Getting Bitten By Invisible Bugs at Night

Okay, in a nutshell. I am getting bitten at least 3 to 5 times a night by something. We have searched for bed bugs and mosquitoes and no luck. We have found a few big gnats and caught them in the vinegar, but I'm getting bitten by ones I can't see. It's mainly at night and it's mainly me. My husband gets a couple here and there.

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If I sleep with long sleeves and pants I don't get as many, but it's 98 degrees here in Texas at night. We poured bleach down the drains, vacuumed, and dusted. They seem to be mainly in our bedroom. Please tell me what these bites could be from and what to do about them.

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August 2, 20180 found this helpful

We are having that issue and we've found out they are spiders. Clean all the corners of your rooms and give it a good spray early in the morning, then let it air out.

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August 2, 20180 found this helpful

They could also be bird mites. In that case you will probably need an exterminator.

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August 2, 20180 found this helpful

there are f course the infamous 'no see ums' and other midges and awful stuff they have down in TX and hotter weather

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the one reason i don't believe they are bird mites - i've actually done some research on them due to helping a friend with chickens once - is that they are, in your telling, impeded by your wearing long sleeves, whereas these sorts of measures don't seem to attenuate bird mite attacks which tend to congretate in the eyes, nose, and mucuous areas regardless

for some reason these bugs will target one person over another, or one erson will be more allergic than others.

you can protect yourself by eating more raw garlic (believe it or not) and by using "Avons Skin So Soft, which is an excellent repellent for no-see-ums. YOu an also use insect repellants containing DEET, or more natural alternatives like Citronella.

In general try to cut down long grassy overgrown areas in your yard, especially if by your bedroom window, and any source of moisture such as drains, gutters, random puddles, etc which harbour larvae for all sorts of undesirable stuff

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August 3, 20180 found this helpful

This could be from bugs called no-see-em or even spiders. There are a variety of bugs that can bite you when you sleep. Here is what we do on the islands.

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People here will put a small citronella plant in their room. It smells good and this will keep bugs out of the room. They also use the citronella oil on their skin when they sleep so the bugs don't bite them. I have these plants growing around the outside of my home because I live in the topics. They have a wonderful lemon smell and this will make your room smell so good.

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August 3, 20180 found this helpful

This site shows bites. See if yours match one of these. They aren't for the faint of heart. www.webmd.com/.../slideshow-bad-bugs

I have found this link quite helpful as I am highly allergic to many bites. There are tips to treat also. A doctor recommended the site as one of the best! Good luck!! Let us know what you find!

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