Getting Rid of Small Black Biting Bugs?

I recently moved to a older farm house out in the country. We moved in May 5th of this year. We were there a week and a half before ever actually getting bitten by these things. They are small black bugs that are needle point in size. I have had pest control come out several times and they make me feel that something is wrong with me and that they can't ever find anything.
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Pest control has even told me that I should seek medical attention and that I may have scabies or body lice, etc. I have been to the doctor twice and they said I have neither. But the same pest control place we are or were using is making me feel like I'm losing my mind, when I'm not. My husband and daughter are getting bitten also, but my two sons that stay upstairs never say anything about something biting them.

Now on the other hand we have a cat and whatever these things are they're tearing her up. She pulls chunks of fur out cuz she's scratching so badly I have also taken both my cat and dog to the vet and they have no fleas. So I'm hoping by doing this someone can help us before we have to move.

I have done a lot of research myself and the only thing I can think of is bird mites. I live in Indiana and not all pest companies know anything about bird mites. We live on 4 acres of land and whatever is in the inside is also on the outside as well. Please someone help. I feel like my life has been taken over by these bugs we have to eat and drink with Saran Wrap on our cups and plates, etc.

I have uploaded the things that I have found in our home. I realize there is a few different pictures of bugs and one pic is of what looks like maybe eggs or something. They were around our fish tank on the outside of the tank.

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August 23, 20180 found this helpful

These may be bird mites. Get another exterminator who has experience with them

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August 24, 20180 found this helpful

I have 4 suggestions:

1. Talk to your neighbors or someone at your local government office (are you a boro or a township there should be a manager and someone who takes care of the ecology of the area) and see if anyone has had a similar issue--they may have a very simple solution or a better exterminator.

2. Scrape some of all of this to a jar, seal it good and take it to the hardware store or garden shop and see if they can help.

3. Call your local home extension service and see if they can help (see link to find yours):

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www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search

4. You could upload pictures (bug and eggs) (try to get clearer pictures of the bug) to this site (see link) and see if they can help:

bugguide.net/.../bgimage

Will send up prayers that you find answers quickly!!

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August 24, 20180 found this helpful

We had a swallow nest over our back door and the nest was infested with mites. The bugs looked like the ones you pictured. My dog and I were getting bitten like crazy before I figured out where the bugs were coming from. The bites itched a lot and took a long time to go away. Hydrocortisone cream helped. They also infested an outdoor radio I had sitting nearby. Ehrlich come and spray the entire area and when the babies were out of the nest he sprayed it also. I then sprinkled Diatomaceous earth in the nest. I bagged the radio and left it bagged outdoors through the winter. Good luck with your infestation.

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August 24, 20180 found this helpful

We had a Swallow nest over our back door and the nest was infested with mites. The bugs looked like the ones you pictured. My dog and I were getting bitten like crazy before I figured out where the bugs were coming from. The bites itched a lot and took a long time to go away. Hydrocortisone cream helped.

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They also infested an outdoor radio I had sitting nearby. Ehrlich come and spray the entire area and when the baby birds left the nest they came back and sprayed the empty nest. I then sprinkled Diatomaceous earth in the nest. I bagged the radio and left it bagged outdoors through the winter. Good luck with your infestation.

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