Black Biting Bugs

I have had a problem with something biting on my feet and legs in my office off and on for 3 years. We have tried shampooing, pesticides, bug bombs, etc. We now sleep in our living room because they have taken over our room. My hair was down to my butt, now, less than 3 months later my hair is 1/4 inch long.

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They are black triangle shaped bugs that bite just my dog and I. My doctor told me there are no bugs and for me to make appointment with mental health. I'm tired of being shrugged off by the medical community. I already have health problems and am getting worse. I need help fast. I live in Colorado. It's not scabies, but they are like mites and horribly itchy

By SuzieS.

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April 14, 20120 found this helpful

Try spraying for fleas, but it could also be restless leg syndrome. I would also get another doctor who listens to you.

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September 17, 20170 found this helpful

The are called no seems they don't like Apple cider vinegar and font worry my friends all left after accusing me of being Cray without saying the word crazy

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July 31, 20190 found this helpful

Diatomaceous Earth (food grade). Tea tree oil. Cedar oil. Apple cider vinegar for cleaning and added to laundry. DE works great but if it gets wet it doesn't.

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Also vacuum a lot and be sure to vacuum some DE into the bag at the same time. Its horrible, even more so when everybody thinks you're just crazy or OCD...

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July 9, 20131 found this helpful

they are called springtail fleas...they are from window sills with moisture and crawl on beds...and they bite!

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February 16, 20180 found this helpful

Some black in the shape of a halo. Some are white--round.The black ones bite.

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May 1, 20180 found this helpful

I knew someone had answer

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Anonymous
August 17, 20180 found this helpful

They are ? What to do how do you know? IVwas outside AC above me 12 feet away?

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October 2, 20180 found this helpful

I looked at the pix's posted and they look like what is falling out of my hair now and then! Plus I've got these little black dots that I can nit comb out (must be eggs?, so small I have to use toothbrush to remove them from terminator nit comb, the best on the market) I tell you this is hell but nothing alive that I can tell it's like they turn into a piece of fuzz or disguse themselves wtf???. They are in everthing I own, clothing etc, yet I cannot see them. Could be my bad eyesight, could be they hang out in the seams of clothing - no amount of laundering gets rid of them they look like black lines very small almost like fuzz under a magnifiying glass but I know better because when I sweat they fall onto me I will see the black skinny tiny but and suddenly I get bit and it really hurts! Plus I have scabs on my scalp and in my ears nose armpits, it's like when I shower they just fall down and hang on to whatever they can. I've found them (felt and seen bites in groin area!! oh GOD!) I tell you, I am going to a dermatologist on my dime (medicare) and will be broke for months catching up but it's my last hope.

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I even tried lice place that removes lice for you for a huge amount of money and they said they are NOT lice and they aren't entomologists (assholes) and couldn't help me. No one cares, they think I am crazy and I suffer every minute of every friggin day. Malathon seems to calm them down but the doctors never give me enough of the stuff 2 oz does cover / saturate my hair to the scalp, plus it needs to be done again and again they drs do not get it - these things must be dosed at least 2xs a month- for months perhaps (reinfestation) I truly am on the verge of shaving my head - but then I heard that wont work either, I can believe that since I shaved down below and I still get bitten there = What can we do? I have been feeling so ill since these things got on me that I can barely function, muscle cramps exhaustion and my white blood cell count is super high. They are killing my health of body and mind. All or any more advice is appreciated. And God Bless you.

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Anonymous
February 8, 20190 found this helpful

How did you get rid of them?

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February 8, 20190 found this helpful

How did you get rid of them?

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April 20, 20190 found this helpful

No! These are bird mites!

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April 20, 20190 found this helpful

These are bird mites! Only mitecides will kill them. Please trust me. I know what you are talking about. Buy some peppermint oil or menthol crystals and put them in a wax melter. Put this in the affected area or one in each affected area. Use peppermint Castile soap and wash your hair and body at the same time, rinsing hair first so they dont bite as bad when rinsing your hair. Use rubbing alcohol to get them off your skin. Put all clothing and bedding in the dryer on the hottest setting, with Downy dryer sheets, before use and store clothing straight out of the dryer in large vacuum bags. Ziplock makes good huge or small bags. Also they hate citrus. But the most important thing you can do is find the source (birds nest or mice/rats) and eliminate it. Every attempt is pretty much useless until you find where they are coming from. They multiply by the thousands in just a few days. They freeze when hit by light. Humidity and heat make them more active. They are also most active between 1am and 5am.

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DEET saved my life and is the single most effective deterrent for the body. They seem to be attracted more to women, high feramoan levels, high levels of candidias albicans and children. I believe that making yourself less attractive to them is one of the best things you can do. Cut sugar out of your diet all together! Eat probiotics and try to get as much sleep as you can. They are worse when you are tired, sick or stressed. How they can tell I have no idea but they can. They made my life a living hell and didnt touch my husband one time. They didnt bother me when I was sitting next to him or sitting in his spot on the couch. I was so desperate one time that I would wear his dirty work shirts around the house and they were no where near as bad as they normally were. He would laugh at me and ask if I wanted to wear his dirty boxers on my head too. Haha funny. Take care of yourself and please go to www.birdmites.org for more useful tips and strategies on how to rid these evil little bastards from your life.

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October 24, 20142 found this helpful

I had springtail fleas! They are a pain in the a** they got so bad I had to rip out my sheetrock and insulation then sprayed them with a mixture of 91% alcohol and concentrated Clorox bleach and that solved the problem.

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They hide in the walls around the windows where there is moisture or water damage take off an outlet cover near a window and get a sample of insulation if you have them you will see little like black pepper sprinkles . Good luck!

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October 2, 20180 found this helpful

GOD you had to go threw all that? I am done for - now I know I will never get rid of these things living in a shelter in a tiny room in an old dirty convent, with mold and dust and water damage everywere. I am beyond help in this place. Guess I better learn to go on doing what I am, and pray I can keep finding drs's that are willing to prescribe malathon correctly (which is not as easy as you think) and nit comb my hair till it's nothing but shreds.

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If I had a private bathroom I would just shave it and wear a wig. I am so so done. With my luck it wouldn't help anyway by what I have read.

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October 2, 20180 found this helpful

You have my deepest sympathy!!!! I pray that you find a doctor that will take the time and make the effort to help you. Try a dermatologist? So very sorry - I am going threw the same thing, but I have yet to shave my head. From what you and lot's of others tell it doesnt work anyway. I hope you find the answer, don't stop trying - I despise the medical community as well. If you can catch on send it to an entomologist (bug guy) to try to get it identified, I hear you can do this online. I wish I could catch the bugs on my head but they are so small they crush or burrow and I cant get a whole specimen. But if you can do that - it's your proof to those ahole drs that you are NOT nuts. Bless you.

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October 2, 20180 found this helpful

You have my deepest sympathy!!!! I pray that you find a doctor that will take the time and make the effort to help you. Try a dermatologist? So very sorry - I am going threw the same thing, but I have yet to shave my head. From what you and lot's of others tell it doesnt work anyway. I hope you find the answer, don't stop trying - I despise the medical community as well. If you can catch on send it to an entomologist (bug guy) to try to get it identified, I hear you can do this online. I wish I could catch the bugs on my head but they are so small they crush or burrow and I cant get a whole specimen. But if you can do that - it's your proof to those ahole drs that you are NOT nuts. Bless you.

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July 31, 20190 found this helpful

Also add Neem oil to your shampoo and conditioner. Its good for your hair anyway.

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