We have these weird bugs that jump and are really tiny. We thought they were fleas, but now I'm not sure. We don't have pets and they seem to live in the couch in the living room. Does anybody know what could they be?
Do you have animals? Could they be fleas?!
Duh, people need to read before posting a comment. She said she DID NOT HAVE PETS
They really do sound like fleas; otherwise, I am not sure.
I hate to tell you this, but they could be bedbugs. I just recently heard that they are really bad lately and they aren't just in your bed. Seems they are coming in on clothing from other countries and can live in couches and other places, even though they prefer the seams of beds.
The program I saw showed someone coming into the home to exterminate them by freezing them. They located bugs the size of a pin head on the underside of the boards on the bed. If I were you I would contact an exterminator for their opinion before it gets out of hand. Hopefully they will tell you that's not what you have.
I believe that you have bed bugs. They are not found just in the bed but the walls and the base boards. They can spread to other furniture as well.
Duh, TXBetty needs to lay off. You don't need pets to be infested with fleas. Around here, they will attatch themselves to humans just by walking outside. They'll jump on your legs or clothing and go indoors with you.
All you need is one pair for the mating to begin, and it will end with an infestation quite easily. But fleas will get all over your home and not be limited to the sofa. Hope all ends well for you.
They are most likely fleas, just spray with a can of Raid. you might want to spray the fllor and carpet with it also, and doorways. need to put flea collar on pets but wash them with the tick and flea shampoo you but in the pet store. also try putting lime around your yard and Seven Day Dust. But you will never have problem with fleas anymore once the lime is put out.
To everyone whos saying bedbugs. Bedbugs dont normaly Jump and they wuldnt move around so spazticaly as shes staying. There crawling, nocturnal and dont like being in the open.
Fleas on the other hand jump, Bounce, Run around like crazy, Do move around durring the day and would begin freaking out when disturbed. And most of all they dont need pets to get in places.
But if your not getting any bites it may not be aether.
If you still think they may be bed bugs lift the cushions on your couch and check the rims and corners for tini rust colored spots. Thous tend to be tall tale signs of bed bugs.
Or you can look up the pet food bowl well trap that implements a plastic non tip pet bowl, a cup, and dry ice.
Sometimes a wild mouse in your walls, or a squirrl in your attic is enough.
Other times they may infest padio furniture th and they transfer onto you as you lounge and then get brought in. OR they get on a towel you put outside to sit on or your clothing and are brought inside that way.
Worst come to worst try to catch some of them in a clear container and serch up bug pest photos.
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