Getting Rid of Small Flying Biting Insects?

For about a week now something has been biting my arms and legs at night. Not just in my bed, but on my couch. They bite more when the lights are off. I know it isn't bed bugs because I have experienced those before. I know where and what to look for to find those, and nothing has turned up.


Whatever it is can fly because it bites parts that aren't touching the furniture as well as those that are, and I never feel a crawling sensation. I have noticed small flying insects around the house. Mostly just a few fruit flies or drain flies that I have been killing off.

But, there have been a few small, dark-winged bugs as well. They look like small flies, with a triangular shape when at rest. Aside from that, a small speck occasionally flies past my phone screen or laptop screen if the room is dark. It almost looks like a dust mote, but it moves quickly. I have yet to catch anything actually on me or my bed, but my legs and sometimes arms, end up covered in red welts similar to mosquito bites. I live in north Georgia, in a rural area. I am the only person being bitten thus far.

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September 8, 20161 found this helpful

Small biting black dot bug that can fly. Not bed bugs and they jump.

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July 4, 20190 found this helpful

I would check out ticks. It's the triangular shape that reminded me of what I went thru about 15 years ago. Caught one went into the hospital because I saw these triangular things on the carpet put my hand down and they jumped up on my hand and arm as quickly as they could then burrowed in to my skin. Ive live in Alaska all my life thought I was living in a bloody nightmare lol. Doctor took a look and said "Hmmph didn't know we had ticks in Alaska!" lol. They were easy to get rid of and the nightmare stopped. Just an idea from how you described their shaping.

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June 12, 20200 found this helpful

Thats what I think I have how did you get rid of them pls. My doctors think Im crazy and wont help me.

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October 12, 20162 found this helpful

Tiny black bugs in laundry, tiny shinny black bugs on couch, some are like colored sparkles, last lint like bugs in hair black, grey white the bugs also bite and i can fell them on me I have dry skin but sometimes even my cats won't eat their food unless i wipe down the food & bowls i feel the bites & what ever they are but worse at nite. some of the tiny black bugs look like cat dander but have almost invisible little hair or 2 Ifeel them on my anis & genitalia what could the possibly be & how can I get rid of them? My husband thinks I'm crazy, the pest guy says it is bacterial I don't know what 2 thinl except I am 61 years old and i have never had bugs now i think i'm crazy 2 HELP ME PLEASE IN CANADA CAN'T TAKE IT ANY MORE GOING TO SIGN MYSELF INTO THE LOONIE BIN

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May 12, 20190 found this helpful

This is exactly the same thing i am going through only i am 28 and have a husband and 3 kids who are not affected at all! I also have a dog! After treating fleas and head lice nothing worked! I assumed it was scabies from the dog carrying in mites but still no the dog and i have the same thing you described...I AM THE CRAZY ONE WHO HAS IMAGINARY BUGS!!! They used to be in my hair and my clothes and all over my body i started using tea tree oil in the bath and its seemed to calm down! Dont know what they are for sure and if it will ever stop happening let me know if you figure it out PLEASE!! I have felt mentally CRAZY and been told im delusional for far too long!

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August 7, 20190 found this helpful

Did you find any answers yet?

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December 27, 20200 found this helpful

Yes try spraying body with tea tree oil..or use menthol rub over body( not gentailia) or mix tea tree oil with coconut oil../ vaseline....

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October 27, 20160 found this helpful

Looks like old hay beetles...if they are ..they used to live in haystack...under old moist areas..

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November 1, 20161 found this helpful

You are definitely not the only one! I'm glad to know that another Georgian is experiencing this! I was beginning to think i was insane.

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June 24, 20171 found this helpful

You are not insane!!! A second or 2 ago one just flew in front of my computer screen. Every summer "he" shows up. I never see more than one, but it surely can bite quickly. It feels exactly like a mosquito bite, but never makes a permanent itchy sore. I can never catch it and I don't know how to kill the thing. It also goes to the sofa and nibbles if I move from my chair to the sofa. PLEASE IS THERE SOMEONE WHO HAS FOUND A WAY TO GET RID OF THESE BITING FLYING THINGS.

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December 25, 20180 found this helpful

I bought a bug eliminator on fb ad I don't know the name but it works. You plug it into a wall and it covers 300 ft. Sometimes I see the black flyer once and never again until the next one. It was about 20.00 and we'll worth it. It doesn't get rid of the mites beause I'm infested with them. It's white I just don't know what brand it is. I hope this helps some.

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August 16, 20181 found this helpful

To aerynzaher in N.Georgia. Did you get any answers on the eradication of these tiny, flying bugs? I think this is the same thing happening to me and it's insane nuisance here. I thought it was related to bugs found in new construction wood (I took video of them crawling out). I just put in new Hickory hardwood floors and not sure if the timing relates to them coming from the wood or out in the field where I am. There seem to be swaths of these bugs flying in air and they will dive bomb you and the bite is like a bad pinch feeling. Your entry is 2016 and it's now Aug 2018 so prob never see this - but like others on these posts - total annoyance and considering fumigating the place to end this nightmare.

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