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Invisible Bugs Biting Me at Night

We moved into a new place in Santa Barbara California. Within days I began getting badly bitten by something invisible at night and I never feel the bites just the itchy huge mounds on my skin. Help?

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June 20, 20180 found this helpful

You could have some kind of mite. If you are renting, tell the landlord.

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June 21, 20180 found this helpful

I did and she threatened me with having to pay for extermination..because no one else has the issues.There are at least THRRE indoor outdoor pets here. I need a remedy for us...in our place. Lavender..Windex..Citronella...Citrus..tried them all...The bugs are invisible..I do not feel the bite..I have 40-60 bites

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June 20, 20180 found this helpful

A neighbour may have pets with fleas. They can travel over.

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June 21, 20180 found this helpful

There is an interesting article about no-see ums in your area:

www.edhat.com/.../mesa-no-see-ums

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I wonder if that is what you are experiencing.

You didn't mention if it was only when you were in bed or outside or in a certain room in the house, so it may not be what you are dealing with, but it was interesting.

I am always concerned for people with bites scratching and getting an infection. Be very careful to notice the area and if you get prolonged (a day or two) redness or the site is warm for a day or two, talk to a doctor immediately to make sure it is not an infection.

In this case, safety first with your health and then figure out what is causing it as you proceed! I will step off my healthy you soapbox now :)

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June 21, 20180 found this helpful

I have experienced No See Ums in the south..they attack our scalp..you FEEL the burn..not sure it is humid enough here..The Mesa is more humid..foggy...Thx

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June 21, 20180 found this helpful

I never heard of no see ums when I lived in the South...just growing up in Pittsburgh. When I lived in Northern VA, we had issues with "chiggers" which as a northerner I never heard of...but those bites were always limited to the feet and ankles. I was highly allergic to their bites and got very sick from them. UGH! Bad memories.

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That all said, if you are having issues with getting your landlord to help, you could always talk to someone at your state senator's office and see if they can intervene. We have had a lot of luck using our local resources. They are free...at least they are in my state.

I am not sure if this is your exact district, but one of the state senators has a website with tons of resources.

sd19.senate.ca.gov/resources

Good luck!! Take care!!!

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June 21, 20180 found this helpful

If it is happening at night while you are sleeping in a bed I would advise checking for "bed bugs". Do a" Google" search on how to get rid of them.

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June 21, 20180 found this helpful

Not bed bugs

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June 23, 20180 found this helpful

It may be bedbugs. see if your bites are three in a row. the bedbug comes out for a blood meal at night and makes three bites. look at your mattress and bedding closely. spritz some water on them and watch for liquified blood. If you don't see any signs of them on the bedding, they may be coming from another place in the room. if your bed has legs put one or more of the legs in a cup of water. put just a dab of dishwashing soap in the water.

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if they are crawling up the legs of the bed they will drop into the soapy water and be unable to get out. you will see them in the morning. you could also light a small candle and put it in a shallow bowl or pie plate on the floor. put the soap and water in the bowl. the bedbugs will be attracted to the carbon dioxide of the burning candle. if you find any bugs in the water bring them to a plant nursery. the staff there are pretty good at identifying bugs.

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June 23, 20180 found this helpful

It may be bedbugs. see if your bites are three in a row. the bedbug comes out for a blood meal at night and makes three bites. look at your mattress and bedding closely. spritz some water on them and watch for liquified blood. If you don't see any signs of them on the bedding, they may be coming from another place in the room. if your bed has legs put one or more of the legs in a cup of water. put just a dab of dishwashing soap in the water.

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if they are crawling up the legs of the bed they will drop into the soapy water and be unable to get out. you will see them in the morning. you could also light a small candle and put it in a shallow bowl or pie plate on the floor. put the soap and water in the bowl. the bedbugs will be attracted to the carbon dioxide of the burning candle. if you find any bugs in the water bring them to a plant nursery. the staff there are pretty good at identifying bugs.

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June 23, 20180 found this helpful

It may be bedbugs. see if your bites are three in a row. the bedbug comes out for a blood meal at night and makes three bites. look at your mattress and bedding closely. spritz some water on them and watch for liquified blood. If you don't see any signs of them on the bedding, they may be coming from another place in the room. if your bed has legs put one or more of the legs in a cup of water. put just a dab of dishwashing soap in the water.

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if they are crawling up the legs of the bed they will drop into the soapy water and be unable to get out. you will see them in the morning. you could also light a small candle and put it in a shallow bowl or pie plate on the floor. put the soap and water in the bowl. the bedbugs will be attracted to the carbon dioxide of the burning candle. if you find any bugs in the water bring them to a plant nursery. the staff there are pretty good at identifying bugs.

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