Identifying Very Small Black Biting Bugs?

I have tiny black bugs on the wall underneath the window they crawl on the bed. They don't have blood when squashed, it's almost impossible to squash them though cause they are so small. They are soft, very hard to see, but they bite. They don't seem to leave marks though. I live in CT and just noticed them and have been up all night. I had to bathe my kid as she was itching. Please help.


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July 18, 20180 found this helpful

They could be fleas, gnats or mites. It is difficult to tell without a picture. I would call an exterminator

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July 18, 20180 found this helpful

Without a picture it is hard to tell. If you can catch some, put them in a sealed jar and take them to a hardware store or garden store and they can help you ID it and tell you a safe (because you have a small child) way to get rid of them. Be very careful with chemicals as they can be dangerous if not used correctly.

Meanwhile, for the itches, try calamine lotion or a topical anti itch cream like Hydrocortisone Cream.

If there are any bites and you see bright red spots or the bites feel warm, call your doctor or go to an urgi care as they could be infected (safety first here).


Good luck! Summer brings out all the worst in the insect world, so hopefully it is a quick fix.

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July 19, 20180 found this helpful

there's a chance, if they are very small, and coming from the window, that they are bird mites.

YOu could go outside your window (with gloves and goggles to protect yourself) and eliminate any abandoned bird's nest, or even inhabited bird nests, in the area.

bird mites are bad news when they jump species.

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