My house and car are filled with these tiny flying insects that bite. They are barely perceptible to the naked eye and only when standing next to a light and there is a dark background. They appear colorless. I have treated everything using essential oils and now am spraying with RAID every single day.
They are worse at night and late afternoon. Professionally cleaning carpets was no help. Washing all my bedding and clothing is a daily requirement just to be able to be in the same house with them. They do not appear to bother most people. Please help.
Nuit from Boynton Beach, FL
By Erica K.12/20/2012
Are you still having this issue? I also live in Boynton Beach. I am getting eaten alive and nothing is working! Under a microscope they look like some kind of gnat making a nest in my hair! I can see the insect, eggs and small fibers but no doctors have been able to identify it! need help!
You need to browse this site. Lots of useful info.
f you can't sleep, read this immediately!
I to have some type of whitish mite driving me nuts too! I don't know how to kill them yet but I do know how to get through the days in comfort.
1. Go buy Dupont Brand Tybex booted suits at a safety supply store. Make sure the boots are built in. At Grainger Industrial supply, you can buy 25 suits for about $150 dollars model number "3wxc3". Put rubber bands around the wrists and your neck to keep the bugs off your body and to prevent them from biting your skin.
2. Buy Grandpas Thylox acne treatment soap with sulphur and University Medical Therapeutic Sulfur Mask. Take a normal shower and wash with a sulfur bar, dry off with a clean towel that has been washed in hot water with soap and dried on hot heat.
The trick is to get into the suit without getting any bugs in the suit with you. Put the rubber bands on your wrists and around your neck to keep the bugs out and off your skin. If your house is really thick with these type of bugs you will feel them crawling on the outside of the suit, but at least they cant bite your skin and lay more eggs in your body hair.
3. Take some Benadryl to help you sleep.
4. Listen to a relaxation tape from the Attacking Anxiety and Depression program from the Midwest Center 2 to 3 times and you should be able to fall asleep.
I feel everyone's pain that they are going through and I care about every single one of you suffering with this new unidentified problem. Some tips, get in the suit naked and stay in the suit, your skin rash should start healing up pretty fast. You might want to shave your body hair as I have noticed small while eggs in my body hair. Take a shower once a day. Put on a new suit each day or wash air dry and freeze before you put it on after the shower. Stay out of normal cloths for as longs as possible you will notice you will start to get bit once you put normal cloths on.
Make sure you buy a large enough suit so that you will be comfortable to move around when you sleep, if you tear the suit cover the hole with duct tape. If you go to the doctor and they think you are crazy keep talking to doctors until you find one who believes you. Your gut feeling is never wrong and don't let anyone tell you otherwise! My life has been turned upside down for about the last month with this insane problem. Remember you are not alone and there are people all over the world who are suffering with this! Hang in there and I will figure out what these things are and how to kill them, I will post more later.
Wayne waprice23 AT hotmail.com
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My house and car are filled with these tiny flying insects that bite. They are barely perceptible to the naked eye and only when standing next to a light and there is a dark background. They appear colorless. I have treated everything using essential oils and now am spraying with Raid every single day.
They are worse at night and late afternoon. Professionally cleaning the carpets was no help. Washing all my bedding and clothing is a daily requirement just to be able to be in the same house with them. They do not appear to bother most people. Please help.
Nuit from Boynton Beach, FL
Covering your skin, and using insect repellent will prevent them from biting. I can't recommend an insect repellent just now, I am experimenting with trying several, to try to find the most organic one (that works), that I can. Hopefully, when I find one, I will be able to pass the tip along. Right now, the best thing that I have found is Avon Bug Guard. It is sunblock and insect repellent all in the same bottle, and it is about the only thing that works for me. You can find this product on Avon's web-site.
I have tried many, mosquito repellents, and this is about the only one that works for me. Bounce fabric-softener sheets tied to your belt "do not work"! Neither does Avon Skin-So-Soft bath oil, vanilla flavoring, mentholated rub, or all kinds of sprays. These solutions may work for others, but when I try them, it's like sending out an invitation to all biting insects it the vicinity. Sprays with DEET works best, but DEET is toxic, and I have had allergic reactions from using it. (hives) If they bite you, you can paint the bites with clear fingernail polish, this is supposed to alleviate the itch; also, apply witch hazel to the bites, it helps to relieve the itch as well. Good luck! (08/06/2008)
Use Bounce dryer sheets in the dryer and they can also be tucked around in the car or clothes. My insect description book suggested using soap bubbles then let them dry for some types of mites. This could be lice, mites, or midges you are dealing with. Also, see the first post for the cloth parasites. (08/23/2008)
Also, for plans on how to build your own, just Google or see this:
or this one: http://www.bigclive.com/ozone.htm
Here, I'm talking about the part that shows the copper screen mesh. You'll want to be sure to put out a powerful stream of ozone, and plan to vacate the premises for 2 or 3 days, and just let this unit replace 'all" the oxygen with ozone while you're away. Then, make sure to turn off the unit before you go inside (pull the plug outside or kill the power) and have some method of airing out the place before you set foot inside. Don't despair, these things can be beat! (04/26/2009)
Now, I would study the life cycle of the demodex mite species, because this is a difficult pest to eradicate, according to everything I've read, and also my experience. It will take months (with this type of treatment) to knock down the numbers of mites on you (because they live in your pores). There is, however, evidence of other ways to fight this, and that would involve heating up their living environment to uncomfortable levels, so they come out of the pores, so you can kill them (when they come out of the pores, it itches like crazy). I have seen at least one website where someone has done this. Here is a link to a website where this person describes the method he uses.
It involves a number of techniques, but he/she talks about using a sauna. Another way might be to use a heat pad and to do a part of the body at a time, having someone to help you with your back, etc. And maybe the easiest way would be to have a supply of sticky lint rollers handy to roll them off your body, or a tub of alcohol to bathe in ( might not work for sensitive areas and skin ) or some other means. Anyway, there it is. Oh, one other thing, a clue that you might also have these is to check your eyebrow hair at night when they are active, and you might see tiny white dust like things sticking to the individual hairs. I've seen that a lot on myself. Good luck! (09/29/2009)
And here is a link to sulfur creme that's priced more reasonably: http://sulfurcream.com/
I also forgot to add that my dermatologist took samples by knocking one off of an eyebrow hair. There is a movie in the link above of a doctor taking samples to look under a microscope from a patient.
If you have symptoms like mine, i.e., needle like bites, crawling sensations, itching, red swelling bites, or acne or rosacea in combination ( or not ) with the above, then it may pay you to research this and go to a dermatologist with the information on how to take samples to look at under a microscope. A lot of dermatologists won't know about this. Good luck to you! (09/30/2009)
Just as a reminder, all my clothes are in plastic bags and boxes, I wear them only once before washing and I wash my clothes within three days of wearing. I also have been treating my car with the same stuff. You can find flea preparations for carpet and furniture that has some Nylar in it. Not sure if it helps.
Menthol crystals and IGR products are available on line. I got the IGR from:
http://www.cooperseeds.com/viewitem.php3?prod=2249 and the menthol from:
https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/ but I am sure there are many places to buy.
You can also get sprays that contain 6 to 10% mentholin your local drugstore where you final medication for sore muscles. Read the labels.
Note that I had to mix the IGR directly in the poison to spray it [ceilings, walls floors, furniture]. Spraying anything contained in an added water mixture makes them reproduce! Here is a site for mites, though I do not have mites, the above suggestions from this site have worked whereas others have not for me:
Wishing you peace and good luck in your journey to buglessness in 2010. This is my 7th year of fighting. (01/04/2010)
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