Identifying Little Black Biting Bugs

These bugs are small, black, and pin head sized. They are very hard to even see. Sometimes I see white ones, also. They seem to get in my clothes and bite. My wife doesn't seem to get bitten or says she can't feel anything on her. What's going on? I'm not crazy. I can feel when something is crawling on me and biting me.

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November 28, 20111 found this helpful

Are they fleas?

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October 8, 20170 found this helpful

Mites

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April 3, 20180 found this helpful

No! They're not fleas! More like a no-seeum. And they're in the carpet, on the tile. All over me , in my clothes, biting biting and I cannot vacuum them up!

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November 16, 20180 found this helpful

I have had similar to what some of you describe for the past 8 months. I lost two trailers and everything I own, due to an infestation of them. I called Terminix and every Pest Control place you can think of and no one knew what they were. they treated them with the same thing they use to treat fleas & it didn't work. From doing my own research, I'm pretty sure they are tropical rat mites but not absolutely positive. I did have a rat's nest in the wall of one of my campers, then the rats vacated it when I pulled out of that Florida campground, and mites came after me and the dog. They feed at night and live on blood to reproduce. They are tiny black dots and sometimes appear as a half an eyelash..many times they are two black dots right next to each other. All I salvaged was some photographs that were in ziplock bags that I didn't see any mites in, and a bag of clothes that I had washed with a formulation that I got off of a Facebook support groups for mites, and somehow, I have brought them in to where I am couchsurfing, as well. I can feel when one gets on me immediately and feel exactly where it is.. I think I have developed an allergy to them because it itches me terrible until I get it off. From my research it seems that they burrow under the skin to lay eggs but I'm not sure about that, and I pray to God, that I'm wrong. They get in my hair overnight, or get and on a robe or a shirt and annoy me until I can shower and wash off with tea tree oil. I am so tired of fighting these things and I have started to accept that I have to let them bite me because I have nowhere else to sleep. There were some in the car I got for trading in my trailer, but haven't seen more..I'm sure they're still somewhere in there..

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I have little scabs where they have bitten me on whatever side I'm laying on to sleep, usually my arms (hips & legs if not covered) and they love to get on my back where I can't reach. But they mostly get in my hair at night, usually about 4 or 5 of them. I have to use a brush and scratch my head like a dog to make them come out, doing so over a white porcelain sink or shower floor so I can see that they did actually come out and I can flush them down the toilet. While still in Florida I even infested my truck by transporting laundry with them in my clothes, and lost that vehicle as well. I couldn't drive it for more than 15 minutes before getting attacked and that was during the day. If anyone else has similar to this I would be so anxious to hear how you got rid of them. I tried every suggestion of sprays and washing with ammonia, etc. I spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars and never did completely eradicate them from my life. I have an ongoing joke to anyone that will still let me talk about it and vent, "you can't get rid of them they just go somewhere else". But it is really no laughing matter. If I don't joke I will just cry everyday. They are definitely not bed bugs & they do not bite in that pattern or don't look like them. I've had one or two vets look at them too and they don't know what they are either. Good luck to any of you who have found a way to get rid of them without using the steam clean method that they use on bedbugs... I can't afford $5,000! I am at ttownrobin at hotmail.. thank you so much!!

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Anonymous
July 7, 20190 found this helpful

I spent tons of money and time. They are on you and clothes. Buy neem oil mix w lotion vaseline type.

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Also buy sulfur soap. Between the two you wont have them anymore. Wash clothing over. Done gone.

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November 29, 20110 found this helpful

HI, We had an outbreak of cats flees last year and I was always bitten but my husband was not. However I have since found out that we were both being bitten it's just that my skin reacted and his did not. If safe for you to do so, you could take an antihistamine tablet, or use a cream, this should stop you being itchy.

If these are in your bed then they are bed bugs and you need a new bed and possibly the room and rooms closest sprayed as they will spread. Body heat brings them out at night and you may see them different sizes and colours depending on their ages.

If it is on you and you clothing than it my be fleas in which case your house needs treated, which you can do your self. So will any pets that you have.

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Hope this helps a little. Best of luck.

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August 29, 20170 found this helpful

It may NOT be bedbugs, and when you have bedbugs any GOOD PCO will NOT tell you to throw out your bed. Beds can be treated. If you throw out your bed you are risking spreading the infestation anywhere that bed goes. Simply call a PCO and follow his/her instructions. If they tell you to get rid of your bed; find a new, less lazy PCO.

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January 13, 20180 found this helpful

Did you ever find out through a magnifying glass what those things were I am also having the same problem fighting in our clothes everything don't know what to we tried exterminators near thing it still don't work we need help bad

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January 22, 20180 found this helpful

These are not bed bugs. I know what bed bugs look like. They look like lint in a clear cover. Don't know how to describe the outside if the bug. Sometimes they look ling in shape and other times they are round.

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It's hard to get them out of the outside coating. You barley see legs and wings in them. I put a lighter to a couple of them. Thats when I seen the legs and wings.

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January 22, 20180 found this helpful

I'm finding them everywhere including my clothes,

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Anonymous
October 15, 20180 found this helpful

These do not look like bed bugs

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November 30, 20112 found this helpful

The next time you see one, try and capture it. You can then put it in a pill bottle till it's dead. Then, if you have a 400x magnifying glass, see what it looks like. Then get on this site

www.google.com/search?q=bug+photos&hl=en&qscrl=1...

and see if you can identify it. Then, you can see how to eradicate them. PBP

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November 28, 20180 found this helpful

I am very itchy I see lots of black spots that are getting under my skin I cannot seem too bite me an constantly I feel itchy like it's bothering me so much I can't stop scratching I H I look at them and I seen your black things on under my skin very tiny tiny little things that I got freckles and I know the difference between freckles little black spot and it's little black spots have never seen before and it's ridiculous it's you try to get them out and check in and get them out it's a H forget it that it is really bothering me a lot I also noticed little red spots at do you scratch do you see little red spots as well I don't know what it could be but sometimes when they do but they played in it stings really high I see a lot of dust around my house till it could be dust mites I don't know but I do notice one thing sometimes I see Little plate that's good round you could take them off and you stupid dating just all God it's too itchy as well I don't know what it could be but please can you get back to me and let me know what the hell my going through because I am itching and I can't stop scratching what can you be

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July 3, 20190 found this helpful

How do I post a video on here. I have a video of the bugs and how they cling together and then when you wipe them away they Disappear. I live in California and me and my dog have them sooo bad.

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I think we get them on our walks? But they come and go and Ive been to 3 vets, 2 doctors and everyone thinks Im crazy. They hurt when they bite and my dog trembles they hurt her so bad.

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July 3, 20190 found this helpful

We don't have a way for members to post a video. You could post it to YouTube and then link to it here.

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August 29, 20170 found this helpful

It could be some kind of mite. They bite some people and avoid others. Apply insecticide and vacuum often.

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April 12, 20190 found this helpful

Not sure if anyone found relief for tiny biting and burrowing mites... use a dermal cream with Permethrin Cream 5% as the active ingredient NIX dermal cream for the body and is only about $20 applied from neck down as a single application. Follow the instruction insert. Once applied you notice some of these things surface. The cream also will kill the eggs that is under the skin. Hope this helps someone.

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