By Sherry from Knoxville, TN
I agree with Shosha. You definitely have dust mites, but they are not causing your problem. I can't imagine what it might be if it is too small to see. I think you need to look more closely so that you can find out what it really is.
I can pretty much guarantee you have dust mites. Everyone does, even if they don't think so. However, they don't bite people. They eat the bits of skin and such left in the carpets, upholstery and bedding etc. I would check more for fleas and bedbugs, or another kind of mite. but most bugs leave some kind of mark when they bite. I'd also check into the possibility of having allergies to something.
What can you do to kill off indoor biting pests? I can't identify the bugger. I don't want to spray the house with raid. I have a cat and I don't want to make her sick. I have read about diatomaceous earth working well. What brand and how do I use it? Someone said bugs don't like thyme and salt. Please help me.
By Joyce wis
My family and I recently bought a new mobile home. Since we moved in mainly in the master bedroom and in the bed at night my wife and I and our little girl get eaten up with bites. It started on our backsides and then to our thighs and abdomens.
We have looked and looked, someone told us we had sand fleas. So we paid $120 for the exterminators to come out and spray our house. We vacuum everyday and dump the canister outside away from the house. Any ideas about what this could be or any treatments?
By jpaddidaddy from Le Flore Co., OK
My grandson was worried about spiders on his bed which had been in storage, but had a new baby and didn't want to use spray. He used the steamer on the mattress surface and no more bites. (09/03/2009)
The steamer may work and is worth a try, but don't be fooled if they disappear then and come back again. The little devils, whatever they are, will have laid eggs. You may have to do it at least three times. If that doesn't work then Raid or something similar will have to do. You may want to make a note of when you notice the bites and in which room, etc. That may give you a clue as to where they are. (09/03/2009)
This is a natural mined product that will not hurt you. Bugs will be active at first because they are dying. A company called Fleabusters charges lots for using the same thing. You will not have fleas breeding in your home for at least a year. Outdoors is something else. Check the internet for bedbug remedy, hopefully there is a natural remedy, maybe even 20 Mule Team. (09/05/2009)
I doubt that it is scabies. I have had them, and there are no visible bites. Just itchiness. And they are pretty easy to deal with in my experience. Go to a doctor. It may be a good idea to go to a doctor to have these bites examined. An experienced GP should have seen these sorts of things before. Then you will know what you are dealing with and how to get rid of them. (09/07/2009)
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