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Tiny Orange Biting Bugs

It's been a week since I first noticed a really tiny (1-2mm) orange/skin color bug on me. Since then it's been crazy. They always are at me when I'm outside (not inside). It's really hard to see it them. It looks like it can jump, but also fly.

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Two weeks ago I rescued 2 lost kittens and took them home, so I thought I have fleas. I have no signs of fleas although I'm still concerned. Please help.

This bug can jump (that is why I am confused), fly, and move really fast. I haven't seen any on\in my hair (I check every day), only on my body when I'm outside (not inside). It seems like it does like sun. I actually have a picture of it. My husband put one that we found in his car under the microscope.

The bites look like really tiny red dots! Sometimes you have to look for it to see it. I haven't kept those kittens. I found them one day and the very next day I found people who adopted them. I have been in contact with them only for one day. My problem did start like 4 days after they were gone.

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June 24, 20110 found this helpful

You might check to see what mites look like. I rescured a kitten several years ago and took it to the vet to be checked, and he found ear mites, and said most feral cats have them. I didn't see them, so I don't know what they look like.

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June 25, 20110 found this helpful

I have had the same problem and I don't own any animals. You can't feel this insect biting but after they bite, I get a huge red circle about the size of a quarter around the bite. It is not a mosquito bite. I have had them, this is different. It takes so long for the itch to go away. I think I itched with this last batch of bites for 5 days. They are horrible. I put ammonia on them and that seemed to help since that is what is in those sticks you apply to your skin.

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June 25, 20110 found this helpful

When they bite you, do you react like Elaine says she does, don't feel it until the next day & then it gets big & red & very itchy?Lasts for days or weeks before it goes away? If so, sounds like you both have chiggers. Do a search for 'chiggers' on the Thrifty Fun website.

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July 29, 20131 found this helpful

They are called th rips or no see ums because you really don't see them until they bite you and sometimes you can spot them then. They blend in with my tan skin because of their orangish color.

Go to walmart and get a bug spray I believe its Eco safe bug spray it dreams of peppermint oil but it seems to help. Spray your porches or wear spend most of your time outside but you won't be able to completely rid yourself of them completely. There is a pestiside but I'm not sure the name of it and you can't buy it in a store just on line or have an exterminator come out. Good luck

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May 29, 20170 found this helpful

I have these tiny, tiny little orange bugs, and you don't notice them until they bite you! They can jump, and fly, and I'm about 95% sure they Aren't those mites mentioned before. I get them on me whenever I go outside. They only seem to bother Me, no one else. I read your article, and I'm going to try that. If anyone has any other suggestions, I'd greatly appreciate it.

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June 18, 20170 found this helpful

Started getting these bugs too. really hard to find out what they are though online, most want to say they are noseeums, thrips, springtails etc but they look nothing like those bugs. Sigh... I am at my wits end, don't even want to leave home because as I soon as i walk out the door, I get covered in them.

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July 5, 20170 found this helpful

I am encountering the same issue! At first I thought they were fleas but I have no pets nor have been in contact with any recently but they also look like they have wings and so far have only encountered outside. They are very very small and an orange color.

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July 9, 20170 found this helpful

Can't help but I'm trying to find out what stung me a week+ ago. I was in chicken yard and suddenly feel a severe stinging prick. It was a tiny orange bump - I immediately rubbed my leg to kill and get whatever it was off. Horrible itching soon began. I've bought 3 different tubes of anti-itch that didn't stop the itch, and tried various things but found most relief with rubbing alcohol and castor oil. The area has swollen and blistered and is red for about 4" around the blisters, but itching about stopped. Can't identify that tiny orange bump that stung me. I'm in Arlington WA and would like to know what stung me.

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July 11, 20170 found this helpful

My Aunt called them clover mites. Horrible little creatures. They are very attracted to White or yellow clothing.

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July 13, 20170 found this helpful

Hi my mom has these midge's and they get on me and my son when we are sitting outside. When they get on our skin they make us itch.how do we get rid of them.we can't sit outside anymore due to these tiny orange itchy bugs...please help...these bugs are on my mom's concrete outside where she lives in an apartment complex...

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June 15, 20170 found this helpful

Ceratopogonidae. Is the bugs you are seeing. They are because of the springs being so 1st.

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June 30, 20170 found this helpful

They are midges. The accuweather site actually has info on it. They come out in summer and they like water. They are everywhere outside! It almost looks like it's raining these bugs! They bite and I haven't been able to find a way to stop them unfortunately.

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July 8, 20170 found this helpful

I don't have pets and I have them in my back yard too whenever I'm outside I feel them biting and they do fly and jump and seem to only be out when its sunny or warm

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