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Identifying Tiny Jumping Bugs on My Couch?

July 21, 2010

Light colored couch in a living room.We have these weird bugs that jump and are really tiny. We thought they were fleas, but now I'm not sure. We don't have pets and they seem to live in the couch in the living room. Does anybody know what could they be?

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July 27, 20100 found this helpful
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Duh, TXBetty needs to lay off. You don't need pets to be infested with fleas. Around here, they will attatch themselves to humans just by walking outside. They'll jump on your legs or clothing and go indoors with you.
All you need is one pair for the mating to begin, and it will end with an infestation quite easily. But fleas will get all over your home and not be limited to the sofa. Hope all ends well for you.

 
July 30, 20100 found this helpful
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They are most likely fleas, just spray with a can of Raid. you might want to spray the fllor and carpet with it also, and doorways. need to put flea collar on pets but wash them with the tick and flea shampoo you but in the pet store.

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also try putting lime around your yard and Seven Day Dust. But you will never have problem with fleas anymore once the lime is put out.

 
October 21, 20101 found this helpful
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To everyone whos saying bedbugs. Bedbugs don't normally jump and they wouldn't move around so spastically as she's saying. They are crawling, nocturnal and don't like being in the open.

Fleas on the other hand jump, bounce, run around like crazy. They do move around during the day and would begin freaking out when disturbed. And they don't need pets to get in places.

But if your not getting any bites it may not be either.

If you still think they may be bed bugs lift the cushions on your couch and check the rims and corners for tiny rust colored spots.

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This tends to be the sign of bed bugs.

Or you can look up the pet food bowl well trap that implements a plastic non tip pet bowl, a cup, and dry ice.

Sometimes a wild mouse in your walls, or a squirrl in your attic is enough.

Other times they may infest padio furniture th and they transfer onto you as you lounge and then get brought in. OR they get on a towel you put outside to sit on or your clothing and are brought inside that way.

If worse come to worse try to catch some of them in a clear container and serch up bug pest photos.

 
July 27, 20100 found this helpful

Do you have animals? Could they be fleas?!

 

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July 27, 20100 found this helpful

Duh, people need to read before posting a comment. She said she DID NOT HAVE PETS

 
July 27, 20100 found this helpful

They really do sound like fleas; otherwise, I am not sure.

 
July 27, 20100 found this helpful

I hate to tell you this, but they could be bedbugs. I just recently heard that they are really bad lately and they aren't just in your bed. Seems they are coming in on clothing from other countries and can live in couches and other places, even though they prefer the seams of beds.

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The program I saw showed someone coming into the home to exterminate them by freezing them. They located bugs the size of a pin head on the underside of the boards on the bed. If I were you I would contact an exterminator for their opinion before it gets out of hand. Hopefully they will tell you that's not what you have.

 
July 27, 20101 found this helpful

I believe that you have bed bugs. They are not found just in the bed but the walls and the base boards. They can spread to other furniture as well.

 
July 9, 20130 found this helpful

springtails!!!

 
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