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Identifying Little Biting Bugs

June 23, 2016

I live in Tennessee and I have read a thousand posts and I am still so unsure of what I have. There are tiny black bugs that very faintly look like they have or might have a brown head. They bite and it will leave a welt. They are so small, like the size of a pin head, it looks like a strawberry seed or something.

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I considered bed bugs, but have looked over mattresses, carpet, etc. and never see anything. These bugs don't look anything like the bed bug pictures I have seen. What are these little pests and how do I get rid of them?

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June 24, 20161 found this helpful

A pest exterminator company specialist will be able to help you to identify the bugs and decide on a plan to prevent them from coming into your house.

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November 9, 20162 found this helpful

The same kind of bugs infested my home in about a month ago I too tried everything I decided to go with diatomaceous earth from the feed store powder the whole house with it every think these bugs love Electronics clothing bedding they will get everything it takes a few days for the powder to kill them but it works

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February 23, 20181 found this helpful

What kind of power did you use

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September 14, 2013

I have tons of these little, biting, flying insects that have infested my home so much that I hate coming back to my house. I don't know whether they are gnats or midges or what but, they are biting and annoying me so badly. They even like to fly in your ear, up your nose, in your eyes, and in your clothing while on you.

I think I have brought them in from my job because that is where the biting started. I work at a manufacturing plant around a lot of oil, solvents, etc. They like to fly around anything that is dirty or filthy. Can someone please help on a suggestion on how to kill and get rid of them?
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September 16, 20130 found this helpful
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I have never seen flies or gnats that were ever interested in oil or solvents. They like decaying matter, garbage, and such stuff. If your home is so infested, I think it is time for you to resort to tried and true chemical warfare. Buy some Raid. If the infestation is as horrible as you say, this is not the time to try essential oils and apple cider vinegar. Buy something that works to kill flying insects.

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June 19, 2016

I have been so very desperate, for the last 5 plus years. I have had black bugs all over the floor and I would get bitten. I read one of your letters and a woman said she used hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle. I too, have spent thousands of dollars and nothing worked. I keep a pretty clean house, so I'm baffled.

As of Friday I had a broken screen. I have some type of white, biting bug and I'm going crazy. Black bugs are bad enough, but these white floating, whatever they are, are truly eating me alive. In the past I've contacted pest control, tried do it yourself solutions, but nothing works. Not even the hydrogen peroxide in the spray bottle helps. Please help me.

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June 20, 20161 found this helpful

I used to have annoying little black bugs which I found were breading in the kitchen sink hole.
I have wiped all surfaces of the house and sprayed lemongrass essential oil all over the house and they have magically gone.

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July 31, 20171 found this helpful

I had them too , I tried everything bleach, vinegar , bug bombs, raid, alcohol you name it. every time I go to cook they were flying around the kitchen, dinning room drove me crazy. My house is pretty clean, I cleaned out the drains everyday used vinegar baking powder you name it.

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finally I decided to get fly sticky paper I put it in a corner were its not so noticeable. Day 2 their s plenty stuck to the paper but not flying around and annoying me. Tomorrow I ll take the paper off and see. For now I can cook in peace

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September 3, 2010

I have started to notice bite marks on me that are itchy. Then I started noticing more so I looked on my bed to see if I saw any bed bugs, but nothing. So I thought maybe fleas, but I also don't see anything. One day I found a bug on me that was really tiny and red. When I squished it, it had an unpleasant odor. Every time I feel a pinch and I pass my hand over where I felt it I smell the odor. Then it gets itchy followed by a little lump that looks like a mosquito bite.

So what kind of bug could it be?

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September 4, 20101 found this helpful

Go to the doctors, or the pharmacy for some advice. I don't know what it is but it doesn't sound very nice and may give you a nasty illness. Use Tea Tree oil on the bites that helps everything!

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Take care

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September 8, 20101 found this helpful

If the attached photo is of any stage of the bug you saw then this link will give you advice of how to get rid of them:
www.medicinenet.com/.../article.htm

 
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September 8, 20100 found this helpful

I've heard bed bugs are a huge problem in NY right now, sounds like you have 'em. Sorry.

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September 8, 20100 found this helpful

Are you seeing these bugs inside, or outside? Tiny red bugs sound like chiggers to me, we have them really bad here in Oklahoma. They get on you outside. Their bite doesn't usually itch right away, but when it kicks in, it's miserable!

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January 22, 20180 found this helpful

None of these. They are bed bugs in the picture

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August 16, 2018

I've been getting bitten these past few days on my feet and lower legs. I found a few of these bugs on my bed crawling. I have about 6 bites on my feet and ankles. They are small itchy and red.

I washed my sheets and found some more on the top and sides of the mattress. I also found them on the bed frame. Are these bed bugs? What do I do?Identifying Biting Bugs on Bed
 

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October 24, 2021

What is this white lint ball or fuzz ball biting me and leaves dark splinter looking thing in my skin that gets bigger or longer causing pain and itching. They are ruining my life and my ability to function properly.

Please help, thank you.

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July 16, 2018

I found them only in my baby's nursery, in a trap I set. We were having bites for months and I'm trying to figure out the cause so I can eliminate them.

They are very small. Thanks in advance.

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June 29, 2018

What bugs, when you kill them, have blood come out of them?


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June 29, 20180 found this helpful

Mosquitos, for sure.

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September 30, 2019

I work in a factory that has a shaft running under our work desk. The factory has been many different things in the past including a modular home factory. The people in this little office keep getting bitten by something and it makes us itch and leaves little red marks and when you scratch they turn into welts.

Now just recently one of the girls that sits next to me said she seen one land on her and it was green. These are so tiny I don't see them. I have marks on my neck and my arm is just horrible. They bite your legs. We don't know what it is, but it's not in our hair. Can somebody help?

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September 30, 2019

I am trying to identify a tiny bug. It's a clear bug with a tiny tiny black spot on its back and when you kill them it pops. You can hear it pop an it is full of blood? It's biting the hell out of the old man and he says they are under his skin.

He works out doors doing lawn care and handy man services and he does construction. What could this be and how can I help him get rid of the ones under his skin and from in or around our home?

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September 23, 2019

I found this bug on my bed, it's extremely tiny and very hard to see. My bed is also by a window, like right up against it so sometimes I get carpet beetles and spiders by my bed. Anyway I don't know what this is, but lately I've been getting very itchy bites on my body. I keep thinking it's bed bugs, but I check my bed every morning all round the sides, under the sheet, mattress and still nothing. This has been going on for a couple weeks.Identifying a Bug Found on the Bed

 

The bits don't look like bed bug bites, they look like raised white mosquito bites honestly. And they are pretty big bites, like a normal mosquito bite. I was laying in bed one morning and there was a beetle type thing on my arm and it ran off to the pillow. I grabbed it quickly and observed it, but killed it before I got a picture. I looked up what it looked like and it reminded me of a bed bug, though it was larger than normal bed bugs. The bug I saw had a round body, was a orangish brown color and had stripes on its back. I'm kinda thinking this bug I found tonight is a baby bed bug but? I may just be very paranoid. And also I don't usually have allergic reactions to sheets, blankets, or the soaps in the wash so it can't be that. I've had mites before and it's not the same bites either.


Please help!

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April 20, 2019

What are these bugs? They are very tiny. I place a bright lamp on the floor and they seem to come to it. They will bite. They mostly crawl, but will fly.

I had some new potting soil a few weeks back and thought they might have been in that. I just want them gone.

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