Identifying Tiny Black Bugs in My Carpet?

How can I identify these tiny bugs that are almost invisible, although they are black? We have almost white carpeting in most of the rooms and you have to look very closely to see them. When you are just ready to pick them up, they begin to move. I now use the method of getting them on paper and then placing them in an tight used medicine bottle. Some live for weeks some so tiny the look like this: ( . ) others looks like tiny beetles. You don't notice they have wings until they are turned upside down. I cannot see legs, nor antenna, just this ( . ).

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They have been found mostly by our PC tower, others in the master bedroom. I am going zonkers trying to find out if I need an exterminator and are they dangerous to our health. Anyone, someone, please help or refer me to an authority on bugs. The exterminators will not come out unless you identify them, dud, I can't. Thank you and please help.

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June 15, 20117 found this helpful
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Sounds like you have either a flea infestation (Note fleas are very small but do not fly they jump) or the start of a termite infestation. Best thing to do either way is bomb fog your whole house. Good luck.

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July 15, 20181 found this helpful

They are not fleas...Its heen quite cool then bam heat hot and these annoying black bugs with hard schells..and tiny little ones size of . they dont jump..came out of no where...i think they are some sort of beetle..I have hardwood floors..through out and l see them all over my house..they dont jump..or bite..of fly..just annoying.

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Anonymous
July 21, 20180 found this helpful

Their bed bugs. Ive had them. Almost look like a spider, except for only six legs not eight.

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September 23, 20180 found this helpful

I dealt with such an infestation no bug man could help after almost 2yrs i moved left everything never knowing and not caring my new house guess lil black bugs kindof swampy area so not surprised hate bugs yes these haven't got to bad they are on outside inside bathroom and kitchen i do find in other rooms so yes don't like but it is teatree oil and pinesol cleaner and water keeps them in control goodluck

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Anonymous
October 3, 20180 found this helpful

There biscuit beetles

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April 25, 20191 found this helpful

This is exactly what I need but nobody seems to be talking about these bugs. This is a huge problem for me. I need to know if they are dangerous or just annoying pests.

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September 12, 20190 found this helpful

They are Carpet Beetles! I am dealing with/suffering with these disgusting insects in carpet now.

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Last night I finally got a mature one flying ans killed it, put in jar for my landlord so he'll finally believe me.

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June 16, 20118 found this helpful
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I think your problem is even simpler than you think. First if you have an extension agent for your area he will usually come out or you can take him a sample of the bugs and if he doesn't know he will send them to the state university, free, and they will identify them.

But, I think you have a mold problem and these bugs only eat mold, hard to see but with a bright light you probably can see the tiny things on the wall and when the light gets near them they will move. I had to use bleach just a little in a spray bottle will do and they are gone, if you do have mold then you have moisture and that is your big problem. You will have booklice or mold bugs as long as moisture creates mold. I thought I was crazy when I found them on my brand new house with white walls, almost like black spots but they moved if you stared long enough. Smile, this did go away with a little staying with the spray. And a dehumidifier on the ac because our house was too airtight.

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November 24, 20181 found this helpful

It is a multi eating parasite if you watch the tiny black dots for a long time one of them moved I saw his two legs it looks like a dirt spot but it's not it's a mold eating parasite so now I have to call my home Owners insurance and an exterminator that is the answer I finally figured it out

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July 9, 20190 found this helpful

Do i mix water with the bleach or just straight bleach? This is our 3rd year with these little black bugs. We have a dehumidifier in our basement but we still get them until September and then they are gone.

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Tried exterminator but they came back. Any help would be awesome

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June 15, 20110 found this helpful

When we had fleas, I got our spray from a vet clinic, best $30 ever spent killed em right away. It was called "Knockout". I'm sure even 2 cans would be cheaper than an exterminator.

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July 9, 20132 found this helpful

they are springtail fleas and they bite!! they hide in window sills and crawl on beds even couches!

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October 2, 201610 found this helpful

NO THEY ARE NOT! SPINGTAILS DONT BITE!,PLEASE REFRAIN FROM SPOUTING OFF ABOUT SOME THING UNLESS YOU FULLY KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT! THESE MITES OR BUGS ARE VERY AGGRESSIVE AND THEY DO BITE! THEY DONT ALWAYS LEAVE A MARK, BUT YOU KNOW THEY ARE OR WERE THERE! THEIR BITE FILLS LIKE SOME ONE QUICKLY POKING YOU WITH THE VERY VERY TIP OF A NEEDLE, BUT NOT TO THE POINT OF DRAWING BLOOD.

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THESE INSECTS CAN WELL AND TRUTHFULLY DRIVE SOMEONE TO THE VERY BRINK OF SANITY!, ESPECIALLY IF THE INDIVIDUAL IS CONSTANTLY BEING TOLD THAT IT'S ALL IN THEIR HEAD OR THEY'RE FEELINGS ARE NOT BEING VALIDATED,

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May 25, 20176 found this helpful

Please I hope u can help me! They are EVERY WHERE!OH My car, clothes, bed, bathroom floor, kitchen floor, and the worst is my body and hair. Had these bugs about 6 months . I lost almost all my hair because of these bugs. My hair was almost to my utt and not right about my ears. Thes bugs had ruined my life and looks. Ive tried boming 6x,s , lice stuff 10x,s..and bed bud spay and raid. Well threw my research i think they are mites... Please call me 804_255-4824.. Tara.. Thank u

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July 5, 20176 found this helpful

OMG, you certainly know what your talking about. I have been fighting these for 4 years, and every time I would go to the emergency room because I couldn't take it any more, I was COMMITTED to the funny farm! Five times I was committed! Once I was disrobed, put on a sterile white gurney with nothing but a sterile white pillow and a white sheet. All my clothes and everything I had were removed from this room (I was nuts, remember?), and there wasn't a table, chair or anything. After about a half an hour, I called in two of the guys that watch us through the glass in our rooms, and two of the nurses, and I asked them what they thought these were and where they thought they came from? I moved the sheet off of me and there were about 50 of those little tiny black specks! THEY FREAKED OUT AND LEFT THE ROOM, PUT ON LONG COATS AND GLOVES AND MASKS AND RAN ME DOWN TO A BIG SHOWER STALL AND GAVE ME TWO LICE BATHS!

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They didn't know what else to do! After being totally INSANE for so long because nobody would believe me and they were always on me, I was crying hysterically and saying, "finally, finally"! So they burned all the stuff in the room, re-sterilized it, gave me new sheets and a gurney, and finally in comes these two "doctors" who took me up to the PSYCH WARD AGAIN!@ They said that their "lab looked at those things and they "didn't have legs" so they "couldn't be bugs" and they were probably either pieces of black "lint" or pieces of "dirt", and again, I was committed. NOBODY WILL BELIEVE YOU! And the kicker? I am still fighting them. Be very, very, very careful who you talk to about this.

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July 26, 20174 found this helpful

I have the very same bugs except now I have to call them SPOTS because no one believes what I know, they are bugs, they move somehow just cant prove it cant someone figure out how to get rid of them

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December 19, 20174 found this helpful

I can truthfully say I know what your going through. I moved into an apartment 3 yrs ago and have been fighting this ever since. I have read so many articles and looked at so many pictures that the only thing Ive seemed to accomplish is more confusing and totally become overwhelmed. So if you dont mind I thought I would ask a couple of questions to see if I have the same thing. First of all,

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1. Do you also notice wormy larvae white or yellow in color?
2. Do they seem to be black or brown, different shapes and sizes and some very hard?
3. They get in my clothes and are tiny dots and weave into the fabric? They stick into me and drive me crazy.
4. I dont see legs and have yet to see them move. On ocassion I do see a very tiny fly like bug flying around
5. Do you find them hard to vacuum out of your carpet?
6. Ive have some places where they seem to be coming thru the plaster on my walls and outside balcony ceiling.
7. Ive noticed before they hatch Ive notice some are enclosed in a white cotton cocoon appearing in worm shape.

I could go on and on but the above is the main descriptions. These things are every where and on everything. Ive had exterminators here, the manager of my apt complex etc and all I get is I dont see anything all the way thru thats dirt includingif it dont have legs and you dont see it move, its not a bug

Am I going insane? YES!

Anyway any information will be highly appreciated.

Thank u
Debi

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May 22, 20183 found this helpful

Did you get a solution to this? I have the IDENTICAL problem!

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May 22, 20181 found this helpful

Did you get any answers about this problem?

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June 10, 20183 found this helpful

Meeeeee toooooooo!!! I'm sitting in my car right now in tears because everyone thinks I'm nuts but I know what I see and they are torturing my little dog and my life

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July 30, 20183 found this helpful

I have the exact problem almost every one of the descriptions match! I have had them for about a month about I have nearly 100 horrible red bites all over my arms, legs and abdomen. I think they were tiny specks ingrained & eating my carpet. Also in the carpet were white , orange and occasionally brown & yellow eggs. The specs are sometimes on my walls, difficult to scrape off. sometimes there are tiny worm like brown, larvae specks on the wall as well.

The 3 dermatologists told me that I was crazy and to stop picking my skin . My labs came back saying that my body is full of infection! I have been getting very sick, (flu symptoms) and its terrifying! It has taken over my life & I don't know what to do!

I have pulled out the tiny flys, eggs and larvae from my skin. I think they are a bug called " no see ums" mostly in Florida, and the southern states, but have spread to most of the US.
...I live in Utah

Please Help!!!

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January 3, 20193 found this helpful

Omg! Thank you for comment! I have been losing it because no one has been able to identify bugs on my carpet they are black, look like coffee grains, they bite and stick to carpet so tight that i cannot remove even with tweezer. They are also tiny shiny eggs. Can someone please help. They also are in cloth and easily go thru the fabric

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January 3, 20192 found this helpful

My hair is ruined as well. I feel you but dont know what to do!

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January 11, 20193 found this helpful

Your not crazy, I have them all over my apartment. They started in the rugs and no-one can tell what they are. They say there not bugs so they won't help me. I'm not that young and I feel like I am going crazy and I also suffer from chest pains and papalations. They have gone in my linen closet on my clothes and sometimes in my bed. They leave gray lines on my clothes and body but thet say there not bugs. Do we live in a stupid world that on one can find out what these are. I feel for you. I feel I am going to have a heart attack. Good Luck

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June 18, 20192 found this helpful

I have the same problems, exterminators my family my friends make me think I'm going nuts... it's like I'm the only one who sees them! But its impossible, they are all over my rugs. When I think I finally got a hold on them...2 weeks later I see more of them, in bigger clusters and they are impossible to vaccum up!! Please offer any info. I am hurting my pets, I have rooms they cant go in...I have cardboard to walk on... i run thru the most infested rooms... I had Terminex out 3 times, they finally said if u can trap them on sticky paper call us... well that's not easy. I used everything I read to use and still they are in my home. Its 6 months... it started bc my white rugs looked to have dirt in them.. the closer I looked I realized it was tiny tiny worms.... then they turn into either black shiny bugs or white covered cataepillar type things but with no real definition. I'm going crazy, they are ruining my sanity, my poor pets and I can no longer play on the floor... I throw away most of their tots and just keep buying new ones.. please help!!! I am afraid to call another exterminator, they make me feel like a crazy person... and until this problem I've never even seen any bugs in my house with the exception of a fly, or perhaps an ant or 2. I vacuum and clean often and I dont have kids and my pets are always current with shots. I'm so desperate....

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Anonymous
July 6, 20192 found this helpful

The house I rent is mostly shaded n sits closely to the ground. N they come thru cracks or homes in floors or walls. The furnace filter had 5-6 more moth looking. Ive found tiny specks that move around but rarely can get them unstuck from carpet. It feels like bits when trying to kill them. I found small shiny green fly in the carpets n at first glance looks like a dark cocoon but it dark n has a stinger lookin. They bite me n my pets. Ive sprayed n sprayed,

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Anonymous
July 18, 20191 found this helpful

this is true about the bite they do bite however I don't know what they are they're very annoying I had them last year and I just get back to me and vacuuming my carpet however this year it seems like I have a lot more during the couch and the the carpet they almost look like bed bugs but they're more of a beetle looking and they just stay in the carpet but as you get closer to them they do move what I don't know what they are please help

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August 7, 20191 found this helpful

Wow. EVERYTHING you said and more has been plaguing my life and body. Have things improved since your post?

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August 9, 20191 found this helpful

As Im reading everything you wrote Im suddenly in tears!!! Everything you wrote to a T.. I NEED HELP!!! SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME BY TELLING ME WHAT I CAN DO TO GET RID OF THIS!!! In the beginning I was told I was crazy but as I has gone by ..my husband sees crazy things happening to my body and bites and rashes on my children. Little black thing stuck on my baby girls ear.she ended up with a rash all over her body one time before. I have scars all over my hands some on my legs that have eventually gone away enough where you cant see them from over time them healing but I get knew ones eventually. if I get a bite it forms a hole but not a deep hole and these circle white things live on the edge of the spot it makes on my body. Some times its even tiny black things coming out the spots that are on my skin. I had carpets in my bathroom that I had recently threw away because there were tons of black spots all over them. I would wash them and after drying the rugs I wouldnt see any black spots but then days later it was like there were black spots all over the rugs again. I bought this microscope off Amazon and when I used it on the carpets it looked like different shapes of brown things!?!? I also have these tiny flys that fly around my intire house. Ok,we have moved twice within the 3 years and the tiny flys seem to follow us. Ive never had this issue with the flys in the past when I wasnt seeing the black things either or when My skin wasnt having reactions to it all.! But when I used the microscope on one of the tiny flys..its had red eyes and a striped body. Kinda looked like a fruit fly. Im scared for myself! I need to be myself again.i need to live again! The person above who explained every thing to a T..please if you ever see my post and you have found out what pest this is PLEASE CONTACT ME!!! My email: Crystallynn87va@gmail.com Im so depressed from it all! I feel like I havent lived or been myself since its all began/lil over 3yeara. Thank you

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August 9, 20191 found this helpful

Yes!!! My kids were taken from me for a week! My husband had to get full custody so we wouldnt lose our kids! Im still dealing with it myself. Im not insane nor am I crazy but the mess is enough to make someone crazy! Its something that no one has learned about. Must be something that messes with ones that have the same blood or something that we all share in common. Because it doesnt have the same effect to everyone but Im sure if it did... it would be more of an obvious thing. At the time when it all started for me..
I lived near a swampy area
I was breeding rabbits and my rabbits were fur was coming out and getting these holes on them like they were getting Eaton alive.
I first noticed it in my clothes. Cotten material Or like the inside of a sweater I would try to stay away from wearing certainthings. I wore a zip up sweatshirt one day and took a 3 hr ride home by the time I got home and took it off... I had a rash covering my stomach. Red tiny bumps all over my stomach,sides and back. I WISH I COULD POST PICTURES IN HERE. I get told not to pick the spots because its what they look like. Like Ive been picking or itching them but I dont! Ive gotten them in my mouth before. Where my gums would bleed at times and I would alwasys wonder until finally when I found out about this mess enough I put 2and 2 together and new why my gums would bleed Everytime I flossed. Now I make sure I do things a certain way that I know what will prevent them from getting in my mouth and ever since I dont have bleeding gums when I floss. In the 3 1/2 years I have learned to tolerate the issue but I get over whelmed when a break out happens out of no where and when I cant live normal like I was before this issue ever came about. Like when I have to quickly yell at someone to not let something touch the floor because the issue might be with I. The walkway of the houseIts sad but true. I want to live again! Not have to worry everyday of my life trying to prevent this issue from getting worse. I pray everyday for god to take it away. I have tried every type of cleaning chemical there is... scared to know what Ive done to my lungs. I have spent so much money and time into figuring out how to take the issue away! NOTHING!!! The only thing I can think of is up and walking away from everything and starting over with with EVERYTHING!!! The issue seems to be in my truck. And when no one would believe me when it all started so no one took anything I said serious so the issue ended up into my husbands truck eventually that he traded me because the issue wasnt nothing his skin like mine but EVENTUALLY HE WOULD GET A BITE HEAR AND THERE BUT since we have moved I thought it would have taken care of the issue but it hasntz it help low the issue down but we cant affors new cars. So until we both can get new vehicles at the same time and then decide to move because we are renting... if we ever get that option .. is when I think the issue will go away for good . Moral of the story..until you get rid of the issue its going to remain. This mess whatever it is .. is serious and can really play a lot of F*** up roles in someones life to where their thinking their crazy but their not . Its mentally physically draining. To who ever is dealing with this issue .. Tou YOU ARE NOT ALONE AND YOUR NOT NOT CRAZY!!! Keep your head up!!! IF YOU COULD LEAVE YOUR STORY IN A COMMENT BELOW AND EXPLAIN WHERE OR WHAT TYPE OF AREA YOU LIVE IN IF YOU HAVE PETS OR IF YOH HAVE IDEAS TK WHAT STARTED THIS ISSUE FOR YOU PLEASE LEAVE IT IN YOUR COMMENT. IT COULD BE THE KEY TO HELPING EVERYONE. I lived by a swampy area/Clarksville va, I was raising rabbits that I ended up getting rid of because there fur was coming out and holes like they were being ate alive. I lived around tons of trees and wet damp area.

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September 19, 20191 found this helpful

How i can describe them is like a dot or a period. They are in the bathroom, bedrooms and kitchen. They do bite and crawls in your hair also they like your eyebrows, eyelashes and nose. Ive tried clorox, all kinds of sprays, ammonia, vinegar, salt, ane baking soda nothing has stopped them yet. Im constantly washing clothes and hair. If you go to the sink or bathtub and shake your shirt or pants and look down closely you will see them on something white. Also if you cut all the lights off at night and shine your cellphone light anywhere in the room they will come to the light. Were in Mississippi and last summer we dealt with this problem and they went away and now their back again. Someone please help us identify this problem because last week i had to go to the emergency room from getting sick and they really couldn't identity the problem. Please help

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September 19, 20190 found this helpful

Ive even went to the co-op and bought everything they got for this problem still they keep coming. The more i buy the worse they are. They will even get into your private parts. Ive bought everything help someone please. Desperate to find out so we can get them out of our life wnd vehicles

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Anonymous
October 15, 20190 found this helpful

What can I just to kill these things

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November 4, 20190 found this helpful

No I don't think you're going insane if you are I'm going with you my family don't seem to believe me either. They don't see them I tell them you're my hair they make my hair knotty but there's no bugs you can't find them when you try to comb them out they just look like notted pieces of hair pieces of hairs on out a year later here I am all my hair falling out and still see these black twisty like things in my hair also feel them crawling in my face in my scalp when I scratch it crackles on the inside I also can feel the hair moving towards my mouth and my nose

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November 4, 20190 found this helpful

I have yet to find an answer I've been looking for 3 years

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January 9, 20200 found this helpful

I think your living my life! I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM! I HAVE them in my car,house all my clothes,my dog has little black spots & I know it's not fleas because my dog takes flea pills .If I start sweating I see them on my face & neck. I'm about to have a nervous breakdown over it. HELP!

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Anonymous
January 25, 20200 found this helpful

Please tell me if you found their exact title, and if you were able to rid yourself of this nightmare?? EVERYTHING YOU SAID....EXACTLY, VERBATIM I AM EXPERIENCING!! PLEASE I hope you see this, or anyone with exact situation. Please!! Ty

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March 7, 20200 found this helpful

Put some vinegar and a little water in a spray bottle, spray the carpet. They will come to the top. Then vacuum. Need to keep doing this for awhile.

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July 27, 20200 found this helpful

If anyone knows what these bugs are and how to get rid of them please let me know. People think I am crazy.

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June 7, 20172 found this helpful

Our house is full of them. The larger ones have a hard shell. The exterminator came and said they are mites and said they came into our house in our groceries. I then remembered returning a bag of rice with those black bugs in them. He said he couldn't help us, he was very sorry. Now what? I'm having nightmares, they are mostly in my pantry, but also in every room.He told me to throw out almost all my food. Even if the box is sealed they can get in.really do I need to sell my house. He had us put all infected food into a garbage bag and get it out of our house. I want something that will eliminate them. Am I going to bring more home next time I go shopping? How many have I eaten?

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July 16, 20171 found this helpful

Sounds like thrips, although they usually are only on plants or in green houses, they can get into the home. If this is what it is, have outside sprayed for thrips and you will have to just clean clean the inside.

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April 3, 20181 found this helpful

I have the same problem and yes very small professional people have come in made jokes think im crazy 6 months no help ive sprayed with 90 percent alchol also not together but vinegar slows them doesnt kill no bites i have no clue

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May 20, 20181 found this helpful

I was doing my homework on my carpeted floor, and then a tiny black bug crawled onto my book, so I flicked it off. Then about a minute later it came back on so I flicked it back off my book and this happened about four times, so I moved to a new spot in my room, and then they kept on coming on my paper. I don't want to leave my room now because I don't want to spread it! What should I do?

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June 12, 20180 found this helpful

I had the same problem! I found the culprit. In my cabinet, I had a lavender pillow (which could be cooled or heated for massages) and thats where I traced it to.

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November 1, 20180 found this helpful

They are cigarette beetles. they are small dots when sleeping. when they are awake you can better see the whole body. they do fly and don't come from cigarettes. Get rid of your boxes right away when ordering online. they can come in from anything boxes, bags, from outside. Catch a live one just use a piece of paper to get it onto the paper and put in a jar. Wait and when it's awake or flies inside the jar take a picture or video then you will the whole body the look up online "cigarette beetles" that's them.

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May 5, 20190 found this helpful

I have had this experience; and although I cannot tell you what they are, washing clothes in borax and table salt helps and bathing in tea tree oil. Also, keep washing and combing your hair and apply Diatomaceous Earth to the carpets and vacuum once a week. This made a marked improvement in our situation. Also pray and ask God to guide you.

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February 17, 20200 found this helpful

Have you tried apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil spray dilute with water?

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April 6, 20200 found this helpful

I just saw an article on thought.co about these tiny black bugs. They are not fleas and are not termites. They are an anthropod. They are called snow fleas and come out in winter. Harmless and no danger to pets or humans. Google little black bugs on thought.co for more info.

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