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Identifying Biting Insect

I keep getting bites on my arms, some are small red bites others initially look like mosquito bites. I've had 2 professional pest control inspectors to search for what I thought might be bed bugs, but I've never seen one and they both said they didn't see any signs of bed bugs either. So what can it be biting me?


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February 8, 20150 found this helpful

Could be many types of bugs! Need much more information than you provided:

Your city & state

Apartment or house

When most of the bites occur-AM or PM?

Do you have a pet?

If you will provide more info, I may be able to help; the culprits may be tropical rat lice.

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January 24, 20170 found this helpful

I too am being bitten and when I go away from home continue to be bitten. Sometimes it's even worse than at home unbelievably. I feel like I'm crawling all the time even though I frequently shower or bathe and change my sheets regularly. We have 2 cats at home but they have regular flea treatments. I don't think I would be carrying fleas around from place to place anyway. I can't find anything but I woke up this morning and it felt like quite a few grains of salt in the bed which I lint rollered but they're colourless.


I am literally covered in little red bites and they've even scarred my face where I've scratched. I'm the only one affected out of 2 people in the house. PLEASE HELP!

I live in Epsom, Surrey, UK.

They bite all day but it's worse at night.

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June 27, 20150 found this helpful

How can you get rid of them, in your apartment and on your body since they are obviously parasites? My cousin who brought them into my home has left her home,clothes etc. went to Alaska and gave them to her sister.

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