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Identifying Tiny Black Bugs in My Carpet

How can I identify these tiny bugs that are almost invisible, although they are black? We have almost white carpeting in most of the rooms and you have to look very closely to see them. When you are just ready to pick them up, they begin to move. I now use the method of getting them on paper and then placing them in an tight used medicine bottle. Some live for weeks some so tiny the look like this: ( . ) others looks like tiny beetles. You don't notice they have wings until they are turned upside down. I cannot see legs, nor antenna, just this ( . ).

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They have been found mostly by our PC tower, others in the master bedroom. I am going zonkers trying to find out if I need an exterminator and are they dangerous to our health. Anyone, someone, please help or refer me to an authority on bugs. The exterminators will not come out unless you identify them, dud, I can't. Thank you and please help.

By CR

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June 15, 20112 found this helpful
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Sounds like you have either a flea infestation (Note fleas are very small but do not fly they jump) or the start of a termite infestation. Best thing to do either way is bomb fog your whole house. Good luck.

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June 16, 20113 found this helpful
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I think your problem is even simpler than you think. First if you have an extension agent for your area he will usually come out or you can take him a sample of the bugs and if he doesn't know he will send them to the state university, free, and they will identify them.

But, I think you have a mold problem and these bugs only eat mold, hard to see but with a bright light you probably can see the tiny things on the wall and when the light gets near them they will move. I had to use bleach just a little in a spray bottle will do and they are gone, if you do have mold then you have moisture and that is your big problem. You will have booklice or mold bugs as long as moisture creates mold. I thought I was crazy when I found them on my brand new house with white walls, almost like black spots but they moved if you stared long enough. Smile, this did go away with a little staying with the spray. And a dehumidifier on the ac because our house was too airtight.

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June 15, 20110 found this helpful

When we had fleas, I got our spray from a vet clinic, best $30 ever spent killed em right away. It was called "Knockout". I'm sure even 2 cans would be cheaper than an exterminator.

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July 9, 20132 found this helpful

they are springtail fleas and they bite!! they hide in window sills and crawl on beds even couches!

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October 2, 20161 found this helpful

NO THEY ARE NOT! SPINGTAILS DONT BITE!,PLEASE REFRAIN FROM SPOUTING OFF ABOUT SOME THING UNLESS YOU FULLY KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT! THESE MITES OR BUGS ARE VERY AGGRESSIVE AND THEY DO BITE! THEY DONT ALWAYS LEAVE A MARK, BUT YOU KNOW THEY ARE OR WERE THERE! THEIR BITE FILLS LIKE SOME ONE QUICKLY POKING YOU WITH THE VERY VERY TIP OF A NEEDLE, BUT NOT TO THE POINT OF DRAWING BLOOD.

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THESE INSECTS CAN WELL AND TRUTHFULLY DRIVE SOMEONE TO THE VERY BRINK OF SANITY!, ESPECIALLY IF THE INDIVIDUAL IS CONSTANTLY BEING TOLD THAT IT'S ALL IN THEIR HEAD OR THEY'RE FEELINGS ARE NOT BEING VALIDATED,

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May 25, 20170 found this helpful

Please I hope u can help me! They are EVERY WHERE!OH My car, clothes, bed, bathroom floor, kitchen floor, and the worst is my body and hair. Had these bugs about 6 months . I lost almost all my hair because of these bugs. My hair was almost to my utt and not right about my ears. Thes bugs had ruined my life and looks. Ive tried boming 6x,s , lice stuff 10x,s..and bed bud spay and raid. Well threw my research i think they are mites... Please call me 804_255-4824.. Tara.. Thank u

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July 5, 20170 found this helpful

OMG, you certainly know what your talking about. I have been fighting these for 4 years, and every time I would go to the emergency room because I couldn't take it any more, I was COMMITTED to the funny farm! Five times I was committed! Once I was disrobed, put on a sterile white gurney with nothing but a sterile white pillow and a white sheet. All my clothes and everything I had were removed from this room (I was nuts, remember?), and there wasn't a table, chair or anything. After about a half an hour, I called in two of the guys that watch us through the glass in our rooms, and two of the nurses, and I asked them what they thought these were and where they thought they came from? I moved the sheet off of me and there were about 50 of those little tiny black specks! THEY FREAKED OUT AND LEFT THE ROOM, PUT ON LONG COATS AND GLOVES AND MASKS AND RAN ME DOWN TO A BIG SHOWER STALL AND GAVE ME TWO LICE BATHS! They didn't know what else to do! After being totally INSANE for so long because nobody would believe me and they were always on me, I was crying hysterically and saying, "finally, finally"! So they burned all the stuff in the room, re-sterilized it, gave me new sheets and a gurney, and finally in comes these two "doctors" who took me up to the PSYCH WARD AGAIN!@ They said that their "lab looked at those things and they "didn't have legs" so they "couldn't be bugs" and they were probably either pieces of black "lint" or pieces of "dirt", and again, I was committed. NOBODY WILL BELIEVE YOU! And the kicker? I am still fighting them. Be very, very, very careful who you talk to about this.

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July 26, 20170 found this helpful

I have the very same bugs except now I have to call them SPOTS because no one believes what I know, they are bugs, they move somehow just cant prove it cant someone figure out how to get rid of them

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June 7, 20170 found this helpful

Our house is full of them. The larger ones have a hard shell. The exterminator came and said they are mites and said they came into our house in our groceries. I then remembered returning a bag of rice with those black bugs in them. He said he couldn't help us, he was very sorry. Now what? I'm having nightmares, they are mostly in my pantry, but also in every room.He told me to throw out almost all my food. Even if the box is sealed they can get in.really do I need to sell my house. He had us put all infected food into a garbage bag and get it out of our house. I want something that will eliminate them. Am I going to bring more home next time I go shopping? How many have I eaten?

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July 16, 20170 found this helpful

Sounds like thrips, although they usually are only on plants or in green houses, they can get into the home. If this is what it is, have outside sprayed for thrips and you will have to just clean clean the inside.

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May 11, 2015

I spent some considerable amount of money until I realized that I had to identify the bugs myself. I have not found an exterminator with identification capability. Why should they, because they came keep coming back and back and charge and charge.

Buy a USB digital microscope. The better ones are $100, the others are anywhere from $30 to $60.00 Once you can get an image, send it to your local university, who will identify the picture you send them. Then you have to research how to kill them.

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June 13, 20170 found this helpful

They tiny black bugs on the door and window cell.

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