I would get an attractive cover or a sheet to cover the couch after you get a can of salt from the store and sprinkle it heavily all over the couch, in the corners, under the cushions, everywhere. The reason for the sheet or cover is to not sit on the salt for the two or so days you leave it on the couch. Vacuum the top of the cushions and leave the salt under the cushions. I get the salt out each time I see a flea on a piece of furniture.
No see-ums are little black flies that come in a cluster. You see them outside. They are smaller than black flies (not to be confused with house flies, which don't bite).
Could they possibly be bedbugs? Here's a picture of the nymphs:
I certainly hope not but they are everywhere anymore. They are easy to carry in on luggage and on purses too. Our local college has had a horrible time with them.
They could be cat fleas. They will only bite once as you do not taste right, but they will try another place. Fleas hop--really hop. Most of the noseeums I have had experienced with are black. To get rid of them, vaccum like crazy everyday. Also in a flat, white container mix a little soap and water, and set on the floor with a light. The light and the heat of the bulb will attract them, they will jump, land in the water, and the soap keeps them from breaking free from the water. At least that is what I have used in the past. Good luck.
I have bugs that keep on biting me. I've had this problem for a year and I can't get rid of them! You can't see them unless you look closely. They're white and oval shaped with no visible legs. They are kind of hard, but can be squished.
They bite like bed bugs, but they bite during the day, too. They bite on my feet, arms, back, private area, scalp, and most annoyingly my face. I can feel them bite, too. The bites end up looking like zits.
I shower twice a day and they still keep coming back. I'm afraid I'm spreading them everywhere (furniture, people, my house, clothes).
Someone please help! What is biting me?
My children picked lice up from an Indian headress that they all tried on at a museum field trip. After I treated the kids' hair and the pets, I vacuumed all the rooms, all upholstered items and the beds including the frames. My doctor said not to use flea spray, it was a waste of money. He told me to tie the bed pillows and throw cushions into large, heavy trash bags (double bag) as well as stuffed animals and put them in the garage for 48 hours to kill any lice and the nits. You can throw them in the dryer afterwards to pull out the dead bugs. And I used bug bombs that were for fleas after I vacuumed and then did the bombing again in ten days.
You could also call the places that exterminate bed bugs and see it their treatment kills other insects as they superheat the rooms. That would be a bit easier on you if it will work.
I recently moved into these apartments, after a week something start biting on me, just me. My son lives with me and he says he is not affected by this. I can't see them. They came out and sprayed, but they are still there. What can I do? I am scared to go home. I can't go to sleep at night because they attack me all night long. I move around the house and they are there. I feel that something is in my shoes and can feel the crawling. I think I might have something in my bed, maybe a bug.
By Charlotte P.
The thing that comes to mind to me also are fleas. We moved into an apartment that had been vacant for 2 years and my husband started getting bitten constantly. I was not bothered. It turned out to be fleas. The eggs were dormant all that time.
The way we figured it out, or rather the severity of the infestation, was by having him wear white socks and walking around on the carpet. Sure enough, they were many visible on the socks. Fleas are visible if you are looking for them. We had to use the foggers to get rid of them.
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