonderful. I found also SULFUR STRIPS, used do disinfect wine pipes, as it's easier to use in small places like wardrobes and closets affected.

        You should get out of the house for a couple of hours and ventilate it after, and repeat this whenever necessary.

        For the body, I recommend bathing with MYCOGEL and LACTACYD, and after, if you find necessary, you could use IODOPROVIDONA (foam version) in all body before drying.

        EURAX cream is a great SOS topic solution to prevent itching on critic body parts... (other thing I use: Alcohol 96% or in Gel, Dipropionato de betametasona, fluconazol, ivermectin for horses (2 millimeter is enough for SOS / Sleep)

        By now this is a global pandemic, and there are lots of infected people that will be infecting you all the time you go out. I don't have a solution for that, but EURAX and insect repellent always help a bit.

        Hope this help someone suffering. Do not give up.

        To all disinformations agents: go to hell!

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        casanovafrankestine 

        4 months ago

        Everybody is convince that are mites bed bugs or scabies but no one say anything about staphylococcus infection which also has bite itchy marks and is highly contagious and resistant to antibiotics . has anybody consider that the reason you are not able to get ride of the problem is because you are using the wrong medicine for the problem. assuming that are bed bugs because there is a bite, or Scabis because you cannot see it but no one here even consider that this can be a bacterial infection of the skin. I had very similar symptoms and I went to the doctor and he said it was a bacterial infection.

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        Sheryl Smith-Watkins 

        4 months ago

        I need help with this invisible bug problem... I am 22 yr Veteran, loving wife, proud mother and a nurse. Yet so alone, except for these bugs, they are with me all the time in everything I own...at night my horror and sleepless nightmare begins. I've destroyed my once beautiful home twice trying to get rid of them...I've avgd about $35,000 of my retired savings battling alone...my family doesn't believe me. I've seen 9 psych doctors, hospitalized against my will and better judgement 2 times in lockdown units. I've gone to extremes legal/illegal fighting a battle I'm loosing. My life was once happy, exciting I looked forward to seeing sunrise. Now I fear dying in my sleep because these bugs are sucking/biting on me, penetrating toes, in my hair squeezing my skull and all orfices . Some days I can't sit up or stand up straight because of the attack while i'm asleep. I video taped night sleeping. The covers and pillows move but I never see what it is. My miserable story is too in depth

        to share. I just ask for pray or CDC help.

        I need a Angel to talk to...no one else understands the Hell I'm fighting my way out of...these mites have destroyed my marriage, family relationship, my happily ever after ending.

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        maryhenning18@icloud.com 

        4 months ago

        Lots of great information and want to learn more!!

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        Magno 

        4 months ago

        I`ve been suspecting this for a long time

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        lil eman 

        4 months ago

        Kelley its mold confirmed today by mold ssspecialist

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        Kelly 

        4 months ago

        I feel like I'm losing my mind. There's something in my house yes this is a hundred year old house and yes we are we happy in this house but it seems like everything is growing hair the wood anything is growing hair it seems like I find eggs have something in my baseboards everywhere in my refrigerator my stove . I am breaking out and I am almost 40 years old and I've never had acne like this my boyfriend is also breaking out it's not just on her face but it's on her body I itch my head itch itches constantly it looks like I have little tiny black specks of dirt all over my body. It seems like the minute I clean it up I turn around and there right back there. Boy boyfriend tells me I am going crazy I take pictures constantly of stuff there in my drawers I can clean my drawers out and I will open up back and there's webs all around them again I've only because I feel like there's black specks all over my dishes even though I just scrubbed and clean them 20 minutes before I won't drink out of cups because of the same situation I've lost so much weight because I won't eat because of this am I losing my mind

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        Lisa 

        4 months ago

        I've been having this problem for quite some time. My brother and sister keep telling me I'm crazy I really do hope this works, I can't hold a job, I threw out all th beds but I still feel like there bugs but I can't see them

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        lil eman 

        4 months ago

        And i figured aspergilsis my mother was diagnosed with luekemia out of nowhere anyway the hospital was secretly treating her with verconizole for about a month before anyone was aware what it was for verconizole is antifungal but they couldnt give her the chemo cause they said they couldnt find a second infection but they were tryin to be quiet about the treatment. While we were at the hospital we noticed that alot of people were havin same symptoms and also heard several times differant people talkin about their family member was was there for simple operations but were havin complications because of aspergulsis i know i keep changing the spellin cause dont know lol but a fungal infection will make it feel like a bug bit and will make u itch it gets in your lungs thats what I notice alot of people are havin breathin problem ot pnmonia again suck at spellin but have sinus infections people around are dyin from stop breathin out of nowhere havin organ failures comin down with cancer, where i live a 5th grade kid drops dead, all theses diseases that keep gettin reported and people dont relize they are water bourne diseases. But its crazy u go see a dr for all these symptoms but alot of people are complaining about the same thing and dr says its nothing ur crazy your the only one that complains about it like as if all the dr had some kind of conference about it like if u dont treat it noone will ever find out anyone else think that cdc worker just went missing hell no he must of known something but i guess im just parnoid like evryone else thinks i am

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        Pablo33 

        4 months ago

        Dear all who go through this difficult struggle,

        I can gladly say that I am recovered now from this for 99%.

        Occasionally i still feel the itching/stinging sensation but then I immediately know what I can do to make it go away.

        Last year in august when I was going through a depression I started to get stung by these invisible creatures. It got so bad that I ended up in the hospital but the emergency doctor could’t find any direct cause. After some research I found this website and did almost everything that is recommended here. But after cleaning my whole house, even with pesticides my symptoms would only get slightly better.

        Than I wrote my former physician who is recently retired, and he was kind enough to share his thoughts on this issue. He told me that it is likely there are no invisible bugs, but that it is an allergic reaction that my body creates to something I refuse to accept fully. He asked me to spend time on this and ask myself what it is where I fight against / not accept fully. For me it was that I hated living in my house because I can hear all the sounds of the neighbours. I also fought against a certain role in my life to teach others and share my stories. I thought I wasn't good enough for this, so I fought it very heavily.

        This energy of pushing away from something that wants to come your way to be fully accepted becomes physical and it becomes a histamine reaction. Your body begins to defend/fight off everything it sees as a threat. This causes the biting / itching sensations and this is why I couldn’t find any physical bugs. And this all gets even worse when you eat foods high in histamine.

        So my first advice if there are no traceable bugs is to go on a low-histamine diet to calm your body down. You can google for low histamine diet and you will find lists that will help you find the foods you can and can’t eat. You quickly will see your symptoms will decrease.

        Besides the physical, you need to start take care of your own true being by being kind and gentle to yourself. You can start this journey by opening yourself up for a daily meditation practice. If you look for a teacher in this you can search for Eckhart Tolle or for Adyashanti. They have CD’s and online help to get you started.

        I wish all of you who go through this the best and I hope you can find the peace in yourself needed for true healing.

        Kind regards,

        Pablo

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        Sue Martin 

        4 months ago

        Dear Family Man LM,

        I just want to thank you and God so much for putting this information out here, i have seen my 3rd dermatologist she was so determined i had a mental disorder on the 3rd day i saw her she put a cast on my left arm that was and still is covered in lesions, i think it was a soft cast b/c i was able to get down in there to release the one scab that was just killing me it bled and bled thru the cast but i felt great relief i had to wear it for 5 days it's winter in Pa. so most people didn't even see it and i dare not tell a soul, so yesterday she took the cast off and made a big fuss over the 1 lesion she said Sue look it;s much better how about we do this for another week i said absolutely NOT you torchered me . She said she was going to refer me to a psychiatrist since i keep digging myself, she thinks b/c our beloved daughter who passed away it will be 5 years 3/16/13 she thinks i feel guilty and i am punishing myself my daughter had childhood brain cancer 2 times and a massive stroke she died from an everyday virus we didn't know she was sick all night long, i was also anyhow this Dr. has labeled me and i just want to clean this crap out of this house honestly i would like to leave everything we own and take our pets and move but I will fight the fight thanks to you, my husband also had a massive stroke Christmas day in 16 and is doing ok but then another this past october and basically is unable to do anything to help me out not even bring me a bottle of water so everything is on me but now i know I am not alone i can't wait to go shopping for listerine and Windex i already have DE b/c i thought i had Morgellons except it didnt quite fit so I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your family's story now I have to find the courage to tell my son and new daughter in law that i don't think they should bring their new baby girl Violet Katherine to our house until we resolve the problem, my heart breaks but it would kill me if she or anyone I love gets it though our other daughter and her fiance been here many times and haven't caught it so IDK I thank you i bookmarked this . for some reason when i am in the kitchen and there are a few dirty dishes (rinsed but not washed) the mites bite me this has happened 4 times in 2 days i used a black light and i noticed that on only 100% cotton things there are no mites but when i shined the black light on these new fuzzy/fleece type fabric they light up like a Christmas tree. Bub bye and Thank you!

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        jenicmis 

        4 months ago

        It is woolly aphids or more commonly known as boogie woogie aphids. Here is a link to the research one person has been doing https://bygl.osu.edu/node/883

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        Selena 

        4 months ago

        Buy a dehumidifier! it could be black mold spores in the air. We tried every pesticide (permethrin and more), vacuumed and hovered, washed everything at 90 degrees, pest control for a year but a dehumidifier sorted it within 2 hours. We thought it might be fleas, mites, bird mites, bed bugs, moths, springtails. We couldn’t see anything, invisible bugs but super itchy. I couldn’t sleep. It was black mold spores that made our bed unable to sleep in and it was in our clothes and in our car. We spent over £4000 and all we needed was a dehumidifier. Good luck.x

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        Alyssas84 

        4 months ago

        My mother - who is almost 92 - says that something is biting her and she has horrible itching. Sometimes I see small red dots on her back. But I just took her to a dermatologist who dig a body scan and didn’t find any inflammation. She thinks there are bugs living in her dresser drawers and bed. We have found holes in some wool clothing.... and also cotton.... but I haven’t seen any moths. And I didn’t think moths bite people. The itching is really driving her crazy. Doctors seem to think that it’s dry skin, but she thinks that it’s bugs. This has been going on for months!! She was in the hospital for two weeks with a fractured hip last fall and had NO ITCHING the entire time! I am at a loss as to what to do. Any suggestions?

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        Bob 

        4 months ago

        I had a whitefly infestation on one of my houseplants around Xmas time

        I threw all my plants away

        Then I started feeling bugs in my ears, nose, throat, head, and rest of body.

        I thought I was crazy

        But when I’d go around other people they would start to itch on their nostrils, eyebrows and face.

        I thought I had lice, and have used Nix 4 times.

        I have also bagged all my clothes and washed / dry cleaned everything.

        I have bug bombed my apt 3 Times in the last month.

        These things are still here.

        I am convinced they are in my throat (windpipe).

        I wash my clothing, bedding, and towels daily.

        I contacted the Cornell University Insect Disgnostic lab but they’ve assured me there is no tiny white insect that can line in a human and flies to other humans and bites them.

        But they are wrong - but don’t believe me.

        In fact they’ve told me this is probably psychological.

        I’ve contacted entomology groups on Facebook and they’ve also responded with this is probably psychological.

        I’m not crazy - Other people itch too when they get around me.

        Last night I drank some rum which seemed to help with my throat a bit.

        I am purchasing a sinus cleaner to clean out my nose and sinus.

        When I sleep I cover myself completely including a hoodie and rub my face with either Vaseline or mineral oil.

        I cannot continue like this.

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        Douglas 

        4 months ago

        I had same thing I no what your going through it was worst thing ever been through I read all u guys post and trued the windex thing and all u guys remedy didn’t work finally I wen to the doctor and they prescribed a cream put it on from head to toes and left it on and took a shower 14 hours later and there went right away I am so relieved to b free I had over a thousand bites on me and in 4 days there gone I no what your going through it was hell felt like I was in prison couldn’t go nowhere house infested if there not on you for 24 hours they can’t live I feel free it was pure hell go to the doctors and get permethrin cream 5 % I pray for u all I was a prisoner in my house 3 months and in 5 days I am free again

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        Doug 

        5 months ago

        The guy that says you get your life back with gabapenten well I have been on gabapenten for 6 years 1800 mg a day and this started 3 months ago so your wasting your time doing that I been to the doctors they give me some cream permethrin they have decreased 90% in 5 days but the gabapenten I get 180 a month 300 mg 6 a day so 1800 mg a day

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        Nicholas 

        5 months ago

        Does anyone else seem to see a floating dust with a great sense of direction?

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        John W 

        5 months ago

        if you are careful and the type able to do their homework. ivermectin is avalible for 2 bucks a tube at animal feed stores(fleet farm/farm and fleet will carry it). You buy the apple flavored horse ivermectin. It will have a vet code on it. google that code and double check that ivermectin is the only drug in it. some contain heart worm med, you do NOT want that kind. The cdc has a scabbies dose schedule avalible online. if you arnt able to do the homework and math this isnt for you. After months of scabbies that resisted permithrin and a doc that perscribed a single dose of ivermectin but didnt think the advice of who, pub med, and cdc knew what they were talking about recomending at least 2... or me saying the shit crawling on me again later... I took maters into my own hands while following advice of those medical athorities. I've never been more disapointed in docs than i was with the ones i visited during that hell. I hadent been to a doc in 4 years before and had been working myself to death after moving to a new town...they kept telling me to find a primary for better future care while failing to know what they should. 1 its hard to make an apoint when you arnt sleeping at night... 2 someone who almost never gets sick is working 2 jobs having moved to a new town, it shouldnt be that f'king suprising they didnt make time or priority to find a primary.

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        Dmg 

        5 months ago

        Use lots of baking soda. But not if you are a diabetic. Powdered sulfer 98%. Use on yourself and animals as well as the whole house. After 3 years of he'll this is all that worked. Over 5000.00 in junk on line and this is all that helped us.

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        InvisibleItch 

        5 months ago

        Finally found what works!! 91% alcohol has saved my life. I was constantly tortured by these bugs. It still takes time and patience because it’s only a contact killer but I have been able to get them out of certain rooms and clothes with it. Be very careful though as it is very FLAMMABLE!

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        Douglas 

        5 months ago

        I thought there was fleas I bombed this place 4 times and vacuumed every day I told people they kept asking me if I was just imagining it and has been bout 4 months then I google mites and read this I kept telling people I have never seen a thing but I lay on the couch i can feel them crawling on me

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        TRUE HELP 

        5 months ago

        Bird mite infestation; over a year ! Sorry but " all" items made of material need to be thrown away ( they are nesting in it) dry off out of shower with paper towels / move if you can & relocate pets away from you (they are feeding on them keeping cycle going) they nest on your scalp / use lice shampoo every few days/ use you hair dryer on your scalp and body in between// anything you keep in drawers or closets need to be packed in ziplock bags, put moth balls in, // killer spray to mix up // use Windex bottle the mist is the key, 1/4 bed bug spray/ 1/4 indoor pesticide,/ 1/2 Windex use mask, spray everything ! Floors, walls, furniture inside drawers & out / the few clothes that you have left spray mixture inside & outside & put in dryer for at least an hour/ matress & pillows in plastic zip up protection / sheet, pillow cases ' thin blanket' spray inside , outside put in dryer " treat all clothes & bedding " every day" use shampoo called lice repel instead of soap on body /except face & privates/ I could go on & on just make sure all birds nests in trees close to windows & doors are thrown away / spray floorboard in car under seat, spray in shoes on shoes dry with hair dryer., This crap has ruined my entire life, I have very little positions left & moving soon, can't wait to be free of this,,,totally

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        Beth 

        5 months ago

        Morgellions disease.... you won't believe unless you've lived with this hell.

        Please, for your own sanity, read and research.

        There is an incredible video on ted talk.

        You ARE NOT CRAZY

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        D- 

        5 months ago

        i just got these microscopic bugs 2 weeks ago. my family doesn't think they are real. got them from a motel room ....been cleaning and spraying a lot. they wont leave. i got no bite marks or rashes but they like to crawl into my skin. i only use my car now to drive to work, sitting on a cardboard box so i don't come in contact with the mites.

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        Lainey Glick 

        6 months ago

        I have been dealing with Cedar knats or No seeums for at least 4 months. I have tried all the fogers and windex but lesser amounts than suggested above, The adults are gone. I am left with no seeum bugs that can be seen on clothes. They look like little black dots. But not in the air.

        I am out of my mind with the. I read the article above and it helped me realize I am not the only one with this hell going on. I hardly get any sleep and am so exhausted too.

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        Tracy 

        6 months ago

        A lot of this sounds like what I have been fighting for 3 years. No seem parisites called springtails. DO NOT let anyone tell you they are harmless, and do not bite. They are way worst them just biting. I have had it confirmed no doubt it is springtails. I tried everything that was out there messy stuff and unsafe stuff. The only way I can control them is with a bug fogger, and cedarwood oil based products. It kills them and is safe around kids, and animals. I try to remove them before I use it still. Look up Wondercide cedarwood. Keep house clean pickup everything off the floor. I throw dog bed and any clothing on floor in the dryer daily, I hope it controls the bugs. I have found nothing that kills the eggs. Keep researching what it could be. Oh yes I have found that vinegar water, and soda water to drink help too. Also rinse you nose with salt water. It seems they are attracted to people with a fungus problem it is like they can smell it or something.

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        Lexy 

        6 months ago

        Hi, I’m Lexy and I’m 21.

        I am so reassured yet saddened to see that there are others who are suffering this sadistic parasite. My WHOLE family thought I was crazy (actually considered taking me to a psych ward) and I honestly couldn’t blame them. It is surrreal to even think about/ say out loud. “There are bugs living under my skin.”

        Although this is something I couldn’t find in these posts... are anyone else’s symptoms only like 6 months out of the year? (For me it’s usually Christmas time to June) It seems like they hibernate or something.. or only like hot weather? I just don’t seem to have any symptoms from June until mid winter.

        At first my initial thought was that it was bed bugs. We flipped my room upside down, washed EVERYTHING thouroughly, bought a new mattress and even tried several foggers. All of which have turned out ineffective.

        I have lost 2 cats this year (both 8 years old) claiming to have gotten sick and being deficient of blood... very mysterious.. my vet attributed one to an auto immune disease and the other as diabetic.... those of which I don’t agree with. (Try not to think about it it just hurts to much)

        I am very concerned that this will last for ever, I mean it really seems like it. I have always wanted a big family and I am saddened and heartbroken at the thought of passing this down to my kids. :(

        I just feel so alone. I can’t talk to ANYONE about this with out them thinking I’m going crazy again and I need to be hospitalized... none of my friends.. family.. co workers.

        I feel defeated :-(

        I am trusting in god to get me through this and I am praying for all of you who are suffering.

        God bless you for speaking out, and sharing your stories.

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        Cathy Marsden 

        6 months ago

        I'm not sure of what is biting me I have red looks like bites on my back legs side none on my arms or face what ever it is please help me get rid of them I can't afford new furniture don't know what to do

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        Marti 

        6 months ago

        Thank you

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        Debbie 

        6 months ago

        This past month had my first experience with this problem.Struggling to find natural methods to eradicate mites?bugs? Constantly being bitten or stung.Pain ranges from mild to real bad.This "condition" is life changing.Itis exasperating keeping up with what is required to get any relief.Any natural remedies that have been effective?

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        Chris 

        6 months ago

        I've been having good luck with castor oil. One part water, 1 part castor oil, one part vinegar. And a little bit of dish soap so that the oil breaks up in the spray bottle

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        Andy's nightmare 

        7 months ago

        These bugs will make you crazy for sure!! This is the 3rd time in 4 years I've dealt with this so I've been searching every site I can find to figure out if anyone knows where they're coming from.

        I've come to the conclusion that the bugs came in with packaging from Asia after ordering stuff online again. It's the only logical solution after ruling out all the other possibilities. There are also no natural preditors for them so it gets out of hand quick...

        The only way to solve the problem is everything in the house needs to get soaked, bleached, or burned.

        I hope everyone manages to beat this nightmare and hopefully never go thru this again!!

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        Buggedout 

        7 months ago

        Oh I just read that he said Windex works better than plain ammonia!

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        Buggedout 

        7 months ago

        It's ammonia in the Windex , I think? Alcohol works for the ones I have but my aunt has another type that I can't see, which bite me when I stay at her house and alcohol does not work on them. But ortho bug barrier works on hers. (I have to rinse sheets several times.) My aunt's son is laughing about me with everyone and saying that he has to see them to believe it. Well that's the problem. You can't see them!

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        Theresa 

        7 months ago

        My husband and I would like to talk to the guy that used Windex on everything/mixed Msm into lotion. We are at our wits end. Thank you

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        esh110 

        7 months ago

        I created a group on Facebook for anyone suffering through this or previously suffered it. For discussion and support.

        It is a closed group, by the way. No worries about dealing with people that don't believe you.

        https://www.facebook.com/groups/188543341696307/

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        JC 

        7 months ago

        I have been dealing with the same thing described by many here on this site for about 2 months and it is a nightmare. I have seen 2 dermatologist, and a family doctor, who didn't have much to offer, except Permethrin cream which kills bugs on your body, but you get reinfested quickly. The Permethrin is fairly toxic and you can kill bugs on you and your pets by bathing in as warm/ hot water as possible with enough Dawn blue dishwashing liquid for hand washing dishes to make the water blue. You need to leave it on your/or pets skin for 5 min. Then rinse well. This was told to me by a veterinarian who specializes in animal Dermatology. The trick is to kill the bugs in your environment as much as possible before you bathe yourself and pets. I have found that vinegar mixed with water equal parts kills the bugs, but of course, more hatch out. My vet suggested spraying my car with the vinegar water solution, spraying inside my house with it as well, then bathing myself and cats with Dawn liquid, leaving the house and using foggers that kill fleas and their eggs. I did this ( used foggers that were primarily Pyrethrin based, must read instructions and handle carefully as they are toxic, so leave no food/water bowls for petsdishes or food products for pets or people exposed. This process did kill the bugs, but after about 6 hrs we were getting some bites, I presume from hatching eggs, or ones that hid in crevices. I did get Revolution drops on my cats per vet recommendation, supposed to kill anything that bites them but takes several weeks to start working. I have some success mixing Eucalyptus oil, and Lemongrass oil with Jojoba oil as a carrier and rubbing all over my body as it keeps them from biting so much. Don't put this on pets though unless a vet okays it, as many essential oils can seriously harm pets particularly cats. I rub my cats down with half Apple cider vinegar half water on a cloth which helps keep their bites down, and use the same thing on myself.

        Any laundry that can't be bleached should be soaked in really warm to hot water with the Dawn blue liquid dishwashing soap ( till the water is blue) for 30 min., then wash as usual. Using bleach in all other washes has killed the bugs for me. Be sure where you place clothes after laundered is free of bugs by wiping down with vinegar water. I did also spray my mattress and box spring and bed frame with the Eucalyptus Lemongrass, and Jojoba oil mix which will keep bugs away for 2 days or so. The jojoba oil doesn't stain fabric, but is pricey. I use Lemongrass or Lemon Eucalyptus oil to wipe down wood furniture. If you can wear flip flops or any shoes that can be washed in the Dawn liquid and change them when you change clothes and shower it helps a lot. For other shoes I spray with Neem oil ( be sure it's only Neem as sometimes toxic chemicals are added to it). With everything I have described, I still have the bugs, but am doing better than before. Also keeping a couple of plastic bins in bathroom that you can make fresh batch of hot water and Dawn liquid before showering or bathing and place your clothes in keeps from spreading the bugs. If you make a bath, add some shower gel and a good amount of tea tree oil or Eucalyptus oil, it will kill the bugs and give your body a break from the Dawn liquid.

        I have been doing a vast amount of research to try and find what type of bugs these are. I spent $400 having pieces of clear tape with possible specimens analyzed with no success, spoke with Entymologist in 2 states, who were willing to identify a specimen, but would not recommend any treatments or anything else to help. So we are pretty much on our own to figure this out. Heat will kill these bugs and you can rent a heater called a salamander, and treat yourself, but I have a lot of antique pieces that can't take the heat. So far, the most likely culprit that fit observed characteristics are Dermanyssus Gallinae ( bird mite), Chelytiella mites of which there are 3 varieties, Blakeii- that gets on cats, one that is specific to dogs, and one that is specific to rabbits or rats. All of these can bite humans and infest homes. There is also Peymotes Herfsii (straw itch mite), that is least likely. Good luck. I will post more as I learn anything relevant.

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        Mandy 

        8 months ago

        Hey Michelle!! Unfortunately I know exactly what you are going through! My poor kitty cats are going through the same thing as well as myself! You asked about how to help your babies. Well l took my cats to the vet and they were diagnosed with demodex mites. I don't believe it...I think mange mites but anyhow he said to bathe them in lime sulfur dip that you mix with water. I ordered it on Amazon and it helps. Also diatomaceous earth helps. It's available at a farm store and online. You can sprinkle it on their back. It's safe as long as you buy the WHITE pure kind! I sprinkle them and let it stay on. It's ok for them to lick it. Heck people drink the stuff because it's supposed to help with internal parasites. My cats are very old like yours so I've been cautious with things but these do work....not a fix all but helps a lot! Mine would bite and lick and run around the house meowing loudly it was so pitiful and my heart broke!! :( Also put advantage II on them monthly. My vet said that's better than frontline as frontline has lost its potency. I believe these are mites sent from satan!!! They were in my fur babies ears as well and they jumped off on me too and stung me something bad so you are not alone. I hope this helps you! :)

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        Michelle 

        8 months ago

        This article has helped so much. After being sick for 9 years, it started with nodules on my lungs, the doctor said was nothing. Everyday, I had a new symptom, everything from cysts forming all over and my liver and spleen enlarged to the latest symptom, small bumps all over my body. I sprayed myself with an antifungal and they started to go away. We moved to a new place and I have cats and dogs who started itching at there ears. I started giving them ear mite treatment and then my cat shook his ears and whatever came out of his ears went all over me and stung like crazy, they crawled through my clothes. After I used water they got in my eyes and in the corner of my lips and in my ears. I've read everything on this page and others. How do I get them off the animals? They are all at least 10 yrs old and looking at me like help me mommy. 2 of them just sit and stare at me now. One meows at the top of his lungs and cries all the time now. I think the mold can all so come from foundation cracks. The last 2 houses I rented had that so I got one of those mold tests and the last house had as aspergillus and cladosporum. This new place we are renting has cracks all over and I noticed a water spot on the ceiling. To be a renter we have to pass all these rules but the owner can cover everything up with paint and new carpet. I'm so tired

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        Theresa Callahan 

        8 months ago

        Invisible critters that bite are real... Mites !!!!

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        Michelle 

        8 months ago

        Oh my gosh!!!! I hate these little evil things so much!!!! It’s bern 2 weeks since I started noticing a constant itchy feeling in and around my couch. We have 3 dogs who like to sleep on the couch but know they are not allowed. When my husband & I aren’t looking they sneak onto it. I believe my dogs brought in some type of invisible itchy friend to our house. I had them groomed, treated for fleas, and they are still scratching. My couch is leather so I sprayed it carefully with insecticide then washed it with dawn dish soap & water. I vacuumed & shampooed the carpet only to have a few days of peace until it all started up again. It’s bern 2 days of constant waking up with a crawling bug all over me sensation. And it is getting worse. I seem to be the only one in my home that feels these little devils. My sons & husband seem immune. I am so frustrated & tired. I just want to cry. Now this morning I woke up with welts on my shoulder & on my head. I don’t know what to do. Please help!!! I’ll try anything, however, moving & getting rid of the dogs are not an option though.

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        Glenzel davis 

        8 months ago

        These things are a constant torment.

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        kk1966 

        8 months ago

        I joined because, after over 2 years of suffering, and trying all the same remedies, to no avail, listed by others, I finally stopped using everything on my body, as I wanted to see what happened to my skin with no treatment. To my surprise, my skin showed classic signs of yeast overgrowth. I went out and bought OTC anti-fungal cream and covered my body with it. Within 2 days, the incessant burning (sensation of insect stings), crawling sensations, horrendous itching, e, stopped. Open, oozing lesions dried up, and the black specks and hair-like things started coming out of my skin like crazy. I was able to quit washing my bedding daily.. Realizing that this had to be some kind of strange new fungus, I started using anti-fungal shampoo as shower wash, and to wash my hair, shaved all body hair off (except head), and continued to use the anti-fungal cream. I felt almost normal again, but still struggled with the odd new bump or blister. After much research, I realized that I likely had Sporotrichosis, or some other fungal infection that mimicked it. I had done a ton of yard work shortly before my symptoms began. I, then, knew that the cream was only killing the surface fungus, but couldn't get deep enough into the skin, to kill the fungus that was multiplying deep in my hair follicles. I discovered that an old cure for Sporotrichosis that is still used in poorer countries, and is safer than our "civilized" anti-fungal pills, is SSKI (super saturated potassium iodide). I found others online, who too, eventually discovered that their symptoms were caused by fungus, not insects, and had been cured by SSKI. One person, was now the spokesperson for the supplier of the SSKI that he used, so I purchased from the same company. Treatment is lengthy, but I am happy to report that, since I started the treatment, and put my 2 large dogs on it, we are all getting better. At first, we seemed to get a bit worse, as all the fungus was coming to the surface at once, but, after a month, that is slowly stopping, and I no longer even have to use the topical cream, as the itch is bearable now. I never join these discussions, but it broke my heart reading about your suffering, knowing that I may be able to help you, a lot sooner than I discovered how to help myself. God bless and good luck.

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        J miller 

        8 months ago

        Oh my goodness, this is the worst night ever. I did all my ususl routine, daily lice shampoo scrub, 5% premathin on..okok I did forget to lint roll but I felt like I was getting ahead. I went to the hospital near death, I thought for sure yesterday and got - well you know - treated like all the other posters,...dose of oral for the internal and the 5% stuff. I have faith at least it was better last night. I just noticed a bunch of, like a line or roll of what feel like blisters. I hate this. Today I'm all of the sudden getting bit on my fingers. Yes I washed them. I'm so tired. I have lost 15 lbs since this devastated my life, a month in now:(

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        dale 

        8 months ago

        Invisible bug sensations?

        Yes, it is real. I believe its a new thing that no one has knowledge of. I can totally relate to everyone's stories & hopelessness, i hope we can learn from each other. the professionals can't help. I wish they could live in our shoes for a day. I have taken samples to the dept of agriculture & pest control companies, they say its lint or looks like crystals magnified. because they dont see any legs, wings or claws than its in your mind or its static electricity. Nope, ive done my own tests and theyre real..believe me. The good part is we're gonna figure it out ourselves..So ive tried everything. DE bug sprays, borax 20, windex, bleach, fragerance oils, etc. dont waste your time or money. Heres what i know. they are very  microscopic, i dont believe they're after me or my blood/skin, they dont bite..it just so happens that they like were i live, i can feel them usually touch my hairs or in my clothes moving about but thats enough to drive you crazy. The first 2 months they were all over me, non stop, pure torment, suicidal even. well things slowly got better if you stay patient and work it. A fact is wetness demobilizes them. So a spray of a water bottle or a shower can help if you really need to sleep, theyre on the floors or even walls so dont blow a fan toward a wall then your bed. blow it out into the hallway.

        Most important goal is they're not on you or on your bed so you can sleep..true. So keep working it. Isolate your clothes in bags or containers after washing or use freezer..my bed does have a allergy/mite resistant sheet and cover. So decluter (is a must), chaulk up cracks/pipes/holes. Vacuum a lot with a Hepa filter. And my last thing has been fire. Fire consumes anything. using a spray lysol can and a 8" grill lighter. I go around or whenever i feel something usually at my ankles now and spray a small spirt of fire, then make sure it is out immediately, be careful, youll get it. Be very allert & safe, do very small spirts and have a wet towel and fire extinguisher on hand, Be safe folks. Dont burn your house down with you in it..but nothing else seems to be working. Stay away from paper or even cloth. but after 9 months now my life has gotten better, i sleep ok, i still dont invite ppl over yet, i threw away most of my stuff. But God is good..i dont know why i was chosen for this to happen to me except that maybe i can help my fellow human.

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        dale 

        8 months ago

        Invisible bug sensation?

        I did everything, Spent $1,000 atleast.

        My last resort was FIRE.. last resort because i didnt want to burn my house down or me. I use a can of Lysol and a 8" grill lighter..i only do short spirts and put it out immediately w hand or wet towel..usually it goes out on its own in 1 sec. be sure to have a fire estinguisher on hand. But after some trial and scares you will get good at it. Stay away from paper and cloth.

        So clean house good, throw away almost everything, chaulk any cracks and pipes, vacuuming w a hepa filter helps, i still put clothes in freezer and everyday i do some hits w this Lysol torch..and ive felt a big difference. Still have to keep on it regularly..but life has gotten better..much better. Its been 9 months..and i was suicidal and going crazy for my first 3 months. no one would help me..no one..but God has..

        You have to seal all cracks..use fire or freeze them ..then suck them up. They are real..and no one will advise you.

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