Getting Rid of Tiny Orange Biting Bugs

June 24, 2011

dark photo of three segment winged insectIt's been a week since I first noticed a really tiny (1-2mm) orange/skin color bug on me. Since then it's been crazy. They always are at me when I'm outside (not inside). It's really hard to see it them. It looks like it can jump, but also fly.


Two weeks ago I rescued 2 lost kittens and took them home, so I thought I have fleas. I have no signs of fleas although I'm still concerned. Please help.

This bug can jump (that is why I am confused), fly, and move really fast. I haven't seen any on\in my hair (I check every day), only on my body when I'm outside (not inside). It seems like it does like sun. I actually have a picture of it. My husband put one that we found in his car under the microscope.

The bites look like really tiny red dots! Sometimes you have to look for it to see it. I haven't kept those kittens. I found them one day and the very next day I found people who adopted them. I have been in contact with them only for one day. My problem did start like 4 days after they were gone.

By Stefania


June 15, 20172 found this helpful
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Ceratopogonidae. Is the bugs you are seeing. They are because of the springs being so 1st.

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June 8, 2011

I was taking kids that I work with out on the playground in the morning before it got too hot out and I looked down at my white shirt and all over it were these tiny almost microscopic bugs that seemed worm like. They were most definitely orange in color and it freaks me out; what are they?

By K.M.


June 9, 20111 found this helpful
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There are red bugs called Clover mites. They are of the arachnid family. They will die eventually after coming in the house of dehydration. They do not bite but they come in the by the thousands.


I would vacuum them and spray them with alcohol/water and see how well that works. I am wondering if this is the bug you are talking about.

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May 6, 2019

It crawls and has tiny bites, but they don't leave a mark. They were all over my car and clothes.

What Is This Tiny Orange Biting Bug?


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May 6, 20191 found this helpful

They could be thrips.

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August 27, 20200 found this helpful

Was this ever identified, we have started seeing them constantly outside around house.

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June 8, 20211 found this helpful

Has anyone figured this out cuz these bugs been harassing me for years not just want to make sure that they not crazy like do something to you every time I'll leave the house and go outside it's like we're a magnet for them

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July 23, 20210 found this helpful

I have been desperately trying to identify these also! I as well have been terrorized by them for years!! They seem to LOVE light colors, smoke, my glass front door! They do not bother my husband or son but absolutely terrorize me!! They bite but don't leave a mark. Ive had every mosquito service company in our area attempt to get rid of them but no luck!!


I have been able to use a sticky roller to capture these evil things but NEED to know what they are! Some have suggested noseeums but im not sure that is accurate. This picture above is the closest image I have been able to find. Lord I hope somebody can please identify them!

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August 2, 20210 found this helpful

Still no idea?! Omg I thought I was the only one! People think Im crazy when I try asking about them. Drives me nuts!

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October 4, 20210 found this helpful

That would be a thrip, they're annoying microscopic biting bugs. Citrus thrips are super tiny, that might be what it is exactly.

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May 27, 20220 found this helpful


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June 26, 20220 found this helpful

I would definitely say a thrip. They bother me as well but dont seem to effect my husband at all but I am more fair complected and have more sensitive skin than he does. They are extremely annoying!!

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July 6, 20220 found this helpful

I hope it's these thrip things they're saying, then we'll have some path to attempt to get rid of them. They're sent straight from Satan himself! They have made me want to see myself on fire for years. I recently moved back to Michigan and literally spoke about how happy I would be to never see them again, months later told my family up here about how horrendous they were (cause they're always on my mind) well I'm in Michigan standing in my driveway and can you guess what has been attacking me for weeks!!!


It's instantaneous when I go out and what seems like 1000s, I have to shower every time I go back in just to get the feeling of for 5 mins!

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July 28, 20230 found this helpful

I have same ones near and on my pool. I think they are thrips. They only bite me though and no one else near pool. I cannot stand them. If it is not them then they are chiggers or pool mites.

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January 2, 2018

If you have issues with tiny, orange bugs around your pool, you aren't alone. It isn't easy to enjoy your pool when you are being bitten by bugs.


This is a page about tiny orange biting bugs near pool.

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