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Getting Rid of Biting Bugs in My Truck

Does anyone know what this bug is? I've been finding these in my truck for 2 weeks now. It seems to be getting worse. My kids and I are getting bitten. Please help; I can't take this any more!
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October 12, 20170 found this helpful

Vacuum your truck out often and dispose of the bag outside. Spray some insecticide in the truck. Get some kind of insect repellant that you can apply on your skin.

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October 12, 20170 found this helpful

Finding out what kind of bug is in your truck:

  1. If you can trap one of these bugs, put it in a sealed plastic bag.
  2. Take this to a pest control office near you and ask them to help you identify this bug.
  3. You should find out the source of this bug , where it comes from, and why it is living in your truck.
  4. If it isn't in your home and only in your vehicle then it will be easier to control and get rid of.
  5. Ask the specialist what kind of spray you can use to kill these bugs out of your truck and keep them out.
  6. When you go to use the truck I would suggest that you buy some OFF for you and your children to stop the bugs from biting you as you drive.
  7. If you are being bitten when you drive this can be dangerous and you need to try and keep the bugs off of you.
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October 13, 20170 found this helpful

They look like some kind of biting or chewing lice. I would definitely get some kind of pesticide and fumigate your truck soon because you dont want them to possibly migrate into your home. They will be much harder to confine and kill if they do. You can take one in a sealed plastic container to a pest control professional and they can tell you specifically what it is and what you need to do to kill it but dont delay little bugs like that multiply quickly. So sorry your dealing with this, I hope you are able to get rid of them fairly easily.

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October 13, 20170 found this helpful

Bug Bites.

Step 1
They look like no-see-um bugs.

Step 2
They thrive near water.

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Step 3
There most active in May or June.

Step 4
Use Avon Skin-So- Soft as a bug repellent.

Step 5
Do not scratch the bites use antihistamine creams.

Step 6
Vacuum your vehicle well for a few days until they are gone.

Step 7
If you have food or anything moist remove it.

Step 8
You can also use ice to sooth the itch from the bites.

Step 9
If they do not go away take a bug in a baggy to a professional for proper identification of the bug.

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October 15, 20170 found this helpful

Biting bugs in a vehicle can create a dangerous situation so please try to identify this bug so you can eliminate the present bugs and destroy their source.

  • It would be best to correctly identify the bugs as that will help you determine where they are coming from.
  • Bag some of the bugs and take them to the insecticide department of a good hardware store (Ace, True Value, etc), a professional exterminator's office, or your local county extension office.
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  • Some suggestions for immediate help:
  • Boric acid: It kills just about any insect that comes into contact with it, but is safe to use around humans and pets. The product is called 20 Mule Team Borax and can be purchased at almost any box store (Wal-Mart, Target, etc or on-line). Just sprinkle it all over the floorboards and leave it for several days (or forever).
  • Diatomaceous earth: a natural rock talcum powder that kills bugs very quickly. This powder is safe for humans and pets. Add the powder to all crack and seams in your cars upholstery and carpet/floorboards. This causes the bugs to dehydrate and kills them. Diatomaceous-earth is also very effective in killing other insects such as ants, fleas and roaches anywhere.
  • Diatomaceous earth (DE) can be purchased at many pet stores, farm supply stores and on-line.
  • Steam cleaning: Steam-cleaning uses steam to kill and flush out bugs from their hiding places. The heat kills the bugs and the eggs. Steam cleaning is safe if used properly. Steam cleaners can sometimes be rented from stores like Ace, Home Depot, Lowe's.
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