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Invisible Biting Bug Syndrome (IBBS)

I said before that Invisible Biting Bug Syndrome (IBBS) is reaching epic numbers. I have received a half dozen emails in the last week from people suffering from this, and I am not a doctor! I believe, after looking at this for many years that I have an idea what the problem is. I am going to post the email I just got (without her name) and my response on my fan page. If this is something of interest to you, you can visit it there. Also, I believe that the causes of this syndrome in people may also affect our dogs and cats as they are exposed to the same chemicals we are. Have you ever saw your pet scratch or just cry in pain and not have any idea what the problem was? Maybe animals get IBBS also.

If so, we need to deal with it as well.

“I am being eaten alive and I have been everywhere, and nobody says I have bugs. I don’t know where to turn, who to turn to, what to do, I am so desperate. I have gone to an entomologist and he said I have carpet beetles, but he also said they don’t bite and that they are big and visible. I brought in samples of bugs that I have literally ripped from my skin and he said none of them were bugs.

I am NOT crazy, I have never had a problem like this in my entire life, I don’t think I see things, I don’t hear things, I am not crazy and nobody will believe me. I am being kicked out of my apartment because I demanded they spray for these things, I have lost friends, I have lost credibility with everyone.

They are little red things and they are in my bed, in my clothes, they are in my hair, and specifically, they get in my private areas. I have been to a doctor and the marks on my body resemble bite marks, but they said that if it isn’t the obvious for a doctor, which would be bed bugs, lice, ticks or scabies, then they don’t know what they are. The health department said that they don’t have a “bug man” and that I needed to take samples to the entomologist, which I did.

I will go to my grave telling people I am being eaten alive, I don’t care what anyone tells me, I know this is real My church Pastor even said he would help me if I went to their therapist, of course, they would pay!!! They have me on tranquilizers, and want me to go on an antidepressant, and my dog, who is a companion animal (I am disabled) has been taken away and is in a shelter until this is resolved, I am afraid I will lose him.

I don’t have a dime to my name from fighting these things, I buy insecticide by the case, I use a bottle of OFF every night on my body, and I am now passing out from using this DEET, they tell me not to use it, but have no alternative.

The entomologist told me that if it was a bug, he would know it, but he didn’t know it. I have literally brought a tape (scotch tape) of these things that I have ripped from my vaginal area (and I bled) to show him, and he said it was “dirt.” I am an EXTREMELY clean person, and that just isn’t true. They are even on my towels, they are in my drawers where my clothes are. The exterminator saw one once and said it was a mite, but then “changed his mind.” The entomologist said that they are NOT bird mites and he has NEVER heard of a bird mite infestation and spider mites don’t bite.

Please, please help me, I’m getting sick from this physically, my skin looks like a battle field, I can’t sleep, and everyone thinks I’m crazy. If you want samples, I will send them, but they have to be on scotch tape because they are so small that I can’t “catch” them. I will pay you what I can, I can make payments because now I have to have money to move.

PLEASE help me, I am a Christian woman, and I have pictures I can send, but I have to text them because I don’t know how to get them onto my computer from my phone, I don’t think my phone has that capability. I am not a crack-pot, I am not a nut case, I am desperate. Anything you ask me to send you to prove who I am, I will. I will be waiting for your reply, I pray to God you believe me.”

My Response:
I am convinced after studying this syndrome for many years that it is caused by chemicals in our bodies, not by bugs or fungi. Many chemicals can interact with our nerves and send false messages to our brains. For instance, some chemicals can tell our brain something is crawling on us or biting us, and then we react by scratching, and worse yet, spraying ourselves with pesticides or chemically loaded skin products, which just exacerbates the problem. Some people describe it as a feeling of bugs or parasites scuttling around beneath their skin, accompanied by open lesions that heal slowly and ooze out blue, black or white fibers that can be several millimeters long. These fibers appear like pliable plastic. They can be as fine as spider silk, yet they are strong enough to distend the skin when pulled and elicit shooting pains when you try to remove them. Some of these fibers have been analyzed and they contain along with other substances, bovine DNA. That means the chemicals causing the fibers probably came from drinking milk or eating beef from chemically fed cattle. Vitaly Citovsky, Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook University in New York, discovered that the fibers also contain the substance Agrobacterium, a genus of gram-negative bacteria capable of genetically transforming not only plants, but also other species, including human cells.

Here is what you need to do to try to solve this problem.

First, never expose yourself to pesticides or insect repellents that contain DEET. These products have a lot of chemicals that can harm you. If you use them, they can destroy your immune system making you susceptible to other products. Don’t let pesticides be applied in your home or your workplace and try not to frequent any public building like a restaurant that has recently been treated with pesticides.

Never eat meat from a factory farm. This means almost all meat found in a supermarket or Walmart. If you have to eat meat, eat only meat from small farms or ranches. Never eat vegetables or fruits that have been sprayed with pesticides. If the vegetables and fruits don’t say 100% Organic on the label, don’t eat them.

Don’t eat any food that contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs). One expert, Jeffrey Smith, links GMOs to toxins, allergies, infertility, infant mortality, immune dysfunction, stunted growth, and death.

Don’t consume anything that contains aspartame, such as Equal or Nutrasweet. As a result of its unnatural structure, your body processes the amino acids found in aspartame very differently from a steak or a piece of fish. The amino acids in aspartame literally attack your cells, even crossing the blood-brain barrier to attack your brain cells, creating a toxic cellular overstimulation called excitotoxicity. Also wheat, dairy, and soy contain exceptionally high levels of glutamic and aspartic acid, which makes them all potentially excitotoxic. It is quite possible these chemicals are communicating false messages to your brain, indicating biting bugs that aren’t there.

Don’t eat food out of cans or drink water or other beverages from plastic bottles. The lining of most metal cans has a thin plastic liner that contains bisphenol-A. Bisphenol-A, or BPA, is a chemical thought to increase the risk of infertility, cancer, diabetes, and even heart disease. This chemical is also in plastic bottles. While bisphenol-A may not be directly related to IBBS, it is a chemical that can have a adverse affect on people. There is no reason to weaken your immune system with any chemicals that can be avoided.

Avoid cotton products if at all possible, particularly tampons if you are a woman. In the United States alone, approximately 600 thousand tons of pesticides and chemical fertilizers are applied to cotton fields each season. To bring this fragile plant to harvest, it is heavily sprayed 30 to 40 times a season, in extreme cases, with pesticides so poisonous they gradually render fields barren. Some of this cottonis used to make furniture, mattresses, tampons, swabs, and cotton balls. The average American woman will use 11,000 pesticide treated tampons or sanitary pads during her lifetime. Use only natural tampons.

Don’t use cleaning products such as soaps that contain triclosan or triclocarban. These chemicals are endocrine disrupters. They are widely used in antibacterial soaps, body washes, lip glosses, deodorants, dog shampoos, and even toothpastes. Some brands that contain them are Dial, Colgate, Lever 2000 and Vaseline.

There is no guarantee that avoiding all of these products will solve your problem, but it certainly may help. It may take awhile for the chemicals to be removed from your system, so don’t expect an overnight reaction. You may have to give it several months before you see the symptoms of IBBS start to disappear.

In some cases, the symptoms may not go away. There are three possible scenarios to IBBS (or Morgellons). One could be mites in the house. If you treat the house with a non-toxic product such as Greenbug, and the problem doesn’t go away, then it is most likely chemically related as stated above. If that doesn’t produce results, then it is probably psychological, which is possible in rare cases.


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1,194 thoughts on “Invisible Biting Bug Syndrome (IBBS)

  1. I live in Winnipeg , i had bugs that i couldn’t see that were biting my feet ,my back, i was going insane, they went away, again , i’m very clean about myself, the doctors couldn’t see anything so here i am putting the word out.
    As it were , i was most likely a host of several bugs as i still have what seems to be some kind of little brown ,thin things on my head i think , all i know is i have what loos like a spider silk around my body , it seems to be in my right eye as well, are there bugs that you heard of that live on humans that resemble anything that i said ?

    Posted by dale mcnally | April 2, 2012, 5:13 am
    • Those aren’t bugs. You have what is known as Morgellons. What you see are bacteria that were living in your body. You have trillions of bacteria in your body and they can actually communicate with your brain. When they are threatened by chemicals, such as anti-biotics, they make small masses and come out through your pores. They can tell the brain through their neurotransmitters that you are being bitten or have a crawling feeling, even though there are no real “bites”. When they exit your body, the masses spread and they are totally invisible to the naked eye. You would need a very strong compound microscope to see one of them. If you are eating meat, you need to stop unless it is absolutely organic. Factory farm meats are loaded with anti-biotics which will have an affect on your gut bacteria. Also, don’t eat any genetically modified foods. Basically only eat organic foods and never expose yourself to pesticides.

      This is a common condition, believe it or not.

      Posted by askthebugman | April 2, 2012, 1:59 pm
      • My daughter was exposed to chemicals while treating for head lice, Now she has Morgellons symptoms. She sprayed all her furniture repeatedly with pyrmethrin spray. Should she just throw the furniture out? We are doing a rigid diet. Thanks

        Posted by Debbie Gill | April 25, 2012, 1:32 am
      • I would certainly get the furniture out of her house. Maybe someone else can really clean it and use it, but she probably shouldn’t be exposed to any pesticides anywhere.

        Posted by askthebugman | April 25, 2012, 3:29 pm
      • Thanks for your help. Can you tell me how to find a link for your information about diet and things you recommend?

        Posted by Debbie Gill | April 26, 2012, 6:52 pm
      • What if its happening to two other people in my family and i.

        Posted by eddie | May 5, 2012, 11:59 pm
      • I would assume that you are all exposed to the same chemicals, either in the air or in your food or both and you are all reacting the same way. It does happen to members of a family occasionally.

        Posted by askthebugman | May 6, 2012, 12:20 am
      • Hi I thought I might throw something into the mix here regarding morgellons and invisible bugs that bite. Ihave had morgellons going on 5 1/2 years now and I have seen a lot of strange stuff tegarding it. I totally agree with your post that mostly this is a chemical and or toxin build up causing the itching and stings. That said over time having this chemical or toxin build up wreaks havoc on your immune system and over time it is not hard to see one getting infested with parasites, much like an aids patient does because of a weakened immune system. I tried killing the bugs for years, that method rarely works, what finally worked for me was just like this blog says I avoided chemicals as much as i could, I bought a steamer for cleaning and disinfecting with, i avoid GM foods, and Ive increased my intake of salt using sea salt… Oh I also had my mercury fillings removed a little over a year ago. I am now completely symptom free, it took a year of avoiding chemicals, eating right, exercise to get here, but its possible. you can kill the bugs forever, but it you dont have a strong immune system whats to keep them from just coming back. Try treating it for a month as an exposure problem and see if you feel better or not, im guessing a large number of you will.

        Posted by Craig | August 31, 2012, 11:12 pm
      • I know this is an old comment and reply by you, but morgellons is a delusionaly parasitosis, only in so far as what is actually called a parasite. The problem the people with itching skin and bites/stings that doesnt respond to treatment is not a bug. It is Dictyostelium Discoideum (slime mold). CDC has information on it infecting only the eyes of humans, but that is no longer the case, it is infecting skin, sinuses, throats, lungs and ears. It comes with its own bacteria and fungus and the fungus is what you feel as crawling. You eventually attract bugs that are attracted to the fungus which is why so many people find things like collembola, fungus gnats…Bugs that normally do not inhabit humans. The lesions some get that heal very slowly but dont become infected is because the dictyo causes them and then eats the bacteria keeping it fed and you a nice little farm for it. Get a microscope and see for yourself, or just look on youtube for dictyostelium and morgellons. I know a lot of people will say hogwash, but its the truth that is why when stuff is tested it comes up as nothing, the insects and insect parts are made by the dictyo, it having the unique ability to use dna from any animal or insect it comes in contact with, that is why it is commonly used in medical testing because human dna can be used in it to see how it reacts. There is also a type of fungus that can make fake insects, I dont recall its name, but it is a genetucakkt nodified fungus used in some bio-insecticides. But im sure the Bugman knows a lot more about that than i do.. good luck everyone i hope you can get better soon

        Posted by James | October 23, 2012, 1:35 am
      • So if its “slime mold”, how the heck do I get it to STOP?? And where have you been for a year???? I had an issue with mold in my house right before this started, makes complete sense!!!! But, how do ii treat it??? Antifungals?? Which one?? Thank you!!!!

        Posted by Kimberly Bonds | October 24, 2012, 2:33 am
      • Kimberly I unfortunately do not have that answer for you or myself, I have heard of methods, but not tried as I cannot find a Dr to supervise. if you go to youtube and search for “Morgellons Dictyostelium Discoideum” and look at the second result you can message me and i can show you a group where they are discussing the dyctyo and what is working and what might work. The first result you see is also a good one, but who knows how much is correct, after all most of us are just people with this and have left to solve it on our own. Carnicom institute has started up a research study and was looking for participants, im not sure if they still are, but I was acccepted into it last week so they might be still. They will pay for all the testing and lab work, only catch is that although you will get the results of your lab work, it is being turned into carnicom in an anonymous manner so you will not get a Dr’s interpetation of the results or what you labs mean, I figure at least you will get some specific numbers and you can take these to your own Doc. hopefully this comment will be approved and you find it, i couldnt respond directly to you for some reason? take care

        Posted by James | October 25, 2012, 11:15 am
      • Carpet beetles don’t bite, but you could be allergic to the hair on them. If that is the case, make sure you get rid of static electricity by spraying down your carpet with a bottle of water. Strangely enough, it works. Vacuum and use DE on your baseboards and you will get rid of them soon. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you are imagining everything–this could be a simple allergy of an insect, detergent, or anything in your home. It could be viral, bacterial, etc. Try experimenting to find what it could possibly be that is bothering you. Though you must remember, if you bring these insects to exterminators and they say they aren’t insects, they probably aren’t. So you can rule that out and move onto what it might actually be.

        Posted by stephaniefowersSteph | October 15, 2013, 8:05 am
      • People affected by viruses, bacteria, and more specifically PARASITES, should look into getting a zapper! I went through 6 weeks of hell with parasites and after doctors visits, poop tests and antibiotics, I still had parasites. Then I read about the Terminator Zapper. Overnight I felt like a new person! This thing really works (although for full parasite removal, it must be worn for 30 days.) Read about this device please – most people have parasites of some kind, and not even know it. This little device is amazing! See the website Who knows, it might even work on Morgellon’s Disease. I wish you all the best!


        Posted by Cory | August 24, 2014, 1:39 am
      • look i can see these things little white or silver flakes in my clothes in my bed they like electricity. if i go in a room or sit down where they are present they fly at me all the time for years i’m a 48 yr old industrial maintenance mgr. At work very dusty, i can hear things moving in my desk my desk and chair are moving creaking my monitor snaps and cracks too. my pants get really tight around my legs and i can see them moving very slightly. it comes in waves every couple weeks or so, at home same thing, tv’s all make a cracking sound as soon as i enter the room my bed starts to creak as soon as i touch it. my truck too unless the battery is dead, (found that out today). My son is 15 he has made comments about hearing things moving in my closet, and says when he lays down with me the bed feels like its moving. When i go into his room his dresser starts creaking and tv too and he hears it too. WTF~!!!! these things are attracted to electricity, and me my son can hear them sometimes and has seen them. They are not all the same some are white some tan some silver. They all flick themselves at me. I can tell if they are present as soon as i enter the room my pants get tight and start crawling. under a microscope they appear different too some look like white bumpy pebbles with litt glistening liquid bubbles on them, others like lint, but they move. sometime i hear a hissing sound just before i start to see everthing on my dresser or bed start moving. my soon has said several time dad did you hear that? and i said what he said like a snake hissing i said yep. some dissapear into the fabric as soon as i try to pluck them. some chemicals i can spray on my clothes at work will make a bunch of white flakes start poping out of my clothes. What you think!

        Posted by doug | February 3, 2015, 3:39 pm
      • A really good book just came out. Natural ways for healing mites and Morgellons. You can get it at It explains everything.

        Posted by Collembola chick | March 4, 2015, 8:16 am
      • After reading what Doug commented (on Feb. 2, 2015, i think), I feel the need to comment on my experience. I have for years sat quietly and read an observed what seems like an epidemic (for lack of a better word) tearing its way through all our lives. My heart aches as I read so many people reaching out – searching for solutions. I feel grateful to the Bug Man for this outlet to blog. I don’t know what the solution is, and my plight is similar to what you all describe, BUT, I have observed the ELECTRITY thing that Doug was commenting on. When I am paying full attention to things around me, I seem to feel an expanding and contracting of my surroundings – and movement of electrical cords, and I really could go on and on – but am so tired of being dismissed. This topic is very hard to discuss with people who are not experiencing it and/or can’t seem to open their minds. I was hoping to directly contact Doug but I don’t know how to do it on this website. I would tell Doug that i appreciate his venturing forward and describing his experiences. I have been exploring and observing this electricity thing for a “short” while now, and wanted to talk to someone else experiencing it. Anyways, I send out strength and good wishes.

        Posted by Kelly Buurman | March 9, 2015, 1:21 pm
      • Hi, to Kelly B. …I haven’t been active in this thread in quite a while and do not see “Doug’s” post regarding electricity you refer to, but really want to know what has been said. I almost completely got rid of ours for the last year or two, going months and months in a row feeling absolutely nothing. I never stop the routines though and once in a while, there will be another flare up, usually when it becomes really rainy / wet / humid outside, but have a dehumidifier and know how to get it all contained and gone pretty much by now…

        Sorry to ramble, my interest right now is about the electricity aspect. Can you please tell me anything about what was said about this? I am so “electrical” as my husband calls me, I can not ever fold a blanket without being shocked, hearing the electric shock pop sounds and bright white and blue sparks and lights shooting out right where I am touching the object, when it is cold outside. When it isn’t as cold, it only happens here and there. If I go to pet my little dog when it’s cold, it will sound horrible and the bright spark lights light up all down her back where my hand strokes. It is as loud as an old school lightbulb zapping out sound, or some electronics shorting out in a cheesy 80’s movie. It was not always like this and I am extremely interested to hear the correlations you guys have made. Thank you in advance!


        Posted by Elaine | March 9, 2015, 2:37 pm
      • Elaine – This is Dougs post. I just copied it into my reply. look i can see these things little white or silver flakes in my clothes in my bed they like electricity. if i go in a room or sit down where they are present they fly at me all the time for years i’m a 48 yr old industrial maintenance mgr. At work very dusty, i can hear things moving in my desk my desk and chair are moving creaking my monitor snaps and cracks too. my pants get really tight around my legs and i can see them moving very slightly. it comes in waves every couple weeks or so, at home same thing, tv’s all make a cracking sound as soon as i enter the room my bed starts to creak as soon as i touch it. my truck too unless the battery is dead, (found that out today). My son is 15 he has made comments about hearing things moving in my closet, and says when he lays down with me the bed feels like its moving. When i go into his room his dresser starts creaking and tv too and he hears it too. WTF~!!!! these things are attracted to electricity, and me my son can hear them sometimes and has seen them. They are not all the same some are white some tan some silver. They all flick themselves at me. I can tell if they are present as soon as i enter the room my pants get tight and start crawling. under a microscope they appear different too some look like white bumpy pebbles with litt glistening liquid bubbles on them, others like lint, but they move. sometime i hear a hissing sound just before i start to see everthing on my dresser or bed start moving. my soon has said several time dad did you hear that? and i said what he said like a snake hissing i said yep. some dissapear into the fabric as soon as i try to pluck them. some chemicals i can spray on my clothes at work will make a bunch of white flakes start poping out of my clothes. What you think!

        Thats what he said. I have for years been trying to make sense of all these oddball “things” I experience and have noticed that electricity seems to have something to do with it. I film stuff with my camcorder and started noticing what looks like free moving atoms, (don’t know what else to call them) that show up. More concentrated and thick in the air when things seem like they’re flaring up. I really notice them at sun up and down. Seems to be an active time. The cords in my house move around – slowly and they will be taunt and stiff, not like a flexible, normal cord is. This also happens to the electrical wire that leadsinto my mobile home. It moves around and it drives me crazy. Not a far trip it seems sometimes! Ha! I had a clock that would show me what time it was with the numbers – you know it would just show ex: 11:25 am and when i was having a strong occurence – I swear to .. . . . . well i’m not lying – the clock would take parts of the numbers and black them out. It might look somethings like this 1._5 , does that make sense. Over the years I have had that feeling of what I might call an electrical charge on my skin. I couldn’t tell if it was an electrical situation or something like hair follicle stimulation of some kind. Very creepy. This topic is so off the wall it is very hard to discuss with anyone, much less get someone to see it with me. You know, “Hey friend, want to come over and watch my cords move?”

        Appliances in my house make popping sounds as well as furniture. And things seem to fall or move ever to slightly. But I am experiencing an almost sort of contraction and expansion of “things”. I have had my eyes checked and although I don’t have the greatest eyesight, its fine. I know i am over focused on this problem, yet don’t know how to not pay attention to it. I think the busy-ness of life tends to make days blur into weeks into months. I am not working now and have the time to pay attention. I need answers. I need a name to put to it for me to be at ease. I could go on and on. Hope this finds you well and i enjoyed you responding. Thank you. Would love to continue this and finding others like me helps me feel not so alone.

        Posted by Kelly Buurman | March 9, 2015, 4:31 pm
      • Thank you so much! I am running out the door, but going to read this as soon as I return later tonight. I really appreciate your reply. 🙂

        Posted by Elaine | March 9, 2015, 6:57 pm
      • This goes out to Elaine -I don’t think i really ever answered your comment on my electrical “thing”. I experience a feeling of having like an electrical field around me and sometimes when i am near a strong electrical appliance or something, I will feel an almost “electrical pull” towards it. But I feel it more in connection to a force that surrounds my body, opposed to inside my body – kind of like a static that is making my hair stand on end. I also often see cords on appliances that move ever so slightly. Its as if they are getting taunt and twisting or turning. I every so often have to unplug something cause it stops working and if i leave it alone for a day or so, then plug back in, it will work again.

        I have electrical wires that run into my manufactured home and I often will watch them moving around outside. It creeps me out. Don’t know what to make of that. Sometimes I can even see what i would describe as “electrical atoms” (for lack of a better word) that seem to statically move through the air. Now I have tried to figure out what i am seeing, if I am really seeing this, and where to heck to go now. I can’t. I have had my eyes checked and although they are not getting better (in my old age, HA!) they appear to be normal. So W.T.F. Just some stuff I wanted to purge. Hope things are positive in your world. As well as in all who read this. This battle we all are engaging in is so draining and I hope for everyone not to give up. You don’t have to be a warrior all the time. Sit back, take a breath and the shit will all still be there when you are ready to fight again. It does’nt mean you have given up if you just step back for a moment. Sometimes its sooo clarifying. Anyways, hope to hear from you.

        Posted by KellyB | June 4, 2015, 12:41 am
      • I was exposed to black mold in my home 1 year ago and only lately was able to move from that house. We found many different kinds of mold of all colors and shapes. I often got needle like pain and looking with a mag. glass I was sometimes able to see black string coming from the site of the pain. I swear mold can dive right into you skin.
        I watch two tiny white fuzz balls shrink under my skin and out of sight. I also touched something one day and my fingertips hurt so bad I cried for hours. No doctors so far will accept mold under my skin but Im in lots of pain in my fingertips still. The mold is often invisible. I didn’t even kno my bedroom ceiling was covered in a cobweb like mold. I never saw it in the light but one night with a flashlight I accidentally say it and my ceiling looked like something out of a horror movie the way it hung thick. My migraines are gone after cleaning and painting that room. I cant believe I slept under all that.

        Posted by Susie | March 29, 2015, 9:14 am
      • Dude thanks man I’m an exterminator and that explans way I feel like I’m always getting bit. I’m always exposed to pesticides everyday. so the chemicals to what I’m spraying are what seem to give me my bitting feeling all over my body and also for those who use roach sprays and anything of that matter and have a bitting feeling. That just means your body has a low tolerance for pesticide and you should not be using them unless they are organic pesticide sprays like rosemary oils which repel mosquitoes away from your home and furniture.

        Posted by Eric | May 18, 2015, 1:35 am
      • The itching is caused be bacteria Monsanto put in seeds for sale to growers to fight bugs.
        I learned that the bacteria does not like increased blood flow because it kills them.
        I use my open palm to rub the area vigorously 10 times. I use a back scratcher for my back.
        I started rubbing my body 3 times a day, then 2 times a day, now 1 time a day.
        I now go through a whole day with minor itching.
        As soon as I have the money I hope a vibrator can increase blood flow and send the bacteria back to Monsanto.

        Posted by alan gold | January 11, 2016, 7:10 am
      • Wow first person I ever believed

        Posted by Nicole bishop | April 19, 2016, 5:49 pm
      • I don’t know about “Morgellons”, but for those of you who are actually dealing wit ” Invisible biting bugs”, they are actually “Mites”. My family and I were struggling terribly with mites after we purchased a new, very high-end leather sofa. We could not figure out what it was because we saw NOTHING! Finally, I noticed something micro small moving across the screen of my cell phone. a few days later I noticed the same thing on a stack of printing paper. Completely on a mission, We do not go to Doctors or use western medicine, so this limited our options. I tried Dry Steam, Diatomaceous Earth, Borax and more, they all helped, but the mites always returned……..

        Finally I found “ECO SMART” all natural, Organic and safe for you, your family and your pets 🙂 !
        I sprayed our sofa, even cutting into the protection liner on the underneath side of the sofa and sprayed it well. I sprayed the mattresses, the pillows, carpets, cars and all clothes…… THEY ARE GONE!!! occasionally I will get another bite, but rarely. Remember; these things catch a ride on your clothes, your pets and they come into our homes on new products, so it is very important that you wash everything before you bring into your home prior to crossing the threshold.

        Our home is 3000 square feet, one story, and I managed to eliminate the INVISIBE BITING BUGS Completely in only 2 applications!! Good Luck to all, you are in my prayers ❤

        Posted by Susan | April 27, 2016, 10:31 am
      • Get Kleen Green Naturally online at Amazon. It’s a non-toxic enzyme that will kill bugs – mites, fleas, ants, etc. You can spray it on furniture, wash clothes in it, bathe your animals, even take a bath in it to kill microscopic mites. The Oak mites are terrible this year! They can even blow in through window screens. This enzyme has saved me this year. I get the gallon of concentrate and mix it with water (1:7 ratio).

        Posted by Deborah Patrick | October 17, 2016, 9:15 pm
      • The site doesn’t seem to say that I wrote this note but I must have. Anyways, here it is once more: There’s like: practically no reason to think there’s something called IBBS. Flies land on creatures that don’t have their protein, muscle, electrolyte count straight and stuff; this problem is the same as any other such problem in life. So I’m going to take Collagen, C, some herbs and stuff and know they’ll move toward the door or rotten food – they can smell us from inside our bodies i.e. Plus our circulation is lower near our feet plus whatever type of clothing and shoes we wear, well……… That’s apt to be it

        Posted by Anna | August 28, 2017, 10:49 am

        Posted by tammie | October 26, 2018, 2:55 pm
      • My experience has been that they don’t bite they sting. They crawl around your skin, gather in your joints, and feed off of the nervous system. They’re totally invisible and can chain themselves together to feed. They also spit some kind of liquid which is easy to get a sample of to verify their existence. You can kill them by whacking them with a bug zapper paddle. The paddle is designed not to shock you if you whack your skin, unless you do it too hard. These things attached themselves to me when I moved into an apartment in Wauchula, Florida. The question is how to rid of them completely. I’d like to collaborate with someone in Florida that has a hard core science background to help me investigate this. I have numerous ideas on how to get rid of these things in-mass.

        Posted by Rockcop | June 5, 2019, 8:59 am
      • I’ve read numerous comments on here about their symptoms. To date, your description is the most accurate one I have read, as I am having the same exact symptoms. I live in California, and got them when I rented a room in a house. I have written down, and noted all the symptoms, as I have tried to study these terrible very small but visible creatures myself, and have had plenty of time to do so as I have had them for 5 years now. Would you like to compare notes?

        Posted by Sandra W. | June 5, 2019, 11:05 am
      • My husband was experiencing the invisible bugs about 3-4 years ago. Thankfully, one of the participants mentioned a new cream Soolantra – prescription only – but worked for us!!

        Posted by nbies | June 5, 2019, 6:21 pm
      • These are bugs I have every stage 😭 maybe tapeworm or carpet beetle larvey

        On Wed, Jun 5, 2019, 11:22 AM ?…ask the Bugman wrote:

        > Rockcop commented: “My experience has been that they don’t bite they > sting. They crawl around your skin, gather in your joints, and feed off of > the nervous system. They’re totally invisible and can chain themselves > together to feed. They also spit some kind of liquid which i” >

        Posted by Jeri Padgett | June 9, 2019, 4:18 am
      • Yes this is a horror movie please help I also lived in FLA I am getting eaten alive

        Posted by Jerrie Padgett | June 9, 2019, 4:22 am
      • 🥴Yes I believe you when I eat meat I noticed for a couple of days I started itching on my legs 😩and lower back but when I haven’t any meat for a while 👈 I feel different much better than ever before.Bless You . if it wasn’t for you opening my thoughts I wouldn’t had pin point my situation but I have pushed meat out of my life🤗is chicken in the same Busket 👈 please let me know 🥴I’m so pleased in having read your comment please Reply and let me in about the chicken and any new cases about 🤥 UnSeen BUG’S and is rubbing vineger on the skin good idea for itching 🙄Thank you

        Posted by MARTHA | February 2, 2021, 9:45 pm
      • I never recommend eating chicken either. I’m not sure about the vinegar. Check with a dermatologist about that.

        Posted by askthebugman | February 3, 2021, 10:26 am
      • Wow, I suffered from this for years and it used to drive me crazy. I started talking homeopathic medicines like
        Black walnut green hull oil, and other such tincture to get rid of it. It helped but it didn’t go away fully. I still deal with it but it’s not severe as it was in the beginning.
        The one thing that helped was changing my diet, drinking water I buy, filtered, etc. cut back on meats. Don’t eat fast food!!
        I was beginning to think it was mental, as well. But, it’s the chemicals in our foods, environment etc.

        Posted by Dom W | August 17, 2021, 5:05 pm
    • Sounds like chiggers? Have you been to the mountains or desert or rocky areas lately?

      Posted by Lauren | August 25, 2012, 9:14 pm
      • Chiggars was my thought. They are microscopic, but when I do see one, they are red. I get them quite often in the summer in GA and they appear around the lines of my clothing – socks, underwear, etc.

        Posted by Lily | July 12, 2013, 11:17 am
    • After many months, I have found something that really works–powdered mustard mixed with Vicks or Vicks-like product–equal parts. Soon as you put it on, they come out and die off. It is incredible. Also, find some sulfur hot springs and soak until you feel normal again.

      Posted by Susie | October 4, 2012, 10:23 pm
      • I read that this lady was going crazy with “bites” and then saw an article about airborne mold spores. On a hunch she changed all her filters, starting with the humidifier (which was clogged with mold). Long story short, she cleaned everything with clorox.
        No harm trying. I’m reposting her article in case it helps someone reading it…

        Posted by FreddieBrown | August 11, 2015, 12:10 am
      • Bugs also like to be around certain temperatures, colors and stuff; but mustard is a drought plant so they might not get around mustard; such bugs are often warm themselves; if not, their maggots are of infection and eye burns and warm foreheads to us and our drains otherwise bubbling

        Posted by Anna | August 28, 2017, 10:44 am
      • sea water spray on body only, hair ok too Tamie Tate write me at 100-30 Atlantic avenue ozone park NY 11416 I can help you any many others too

        Posted by tammie | January 23, 2018, 10:54 am
      • I don’t know about mustard plaster, but I practically live on mustard since I got the creeping crud the VERY DAY I visited a free clinic in my new town about a year ago. I crave mustard like a drug and it’s one of the reasons I’m alive to this day, there are burrowing mites called “drug store beetles” and they are omnivorous, they can disfigure you in a matter of weeks, you could be dead in a few months if you don’t fight the filth at every level… They don’t so much bite as burn holes in your skin with a caustic yeast that can eat its way through lead shielding. My friend, a registered nurse, a very capable woman, says she has proof there are people among us purposely spreading pests like lice, she called one of them “The Lice Lady” knew the woman personally… Whoever is spreading things like those beetles, that’s no lady but a deadly killer among us. Best of luck to you & bon appetit with the mustard!

        Posted by Bugslayer_1 | March 21, 2018, 12:18 am
      • Try Researching Hypochlorous acid which is a disinfectant made from kosher salt and water. It kills fungus, mold spores, oxidizes bugs and bacteria, and is non-staining and non-bleaching, so it can be sprayed on clothes, sheets, hair, pet fur, etc. I would buy some on-line and if it works for your problem, get the machine (Ecoloxtech) and make your own. It can be fogged, too.
        There is a brand called vetericyn for cats, dogs and horses. It is used for wounds. Same stuff but purposefully less strong.

        Posted by Andra | March 16, 2021, 12:33 pm
    • I had the same problem and in the end I bought a small steam cleaner and regular steaming helped tremendously , the only problem is that you must do it daily other wise they come back in a coupe of weeks. Insecticides does not work and is just a waist of money , I have been down that road , SO STEAM CLEAN , I promise you , you will feel the difference immediately . Before going to bed , I steam the bed and linen , five minutes , have a hot shower with a hair shampoo {for dry scalp } and then have a decent itch free sleep .

      This is cheep and easy and quick and you will thank me , and I will be very pleased that I could have helped you because for four years I battled with having very little sleep.

      Koot Swart

      Posted by Koot Swart | June 12, 2013, 6:08 pm
      • cont.— 2 YEARS AGO I HAD ALOT OF FLEA POWDER [FOR KILLING EGGS IN CARPET] get in some open scabs from flea bites. Thats when hell started .Ive been to 5 Hospitals, 2 urgent cares and a dermatologist. 5 different answers….. SCABIES, EXEMMA, STRESS, SORES FROM SCRATHING FLEA BITES………. SINCE THEN IVE BEEN SELF DIAGNOSING IT ALL. I HAD SO MANY CHEMICALS IN ME… I COULDNT LAY ON MY BED BECAUSE OF THE FIBERS MOVING TOWARDS ME AND FEEDING OFF ME.

        Posted by Jason | October 2, 2013, 10:20 pm
      • I’m going to try it thank u for ur advise keep me posted please GOD BLESS u

        Posted by Brenda | January 7, 2018, 10:57 pm
      • stop with the other product; just get sea water and spay on body and hair ,safe on pets too ;yet never drink it , also use on bedding and soak clothes in sea water but wash it in only water this will give you great relief….

        Posted by tammie tate | March 26, 2018, 10:46 am
    • I bought everything and even bought a 400 dollar steamer. Me and my husband went to the doctor but they gave us scabies medicine without checking us to see what it really was. My doctor sent me a 200 dollar bill and said I could no longer come their. When I told him it might be scabies he jumped back and would not check me. I thought to my self could these things be burned some how. I started buying sulfur and mixing it with vitaminE and bought sulpher soap and this helped me a lot.. The thing I found that work the best was Texas red hot sauce. It burns and can burn deep. It burn the palms of my hands and I HAD TO USE ICE THAT NIGHT TO COOL MY HANDS DOWN. I poured 3/4 of a bottle all over my mattress I sugest putting it into a spray bottle and adding some water and spraying your bed down. Put your pillows and sheets covers into the dryer each night. Buy Lysol spray and spray your ceilings and let it fall on everything. This has really helped me. After you kill the little devils go to the General Dollars Store and buy scalp conditioner that has sulpher in it and rub it all over because after you kill the things your body will itch until you get them out of your skin. If you scratch than dip your fingernails dip them into the sulphur and oil and make sure you keep it under your nails. You need to try to scratch them out or at least get them lose. It seems like they attached to the skin in under the skin and will not let go. After they die it is hard to get them out at first so take a lot of salt baths. Cut white onions open and pour sea salt it really needs to be sea salt over the onion. Cut the onion into two parts spoon out the center cover with salt wait for 30 min and juice will appear. Take the onion and rub in circle motions until you have onion juice all over your body. The white onions will burn them and kill them. In the old days people used kerosine but I have not tried that and I am afraid to.

      Posted by Nancy | July 24, 2013, 12:37 am
      • Oh my! I can’t imagine doing all this damage to your skin can possibly be helping you. If you damage your skin integrity you will just yourself up for further problems.

        Posted by Debbie | July 26, 2013, 7:35 am
      • My experience with this started last year around the end of June. I went to a dermatologist, an allergist, my primary care doctor and have used every cream and medicine known to man with no results. The thing about them is that they went away when it got cool. But this last June they came back. When I brush my hair I can feel hitting my legs and feet. They do get inside my clothes. They are in every room, inside my clean clothes. I can open my pocket book and feel them fly up into my nose and face. They like to stay around my nose, ears and mouth and sometimes my eyes. In fact I got one of them out of my eye one day when it was watering really bad. It looked like a tiny, tiny cucumber seed, had fuzz around it and had one long tentacle (or whatever you want to call it). I have found nothing that will help. I believe they are bugs because of the seasonal thing and because I can feel them hit me when they get on me. Yes, they get in my hair, I can feel them on my face, inside my clothes, everywhere. We have not had our home sprayed yet. My husband is bothered only slightly and he thinks its just gnats that come in when the door gets opened or when he tracks wet grass inside. It seems like I would have had them before I turned 67 years old. I know insects live on carbon dioxide and we breathe it out from our mouth and nose. So it makes sense that that is where they try to be at night. I have carried them to work in my bags. No one else has complained. I believe I am allergic to whatever is biting me. Something about my body attracts them. I really don’t know what to do at this point. I know they (insects) can cause disease and it does worry me, besides driving me batty. HELP!!

        Posted by Lane | August 20, 2014, 8:15 am
      • Are these things from another planet, because for the last 2 years I have been seeing little black round specs in the bathtub floor,on the white bath mat and bites all over my head and arms and even sometimes what I thought was scab from a sore was something because when I picked it off,I squeezed it between my thumbs and blood squirted out of it, I thought at first It was the place I was living at because there was slimy mold in the tray that holds condensation water from the air conditioner, so I thought it was mold spores, but when I went to my family’s house, I go take a shower and sure enough the black specs were on the bath tub floor also and the bath mat ,so I showed my Dad these black specs and he said they just looked like dirt, but then I was outside under the trees and I had these little red specs in my head and they said they were Red Bugs from the moss in the trees, but as many times before I used to go there and also take showers, I had never seen any damn black specs and bites that bleed a lot when you try to come your hair ,it actually hurts to comb your hair because of all the risings in your head and then I would pour alcohol on my head figuring alcohol will kill any bug or infection, and you talk about burning man, it felt like I was shot in the head with a 12 gauge gun with salt pellets and I have been to my doctor and been treated with lice medicine but I didn’t have lice. As of this day 9-5-14 I still am having this problem, recently I had found one bedbug in my bed so the owner fogged the room plus put these special heaters in the room for 4 hours at 140 degrees, which did kill the one I found but the foggier didn’t even do anything to it ,it was still alive in the cup I put it in after the 2 floggers were finished, so those things are a waste of money,only high heat will kill bedbugs, because I thought that what was biting me all over but I’m still getting these bite holes in my head and going to beach I thought would get rid of them with all the salt and sun, but guess what no luck there either, I feel like setting my head on fire and burn them off,which I would never do just a feeling you want to get rid of these frigging (aliens), maybe they are gov. biological warfare, they found in space when on one of their space walks outside of the shuttle they clung on to an astronauts suit or like the movie Andromeda Strain, they came back on a satellite that collects foreign space matter. Maybe I should write a book about this idea and how there is no answer to where they came from, this is a newly found disease, because I know I am not crazy either like that other girl explained, I know this is something new because I am 56 years old and as long as I have been around and to different countries and places I have never seen anything like this ,ever, so this ain’t from nerves because I would of had it 20 years ago. I think they are hooked on all the medications I take for pain and anxiety and can’t stop biting me because not having my blood to drink, they would go into withdrawals and so they have to keep getting their fix off of my blood, my blood is a parasite pharmacy, I wonder if people who smoke weed, if these parasites get stoned, because if they are living off your blood and you take stuff that has addictive or euphoric properties to it, then it has to be transferred to them, but seriously, I have got to find an answer on how to get rid of these (aliens) once and for all, anybody that has a really good idea contact me , Even The Bug man, contact me because I am no entomologist ,But I am pretty damn smart at pharmacology, So if you are serious, my e-mail address will be down there at the end of this info-letter,Thanks,J.B.

        Posted by Johnny Berner | September 6, 2014, 12:51 pm
      • Contact

        Posted by Collembola chick | September 10, 2014, 8:41 am
      • Lane, I’m very well acquainted with what you’ve described in your post on this message board and I can’t seem to get rid of them. They look like little clear floating fibers that apparently are attracted to my skin and they cause these crawling, itching, and biting sensations that make sleeping impossible and even making it through a single day unbearable too. If I run my fingers through my hair and slightly tug at my hair follicles then I can feel them way down on my legs or other parts of my body too. And whenever I lay down to sleep at night they seem to attack me hardcore as if they’re flying at and all over my body especially my scalp and hair. And I can even hear them making little crackling and popping like noises on my bed, pillow, and in whatever other room I may be in. And they definitely seem to have an attraction to electricity and such. If you have found any methods that have helped since you posted this comment please email me at….and if anyone else on this message board has any helpful advice on how I can get any relief at all please email me too.

        Posted by staypuft96 | September 18, 2015, 5:20 pm
      • get sea water spray on hair and body only ,,,write to me 100-30 almanac ave ozone park NY 11416, I can help you and others too

        Posted by tammie | January 23, 2018, 10:57 am
      • Thank you Nancy, I love onions & will try them soon with hot sauce!

        Posted by Bugslayer_1 | March 21, 2018, 12:42 am
      • I feel you, its so hard to go through this; yet sea water is free and it works for the , bedding ,clothes , and hair the body too ,spray as a mist on you and things, you will get relief (never drink it )for hair don’t used shampoos no more ,just use hair conditioner ! you will still have clean hair; yet it wont fall out . your body has been thought enough for toxic exposé sure, clean only with distill white vinegar everything I suggest is cheap or free ,you have nothing to loose. I know what this is in full. I am out here fighting every day to get my proof to higher up’s . I am sorry I cant but contacted at this time ;but I will chat with you at a later time to see if things are better, keep staying strong

        Posted by tammie tate | April 24, 2018, 1:59 pm
      • Watch my video on YouTube title crawling and bitting sensation we have a skin fungus you see the bugs visible yet even with all my proof that people are telling the truth the higher ups still did not veiw my discovery

        Posted by Tammie Tate | June 17, 2019, 4:32 pm
    • I have had this since June 2001 They are real, mine are teeny tiny black dots, I can feel them crawling (that is the worst part for me) When I started my new job in 2011 within months the entire floor was infected, people itching, breaking out in welts and it just keeps getting worse.. So, you see this is not nerves, they are real! It is HORRIBLE, you never get rest. I take benadryl daily, wash clothes 3 times a week, gave away furniture, bought hew furniture 3 times, gave that away.. now I sleep in my recliner and it is infested. !!!! I sweep and mop daily! my daughter can feel them biting, but she is not as bothered as much as I am, the constant crawling makes me feel dirty and it is just so aggravating.. I have thought about suicide often. For people that do not have this, pray to your god that you don’t get it.. all I can say is that is spreading and soon 1 in 4 will have it..

      Posted by Sunni | August 2, 2013, 10:19 pm
      • It may be yeast spores and mold spores The mold spores are tiny black and bite extremely hard making it burn and sting I have been suffering with this Since 2007. Doctors won’t treat it or even diagnose it. I read even if they wanted to they couldn’t. I don’t know why because soon it will be an epidemic.

        Posted by Fed up | August 4, 2013, 6:15 am
      • this could be mold you need to see a doctor before it gets worse

        Posted by cece | October 30, 2013, 6:21 pm
      • Sounds like bird mites. After doing extensive research on every kind of mite. What they look like and how to treat and get rid of. Birds mites multiply very quickly and can infest a home fast. If you are that bad already the. You will probably have to get a professional exterminator. I know it’s an expensive way to go. I would also try sulfur cream, and if need be permethrin and least resort ivermectin. All I can say is isolate your areas. Clean everything everyday. It is very tiring I know but it will give you some mental relief while you do it. Hot water, hot dryer, steam and iron.

        Posted by Melissa | December 5, 2013, 4:28 pm
      • God bless you. My roommate/partner has what sounds like the same thing. I am not affected but watching what she is going through is killing me and making me crazy. It started after a guest visited and broughtbedbugs with them and our apts did bedbug treatment. It has been a living hell ever since, and that was in november. All we do is fight now, im I’m sure she resents me not being affected, and of course I’m sick of hearing about bugs. It seems we’ve tried every crazy home remedy possible. We have no money left and I feel crazy. Cant imagine how everyone who suffers from this feels. It is all insane. And no one seems to give a damn or have any compassion for you. Cruel people telling you to set yourself on fire and all sorts of wonderful well wishes, good luck and prayers for your fight . Pgs

        Posted by Pg Simpson | February 22, 2014, 3:41 pm
      • sounds like what i’m going through. my husband doesn’t believe me because it doesn’t affect him but others are itchy when i am around and i’m afraid to go anywhere. i have thought about suicide too. i just want the itching to end. i vacuum daily spray down furniture and any other surfaces. i also do laundry often. if i put rubbing alcohol on my skin it relieves it but soon after the itching starts again. so exhausting and i don’t know what to do anymore. we have even moved and it didn’t help. i thought fleas but the exterminator didn’t find any. he thought maybe mites but, we have sprayed so much i will probably have cancer. i have sprayed myself before bed time with bug spray and i was getting headaches and my asthma was being affected. now i drown myself in lotion and the only thing that relieves it is a shower or swimming.

        Posted by bug girl | June 7, 2014, 9:53 pm
      • …… My husband and I had this problem for about 3 years. The bugs came into our house on a beautiful new leather sofa. Please read my other posts for our story; Any way, long story short… “ECOSMART” killed our bugs. I used it on my sofa, sprayed mattresses and box springs and put plastic zipping allergy protecting mattress covers on all of them. Luckily we have no carpet :-). Bugs are Gone!! History!! please use the EcoSmart, It works and it is ORGANIC! I believe that these bugs are coming in to our country and homes on the tons of mass produced furniture, clothing and other junk being imported from other countries.

        So, through out anything and everything that you do not use on a regular bases. And use ECOSMART (Indoor) pest control. and please, I realize how crazy these bugs can make you, but please GO NATURAL!!! Good Luck to you. Let us know how this works for you. ❤

        Posted by Susan | April 13, 2015, 9:17 am
      • Hi my dear suffer ;I’m so sadden for the leant of time u have suffer, wow u are great. in streangh I can offer u a good help sea water hidh tide is best apart all(not the eyes) pets too will find relief and its free all natural ……

        Posted by tammie | February 22, 2016, 2:54 pm
      • If it is bird mites, I had these, I have a convertible and a part of a nest fell in my car in the back window that is in need of repair. So it sat there in the back of my Miata day after day waiting and generating more little buggies to drive me insane. First find the nest or where they are breeding, get rid of it. Then what worked for me was to load up on Garlic pills. I would take 5 gel garlic pills every 4 hours. Then this may sound crazy but believe it or not salted peanuts shell and all ground up in a coffee grinder. First I mixed them in with hydrogen peroxide and garlic water, body wash and tea tree oil to make a soap it worked well enough. But I found that Gold Bond medicated itch cream felt really good and took away the itch. So I added a little tea tree oil and my crushed peanut shells. The little buggers couldn’t evacuate my skin fast enough. I spread the mix on then took a spreader and just scraped the little sesame seed like bugs off. Then I would spray them with a mixture of water, white vinegar, borax and tea tree oil which I made by the gallons and sprayed my entire car. my bed, furniture and everything. I am happy to say 5 days and 2 showers a day later I am bug free. They say that Bird mites cannot live on humans. I say bull****! Maybe it’s because I work at night, and rarely get out in the sunlight (I did notice that they would pop up and off me in direct hot sunlight) but I had these things for a good 12 weeks. Probably more because I worked in my car so If I did manage to debug as soon as I got back in my car I was re-infested. I spent a good 8 hours in my car as I am a graveyard shift security guard.
        Note * I for my last couple showers mixed the peanuts with my shampoo, made them stick like glue, then with my conditioner had to use almost an entire bottle but you can get them combed out. I also liked adding shells to Dr. Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt Body Wash (Relax & Relief with Eucalyptus & Spearmint)
        My email is if anyone wants to know any more. I tried several different concoctions before getting tyo tyhei

        Posted by Terri Reh | April 8, 2016, 9:45 pm
      • use sea water and clean your home with only white vinegar one free, the other cheap, just give it a try and spay on body and hair like a mist ( never drink it ).this is not a cure; but it will give you some relief. look stay strong I know what this is in full and I am trying to get it to the higher up’s I am fighting for all of us everyday . this is real and I can prove it with video and photo. those symptoms are trough , you hang in the and keep on I wont give up u don’t give up I am sorry I cant be contact at this time yet I check back with you soon get the sea water !

        Posted by tammie tate | April 24, 2018, 2:10 pm

        A ‘FICTIONAL’ Description of Just One of The Countless Horrifying Symptoms of Morgellon’s I Have Written About :
        }{ FINGERWORMS }{
        The worms burrowed under his fingernails. and they laid eggs. and the eggs hatched. and his fingernails became raw and red and rashed. the crevices between his finger beds and fingernails burned and stung like a canker sore in the recesses of the mouth. he picked between his fingernails with a wooden toothpick. scraping gently with a bittersweet enjoyment like the pleasure of bloodying the gums with floss. and as he drew the toothpick along his cuticles and under the nails, strange matter pressured out and ticked across the walls. they shot out like cosmic glass beads being punctured out of a closed crevice. blood and black peppery flakes immersed from his mangled fingers exposing fibrous sinew that spiderwebbed vertically, deep into pustuled pockets around the perimeter of his spongy nailbeds.

        Posted by DR. Z | September 12, 2018, 3:34 pm
    • You are not crazy. More and more people are facing this and there is help at A roll-on of essential oils from Rocky Mountain Oils (Immune Strength) has been giving much relief. Just roll over the foot (arch area) before bed or after shower. A little goes a long way. I have asked them to stock extra because of the number of suffers.

      Posted by Ralina Natural | August 6, 2013, 6:27 pm
      • get sea water and spray on hair and body only write to me I can help all welcome Tammie Tate 100-30 Atlantic ave ozone park ny 11416

        Posted by tammie | January 23, 2018, 10:59 am
      • this is not bird mites I know that 1000%

        Posted by tammie tate | April 24, 2018, 2:14 pm
    • I would like to see these insects she is talking about. I seem to be having a problem with what I believe are biting sand fleas. I need to know if this is the same thing.

      Posted by Bob | August 21, 2013, 9:53 pm
      • Why am I the only one who feels it no onee feelsa thing. No bite marks no welps. Just itchy crawling popping stinging.

        Posted by delores | August 22, 2013, 5:34 pm
      • Me too, Delores, crawling, popping, stinging-but no itching.

        Posted by vivian c anderson | October 27, 2013, 3:16 pm
      • 91% Isopropyl Rubbing alcohol kills them on the bed, and everywhere else. You can get it from Walmart, but go early in the morning, because they run out before night. You’ll even notice that they stock 5 times as much 91% as they do regular alcohol (70%), and they still can’t keep it on the shelves because people are using it as a home remedy for some kind of bug epidemic that we are going through. Walmart also carries a 3x sprayer, and these are great!

        Get a dust mite mattress cover from Walmart and put it on your mattress. Put the alcohol in the sprayer. Change sheets daily. Put the alcohol in the sprayer. When you strip the bed, spray the dust mite cover with 91% Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol, and air the room out thoroughly. When the mattress cover dries, pick up the insects you can now see because they are wet with scotch tape. I bought 20 dollar satin sheets from Walmart because the weave of satin is so tight that nothing can crawl through. Of course they can crawl around, but it you have a dust mite cover, you have significantly reduced the number there. Also, pull the bed AWAY from the wall, and remove the bedskirt from the bed.

        The bugs bite you, then crawl off of you and back into the mattress. The dust mite cover stops them from doing that. You can just pick them up with scotch tape and send them to your state university entomology dept. for ID. They are less than 1 mm long. Please post what they tell you?

        After you use the bathroom, spray the toilet seat with original Windex, which also kills them. It’s cheaper than the alcohol, and that’s why I use it. I saw a tip on this forum about spraying the space between the tank and the seat, underneath the tank, which has been one of the most helpful things I’ve put into practice.

        As I write this, I am sitting in a large trash bag (39 gallon), because this is the only way I can stop them from crawling on me from the floor. It’s weird, but it works, and can afford you a few hours of peace or rest. I bought some Neem soap (Margo) last night, and it actually helped.

        I think that these may actually be some sort of miniscule flea. I just realized yesterday that the popping, or thumping sensation we feel is the fleas jumping off of us after they feed.

        A friend who used to do pest control told me that many chemicals have been eliminated from pest control operators’ arsenals, and that’s why these bugs have emerged. He didn’t know what else to use, though.

        Posted by vivian c anderson | October 28, 2013, 3:51 pm
      • That’s it, the not knowing that is mentally draining and almost worse than the physical ailment. Why is it so hard to get an appointment with a specialist, a parasitologist? Why?

        Posted by Bugslayer_1 | March 21, 2018, 12:48 am
    • Im dealing with the same in a sense. Chemicals are in almost everything that we walk on or touch. Morgellons is crucial!! Fibers react to electronics. I have extreme movement, skin gets wet, and sharp needle pain, from fingertips to the main one in my head while typing this.— cont……….

      Posted by Jason | October 2, 2013, 2:44 pm
      • Have any of you tried sweating some toxins out, Sun also helps harden the skin so smaller bugs can’t get through. Mixing 91% rubbing Alcohol WITH Windex is what I was trained to do.Also, they sell ground seashells that break the exoskeleton of insects that pass across it. Just got back on my feet after living in homeless shelters & have been through more than I care to say concerning what everyone is speaking of. Keeping A Fan blowing on me at night has some miraculous affect as well. no scientific explanation as to why but the biting almost completely stopped just from that alone. Hope This Has Helped Someone.

        Posted by Jordan Boltri | February 16, 2014, 3:04 pm
      • clean the house with just white distill vinegar. I know it can smell; yet summer here; so open the window,” listen your body has been through; so much” do not expose it to anymore toxics , ; yet do you know about sea water? spay on body and hair like a mist (its free you got nothing to loose )plus it works great on the sharp needle pain ! you hang in there. I know what this is and why its here. I am fighting everyday to get my proof out ! stay strong

        Posted by tammie tate | April 27, 2018, 1:01 pm
      • Jason My name is Phillip. I would like to speak with you about the electrical stuff you mentioned. Please email me at

        Posted by Philip McCarthy | June 30, 2019, 8:21 am
    • Hey! Do you still have them? That’s what I have! I am able to keep them from parking in my eye by carefully rubbing cinnamon across upper & lower eyelids, as close to the closure edges as possible, starting from inner corner! They hate cinnamon! And Garlic, cloves split in two, you’re gonna want atleast a couple bulbs, starting top of you & work your way down, avoid too close to eyes though! I thought I’d be slick and encircle my eyes, ended up running many into my eyes and one tore right through one of my contact lenses. Had hell gettin them out (wet cinnamon finger in eye–burned bad!), omg.. spider silk around your body..Please please email me I need to talk to somebody that has the same thing nobody else believes me except my 8 yr old! You, yours must be so much more advanced than mine, I only have some spidersilk, I mean its increasing but that was just cause I keep having to put the battle down cause all the people in my life that dont believe me, some even threatening to take me to the funny farm for delusions! Please, have somebody else there when you first do the garlic thing. They respond …immediately, and its pretty overwhelming, as you see how much of something else you have been carryin around with you, and ..oh! When i was done my daughter said I looked alot younger. Please, please email me, I gotta know what happened to you, your post was like a year ago…please…Also if the garlic ends up too traumatic, salt gets alot of them out too, but not all. And my towel to dry with is heavily dusted with cinnamon, keeps them off or repels from you for atleast a couple hours, sometimes 4-5. my

      Posted by Sarah Hood | October 8, 2013, 1:20 pm
      • Watch my video on YouTube title crawling and bitting sensation we have a skin fungus you see the bugs visible yet even with all my proof that people are telling the truth the higher ups still did not veiw my discovery hang in there we got proof now

        Posted by Tammie Tate | June 17, 2019, 4:39 pm
    • I believe you and lady at the top. because I’m fighting with those bugs for little over 2 month so far… I tried all kind of pesticides (Permethrin SFR 36.8%, etc.) including eco-spray products from Belgium (PIP Allergy Free BioticMist, DieNo Mite, etc.) Over 50 pests control products but it only does little pause for about 1~2 minutes. These bugs are microscopic [ 60X microscope view at ]
      An unprecedented phenomenon is dust-mites can not fly more likely floating but these bugs knows how to fly faster than mosquitos and also crawling pretty fast too.They swarm flying and landing at nose/hair first and neck/shoulder/hand ( if you are lefty, they landing at left hand for sure ) it means they don’t have eyes.
      They also senses emotional highs and lows especially flare up in anger, if I get aggressive they become violent, little later I get rabidity they become extremely lunatic. but maximum damage they can do: biting ( feels like fastened its teeth; impressed all the time! little invisible bugs are pretty sick ) and bugging all over body.
      Beware/extra caution: they goes into ears… and it seems they wanted to use as their nest. Removing them from the ear is extremely difficult. Until now have not been able to pull all. Recommending earplugs! Evidently, you have to be very sensitive to discern. My mother and my girl-friend didn’t believe until I proved with microscope. also used propane torch to burn them off.
      so far from my languish experienced, the best way to control them ( the surest remedy ) I chosen method of contractors, I purchased “Mr. Heater 75,000-BTU Forced-Air Kerosene Heater” to display fireworks using them as material, without sympathize…

      Posted by Kenneth Lee | October 14, 2013, 6:56 am
      • i have this also,my life ended as i new it close to 3 yrs ago . I have bought microscopes,loupe anything that might help me figure out what it is. Long story short what started out as specs now I believe is clear worm attached to your hair shaft, it will actually spread the entire hair length and get on you if your not aware or wearing protective gear, Also hair worms that fly or thread worms , and a parasitic bee, wasp,or fly. These clear worms go in every opening you have . They love toilet they will syphen urine from toilet or inside you to spray and feed call other. I have shaved plucked, picked to remove them to no avail. I have found nothing to kill them

        Posted by Louellen Deibler | May 6, 2014, 3:59 am
      • email me at and I will tell you what worked for me. I first got them I 1996 and I just got rid of them

        Posted by Terri Reh | April 4, 2016, 7:14 am
      • Though it mimicks bugs I believe this is a fungus. I’ve had it for four months. After day 7 I nearly offed myself. Nobody believed me. I was shocked. I have lived a respectable and SANE life for four decades. Luckily the copper fungicide works. I’ve surrounded myself with needle trees which have natural defense. Even 1 pine needles makes a difference. Pine tar really gives it to them. I grinded up these tree limbs into a powder and it works wonders. Foxfire is the fungus we believe it to be

        Posted by Joseph P Donnelly | January 6, 2018, 8:46 am
    • I’ve had something biting me for over 6 years and everyone thinks it’s joke! It’s real and I wish you would get it!

      Posted by janet | October 28, 2013, 1:36 pm
    • IBBS is actually mold spores, your home is infected with the Toxic Black Mold (Stachybotrys) and can be easily “cured” with vinegar, or Tea Tree oil, or bleach

      Posted by Dean | February 19, 2014, 9:25 pm
      • will this affect other people? my co workers are itchy when i am around.

        Posted by bug girl | June 7, 2014, 10:08 pm
    • If you want relief from IBBS, the cause in most cases is actually mold more specifically the Toxic Black Mold (Stachybotrys) and can be cured by vinegar or tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil or bleach. Anyhow do some research on Toxic Black molds see symptoms and cures

      Posted by Dean | February 19, 2014, 9:31 pm
      • I would like to let everyone know that I not only had this problem (for over a year!) But not anymore. I want everyone to spread the word! Your problem is called MOLD SPORES they ARE bugs not visible by the naked eye since these pests often look like pieces of black lint. If you have an air conditioner, humidifier, etc. Change the filters! Big your sanity and move on…you are NOT crazy. We all lose hope when we don’t have answers. I hope this will help.

        Posted by Melissa wood | November 5, 2014, 6:10 pm
      • DEAN!! you are absolutely right!! It is/was mold spores….but the new apt I moved into is even worse. I know what it is now but I am now have memory problems and so much more messed up issues, like passing out in the middle of the day whenever I sit on my bed neat my headboard, either that or I’m loosing 2 or 3 hours every time I do. But as soon as i get up & go oytside im no linget tires.I wish I had some onE to talk to that understood.

        Posted by MeSHELLE | May 9, 2015, 8:03 pm
      • I know these are old posts and over a year later now. I agree these are mold spores that molt into other protozoa? or types of fungus. I can see tiny specs floating rapidly in the dark with a flashlight. I had a molded rug from the padding under in my apt due to having it steam cleaned and it took days to dry when I wasn’t home or knew. Even though I had a dry rug, I was told it was infested with mold by the next carpet cleaners I hired. They showed me after steaming the slime feel to it. I didn’t at first smell mold until then BAD. I put in new carpet and I insisted they do a mold treatment. But my apt. manager said mold can’t grow on concrete and the mold was removed?. I have skin rashes, scalp has tiny sores, blister bites on only one hand same spot and my skin on both hands looks wrinkled and old in just a year. I’m itchy everywhere, finding balls of fungus all different shapes in my nose ears and sides of mouth in a.m. including a grayish scum on my skin, and pouring gray slime out of my vj. I’m bloated, bruising easily. I’m so under attack! I tried clove, garlic, onions and not much helps. Now I bought Sporicidin a mold killer to fog my apt I plan to try. First might try spraying everything with vinegar as Dean suggests. Someone also suggested Rosemary oil? as a repellant and ECO SMART I’ll try. I’m not sure if you drink neem or use to wash? I’m using salicylic acid washes on my body and Nizoral Shampoo. I’m broke as a joke at this point…..but soon also think a good hepa air cleaner is good for all of us we need in each room. I can’t sleep and feel so invaded inside and out. THIS IS HELL. 😦 May God deliver us all out of this!!!

        Posted by Trisha | July 9, 2015, 12:49 am
      • I completely understand where you’re coming from. My turning point -to bad- was October 21, 2014. It is mold. Now if you’ve gotten rid of the molded carpet & that was the only location, then your biggest problem should be gone, however, if this was done sloppily, you could now have bigger problems on the way. When toxic mold is removed it is recommended to 1st put a containment around the affected area, (this prevents mold spores from moving to a new location.) If you could feel the itchy feeling like thousands of invisible ants crawling all over you before and now that amount has decreased, then you most likely found the source. Unfortunately, you were exposed to extremely high levels of the mold to the point of developing an alergy. Initially you were probably not allergic to mold, but when exposed to it your immune system initially fight it off and wins leaving you with no knowledge of even being around the Mold. However when exposed to extreme amounts eventually it becomes too much for your immune system to fight off and it breaks down causing you to feel it. Now a lot of people want to guess as to which Mold it is. There are four typically bad ones. However, the stachybotrys produces micro toxins of an extreme nature, it is not likely that was the mold in your carpet, unless your carpet was constantly wet. I say this because this paticular mold needs constant moisture to survive. This mold is also very slow growing. If it was this mold, it wasn’t attacking you alone. It was/is most likely Penicillium / ASPERGILLUS., also a mico-toxin producing mold, however, much more common and versitile with regard to its environment. HORRIBLE STUFF. Still I can not escape this nightmare, I have found was to control it to a point. HEPA filter vacuum, bleach mixed w/water sprayed on cabinets bed & in air. I still get attacked, not as bad, but bad enough. I’m a walking mold detector. I can literally feel when there’s a high mold spore count anywhere. Indoors and out. Sometimes in stores, ridING my bike walking past different moldy areas. On my bike it’s not a constant feeling only when there’s mold. Now these amounts outside are normal and are blown along with the wind, typically they touch everyone. We can feel it because we were exposed to high levels for prolonged periods of time. Unfortunately, doctors are only interested in when it affects our lungs. SAD. the skin irritation is WAY worse then they’d ever imagine. No one would ever fake this. My key areas are my legs and my back.. IT SUCKS

        Posted by MeSHELLE | July 17, 2015, 7:18 pm
      • My roommate as well as any guest I have in the house remain in affected. I’m also a server at a restaurant and it hasn’t spread to CO workers or guest

        Posted by Doug | April 7, 2016, 11:00 pm
      • Hey guy’s I to am experiencing the itching biting sensations. This is not a joke it’s hell!! People do think ur crazy!!! Try dealing with Louisiana doctor’s!! Must have gone to school in the backwoods near the swamps I would have figured they have seen every bug possible!! Not!! Sorry have to find a since of humor or u will end up committing yourself! I purchased a Fema camper 6 mo.ago had leak in bedroom. Had gottin worse over time son tore out half the walls & floor sealed roof it was full of black mold unable to fix due to budget. Anyway I’m61yrs old & my cat & I are confined to the front very small. You can watch TV from bathroom.has been raining alot & humidity high. Starting feeling biting all over itching head face eyes.bought lots of cleaning supplies Clorox with bleach the wipes sprays anti-bacterial everything.was trying to pick tthings biting me out of my skin. I put them on tape.2 doctor’s though I was crazy said it was a scab or dirt. My hands had turned a thick crusty brown I thought from cleaning to much with chemicals.Dr. says scabies without even lookin at my hands.go figure! Next day I dyed my hair & took gloves off to rinse there were hundreds of little red specks in the sink didn’t no what it was. Couple days later hands cleared up. Next nite laying in bed with cat an room starts to have a yellow fog or haze looked over at cat her hair was starting to matt together she was scratching an morn got out of bed an feet starting to burn bad stingin too every where I walked it was going through my shoes.something out of sci-fi movie seems to follow me everywhere.anyway face still itches still scratching all over. I ran across a site said mites live in mold they feed off one another. I believe it just might be mites. There are face head body eyebrow eyelash Mom use to say use the vinegar the one with the Mother’s in it so I tried it half an half sprayed over body an face an hair I would not believe what came out of my skin or pores unbelievable!! Do it 3 times a day seems to work on mites sprayed everything down with it as for mold cat an I developed upper respiratory problems but hey one at a time or u will lose it. As far as stinging on feet maybe to many chemicals who knows.eating healthier seems to be working ok for now even giving cat the vinegar workin for her sister sending herbs for immune system we just might make it!! God Bless to all those who suffer from this horrible thing. It will get better.

        Posted by Linda Kockler | April 27, 2016, 3:21 am
      • if you have black mold you have to get rid of it or move.  it can be very dangerous.  and you have to be very careful when you get rid of it or it will just spread spores all over.  look on utube for videos on how to deal with it.  several people on this blog had itching and other problems and finally found it was due to mold somewhere in their house.

        From: ?…ask the Bugman To: Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 8:33 AM Subject: [New comment] Invisible Biting Bug Syndrome (IBBS) #yiv2304147963 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv2304147963 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv2304147963 a.yiv2304147963primaryactionlink:link, #yiv2304147963 a.yiv2304147963primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv2304147963 a.yiv2304147963primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv2304147963 a.yiv2304147963primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv2304147963 Linda Kockler commented: “Hey guy’s I to am experiencing the itching biting sensations. This is not a joke it’s hell!! People do think ur crazy!!! Try dealing with Louisiana doctor’s!! Must have gone to school in the backwoods near the swamps I would have figured they have seen ev” | |

        Posted by Jerry Mack | May 17, 2016, 6:37 pm
      • Hey Therese posts are old
        Is there anyone out there who has been in my stage??
        6 months shaving my head
        4 wigs..the bugs jump right on them from my scalp
        They seem to be some white cotton and they spit web’s and also tiny black dot bugs which sting
        Also eat my wig hair and before that bladed my natural hair
        I’ve been up for 2 days shaved. Yesterday morning..2 hours later the had what you’d call a 5:00 shadow
        I think it’s more bug family than hair cuz then. T it tee ns thread white on scalp
        My husband helps me but I know I’ve got to be wearing him out too..he makes me eat eggs n garlic pills..can anyone help

        Posted by artco2016 | May 20, 2016, 5:11 am
    • Hi have this problem also started with our dog almost lost him to stick tight fleas …bathed our dogs and treated with Permoxin then Frontline as vet said these are hard to get ride of …anyway all pets are free of these sticktight fleas but these things then started attacking us doctor can take the time to have a really good look …they have no idea what they are …nor do they care ….anyone that is having this problem we need to get together …we are not imagining these things …they are real ….I have now broken out in a nasty rash right around neck and back ….awaiting an appointment with a skin specialist …..also waiting on blood tests to come back …..

      Posted by Fran | August 9, 2014, 9:35 am
      • Just like to add ..these have imbedded themselves in the skin on my head …lumps….while they stay there ..they will constantly be dropping eggs each night …please anyone else with this problem please contact me by email

        Posted by Fran | August 9, 2014, 9:46 am
      • i dont know if any of you are still out there with this, but i just got introduced to a product that will get rid of these. i have been shaving my head for 2 years. this stuff has pills im taking that is a cleanse and take a pro biotic to boost the immune system. these products are all natural and no gluten or food coloring or preservatives. im using the drink also that makes you feel great its a supplement drink and these products are helping people with all kinds of issues. I finally think im going to get to grow my hair back. ive only been on this stuff for a little over a week. and i have been fighting these things 4 years please anyone contact me i can help you. this is the first place i thought about when it began to work to many people suffering.

        Posted by GayLynn Scott | May 27, 2017, 11:21 am
    • wow!! so I guess I’m not crazy. okay I can feel them at first I thought it was baby bed bugs…nope, then maybe fleas, nope, then I ran out of ideas, so I assumed I was crazy. This s has never happened to me before. About a month & 1/2 ago i saw a bug. I had my apartment sprayed for cockroaches and it turned out that it wasn’t that, so they came back 4 days later and they sprayed for bedbugs. So the next day i went back to my apt. (The floor was still super wet w/ insecticide), and the fumes were horindous. The strong smell last for almost a week. well I stayed in there for a little while to clean and after about 3 hours my eyes started burning so I left. me & my children stayed there for two nights but because the fumes were still really bad, we went to a instwad of completing the next 2 chemical treatments I arrange to have heat treatment. then well the guy came and did the heat treatment and stuff and I guess he did spray some insecticides too. I don’t know and afterwards it didn’t work I mean there were still bugs. now I know what the bed bug bites are this is not that I now it feels like there’s always something on my legs some times it hurts like I’m getting stung other times its just the feeling of thousands of bugs trapped between me and my pants. fleas in Arizona? I don’t know, but I mean it’s worse than a flea infestation. I had fleas this isnt flea. And I see nothing. They are in rhe apt. And can get in my pants and shoes & they can even get on my car. On hot days with my windows up i can come back to my car & theyre gone. So I got another apt. In the same complex, which im sure was recently treated with insecticide, and I left everything in the first apt. We’ve been sleepy ng on the carpeted floor. (There’s no carpet in the first apt). Well now these whatever it is is in both apts, worse however in the first. When I walk through the door,
      I instantly get attacked, its so bad now that i have to run from the door to the refridgerator. This worked as of a couple of days ago, but last night I ran, but when I got back out I could feel them on me, allover my legs, they must slip right through the fabric., cuz there’s no way they could crawl up my pants. you can’t see anything it’s like they’re invisleave and spray myself with alcohol they go away until I enter one of the apts again. Theyre everywhere, bathroom, clothes, everywhere every single room in the house and drive me nuts I can barely think straight. This is how the bedbugs affected me too but these don’t away and hide ever. So what could this be? I read some of your comments about different stuff, I don’t know if its that or which one or what…… I mean my kids weren’t exposed to the chemicals as long or in such a direct dose as me but they feel it a little, my daughter more then my son, she was in the apartment less time then me but more time then my son. Could it be over exposure to all these different pesticides in such a shoet time or what? I don’t know this is kind of driving me nuts. I mean I can’t work. Im tripping out at work now, I’v had them spray too and clean the carpets. okay this is another thing, I slept in my car last night so I didn’t feel the little things crawling all over me while I slept last night. Now yesterday when I went to work, I felt it all day long, coworkers say ive got the he-B-G-Bs still cuz of the bedbug invation last month. you know I actually went in the bathroom, and pulled off my clothes to see what I could find. Nothing… I took off my pants and tossed my socks in the trash.
      So when I went to work today the chair that I sat in yesterday qas gone i got rid of it the day before and stood all day. Becaue i thought i contaminated the chair. So the chair was gone today, I got a new chair a metal one, and when I sat down I could feel it. it was coming off the carpet from where i sit. so what could this be?

      Posted by MeShelle | November 14, 2014, 1:02 pm
      • About 15 years ago, my mom, highly educated professional, was going absolutely ape-sh$t about something biting her in her condo. I lived on the same floor but at the opposite end of the building. She was convinced that she had an allergic reaction to new carpeting with a very strong chemical smell being installed throughout her entire work place. It was so severe that she had to go out on disability for three months. Now she was still getting “stringed” and having rashes in her home. At the time, I chalked it up to menapause. She developed dementia shortly after retiring. I am her primary care giver. I see how this thing ravaged her body, especially her back. It looks like she has been whipped. Her skin is pitted from healing scars and welts crisis cross her back where she scratched incessantly. She has been non-verbal now for five years. Wait for it — I AM NOW VICTMIZED BY THUS HELLISH CONDITION.

        My symptoms started after suffering from series of respiratory illnesses winter of 2014. In April 2014, I noticed I had pimple like eruptions on my legs, arms, behind ears, neck and chest. They did not itch but looked awful. I would just wait for them to go away. I swear it appeared that a vampire was sucking blood out of my neck and chest. All of the eruptions were on a vein.

        Whenever I washed my hair, I felt grainy bits mixed in with lather run down my legs. I would mash my legs together to feel them. On two occasions, I grabbed what appeared to be a gnat tangled with hair!!??? At the time, I had what I thought a fruit fly infestation because my son left some fruit to rot in his room. Mystery solved (so I thought) gnats/fruit flys were biting me. I now know fruit flies don’t bite humans but gnats do. I placed bowls of apple cider vinegar to trap them and in two weeks, the infestation was gone but I was still having welts and bites on my body.

        In July 2014 I got stung by an insect outside. Later that night, I felt like I was being shocked with live wires all over my body. This is the day the creeping crawling sensations started. They were intense at night. It felt like there was something moving in my eyebrows, crawling in my ears, biting my scalp and body. And also, the eruptions/bites on body started to itch.

        I first assumed these symptoms were stress related. I only had the creepy crawlers in my house. The moment I left my unit, all sensations ceased. In the evening when symptoms were severe, I would jump in the shower only to dry off and find more insect-like bumps on my body. I noticed silky string hit my iPad when it was off on the black screen.
        I looked up at bedroom ceiling. Nothing there. I mopped entire ceiling with bleach solution. Started using iPad again and this gooey substance kept falling directly on device. What the hell?

        I then noticed pepper-like grains all over my bedding. I hit the Internet. Oh boy, now I was terrified. Was it Morgellons, mites or bed bugs? My master bath was particularly hit the hardest bi would clean daily and find these pepper grains all over the place: sink, ledge, floor and bathtub. Literally, I would do through mopping and five minutes later find more of these droppings. I have pigeons nesting on and off outside bathroom kedge for over ten years. They have destroyed the screen window to the point where I can’t open window in Warner weather. I periodically open window, splash bleach on ledge and point hot jet spray of water to clear nasty waste droppings from birds.

        I now assumed it was mites attacking only me. I started to do the mite protocols I read on the various sites. I spent hours cleaning and vacuuming. Spent hundreds of dollars on a multitude of sprays. I was becoming more sensitive to whatever was in my hone environment.

        I saw my doctor and as I am an acute asthmatic she diagnosed hives. She told me to take some benedryl at night to sleep. I didn’t. I bought dozens of lint rollers and swept bedding and kept finding these specks. In addition, these specks were appearing in bowel movements. Now is it a parasite?

        It is now Fall 2015 and I am consumed to the point of a nervous breakdown. I won’t let my oldest son’s family in the house as I don’t want my house of terrors to travel home with them. My youngest son who is a teen anger is totally unaffected. The only way I was able to rest at night was to wear a button down smooth tightly woven men’s dress shirt covered with a xxx white tee shirt with long pant pajam’s. Also, I started wearing my hair tightly in a bun covered with a secure head scarf. I sprayed bedding in morning with 91 alcohol and before I retired. The bites decreased on body but increased where skin exposed on feet and ankles.

        I did the dianetous earth thing thinking it might be carpet beetles as we have carpeting throughout house bi did borax and salt on carpeting. Still getting bit.

        In November my fingers and feet were hot/cold numb. Then they started to swell and turn hot. I could not fit into any shoes. Had to buy men’s slippers to wear. On the third day with these symptoms, I was being bitten sharply non-stop and had weeping rash all over feet, ankles and hands. Off to the ER.

        Once at ER triage, told nurse something was biting me. She replied ” an invisible bug?” I said I don’t know what it is but maybe I had scabies. I was immediately whisked off to an observation room and treated like psyche case even with the very obvious physical symptoms that were all over my body. When I over heard the doctor outside discussing me with nurse very dismissively with nurse, I just walked out and went to another ER.

        They correctly diagnosed me with cellulitis and the ER Doctor thought that I was bitten by a spider and skin got infected. I received four medications to take for ten days. Also I followed up with my own doctor and she recommended I modify diet and she prescribed a probiotic to take with meals. She made the same correlation that my mom experienced all of these same symptoms.

        I did see a dramatic decrease in symptoms and physical debris. As I stated earlier, I was particularly attacked in my bathroom. I covered all vents, cracks and openings with waterproof duct taped. I mopped all ceilings and walks with diluted bleach. My son changed toilet seat and thoroughly cleaned all pipes and underside of toilet. I totally threw away all items under sink and got rid of all clutter from the attached three shelf vanity. After doing this and using bathroom, for the first time in months, did not feel biting or stinging sensation on back or thighs. Also I taped the entire perimeter of the window which is directly behind the toilet. After all showers, I spray tub and walks with Lysol and sanitize tub by filling it up with three cups of bleach and hot water. No more nipping at my feet while I shower. I wash hair with a sulphur base soap. I use an organic tea-tree soap with dr bromners peppermint soap. I keep my clothes in clear storage container. I use another one for clothes I only wear once to laundry. I found an outside laundry that heats water to hot to touch with gas dryers that laundry is too hot to handle when cycle is done. I drink ACV with lemon water upon waking and have incorporated lots of garlic in evening meal.

        I know this is long winded but I wanted to give all sequence of events. It is totally dreadful we are unwilling captives tormented by an unknown internal or external enemy. I don’t know why the medical community dismisses us with impunity. Once a haven, my home now terrorizes me. I feel like my sanity is slipping slowly into the snake pit. I am praying for all of us to be delivered from this hell so we can reclaim our lives.

        Conclusion, I don’t know what it was. There are too many variables in play.

        Posted by Jeannette | December 29, 2015, 8:42 am
      • this worked for me, after two years of hell. Find a relative who will put you up for two months. buy large size Nuvan pest strips, enough to hang in every room. Buy small size of the same and put them in large zip lock or vacuum bags with clothing, linens you do not want to throw out. Move out for two months taking nothing with you. buy some new clothes to hold you over. get a prescription for cephalexin – generic antibiotic. the bugs have a symbiotic relationship with a bacterium. killing it robs them of their food supply and they will die off. When you return to your home, air it out thoroughly and dispose of the pest strips. the eggs cannot be destroyed but can only be removed with a hepa filtered vacuum cleaner, so clean thoroughly or hire a cleaning firm. this gave me my life back. good luck

        Posted by leanna griffith | January 1, 2016, 6:10 am
      • This is an Organsim which has evolved or was created in a lab
        Or its more than one organism living symbiotically to parasitize humans ie combo of Norwegian/crusted Scabies and chigger or hybrid human fleas (pulex irritans) and pin worms
        As it presents characteristics of all these insects and drain gnats or black flies or even some sort of wiry looking hair
        Human flea bites tend to be two or three right in a row instead of just one bite from other species. They make a red lump that itches intensely. Sometimes a red halo forms around the lump. Some people are very allergic to flea saliva. Human fleas have also been known to transmit diseases.Ie Lyme Disease these little pathogens cause an increase in fibrin in our blood, causing it to thicken and clot quickly causing haemoglobin levels to drop subsequently creating a more anaerobic environment for them selves. These critters breed quickly and in great numbers, you can find yourself with a problem in a very short period of time, and often before you notice any intrusion on your person. In fact, some people may get bitten by fleas several times and not notice, while another person may be sensitive to the flea (allergic) and react strongly to a single bite. You may have to treat a few times for one infestation, because flea eggs are usually impervious to any insecticides and can’t be killed until they hatch. Take a probiotic and Vitamin C 1000mg or more to improve your immune System .Use a salt scrub on your skin and lemon dish washer or soap which contains salycilic acid and limolene. Repeat the bathing steps every second day until no more fleas/mites are found. When you combine this process with products designed to kill fleas on bedding and carpet and clothing, the insect invasion should be gone in time.Salt C Protocol works but you have to monitor your blood pressure

        Flea cocoons are irregular, tent-like structures.22 However, they take on an oval shape once they’re fully formed.623124 The ovoid cocoons resemble tiny lint balls.910 Occasionally, two larvae will spin cocoons in close proximity to each other. In these rare circumstances, there may be a combined, double cocoon.24
        Color & Composition
        Sticky Silk & Debris
        Flea cocoons are envelopes of thin, white, silk-like material.456 The silk fibers are soft, moist and sticky, and wrapped loosely around the larvae.54157 As a result, environmental debris easily adheres to the cocoon.518 This detritus may consist of sand, dust, soil, clothithing /linen or carpet fibers or any other small fragments of dry material.242542611The larvae purposefully collect and integrate these particles into their cocoons with a few silk threads.Consume your cotton clothing and excrete silk like spiderweb thread From inside the loose structure, the larvae thicken the interior walls with more silk (Img 2).24

        They’re composed of white silk.456 However, the sticky silk accumulates nearby debris, which camouflages the cocoon into the environment.2478 Flea cocoons are oval-shaped and look like a lint ball

        Flea cocoons are difficult to detect. Debris adhering to the silk originates from the same environment where the cocoons rest, giving them a near perfect camouflage. Within homes, larvae pupate at the base of carpeting. The cocoons are hidden from view and tightly bound to the linen/clothing /carpet fibers with silk.(Lint ball feels like it is attached with Velcro when you remove it but detaches itself when extreme heat is applied ie hairdryer or paint stripping airgun Larvae may also pupate in other dark, undisturbed locations. Cocoons can be found in crevices, seams clothing linen and bedding mattresses and pillows, within pet bedding, or attached to soft furniture.2454
        The Silk
        Physical Characteristics
        Flea larvae have modified labial (salivary) glands which produce silk.273288 Their mandibles attach the silk to the desired location.184 The silk is white, soft and moist,2415 slightly hardening over a few days.24 Cat fleas, like other “body fleas”, have soft cocoons. “Nest fleas” typically have firm cocoons.8
        • Flea silk proteins have a predominantly α-helical conformation. The silk’s composition has low levels of glycine and high levels of glutamic acid residues. Preliminary data suggests the silk is more like keratin and myosin than it is like aculeate silks. The surface is practically impenetrable that flea sprays or fogging substances only coats the cocoon but not harm the developing flea inside.

        Cocoon Formation & Molting
        Fully-grown larvae enter into a period of inactivity before spinning a cocoon.17 Once started, they complete the cocoon in 6.7 hours. Then movement ceases again. Pupation then begins in 17.8 hours.21 Within its cocoon, a U-shaped larva remains motionless as it transitions into an adult over 3-6 days.30 Two molts occur within the cocoon: From larvae to pupae, and from pupae to adult. At each molt, there’s a short burst of activity.30 The shed cuticles (skins) remain within the cocoon. Inside this cocoon, they metamorphose into the adult fleas. At the onset, they are white, but they become brown when they emerge.2430
        Pre-Emerged Adult
        Once adulthood is reached, fleas can remain in a motionless, dormant state inside their cocoons. This quiescent period lasts up to 5 months, but it ends when a nearby host triggers their emergence.26313233 The presence of heat or pressure causes emergence in 5 seconds.3026 Fleas that fail to emerge will move around inside their cocoon and then return to a quiescent state. When they shed the cocoon lots of dust motes are created They survive in our clothing linen and soft furnishings as the lint formed cocoon stage for up to a yearvery hard to eradicate

        Posted by Allan Henry | December 23, 2016, 4:39 am
      • hi, get sea water and when you feel it .put the sea water in a spay bottle, as a mist, spay hair and body also bedding you got nothing to lose ( it free) this is not a cure; but will give you some relief . I know what this is 100% and I am trying to get the higher up’s to view my proof ,you can also soak clothes in the sea water and later wash just in plan water no soap, this helps too stay strong my friend there is hope ! I am sorry I can not be contacted at this time; but I will check back with you

        Posted by tammie tate | March 28, 2018, 11:54 am
    • Exactly the problems i have been experiencing.
      Have your place inspected & tedted for mold. You may not see it but it’s everywhere. Also have your Dr. Check your vitamin D levels. if your amune system is low, you’ll be able to feel the mold spores, when concentrations are elevated . Start with the checking of your vitamin D levels. If it’s low & the attackers are mold spores, there’s a lot you need to know……

      Posted by MeSHELLE | May 9, 2015, 7:41 pm
      • Ok my vitamin D is extremely low…it is mold. It’s getting worse it gets into my eyes and practically blinds me……help what do I do….?

        Posted by MeSHELLE | May 13, 2015, 4:40 pm
      • I hired a environmental company to test the house I was renting. I was trying to get answers so wanted to see if there was something in the house that may be toxic. I was exhausted from going back and forth to dr. appointments. I couldn’t get any of the Dr.’s to listen to me when I tried to tell explain to them over and over something had to causing all these issues. I had severe weight loss , hair loss, chronic fatigue, joint pain, teeth issues, skin issues, and don’t even look well. Then was just referred to see a dermatologist and had to wait two months until they had a appoitment available. To have them look at all the sores like lesions that i starting getting on my back and parts of my legs. The first vist she said all it was was bacterial infection. Then after trying several rx creams and still was having skin issues . Then on my fourth vist with the dermatologist I asked her can you do a skin biospy just see if something is abnormal or underneath my skin. I said I think it may be some type of mite, parasite, or maybe a fungal infection. The dr. said that mites wouldn’t burry into my skin or ears and this wasn’t scabies or any type of parasites. Then asked her what was all this grey stuff coming off my skin all ever and feel dirty even after I shower she said that all just dead skin coming out. Then when i bathe or shower and my skin is wet there is some type of white looking tiny mite with hairs coming from underneath my skin and in my scalp. She finally agreed to do a skin biospy from the skin around and underneath my toes but said it’s probably just a little yeast nothing more. Then while waiting in biospy results the house environmental lab testing results came back. The report confirmed with such high levels of airborne mold spores could cause health realted problens. Then everything in the home was contaminated with a type of toxic mold and anything fabric such as rugs, couches, clothing, bedding, mattress, blankets, towels needed to thrown out also. The home needed to be vacted and not to be used as a dwelling structue until all the mold remediation was completed. Then the home had to be tested again after the remediation contamination repairs were completed showing no mold contamination in the home to be used as a dwelling structure again. Then the next day I received the skin biospy results which were abnormal with acremonium mold species in my skin, hair, and nails. Then they called in spornex very strong and expensive fungal medication and said I needed to go see a infectous diease dr. but everyone I called dont want to treat me because it’s mold. So this was in November and losing more weight and have these hard knots like bone near my bones and some areas at my ankles. Now I felt little round small pea size cysts under my armpits and feel them in between my ribs and other area. My back just staring hurting and feels like were my kidneys are. I don’t what to try next or what dr.s treat mold viictims.

        Posted by Jeanne Miller | February 29, 2016, 4:57 am
    • How can this be tested? I have been suffering from this for a very long time, and no one believes me either. I slept in my car for weeks and lost all credibility now. And it doesn’t stop. Please help.

      Posted by Stephen Ryan | March 18, 2016, 11:21 pm
      • Ryan, my daughter has suffered from symptoms for several yeas also her autistic child. If you read this blog for long you will find hundreds of different theories and ideas. I know for sure that they have extreme chemical sensitivity. . Our nerves are very sensitive to chemicals and it can feel just like bugs biting when your body responds. For us, using chemicals on the body and environment made them much worse. I’m not saying some don’t have a legitimate parasite or mold or something .I 100% believe people have these symptoms, I just think many of us DON’T have a bug. We have been through it all. Try detoxing your body first. You might be contributing to your problem if you start using lots of chemicals. I really think that many of the morghellons symptoms may be a response in the body to chemical exposure .You can youtube detox.

        Posted by Debbie | March 19, 2016, 11:57 am
      • I 1000% believe you! I have seen what this is and now trying to get the higher ups to view my research of 7 years and recent my discovery of what the held is giving us these symptom I have video of it , you stay trough ,I am fighting everyday for the all of us.. sorry cant be contact; but I get back to u soon

        Posted by tammie tate | April 27, 2018, 1:08 pm
    • They are black mold gnats that are biting people and they are hard to see because you feel the bite minutes after they bite you. There is a good chance you have mold poisoning which attracts them to you. If you get a black light you can see a yellowish mold around your house mostly in the bathroom or even in the walls. I was on Cipro for 3 months and started having this issue all the time plus I moved in a house on the Lake in Lake Forest, Ca which had mold. A lot of my neighbors were also complaining about this as well. It takes months of Antofungal treatment to get this out of your body and you have to clean your environment too. If you take a laxitive you will see yellow mold or yeast come out of you by the gallons. The doctor gave me a suppository and for days yellow stuff came out, I felt like hell for a week but started to feel great after 10days.

      Posted by bigdogbob03 | March 23, 2016, 8:28 pm
    • Soolantra cream released in Dec., 2015 and approved for once a day application. Prescription only and costly, but it is topical ivermectin and works against skin mites…!

      Posted by N | April 4, 2016, 3:49 pm
      • We are still free of bites after treatment with Soolantra more than 4 years ago!! Miraculous! Try it! Well worth the time and $$!!!!

        Posted by N | January 5, 2019, 9:06 am

      Posted by mirza | June 19, 2016, 6:49 am
      • sea water like a mist on body and hair .clean house with vinegar your have less symptoms yet not a cure. this will get better !

        Posted by tammie tate | April 27, 2018, 1:11 pm
      The problem is that this young woman, and the magority of you are talking about totally different things. This bedbug issue has never happened before. And we have yet to find the answer, to it, once we have indeed discovered that this is a real problem in the world that we live in. There will! be researchers all over the world trying to bring resolve to this never before heard of ( make no mistake about it) human bedbug infestation.
      Sad to say these bugs are far ahead of the. what is normal?
      No one seems to understands what is happening, and worse yet, no one is willing to try to understand. Please do not correct any person who has already had an experience with this bedbug issue, you can not tell them what they have experienced when you didn’t understand what he or she were talking about in the first place. Must we have to fall down before we can get back up again? Nearly 2017 the plague goes on and still no solution. This woman clearly stated that she is seeing the pesty little bugs on more than one occasion. Pay attention! I’m erging you too to pay attention!

      Posted by Totally missing the point | December 5, 2016, 8:20 pm
      • Of coarse bedbugs were around before! I think it must have been in the early 1900’s and we got rid of most of them. Today fling from one side of planet to the next takes half a day.
        I’m 59 and one of my daughter’s brought home bedbugs. I’ve never seen them before but read how to get rid of them.
        These are different. If the light is right I can see them flying in a vortex and changes shapes in cylinders and tornado shapes. They are very intelligent.. one night while out walking at dusk I saw many very large ones up in the sky. I’m not scared of the small one. But knowing how smart they are I need to come to grips for myself about the large ones.
        This bug is so cute! When he runs along very, very fast with his long legs it makes me laugh . The poor little fella. I don’t think it has anything to do ith what we are calling Morgellon’s but those all gravitate towards me . Probably because of the communication.. like a dog or some kind of primate mixed with man made things with specific shapes, colors and bright lights under my skin .
        This guy reminds me of a moth with the false eyes but only a harder shell than wings. I’m sending a very short video . He makes me laugh, with his very long legs.

        Posted by Karen Zimmerman | July 2, 2017, 1:01 am
    • This is an Organsim which has evolved or was created in a lab
      Or its more than one organism living symbiotically to parasitize humans ie combo of Norwegian/crusted Scabies and chigger or hybrid human fleas (pulex irritans) and pin worms
      As it presents characteristics of all these insects and drain gnats or black flies or even some sort of wiry looking hair
      Human flea bites tend to be two or three right in a row instead of just one bite from other species. They make a red lump that itches intensely. Sometimes a red halo forms around the lump. Some people are very allergic to flea saliva. Human fleas have also been known to transmit diseases.Ie Lyme Disease these little pathogens cause an increase in fibrin in our blood, causing it to thicken and clot quickly causing haemoglobin levels to drop subsequently creating a more anaerobic environment for them selves. These critters breed quickly and in great numbers, you can find yourself with a problem in a very short period of time, and often before you notice any intrusion on your person. In fact, some people may get bitten by fleas several times and not notice, while another person may be sensitive to the flea (allergic) and react strongly to a single bite. You may have to treat a few times for one infestation, because flea eggs are usually impervious to any insecticides and can’t be killed until they hatch. Take a probiotic and Vitamin C 1000mg or more to improve your immune System .Use a salt scrub on your skin and lemon dish washer or soap which contains salycilic acid and limolene. Repeat the bathing steps every second day until no more fleas/mites are found. When you combine this process with products designed to kill fleas on bedding and carpet and clothing, the insect invasion should be gone in time.Salt C Protocol works but you have to monitor your blood pressure

      Flea cocoons are irregular, tent-like structures.22 However, they take on an oval shape once they’re fully formed.623124 The ovoid cocoons resemble tiny lint balls.910 Occasionally, two larvae will spin cocoons in close proximity to each other. In these rare circumstances, there may be a combined, double cocoon.24
      Color & Composition
      Sticky Silk & Debris
      Flea cocoons are envelopes of thin, white, silk-like material.456 The silk fibers are soft, moist and sticky, and wrapped loosely around the larvae.54157 As a result, environmental debris easily adheres to the cocoon.518 This detritus may consist of sand, dust, soil, clothithing /linen or carpet fibers or any other small fragments of dry material.242542611The larvae purposefully collect and integrate these particles into their cocoons with a few silk threads.Consume your cotton clothing and excrete silk like spiderweb thread From inside the loose structure, the larvae thicken the interior walls with more silk (Img 2).24

      They’re composed of white silk.456 However, the sticky silk accumulates nearby debris, which camouflages the cocoon into the environment.2478 Flea cocoons are oval-shaped and look like a lint ball

      Flea cocoons are difficult to detect. Debris adhering to the silk originates from the same environment where the cocoons rest, giving them a near perfect camouflage. Within homes, larvae pupate at the base of carpeting. The cocoons are hidden from view and tightly bound to the linen/clothing /carpet fibers with silk.(Lint ball feels like it is attached with Velcro when you remove it but detaches itself when extreme heat is applied ie hairdryer or paint stripping airgun Larvae may also pupate in other dark, undisturbed locations. Cocoons can be found in crevices, seams clothing linen and bedding mattresses and pillows, within pet bedding, or attached to soft furniture.2454
      The Silk
      Physical Characteristics
      Flea larvae have modified labial (salivary) glands which produce silk.273288 Their mandibles attach the silk to the desired location.184 The silk is white, soft and moist,2415 slightly hardening over a few days.24 Cat fleas, like other “body fleas”, have soft cocoons. “Nest fleas” typically have firm cocoons.8
      • Flea silk proteins have a predominantly α-helical conformation. The silk’s composition has low levels of glycine and high levels of glutamic acid residues. Preliminary data suggests the silk is more like keratin and myosin than it is like aculeate silks. The surface is practically impenetrable that flea sprays or fogging substances only coats the cocoon but not harm the developing flea inside.

      Cocoon Formation & Molting
      Fully-grown larvae enter into a period of inactivity before spinning a cocoon.17 Once started, they complete the cocoon in 6.7 hours. Then movement ceases again. Pupation then begins in 17.8 hours.21 Within its cocoon, a U-shaped larva remains motionless as it transitions into an adult over 3-6 days.30 Two molts occur within the cocoon: From larvae to pupae, and from pupae to adult. At each molt, there’s a short burst of activity.30 The shed cuticles (skins) remain within the cocoon. Inside this cocoon, they metamorphose into the adult fleas. At the onset, they are white, but they become brown when they emerge.2430
      Pre-Emerged Adult
      Once adulthood is reached, fleas can remain in a motionless, dormant state inside their cocoons. This quiescent period lasts up to 5 months, but it ends when a nearby host triggers their emergence.26313233 The presence of heat or pressure causes emergence in 5 seconds.3026 Fleas that fail to emerge will move around inside their cocoon and then return to a quiescent state. When they shed the cocoon lots of dust motes are created They survive in our clothing linen and soft furnishings as the lint formed cocoon stage for up to a yearvery hard to eradicate

      Posted by Allan Henry | December 23, 2016, 4:21 am
    • My husband and I had gone through the invisible itching, bite marks, etc. We found the solution. Just a bit more background first … If needles could bite, that was the sensation. Other times the sensation was that something was crawling on us. We spent a lot of money trying to get to the bottom of it including hiring and environmental engineer to take air samples (to check for asbestos, living organism, infectious bird diseases). We had a bird nesting in our mail box. In the same 2-3 week time window, we got mite bites from a hotel, and we visited some land and had a bunch of deer ticks crawling our bodies. After seeing a dermatologist, getting allergy skin tests for mold, buying a kid’s microscope and magnifying glass to find the invisibles, having our pet birds tested for bird mites, buying essential oils (lemon, cedar, neem, peppermint, rosemary, etc,etc), bringing out 2 pest companies, washing bedsheets/clothes nightly, cleaning, sanitizing, vacuming every day, bombing with cedar, air duct cleaning, air duct part changed, ete etc (hell), we started to wonder why nothing was working and at that point considered that it was coming from within our bodies. With what had happened, we spoke to our Dr about getting testing for Lymes. We both tested positive and I later confirmed with my family doctor that Lymes can manifest itself as itching. 1 year and 9 months later, we started the Buhner protocol (see his book – healing lyme) and have been on it so far for about 6 weeks. Itching is going down for my husband. We both have more energy. Honestly, I can’t believe I was as sick as I was. It started as itching but over time I had Low energy, memory loss, and hearing loss. One note, most Lymes Disease tests are not very accurate and may not detect the disease. I suggest spending the extra money and having the blood test sent to IGenX.

      Posted by Nad | April 4, 2017, 8:42 pm
    • What people are describing are what sounds to me to be “chiggers” or “red bugs”. They range from microscopic to the size of a copper bb. They range in color from a clearish white to simply blood red. Believe me when I say u are not crazy and you are not imagining them. They are real and they will cause you to feel you are going insane. They do move around and you can see them come to the surface of your skin then disappear just as fast as they appeared in the first place. Google the word “chigger” and you will find your answer to question. If you live in a rural area with a lot of pine trees and/or sand I can guarantee you have been exposed to them. Some people are more sensitive than others. If you consume a lot of sugar, are a diabetic or have a weak immune system the will thrive in your body.

      Posted by Andrea Poole | August 19, 2017, 4:21 am
    • There’s like: practically no reason to think there’s something called IBBS. Flies land on creatures that don’t have their protein, muscle, electrolyte count straight and stuff; this problem is the same as any other such problem in life. So I’m going to take Collagen, C, some herbs and stuff and know they’ll move toward the door or rotten food – they can smell us from inside our bodies i.e. Plus our circulation is lower near our feet plus whatever type of clothing and shoes we wear, well……… That’s apt to be it

      Posted by Anna | August 28, 2017, 10:30 am
    • As someone who cleaned houses for twenty years, and someone who practically never had skin problems, I was unprepared for the contact dermatitis I got this year when my back went out, just when I had planned a badly needed spring cleaning. When what started out like cat scratch disease was spreading fast, I didn’t wait to see the doctor but started treating it like it could be bacterial, fungal, viral or parasites. I’d have gone completely bonkers without my sticky lint-roller and my little bag of natural micro-dermabrasion powder that works as a desiccant on the tiny creatures that seemed to make it spread like mad. Now what had blossomed to a population of nearly three dozen open lesions has now healed up except for three stubborn wounds where the cat’s dewclaw dug in deep. Keeping the skin dry between bathing and medicating your wounds every twelve hours seemed to be the key to overcoming the stubborn problem. And if you have cats, dogs or other pets, be sure to get plenty of de-worming treatment and topical flea stuff “just for them.” Here’s a few brand names I love: Bactine, Zoetis, Scotch brand sticky rollers.

      Posted by Bugslayer_1 | October 10, 2017, 11:06 am

      Posted by LORRAINE | December 11, 2017, 8:12 am
    • my name is Tammie Tate and I am from queens ozone park . I not only know what this is; but can prove it, with photo and video, the problem is I’m getting the feeling some might be blocking me from talking about this ? any how. I want to start a partition, we need 250 people to make it an epidemic , can you help me to do that,,,,( for some relief get (sea water , its free ) and spray ONLY!!! on out side of skin and also hand sanitizer put on body only too ) I am so broke from my discovery, for I use all of my own money ,,,,, I don’t have a phone or apartment at present time , I am here to tell you, that your not insane and what you feel is very real ! I am at a drop off center on Atlantic avenue 100-30 ozone park NY 11416 Write me a letter, all welcome or come bye, I will keep things quite, wear a yellow shirt ;so I know you too are also a suffer,. Please help me…. the only way this is coming out is in numbers the more people that contact me the stronger we are
      thank ypu my new friend

      Posted by tammie | January 23, 2018, 10:31 am
    • get SEA WATER spray it on the body and hair , pets too; you can also soak clothes and bedding, than wash in plan water ; remember its free ;” yet never drink it” My name is Tammie Tate from queens new York. my research is 7 years long on this subject ; but it was only recent that i now can prove my finding about what I discovery . the sea water , this will lower the sensation, listen I know what this in full ; but I need to do an interview with the bug man… to show him my shocking finding .i got a lot of proof, that this is real and very serious sorry i cant be contract at this time yet i will contact you at a later time .you are not crazy hold on my new friend

      Posted by tammie tate | March 20, 2018, 11:28 am
    • get sea water and spray body and hair it works and free

      Posted by tammie | March 24, 2018, 9:18 am
    • if you are still suffering, use sea water. its not the cure; but it does give relief for the sensation ;I know what this is in full; yet getting the higher up to check my proof and research has been hard ;yet hang in there, the sea water spay, on body and hair the more the mist the better the relief

      Posted by tammie tate | March 27, 2018, 2:25 pm
    • sea water it will l give relief; yet never drink it

      Posted by tammie tate | March 28, 2018, 12:10 pm
    • sea wate,r it work spay body and hair yet never drink it

      Posted by tammie tate | March 28, 2018, 12:10 pm
    • dale. you have been through a lot.( as most of us ) I am writing again to you ,for I thinks this matters . lets me break this down ,sea water is for the out side the body but never drink it; also good too for bedding and clothes, it helps. Nevertheless ; (remember this will not stop until, the higher up’s take a look at my research) for inside the body is folic acid, 2 tablets a day, morning and evening, some food will add to these sensation.Try more creaming stuff… Dale, listen the body is overwhelmed from what we are facing… do not add more toxic ( with cleaners ) to your environment , to clean, used only white distill vinegar (its works and its cheap ) for its a gems killer and safe to the body, I know you wrote some time ago; yet I hope you get to see this and apply this to your daily life ,this is not a cure; but it will help. you and others .one more thing , sea water can be spay on other house hold things; be strong my new friend I will contact at a later time

      Posted by tammie tate | March 29, 2018, 10:51 am
    • did you try the sea water ? my email I am having problem with it; so write to me instead , Tammie Tate 100-30 Atlantic avenue ozone park NY 11416 I

      Posted by tammie tate | April 16, 2018, 2:27 pm
    • It is NOT A SYNDROME! The bugs live in our computer. If I stay away, I’m not bothered. My husband isn’t bothered, just me. We have fought this since we took delivery of a bed delivered by a Dominion Freightway truck. We got a huge load of bed bugs and these horrible mites. We hired professionals to spray twice a month, and our car! We had control of them at one point, but recently they increased by 10000! Must have bitten me while I was asleep. They do awaken me by crawling in my privates.

      This is a true nightmare. We spend hours steaming bedding and clothing! And it’s been 20 years! The bedbugs are gone completely, but not the mites which I suspect are living in my vagina. I feel this is a losing battle! But we can’t stop fighting and we are now elderly!

      Posted by Carol Sterley | June 30, 2019, 4:09 pm
    • I have thought and looked up chiggers jiggers because they burrow my husband pulled out a black snt looking thing

      Posted by Jeri Padgett | July 11, 2019, 5:57 pm
    • Hi,
      I am a 58 year old young lady from the midwest. I’ve been suffering from demodex mites and morgellons disease (I just realized) since 2019. I was also diagnosed with Lyme disease and 2 co-infections from tick bites in 2016. I would advise each of you that is experiencing the biting mites, the breakouts, etc to be tested for tick born viruses. You can also get Lyme and other viruses from flea, mosquitoes, lice, and mite bites. I’ve been to many doctors over the years and to at least 8 within this past year. No one will believe me either about the breakouts and feeling like I’m being bitten and stung. Said I needed to be prescribed antidepressants (which I’m already on since 2016), and see a psychiatrist.

      That’s pretty cruel for doctors to do this to patients. If they don’t know, then admit it, then try help them, or refer them to someone who will. But doctors are taught to automatically tell the patient it’s a psychotic disorder. This is an abusive and cruel thing to do to patients, as I said before.

      I am going to assure you , you are not crazy!! It is not made up for attention! It is real! I would suggest a diet without gluten, dairy, sugar, processed foods. Bathing with natural, and mild body washes, and shampoo. With tea tree and peppermint oils.
      Amazon has many products that can help.

      Wash your pillowcases daily, shower daily, moisturize your skin daily. Spray and clean your bed and home with a natural product (I’ve been using for a year now. It works very well!) Natural Genesis Kleen-Free Natually products. I add it to my laundry. I clean with it, you can also bath with it. Vacuum your carpets, under beds, etc. Try to keep the area you stay in, such as your bedroom, clean as possible. Wash your bed sheets weekly. Including the bedspread and blankets. If your home is infested with a different type of mite, such as bird mites, you will need to fog your home and do more to remove them from your home. I

      Also, read
      Morgellons: A legitimacy of a disease By Dr Ginger Savely

      You are not alone, and you are not crazy! Look up Dr Savely and contact her. Through her website or, you can find out more from this website too. God Bless you!

      Posted by Irene Bugg | September 15, 2020, 4:27 pm
    • you are 100% correct you are not crazy unless they have a new type of crazy for both of us cuz everything that you said except for the right I might as in the left eye it wasn’t the right guy also but it’s in the left that one but I know that it’s in my left eye and it’s like it feel like when I look down it drops down from my eyelids and the heart. I might have to get her Island scrubbed and I seen that on YouTube the other day I’m very worried if it’s caused you to go completely blind so I will go immediately to an eye doctor at least to get the islands on washed out because that is very real and they probably are mites and it could be a number of different bus cuz I thought it was too I thought it was brown recluse black widows yes you’re not crazy cuz it seems a little pink ones coming out my mouth feel my throat I seen you put vaseline everywhere and it seemed like there was like some large mean world language is coming up on my foot all the way up towards my heart and I was so scared like I just seen them move through my skin it was so freaking and then there was a silver things come from the clock side of my mouth and it was one of them couple

      Posted by kashayia Singleton | September 26, 2020, 9:39 am
    • If you want to prove that you indeed have invisible bugs syndrome you can do it by taking some wide clear packing tape and wrap it around the calf of your leg. Tear off a piece that will wrap around the calf two times with an inch extra to secure it.

      Fold the tape in half sticky side to sticky side leaving an inch of sticky. Wrap it around your calf and sit for an hour or two in a kitchen or office type chair that has an open space under the seat.

      Take the tape off and examine it under light. You will see splotches on the clear tape. You have just verified conclusively that you have these things. If you’re working with a doctor show the tape to them and ask them if they can analyze the material on it or send it out for a possible DNA test.

      We need to get some science people involved to help us identify these things. If you have connections to a lab or college science department present the evidence and see if it can be analyzed.

      If you wear socks 24/7 they will gather mostly there. This means less on your upper body.

      You can kill these things to get some relief by using a Black Flag bug racket and Eveready rechargeable batteries. I’ve tried them all and this combination works the best.

      Reinforce the racket by putting some wide packing tape on the sides and the top. Cut off any excess so it doesn’t touch the metal.

      Sit in a chair with legs extended heals on ground toes up. Wear socks to do this. Start tapping your big toe with the racket. Use it with the “on” indicator light up. You will see a flash and hear a pop. Due this a few times and once you get a steady stream wobble the racket from side to side to increase the affect. These things are attracted to electricity so I decided to use it against them. Adjust the racket till you get a tight steady stream. You will feel your foot getting cooler. That’s an effect of bug density decreasing. I then count to 100 or 200. You can do the same on the other foot. Always do this when they start really “bugging” you. It slows them down drastically.

      As I said let’s get some science people involved and wipe these things out for ourselves and our families.

      Posted by Rocco Coppola | June 26, 2021, 8:20 pm

      Posted by 555kiss my ass | September 15, 2021, 5:22 am
  2. some people thinks that morgellons are in our blood, but i don´t think so.

    Posted by stilvivo | April 2, 2012, 7:20 pm
    • Its not. Morgellons is the result of a chemical reaction to bacteria in our system. Mostly from chemically loaded foods we eat such as factory farm meat.

      Posted by askthebugman | April 3, 2012, 1:02 am
      • You are wrong!

        I wish that I lived closer, so that I could meet you. Within seconds of being close to me, you would start itching! A chemical reaction cannot spread to another person like that, can it? These are REAL, they are bugs, they are miniature to begin with, and grow to a tiny speck. The ones that I have, when they are just hatched and attacking your body, feel like static spreading over your arms, or face or whatever part of body they are climbing onto. One of mine are in the form of book lice, but they have to be genetically engineered to be able to do the things they are capable of. And they do live in the house, and inside the human body – it’s an endless circle. What is worse though, is the damage these bugs are actually doing to the insides of our bodies, while we are busy trying to get rid of them on the outside.

        My skull ( the actual bone) as well as my spine and shins, are now littered with grooves and lines all over. I am a woman, and know, as well as have pictures, of what I looked like before this illness. And I am not talking small things, I am talking pathways, grooves, that lead from the top of my head, down my forehead, to my eyebrow on one side, and over the ear on the other side, the size and depth of about 1/8 of an inch or even a little bigger, and they have gotten deeper over the last year, since I have discovered them. So, ask yourself, what kind of a bug, would be capable of gouging out bone? Sounds like a twilight zone, doesn’t it? I don’t think a chemical reaction could do that either Mr. Bugman. This thing is far more dark and sinister than any of us are really willing to admit to. After all, how would your feel, if you found out that you are a target of a world wide attack on human life? A brilliantly designed weapon, that can slip under the radar, and has been aggressively denied, and suppressed for over a decade, by all (should be involved and helpful) official organizations, like the Gov., the CDC, and all medical community.

        I am 45, and live a pure lifestyle (almost all the recommendations of the post above), and have for all of my life, and yet I am having “unexplained” life threatening health problems. Before Morgellons, I was in the top 5% of the most healthy people according to my life insurance. I paid $11 for a quarter million policy, because I was such a low risk. If you know nothing about life insurance – that is an unbelievable rate, and should tell you something about my health.

        Well, that’s my 5 cents! Do with it what you will. Thanks for your post, for getting involved, and for caring.

        If any sufferers would like to get in touch (just to talk, and compare symptoms, finds, treatments etc) please contact me through You-Tube : Sequoya11.

        Posted by Mercy | August 18, 2013, 12:17 pm

      Posted by JULIE CALABRESE | July 23, 2012, 10:33 pm
      • If you have bugs, then take them to another pest person or a university to an entomologist. None of them are invisible and should be identifiable by someone who is competent in entomology or acarology. It is possible you are having a chemical reaction to something as chemicals will cause your internal bacteria to exit through your skin and it looks like bites. Read the entire post on this to help determine what it is you have and take the samples to someone who is knowledgeable.

        Posted by askthebugman | July 23, 2012, 10:53 pm
      • I believe you Julie. Very few people suffer from these microscopic bugs. If everyone was afflicted, it would be front page news on the New York Times. No one can really understand the problem unless you are being bitten all day and can’t really see the bugs. Bugs on your couch, car, hair, and sofa. There are 6-7 possible bugs that can cause similar problems. The symptoms are slightly different. I think the majority of people are suffering from one of these: some type of mite, thrips, colemboa, morgellons, springtails, fleas etc. I wish I could see my biting pests. They are minature flying bugs about the size of this period. They bite and multiply quickly. I can only seem them in strong sunlight with a magnifying glass. I have found very small white cocoons in my clothing. I’ve narrowed down my problem to thrips, or parasitic wasps which are 1/100th of inch in size. Just found out the agriculture industry breeds these wasps by the billions to neutralize agriculture pests. Hmm wonder if there is a correlation between the breeding of these pests and the sudden onslaught of microscopic flying pests that non one can identify?? Self help is the key. I have found the majority of the pest control industry cannot imagine anything that is not in their playbook of standard bugs. It’s sort of sad but very true.

        Posted by NW | August 10, 2012, 12:36 am
      • Springtails and Collembola are the same thing and they don’t bite people. They feed on vegetation, mold and fungus. Thrips will occasionally bite people if they are outside where the thrips are living. Bird mites and rat mites will bite people but they won’t breed on them or infest them. This is all nonsense spread by idiotic websites like Fleas will bite but they are visible, and morgellon’s isn’t a bug, its a condition. Parasitic wasps aren’t capable of biting people or stinging people. They are too small and only go after insects they parasitize. No chance of being infested with parasitic wasps. No-see-ums are biting midges that are very small and can bite, but they live in areas where there is a lot of moisture as they breed in damp soil. Most of these biting symptoms are from chemicals causing a reaction in your body with your own bacteria.

        Posted by askthebugman | August 10, 2012, 12:44 am
      • Seven years, I have suffered from invisible, near microscopic black mites, that leave long scratches on the skin and itch. They seem to be magnetically attracted to skin, move very fast. They like to hang out in hairy parts of the body and will migrate from the crotch to the top of the head, then back of ears. They leave white smaller than sesame seeds that are glued to hair roots. Submerging in water 10+ minutes will kill them. Nit remover comb will help. What has helped me the most is KLEEN GREEN NATURALLY enzyme in water as spray., 1800.807.9350. It desolves the bugs outer shell and is nontoxic. Vacuum often. Doctors and exterminators no nothing about them, they will even say you are imagining or you are mentally ill. Call the number, you will talk to someone who has suffered from them also. They infiltrate your mattress, cover with plastic, they love dust and old paper, electronic equipment, carpets, old deserted buildings, live 5+ years without blood and survive 20 below zero. You can pick them up when you sit down, especially in movie theaters, public places, doctors and dentist offices, hair dressers, and will wait for you to sit down in your favorite place at home. Take a little bottle of the spray with you, spray seat, if you feel them behind your ears etc. spray them. Some people can feel them crawling, some people think you are nuts, or maybe are not attractive the the mites, I have been told if you have allergies you are more attractive.

        Posted by Carole Deonne | April 26, 2013, 2:54 pm
      • I have found that if I use Borax on my carpets often, I have less of the bites. I spray lysol on cloth furniture and an also a very clean person. The bug that bites me is black, moves like an ant, bites like a pin prick and I can’t get it with scotch tape usually because by the time I get my finger on it, it’s a little ball of black. They seem to drop or come out of nowhere. I found the Borax trick because a neighbor let his ferret die and the fleas were everywhere and it got rid of the fleas almost overnight and that was years ago. I have seen this little biting bug in a book, on paper, so it could be book mites. I noticed up a ways in the blog a lady with the ‘red mites’. I got them sitting on the beach. Antibiotic cream took care of them. Talk about an itch and a bite…they were terrible. Worse than beach ‘no see ums’. What ever you do, don’t scratch them…just kill them if you can.

        Posted by Melanie Hoover | September 24, 2013, 4:28 pm
      • i have been to so many Doctors and none of believe me I know they are not bugs they are bacteria. I was sitting on my chair the other night and I looked at my arm and there was a black thing a little smaller than a match head on my arm I don’t know how long he had been there but I picked him off and you could see where it had been chewing mt skin if I had left him on all night it would have been under my skin. I have had these non-bugs now for over a year and no Doctors believes me they think I belong in a bug house. One hosp. was a teaching hosp. and the doctor brought in about 6 young girls and said right in front of me and I’m a man. This is a case lof extream inmaginary and he shoudt go see a phycarist I got mad and called the doctor a Quack and walked out. There is nothing wrong wth my head I’m notg crazy. I have bite marks all. over my body my they just shake there heads and hand me some same ld cream and say just put a bandage on it and kit will get better. No Cheers tonight Bill

        Posted by William (Bill) Marquis | March 3, 2014, 10:17 pm
        This seems to be the most sensible information. I am going to purchase it and see what happens. I will keep you all posted. I prayed about it and asked God to show me.
        2 years. Driving me bananas. This has to work for me to keep my sanity. I’m the only one in the house affected.

        Posted by delores | March 6, 2014, 6:34 am
      • Read the Bug Man’s explanation at the beginning of this blog..You can spend a fortune on this stuff. It is not an insect.

        Posted by Debbie | March 6, 2014, 11:03 am
      • Bathing in small amout of detol in bathing water I found help relive the iching from biting bug syndrome

        Posted by wayne | October 13, 2015, 4:53 pm
      • Its mould spores…look for mould in your house and clean with three parts water one part bleach spray use a tooth brush to brush away the mould and wipe away with a spung then wipe down with kitchen towel and with in twomweek the itching and biting will me ive had the same problem.

        Posted by Throne | February 25, 2016, 8:29 am
      • Help shaved my head but still coming out my pores Terri

        Posted by artco2016 | May 16, 2016, 5:08 pm

        Posted by LORRAINE | December 11, 2017, 8:15 am
      • hi my name is Tammie Tate and I live in queens NY,,,,, I 100% believe you, not only do I know what this is but I can prove it with photos and video, you are not crazy and what your feeling is real , you can write to me or meet with me all’s good; however, I am at a drop off center.100-30 Atlantic avenue ozone park NY 11416 . my research and discovery cost me all that I had, as any one suffering from this knows you go broke ,,,,, for some relief, get sea water, its free and only spray on out side body.( ONLY )and hand sanitizer too. I am willing to test anyone home free I want to get 250 people to start a partition, for 250 means this is an epidemics, please help me to do that , I hope to hear from you soon ,all things are kept quite. if visit, wear a yellow shirt ; so I know you too are a suffer
        thank you my new friend

        Posted by tammie | January 23, 2018, 10:51 am
      • hi, Julie I am sorry u are going thought this; yet this it not a cure ;but will give you relief, get sea water (its free ) spay on body and hair plus bedding or the place you are sleeping in.9 yet never drink it .) I know what this is and I have proof; yet still working on getting the higher up’s to view my research of 7 years. this made seem it only harms one with sensation; however my research prove otherwise; you stay strong my new friend , there is hope ! I cant be contact at this time ;but I will check in soon

        Posted by tammie tate | March 28, 2018, 12:03 pm
      • Julie, can you do some research on DE (diatomaceous earth) and give it a try rather topically or internally or both? I know that internally it detoxes and also neutralizes the ions that are bad for us; externally, it might dry out your skin but that is why bugs HATE it because it is like glass to them while seems like powder to us – it is used as a safe bug killer (safe for us, safe for kids and pets, but not for bugs as it dries out there exoskeleton and is like how we feel about shards of glass rubbing on us).

        Posted by Robin | November 8, 2018, 2:58 am
      • are they chiggers. they are almost invisible to the naked eye but they are biting bugers and the more you scratch the more they spread.

        Posted by leslie | April 9, 2020, 2:05 am
    • James, i couldnt respond to you either, however would be interested in this study. I’m leaving my aol address and will hope this gets to you… you so much, you made this so much easier to understand..

      Posted by Kimberly Bons | October 28, 2012, 6:25 pm
    • Im certain morgellons doesnt start in the blood but after it takes over so to speak I believe it definately affects blood chemistry. Ive been suffering from Morgellons after a trip to Northern California. In the 4 months since I am almost unrecognizable to myself. Lost so much weight I look skeletal. Suffered the biting,stinging,itching etc. Hair loss, fatigue, depression and recently thin silver wirey things out of skin. Also metal flakes of various color. The little black specks in my bed and the white plastic stickerlike stuff in my clothing. I too have been accused of being delusional by family as I lost my husband of 31 yrs to cancer in 2010 therefore they blame stress and grief for my symptoms. I now keep to myself and never mention misery to anyone Im very certain of my plight as Im sure are you. The slimemold theory makes the most scence to me. It seems to fit all of my symptoms, especially the globs of slimey gunk that floats in my bath. Sorry so gross!! good luck and hope for all !!

      Posted by Stacia | March 25, 2013, 8:36 pm
      • Hang in their!!! I thougtht many nites I wasn’t going to wake up the next morning, but that’s a distant memory now. As hard as it is, stay positive, eat healthy, excercise and when all looks dark, dreary and depressing, you have to bring yourseelf back b/c you have a battle ahead of you. Lay off chemicals and use natural stuff, except the salycylic acid found in Neutrogena skin care products. This helped tremendously. Pachoulli oil, rub thee skin, you’ll be amazed at how fast it heals, especially the “crescent shaped soft spots” under the skin. Its an inside-out issue and you haveto stay positive, it thrives on stress and sugar. Peppermoint oil and iodine helps as well. I stick to antifungal, antibacterial mix and now, near the end, GOD willling, 2 years of sores, they are healing. My face was a mess, healing, I lost 40 pounds, 99 pounds, back up to 112, there is hoppe, stay strong and fight this horrid disease. Vaccuum and steam the fibers in the furnituree if you have to keep it :/ dO NOT PICK anything. A whitehead isn’t a pimple and will be a huge sore if you touch it. Nip it in the bud and put oils on it, natural oils. Good luck, God blless!!. Sorry, typing on cell phne

        Posted by Kimberly Bonds | March 26, 2013, 10:34 am
  3. Hi, since Sunday I have started getting bit by something in bed. I feel them crawling on my head, my arms, legs, private parts, in my nose. They are not bed bugs. We have placed mattress and pillow covers in the bedrooms. My husband thnks I’m crazy but last night, I noticed he was itching. My son who cosleeps also woke up a number of times, I could tell, from itchiness. We have three chickens and I’m pretty sure they don’t have mites. I sprinkle DE food grade in their nesting and dusting areas. I had heard baby birds a month ago putside our house and no longer hear them. I think we have an infestation of bird mites. From the Internet search I’ve done, it looks like it’s very hard to get rid of, unlike rat mites which can’t live off rats/mice permanently. Please, tell me if you have done research on bird mites and humans. Can heat treatment work? My bites are pinprick red dots which have no pattern. They are not even itchy after a while, just when the bugs are crawling on me and after the initial bite. They are not bed bugs. We have not found any bugs at all. Btw, in my twenties I had bedbug bites from a Thailand trip. I got extremely itchy and bad bites from those. These are not the same. I can feel them crawling on me at different parts of the day, mainly at night in bed. I am hoping it doesn’t spread to the rest of the house. We are in el cerrito. Can you help??? Thank you.

    Posted by thequales | April 5, 2012, 3:08 pm
    • Don’t pay attention to that bird mites website. It is fundamentally wrong. Bird mites will bite if the birds have left the nest, but they won’t crawl in your nose or near your private areas. They will bite on the arms and legs, which are the easiest to get to and they won’t breed in the house. If you want to treat for them to see if they are the problem, fog the house with Greenbug for Indoors, which is a natural product made from cedar. Go to

      If it isn’t mites, then it you are having a chemical reaction to some chemicals that you have been exposed to or more likely eaten. If you eat meat from a supermarket or Walmart, the antibiotics in the meat are reacting with your gut bacteria. The bacteria can communicate with your brain using neurotransmitters and you will have the feeling of something crawling on you or biting you, but it is actually the bacteria reacting to chemicals. Genetically modified foods cause this as well. You may want to make sure you eat organic foods only and don’t use any chlorinated water for anything.

      Posted by askthebugman | April 5, 2012, 3:55 pm
      • I think you are wrong I found little red specs on our bed I have bites and itching also my husband has itching I took samples to a entomologist waitng for results but this is a real problem and not from walmart meat or chemicals I think that what is told when you don’t know what it is. I ‘have had this problem now for 4months also we have had bird’s nest around the house and and sever wasps nest in the sideing which I know we have to get rid of and hopefully our problem might go away

        Posted by b jenkins | July 7, 2012, 7:46 pm
      • If you read the posts, I have always said bird mites could be the problem. Usually if no mites are found or any other pests, then it is probably a chemical reaction. If the scabs come back as mites, have your house treated for them.

        Posted by askthebugman | July 7, 2012, 7:50 pm
      • My daughter and whole family had specks coming off on the sheets. We went to the entomologist, dermatologist, extension service and pest control. After the specks( black pepper looking) stopped, then they started with fibers coming out of the skin. All this was documented medically. There were also risk factors like birds nests and leave litter all over her yard. In her case, it was a response to chemicals but we looked into everything just like you are doing. I sure hope that you are successful in finding the cause. Now, I am very thankful that it was chemical because it was less scary than everything else you read about. The symptoms were very, very real. It resolved in three months.

        Posted by Debbie Gill | July 9, 2012, 3:36 am
      • Let us know what you find out as it helps others. I have really been interested in this since our family experienced it first hand. There were lots of things I was doing and not thinking a thing about like using lots of sunscreen loaded with chemicals. I am still using some but I am very cautious about the ingredients. Also, cleaning supplies can be very hazardous.

        Posted by Debbie Gill | July 9, 2012, 3:42 am
      • It took me 2 full months to see my parasites. Still don’t know what they are. But, I do know they fly!! Put your used clothing in a plastic bin with sealed lid. Leave it there for 3-4 days. Take the bin to a window with strong direct sunlight. Buy a 10x magnifying glass with a big lens. Let the bin sit in the sun for several minutes to get them excited. and then remove the lid. Shake the clothes and start looking. Does it fly or crawl?? Look through the clothes for more signs of bugs. You can also put a piece of white and black paper in the bottom of the bin on day 1. Your bugs could be opaque or dark colored, hence the 2 backgrounds.

        Posted by NW | August 10, 2012, 12:43 am
      • My family (myself, wife and 5 yo daughter) have been suffering with an invisible bug problem since April 2012. This has nothing to do with diet, as we have bee eating organic for close to 8 years. We cannot see them, but we can feel them crawling on our skin, and we get occasional bites (they seem to like my wife the most) (they get real active from night until morning, and they love cloth anything). We have tried everything and nothing thus far has worked. It is not imaginary as my wife’s parents began to feel them soon after she stayed there for a few days and dropped our daughter off for a month visit, but we told them to vacuum everyday and lay down D.E. so they would not take hold, and luckily they did not.

        I’m not saying that what you propose is not true in some cases, but know that there is at least one family out there, with a “only shop at Whole Foods, eat plenty of organic veggies and fruits” diet, whom are suffering with some kind of crawling and biting insect. And it seems they are next to impossible to get rid of.

        Posted by a.cole | August 23, 2012, 4:50 am
      • Have you considered trying treatment for systemic yeast? It is worth a try. If you have it no amount of organics will help. You must eat a rigid yeast free diet and use yeast fighters plus strong probiotics. It is worth a try.

        Posted by Debbie | June 21, 2013, 3:50 am
      • check out the site (it doesn’t actually have to do with mites, it’s about IBBS.) She found that fogging with a cedar oil helps and also has protocols for washing your body and clothes. It hasn’t completely made them go away for me but has helped a lot. She has links to the cedar oil product and wash products on her site. Not cheap but as I said it has helped me a lot. (She doesn’t sell the products herself.)

        Posted by jerry | June 21, 2013, 3:57 am
      • I have recently moved into a new apartment and have seen 1cockroach and a few adult bedbugs and baby ones but I have been getting bit by something that feel like little pins and needles all over my body and bites when I take a shower it burns/_less if I use cool water can you please help me I sleep on kitchen floor and havent slept in any bed for over a year and I only own a couch thats uncomfortable to sleep on but thats where the bedbugs appeared but Ive had this couch for over a year brand new and same landlord just a different building and had no problems in the previous one and lived there for over a year but I just moved into this one 28 days ago.

        Posted by EricJohansen | June 29, 2015, 12:49 am
    • Firstly,many one who has suffered through this has my deepest sympathy, and no, you are not crazy! Anyone who has not been the ongoing insufferable buffet for a bevy of mites best not tell someone else it is all in their head. I had a similar problem last year. I would get bitten thirty or so times a night while my husband laying next to me did not. I thought it was hives. Ater three doctors visits and a rash reaction to amoxicillin which was prescribed for who knows what reason, I got a doctor tell me i was being bitten by rat mites and that palo alto where i live in a rental home for an exhorbitant price, had lots and lots of rats owing to its proximity to the bay and the lush vegitation absolutely everywhere. Impossible i thought. And why only me for a midnight snack? This was common, she said. Rat mites prefer women. Great. I called santa clara county vector control and got the sweetest guy to come out and look for rats. Not only did he find telltale droppings and the empty shells of snails after an all night rat fest in the attic, but together we found a teeny tiny little reddish speck that he assured me was a rat mite. It looked like a speck. I could barely see the red myself, but i just happen to own a microscope Purchased for five bucks at a flea market (no pun intended), and lo and behold, we put that sucker ona slide and saw the little nasty legs and biting head! Now, for the fun part, control, elimination, and relief.
      Firstly, a rat mite cannot breed on a human, but it can bit you to death for as long as it lives. The rat mits are eating you because a rat died nearby somewhere and the mites sought out a new host. They feed at night. Eliminating the rats and sealing up the house is the first order of business no matter what a pest control place tells you. No rats. No rat mites. Do not poison the rats! This is the worst thing you can do. They will die nearby and incite a whole new generation of mites to feed on you. Trap them, get a pro to do it, every day for a week until they are gone, and then seal the house, roof, etc, with screens. Clean the crap out of the house with a vacuum and pine sol. Then buy this stuff called food grade diatomaceous earth, which you sprinkle with a spoon all along the edges of the walls of each room and leave there for a week. Vacuum it up and do it again. This is the only non chemical way to kill the remaining mites. Pest control will want to poison the crap out of the rats and the mites. Do they not understand the concept of the circle of life? You can buy diatomaceous earth froma feed store because it is what is used to keep mites off fowl and is safe to ingest, just try not to inhale it.

      For relief of your skin, be kind. Lavender oil gave some relief, and then I tried clove oil, and tea tree oil which did not smell so good but a few drops in each ultra hot laundry load helped. Also, each night I sprayed the sheets with orange oil from trader joes (room freshened), and sometimes I sprayed alcohol near the bed. I never resorted to deet sprayed on my legs, but I was tempted. It took several months for them to go completely away. I became a raving lunatic during that time, and it really compromised my health trying to get it resolved and solved healthfully. If I had this info first, it would have saved me a lot of pain.
      I sure hope this helps! You will be itch free once again and you are not crazy! Good luck. Oh yes, and aveno oatmeal bath soaks during the day were heavenly.

      Posted by Leslie Ness | June 19, 2012, 4:21 am
      • Thank you Leslie, I am going to try it all. I really started to think I was crazy, even though I was seeing all these bits on me. I will Post in a few weeks to give update. But in the meantime I am trying it all! Thank You

        Posted by Helene Rippe | July 5, 2012, 10:46 pm
      • Thank you jesus im not crazy I have been bitten 2x its not fun going thru healing process for itch and swelling try benadryl god bless

        Posted by Albert B | August 12, 2013, 2:50 am
      • .get sea water and spay as a mist on hair and body (its free) it will give you relief. stay trough ,there is hope. I know what this is

        Posted by tammie tate | March 28, 2018, 12:06 pm
      • I know what this is 100% and its very real and a little scarier YOU are not at all crazy !

        Posted by tammie tate | April 27, 2018, 1:15 pm
    • We have been having the same problem. We have noted two possible sources of these “noseeums.z’ 1) While walking in the country last summer my husband felt a mass of something infest him almost at once. They were not chiggers (he’s had those), nor scabies nor fleas. For months afterwards he had the teeny bites/itching in the night and some during the day. They finally disappeared. Also, about a year ago my daughter had to bring her cat to live with us saying that she suffered from some type of mite or insect that she could never see but knew they were on her and also spread to herself. We didn’t notice anything for quite some time then after about a year we started noticing these “noseeums” on us–especially in bed and around my desk area in my office where I spent much of my time working-and also the cat sleeps.

      About 1-2 times per week I do a “spring cleaning” of my office and bedroom, strip everything down, empty everything out, wash everything washable and clean like a madwoman. I barely notice them for a day or so then they are right back in full force!

      As far as all the lifestyle ideas, I have been extraordinarily health-conscious since my early twenties and now in my early 60’s and in fabulous health. I rarely eat animal protein of any type and if I do, it is always from local, small family sources and organic. Same with all my fruits and vegetable. Don’t use anything with antibacterials or any type of chemicals, pesticides or insecticides. Haven’t for over 40 years. Very clean, very healthy with extremely healthy lifestyle. So I have ruled out any of these parasitic, slime-mold or other ideas. I also know what the crawly sensation feels like from when hormone changes took place. Had scabies once about 10 years ago caught from a tanning bed (which is the only time in my life I ever visited one!). These are definitely some type of insect and my guess is they are something that has morphed to an undetectable state because of all the overuse of pesticides, flea drops on pets, antibiotics or whatever. It is so new no one has an explanation yet. Given time, I think they will figure it out. We will all just have to be patient.

      Posted by Cassadra | May 4, 2013, 10:36 pm
      • I have battled noseeums for 8 months, they are very hard to kill. I have used everything without any success.
        I am presently looking for the nest, the place around my house where they may lay eggs.

        Posted by Mike | February 25, 2016, 6:58 pm
    • just wondering if you solved your problem. I had bird mites and kept getting infected. I made a body wash that would wash thousands of the mites out of my skin, hair, ears, nose and privates. the little buggers came pouring out of me. I work at night and sleep all day. Yes they do live under your skin but only in certain conditions. I found that if I went into the sun they cant survive in my skin once I started using the body wash and taking massive amounts of garlic 1000mg gel pills.
      if you want the body wash recipe, just email me at

      Posted by Terri Reh | April 4, 2016, 7:31 am
    • my name is Tammie and you need to do this; yet its not a cure; but it will give you some relief from your sensation ; SEA WATER( remember its free ) and spay on body and hair ‘ like a mist’ (never drink it ) you can use it on bedding and clothes also … this helps pet too… for now on , CLEAN YOUR HOME ONLY With white VINGER. your body have been through enough, don’t add more toxics to your area. I am telling you this cause it works… plus its cheap .one more thing, if after you eat it gets worse. try others foods . look I know what this is in full and I am trying to get it to the higher ups ;so we can be cure ;my email is not good at this time ; so you can write me, if you want! Tammie Tate 100-30 Atlantic avenue ozone park NY 11416″ don’t ever give up”. I am here and I know what this is hold on my friend

      Posted by tammie tate | April 16, 2018, 2:46 pm
  4. I think my dog might have this IBBS. I have two dogs. One is perfectly normal, the other started snapping at imaginary bugs about 6 months ago. Now she behaves as if they are chasing her. Poor thing doesn’t get any peace unless she’s sedated. Again, the other dog has no problems whatsoever. same breed, same food, same everything. Any thoughts? Could she have eaten a bug or something else outdoors that is causing this reaction? I live in a suburban area.

    Posted by FloridaGulfRealtor | April 12, 2012, 7:47 am
    • I am guessing she has a more compromised immune system and is more likely to be affected by chemicals. Perhaps change her diet and give her food that may be better. Natural foods instead of processed foods. Also, don’t use pesticides on her for fleas, etc. There are natural products you can use. See if that helps.

      Posted by askthebugman | April 12, 2012, 6:17 pm
      • I have never been so sick of flea dope for our pets. I do not think the company cares at all they are making our animals sick.big money to be made you know..Let alone the pet food industry . Name one that would not compromise my schnauzer’s system.And what about the natural flea repellants name one I know of none that work well.

        Posted by b bunton | September 18, 2012, 2:43 pm
      • Greenbug for Pets works well. It is available online at

        Posted by askthebugman | September 18, 2012, 5:45 pm
    • get sea water, spay a light mist on dog hair , it safe and lessen sensation; yet never let him drink it !

      Posted by tammie tate | April 16, 2018, 2:59 pm
  5. I have been staying up late at nights (12:09am now) due to crawling all over my body! I feel like something, I don’t know what, is biting me. I have a BIG fear of spiders and the house I live in has tons of them! I can’t sleep because I feel that they are crawling all over my, in my ears, nostrils, and even my anal hole! I don’t know what to do. I even wake up with itchy bug bites but I looked all over my bed and clothes for bugs and can’t find any? I’ll even take showers at 1am and I’ll feel fine for the night, but then the next night (I take showers every morning, so it’s not that) I’ll feel it again! I mainly felt it for the past two days. It feels like it’s taking over my life! I feel them all over my body, I even have this weird feeling in my sholderblade that feels like something big is crawling under my skin, it doesn’t tickle like the ‘bugs’ do, but I just feel movement. Only in that place. I don’t know anymore..

    Posted by Ben | April 13, 2012, 7:14 am
    • Ben
      It is the normal bacteria in your body reacting to some chemicals, probably in your foods, but possibly pesticides. The human body has over 100 trillion individual bacterial cells composed of about 40,000 species. This is incredible in itself. Recent studies have shown that bacteria are capable of communicating, not only with each other, but with our brain. Bacteria differ from human cells, fungi and other micro-organisms in that they have cell walls.
      Bacteria are capaple of swarming, where they can move across surfaces in “clusters” or even form a slimy translucent coating and fiber that can attach the colony to something else. Morgellons sufferers frequently report fibers growing out of their bodies. When they pull these fibers off and send them to be identified, all you can see under a stereo microscope is a small hairlike fiber that is meaningless. One scientist, Vitaly Citovsky, Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook University in New York, discovered that the fibers contain the substance Agrobacterium, a genus of gram-negative bacteria capable of genetically transforming not only plants, but also other species, including human cells. So the fibers MD sufferers complain about are real. They have found bovine DNA in some of the fibers, which means the antibiotics they feed cattle can be getting into your system. If you eat factory farm meat or drink milk, they are loaded with antibiotics and you will get the results you see.
      Some researchers are focusing on inflammatory bowel disorders to understand how the balance between the intestinal microbes and their human hosts becomes deranged. Incidence of diseases has sharply increased since about the mid-20th century, just about the time the industrialized world started eating highly processed foods and antibiotics came into widespread use. They started getting worse with the advent of genetically modified foods. Apparently the bacteria can affect the mental health of humans. For one thing, bacteria produce some of the same types of neurotransmitters that regulate the function of the human brain. The human intestine contains a network of neurons, and the gut network routinely communicates with the brain. Gut bacteria affect that communication. They can practice predation in packs by swarming as a group “cluster” over other microbes and dissolving cell walls.

      There is also the mental/emotional aspect (not delusional). In a very real sense you have two brains, one inside your skull and one in your gut. Interestingly, these two organs are actually created out of the same type of tissue. During our fetal development, one part turns into our central nervous system while the other develops into our enteric nervous system. These two systems are connected by the vagus nerve, which is the tenth cranial nerve that runs from our brain stem down to our abdomen. This brain-gut axis is what connects our two “brains” together and explains why we get an upset stomach when we get nervous, for example. Similarly, stress results in alterations of our brain-gut connection,which can contribute to gastrointestinal disorders. Stress can cause multiple chronic disease processes to occur, including Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Osteoarthritis, Crohn’s Disease and many others including Morgellon’s Disease.

      Never eat CAFO (confined animal feeding operation) meats, which are typically pumped full of antibiotics which are toxic to bacteria. That would be all meat from a factory farm. This means almost all meat found in a supermarket or Walmart. If you have to eat meat, eat only meat from small farms or ranches. Never eat vegetables or fruits that have been sprayed with pesticides. If the vegetables and fruits don’t say 100% Organic on the label, don’t eat them. Don’t eat any food that contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs). One expert, Jeffrey Smith, links GMOs to toxins, allergies, infertility, infant mortality, immune dysfunction, stunted growth, and death. The chemicals in GMOs will wreak havoc on your gut bacteria and is probably why Morgellons is so prevalent now. Try to avoid all processed foods if at all possible. When foods are processed, they are processed with chemicals.

      Avoid eating sugar or products containing fructose. They will distort the ratio of good to bad bacteria in your gut and will help develop pathogenic bacteria, yeast and fungi that negatively inhibit the beneficial bacteria in your gut and may exacerbate your symptoms. Eat fermented foods if possible as they are a rich source of probiotics. We will have a list of good fermented foods to eat in an upcoming newsletter. If you can’t eat fermented foods, then take a good high-quality probiotic supplement.

      Don’t consume anything that contains aspartame, such as Equal or Nutrasweet. As a result of its unnatural structure, your body processes the amino acids found in aspartame very differently from a steak or a piece of fish. The amino acids in aspartame literally attack your cells, even crossing the blood-brain barrier to attack your brain cells, creating a toxic cellular overstimulation called excitotoxicity. Also wheat, dairy, and soy contain exceptionally high levels of glutamic and aspartic acid, which makes them all potentially excitotoxic. It is quite possible these chemicals are communicating false messages to your brain, indicating biting bugs that aren’t there.

      Don’t eat food out of cans or drink water or other beverages from plastic bottles. The lining of most metal cans has a thin plastic liner that contains bisphenol-A. Bisphenol-A, or BPA, is a chemical thought to increase the risk of infertility, cancer, diabetes, and even heart disease. This chemical is also in plastic bottles. While bisphenol-A may not be directly related to IBBS, it is a chemical that can have a adverse affect on people. There is no reason to weaken your immune system with any chemicals that can be avoided.

      Posted by askthebugman | April 13, 2012, 10:42 pm
      • I bought some bolony from walmart and the name of it is barS and every since I found something white in it I quit eating it and it was shaped like a fish. I cant explain it but since we started eating it we noticed bugs crawling on us under the skin and those white things on our skin and they attach their selfes like a leech with tentacles and they are hard to remove and it really hurts trying to remove them and when I eat or touch food they come through my skin on my hands and they take the color of the food and doctors think i am crazy and one of them even watched while it was happening. What should i do and how can i clean my house and clothes Nd pets to get rid of this creepy crap?

        Posted by angela rudd | July 25, 2012, 8:19 pm
      • Those aren’t bugs in the bologna, as there aren’t any that would do as you described. What probably happened is that you had a reaction to the chemicals in the bologna and the bacteria in your body is moving under the skin and that is why you have a crawling sensation. Additionally it is most likely you have bundles of bacteria coming out through your pores and when you pick at them it feels scab-like. All you can do is to not eat any processed meats from Walmart or a supermarket. They are full of all kinds of chemicals that adversely affect some people. If you have to eat meat, only eat organic meat from a health food store or local rancher in your area if you have one. Never eat meat of any kind from Walmart.

        Posted by askthebugman | July 26, 2012, 4:35 pm
      • So glad Mexico just outlawed GMOs, because I truly think that this is what causes Morgellon’s. That’s not what is wrong with me, but I feel so sorry for people who have it!

        Posted by vivian c anderson | October 27, 2013, 3:28 pm
      • I actually have come to the conclusion that I probably caught this from a 4″ memory foam mattress I bought from WalMart.

        Posted by vivian c anderson | October 27, 2013, 6:32 pm
    • Hi sorry for your suffering get sea water at high tide is best spary your whole body/home/pets/ bedding don’t apart in eyes or drink just outside the body it will give relive but its not a cure what we all need to do is go to the same hospital at the same time for 300pts is consider an eperdemic more and more are suffering

      Posted by tammie | February 23, 2016, 7:59 am
  6. The Bugman is right on. I have a chemical sensitivity and this is exactly what happens. I had tremendous stress and drank approximately ten bottles of water a day that had been in the heat. The more I drank the thirstier I got–didn’t tie it together until it was too late. Now, I can not tolerate any chemicals or any sort. My latest reaction was when I got in a salt treated swimming pool that had been chlorinated unknowing to me.

    Posted by lawlak | April 14, 2012, 4:14 pm
  7. I have these tiny biting bugs in my home as well. They are very VERY small. In fact, they are smaller than a grain of salt. They are sometimes red, black, and even grey in color. I live in a very old home and my windows and doors are not completely sealed. I did not see the bugs in the fall or winter but now that it is spring I see them quite frequently and feel them biting me all the time. I am looking into how to better seal my windows and doors and hope there is something that I can use to kill them. Please don’t think you are crazy just because your eyes may not be all that good and you cannot see them. Like I said, they are very very small.

    Posted by cherie fuino | May 6, 2012, 10:57 pm
    • If you have tiny bugs and you can see them, they are mites. Either bird mites or rodent mites depending on where you live and if you have pigeons on your roof or rodents in your home. If so, the best product to control them is Greenbug for Indoors, made from cedar, and perfectly safe. If you treat your home with Greenbug and the biting persists, then something else is going on, such as IBBS. Greenbug is available online at

      Posted by askthebugman | May 7, 2012, 12:29 am
  8. I was at the beach over a week and a half ago. I as fine for a few days, but now I cannot seem to stop itching everywhere. When I do itch where there is nothing, a bump appears that seems to resemble a bug bite. They itch so bad, that I often cannot stop until they are bleeding. Could I have gotten something from the sand at the beach or the water? (I went up only to my knees). Could I have something inside me biting me? I know that sounds crazy. I also wash my sheets in hot water very often and take baths and soap up. I do not know what else to do. I take Benedryl for the itch at night, but that makes me so tired and after taking that I cannot accomlish anything.

    Posted by Jackie | June 6, 2012, 9:23 pm
    • You don’t say what beach you were at, but if it is the Pacific, it may have something to do with the radiation in the water from Japan if you are sensitive to it. I doubt if it is a bug or anything biting you from inside. I would guess you are have a reaction to a chemical as the chemical is disturbing your normal bacteria, which is causing the itch. It is also possible you are reacting to other chemicals you have been exposed to, possibly pesticides, and it has nothing to do with the beach.

      Posted by askthebugman | June 7, 2012, 4:11 pm
      • I was on the Atlantic side. I went to the dermatologist yesterday and she said I have hives. She said it can be from the sun, but when I researched it, the parts exposed to the sun should have the hives, and that it not the case here. I am baffled at what it could be, but I haven’t slept in three nights because the itching is so bad. She put me on prednisone and I hoping that takes effect soon. I am trying to think of anything I could have eaten or did, but I cannot think of anything new. Thank you for taking the time to e-mail me back. I a guess I will head to the allergist to see what he can do.

        Posted by Jackie | June 9, 2012, 4:39 pm
    • The furniture itself could be giving off chemicals. There are all kinds of solvents and chemicals used in furniture manufacturing. I can tell you from experience that if you start scratching it will make those around you itch. Just start talking about head lice and everyone in the room will itch.

      Posted by Debbie Gill | June 12, 2012, 11:11 pm
      • That is very true, there could be chemicals in the furniture.

        Posted by askthebugman | June 13, 2012, 8:42 pm
      • Where can you do a biopsy? How did you cure it in three months?

        Posted by ava | September 21, 2012, 1:18 am
      • Ava, I am leaving in the morning on a mission trip to Haiti so I will not have time to respond to you. Please post again in about 10 days to remind me and I will write you back. Don’t have your house bombed or use an exterminator unless you verify that you have a parasite. Don’t panic and get rid of everything and don’t spend a 1,000 dollars on stuff that is suppose to kill invisible bugs.First, go the medical route and see a dermatologist. Ask them to look at it under the microscope. Ask them to biopsy it . Even if they can not determine that it is a parasite they may want to try a medication just in case. I would not do that. You will just be adding to a chemical overload. I did that and it make me worse. They should be able to definitively determine if it is a parasite or a fungus etc. Be cautious about who you choose because some derm docs just do botox and skin care. You can also see an entomologist if you want to verify that you do or don’t have an insect and there are county extension services that can look under a microscope for you or if you can get a sample then the bug man will look at it for you. Now, this is what we did. Go off all animal products , (unless you can afford organic) and wash all your fruit with a wash from Walmart for getting pesticides off your produce. Eat raw as much as possible. Lots of salad and spinach, fruit etc. Lot of water. We used distilled. Beans and rice and we did do some wild caught salmon. We did a detox using high doses of enzymes. I got mine from Lucky Vitamin online. Solaray- SOD, Mega- ZYme by Enzymatic therapy and a liver detox tab…don’t recall. I took 8-10 of these tabs 3x a day. I also took a good probiotic. IF IT IS CHEMICAL, and you clean out your system you will begin to get better. , in my opinion. You can drive yourself crazy doing all this external stuff but the internal is just as important. I would be very hesitant about putting lots of stuff on your body like alcohol and other things that will break down your skins integrity. If you do that you are just opening yourself up to more damage. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and is designed to protect you.Also you have to consider that you may be being exposed to chemical from a source that you are not sure about. Many people have severe environmental sensitivities that they are not aware of. I would do research on what detergents you can use, etc. No suncreen, insect repellant, perfume, paint fumes etc. Try this first and give it some time and see if it helps. I truly believe that some folks try so much that this thing morphs into something else because of all the damage done to the tissue. I’m not saying this will work for you but it did for us and we had the black specs that changed into the fibers popping out and feeling like bugs crawling all over. It was not a bug but chemical. It won’t be easy to do this but what do you have to lose? The reason I continue to check this blog is because the explanation bugman gave was plausible and I want to help anyone else who goes through this. Very few people actually come back and let you know what happened. I think that is because it goes away and they move on.

        Posted by Debbie Gill | September 21, 2012, 2:21 pm
      • Sorry I’m not sure I managed to post my last comment or not. If I did, sorry to repeat myself! I was saying how grateful I am Debbie for your comments. I’m wondering though how contagious it is and whether its alright to go places and do things. Also at home I’ve cleaned and cleaned and wonder how concerned I need to be about it.

        Posted by meadowflowers | February 16, 2015, 1:27 am
    • Did you use sunscreen?? Many are full of chemicals.

      Posted by Debbie Gill | June 12, 2012, 11:11 pm
      • I would never use sunscreen. May as well spray myself with a can of Raid. I will take my chances with the sun.

        Posted by askthebugman | June 13, 2012, 8:43 pm
      • all of this I tried already ; but sea water works the best, spray on body and hair, don’t drink every .my name is Tammie Tate from Queens new York and I know what this is in full ,I can also prove it with video. I am trying to get a interview with the bug man. he will be shock at my finding .my research on this is 7 years; but only the pass 8 months , I can now prove what this is and it very real and very serious …stay strong my new friend I can not be contact at this time. but i will contact you help me to get the interview with the bug man …..

        Posted by tammie tate | March 20, 2018, 12:00 pm
    • The same thing is happening to me. I want to cry, I don’t know what to do anymore. I take Benedryl at night and nodded at my job and got in trouble. It’s driving me mad. I do have bumps though.

      Posted by Kitty | September 19, 2012, 10:12 pm
      • Please try a Neem soap which is available from Indian stores in North America. The popular brands are Neem from Dabur, Vatika Neem Soap and I believe the best one to get is Margo . It is cheaper than a dollar and see it if it helps.

        Posted by Sumedh Soni | October 26, 2012, 2:53 am
  9. I’ve seen those fiber-like things floating in the air and on my face, when I felt something crawling or itching my face. I t seems to get worse when I am around my friend. It almost seems like they are communicating, so I almost hate to be around my friend because I’m pretty sure she has the same thing. She admitted that she felt crawly, and was itching alot. I hate to stay away from my friend, but she won’t admit the problem. I thought it was some kind of lice or mite, and I’ve seem a few wierd looking things under microscope. Worm like things with a hook. Then I thought it was a hook worm, but I looking up a picture of one and didn’t resemble. I also found little white balls on my skin, I thought could be eggs, but don’t know. Ive seen alot of wormy shaped things. Alot of what you say seems to make sense. I have been getting sick from some of the cereals I have been eat, well most of them except fruity pebbles and cocao pebbles. I noticed they were gluten free…mabe thats why. I havent used any pesticides except pinsol and clorox bleach spray. I use pesticides on my cat and she is itching also. I am going to try and not eat any sugar tonight and see if that helps and try not eats GMO’s. Do you know what I could do beside isolating myself from family and friends?

    Posted by Durene | June 8, 2012, 6:54 am
    • Don’t use any pesticides on your cat as it isn’t good for her or for you. What you are seeing under the microscope may be clusters of bacteria that are leaving your body because of their exposure to some kind of chemical. Find other natural cleansers than PineSol or clorox and keep away from genetically modified foods and don’t eat any meat products from a supermarket or Walmart. Eat only organic meats if you have to eat meats and eat only certified organic vegetables and fruits.

      Posted by askthebugman | June 9, 2012, 4:30 pm
    • I have exactly what you have. They look like little pieces of white hair and when I took pictures ay 36x optical zoom they look like fish hooks in my hair.. I have a spot on my skin that look like boomerangs or a crescent shapes under the skin clustered in an area. I itch. Iv’e been to dermatologist but that was a waste of money. She is a complete idiot. Ive lost hair and used everything known to man. I even put flea dip in my hair. I have what my dermatologist says is rosaecea. My hair strands move. I feel like medusa some days. I have to wear my hair slicked back unless I want to feel my hairs dancing on my head. My dog has them too. It’s God awful. I don’t know what else to try.

      Posted by Mabey33 | November 13, 2012, 12:46 pm
      • Ive also got hair issues, its falling out and moves like its alive. I notices this same thing happening to certain fibers in my home such as strings hanging from clothing. Also my couch pillow had the fiber from inside sticking straight up about 2 in. with a lint ball on top. When I went to touch it it moved away then stuck to my finger. Really freaky stuff. I think collembola bacteria is inside fibers causing this reaction. I have pics and samples of all the strange things I have encountered since I contracted what I believe to be Morgellons Syndrome. Sending happy hair vibes your way! Good Luck!

        Posted by Stacia | March 25, 2013, 9:00 pm
      • It is morgellons coming from the planes spraying the crap on everyone. Research morgellons/chemtrails and you will have your answer.

        Posted by CKA | February 17, 2014, 10:04 pm
      • I know exactly what you are talking about. I have hair issues and also get the crescent shapes on my skin. The hair thing will drive you crazy. Please be careful. I have found that the frequency of movement in my hair will die down. Sometimes (for months) it will be strong, and then will subside a bit. I am sorry you are experiencing this. I can empathize with you. The crescent shapes just seem to appear from nowhere. What about yours? I am wondering how you are doing as i see you wrote in november of 2012. Also wondering where you live. I live in Washington. This thing, whatever it is, is destroying the quality of lives of so many people. I have a hard time wrapping my head around this situation. We really need to unite and support each other. I am looking for an avenue to do that. I cannot do this alone. There is so much more to this than bugs and bug bites, although that common thread does allow us to reach out with stories. I currently am having problems with facial swelling while i sleep. Does anyone have any insight to that? Please respond. Thanks and stay strong.

        Posted by Kelly Buurman | May 6, 2014, 12:58 am
      • Yes I have swelling. I hear them in my hair. Caffine and other stimulants makes it worst

        they come back in full force. Lord deliver us..reveal and restore life. This is a pestilence and I pray to God not a plague.

        Posted by delores | May 6, 2014, 7:48 pm
    • Please do not isolate yourself you need comfort and compassion. Dont go to sites on internet that advocate or promote hysterical horror stories. I’ve even researched some doctors that do you no service by ratcheting up fear. Good luck and may god bless you with a cure. Pgs

      Posted by Pg Simpson | February 22, 2014, 6:44 pm
      • I have posted on this site before unfortunately, I confused myself an d thought another site was this one. It’s called “what’s that bug?” an d responded over there. I would like to know about Jason from Oct. 2013 and Kelly Buurman. I have much to share. What he calls claws , i cal Mr. Whispy hands” which sfe vrown in our hair. I took photos with small hand held microscope they open an d close a shoot out a stringy sybstance, usually white or pink. I believe they have done something to my eyes. It actually helps in seeing them. It’s as if we are underwater. Mostly things around them are yellowish H2O but they eat that white fluffy stuff which I believe are somehow made from our dead skin cells. Having worked in research for all types of veterinary medicine for 25 years from genetic reproduction ,to orthopedics to …..too many to name. So I try to investigate this the same way. I have photos of much of these blogs. Where can I talk to Kelly or Jason. Especially Jason since his blog was dated Oct. 2, 2013 . I would like to know how he is. I have all of the electrical things some people are writing about and one thing extremely helpful and hold them in place is MAGNETS! My boyfriend has Mogellons too. (Or whatever we have) We have some strong magnets from work and when the crawling and headaches get to be too much, slowly run a magnet over your body.If you can have someone else do this it’s amazing and you FEEL THE HEAVYNESS COMING OUT OF YOUR BODY. There will be weird things on the magnet so every once in a while get a towel a wipe it off but then immediately place in a container (preferably glass or thicker as they go through some plastic and all cardboard) start on your back. The main place for me where they gather are the top of my spinal chord. When we do this to each other aS always fall asleep from relief – and thats after only half (our back) are done. Another important place is the bottom of feet and tips of toes, same witb palms of hand and fingertip. Something must add…this does not make them happy and they Harry back but I think they are angry because there are so many of them and it takes much work for them to get inside us
        I get a headache when they try to return through the top of my head. I can also excrete part of them bt pinching my nose and barring down hard such as childbirth. Do it I st a shiny floor or acha carpet and you can see the ground will look different as they some out in something that looks like fog with tentacles. I probably won’t see them. I do occasionally. Especially since this weird eye problem that my ophthalmologist said there is a dark spot way on the back of my eye. He said he “I think I know what it is but i would rather not say at this time. Do you get headaches or see strange things like diamond shape, maybe connected together as one? Like a chain link fence)”Doctors cAnnot say anything or they will be called crazy like SO MANY people before them. Look at Tesla I’m not sure If I spelled correctly. The gentleman that discovered lectricity and wanted free electricity for everyone? Instead G.E. went with Edison so they could get $$ for electricity. He knew SO Much but everyone with a small, closed mind thought he was crazy. Where can I post a few photos. Finally, i would like to apologize gor all my mistakes. I’m typing on my Smartphone and the entire alphabet takes only half of the screen. That and my failing eyesight is a recipe for disaster! LOL!!

        Posted by Karen in Houston, TX | October 22, 2016, 10:46 am
      • Hello my name is terri will you please email me. I would love to rell you all i uwve been goimg threw Right now the worst is my head I’ve been shaving my head fot 13. Momths. I shave at least 3 x a week ive gone thru approx 7 wigs Last dundsy i put a brannew one on and within an hour rthey have infested the jsit it tutns white snd they eat human hait and synthetic hair. And they srem tpo becoming out of my svslp and they look like slugd They in my. Nose eyes everywhere I csnt yake it ssanymore please help So mich more to sy Im tired moee Thanjs

        Posted by artco2016 | November 5, 2016, 8:09 pm
      • Hello
        What happened with your eye sight?
        I am up to 350 in reading glasses
        They are in my eyes. .a film over my eye balls and i can see the snowflakes thats what i call them
        They are everywhere
        Anything i touch i see them on when i get clise with my eye peice microscope they are a white yhread/cotton but they have a black bug inside
        I still have no gf air they are in nose ears eyes
        They eill not even allow me to wear a wig within couple hours they infest it and turns white

        Posted by artco2016 | December 13, 2016, 8:22 pm
      • Kelly sea water will give relief spay body and hair (its free )

        Posted by tammie tate | March 28, 2018, 12:08 pm
    • hi my dear friend .I know that its been hard for u ; but the friends are not the reason . this I know 100% what this is and can prove it ; yet getting the higher ups to listen, has been challenging. this is not a cure; but it will give you relief. get sea water (its free ) and spay body and hair and when around friends, on the down low spay the environment you will hang in before hand and repeat if necessary. remember you are not alone in this. there are many other suffers .

      Posted by tammie tate | March 27, 2018, 2:37 pm
  10. hi i been getting bites all over my body. i had a heat treatment thinking i had bedbugs of course i never seen any but was scared. so even after the heat treatment the same nite on sitting on my couch and getting bites. plus i had a k9 dog out to see if i had any bedbugs but nothing. i spent so much money it makes me so upset. i get these bites in my car . i know i have carpet bettles but i heard they dont bite. im so confused can you help me out please. thanks.

    Posted by lori | June 9, 2012, 10:05 am
    • I would recommend staying away from all pesticides and other chemicals as they are reacting with normal bacteria in your body causing the bite-like sensation. This can also be caused by chemicals in food so I would avoid any genetically modified foods and any meats from a supermarket or Walmart. Eat only organic foods for awhile and the symptoms should subside.

      Posted by askthebugman | June 9, 2012, 4:27 pm
      • i didnt use any chemicals. i used the heat treatment. i just dont understand. my bites are so itcy they look like bedbugs bites. im so stressed out all i do is think about it 24/7. it has taken over my life. what else could be going on could it be a skin disorder?

        Posted by lori | June 9, 2012, 9:38 pm
  11. As I said, it could be food related or it may be a skin disorder. You may want to have a dermatologist look at it for you.

    Posted by askthebugman | June 10, 2012, 5:44 pm
  12. It can’t be a bug if nobody sees any, including the exterminator. He should have optical equipment necessary to see small things. If something was biting everyone on a piece of furniture like a couch, it could be some kind of biting mite, like a rat mite or bird mite. They won’t infest your car or office. Maybe you have no-see-ums in your area. They are very small flies that can fit through a screen and when they bite, you don’t feel anything for 45 minutes to an hour later, which would explain the “bites” in the car and at your office. They will also bite anyone in the house. You can Google them for more information. They call them biting midges (family Ceratopogonidae). That is the only bug it could be. If that isn’t it, it has to be some kind of chemical reaction but I can’t explain why other people have it unless they react the same way as you to certain chemicals.

    Posted by askthebugman | June 12, 2012, 9:37 pm
  13. You need to get your money back from the exterminator. It is illegal to apply pesticides if there isn’t a target pest. If other people are exposed to the same chemical they can have a similar reaction. The other possibility is that you mention your sensations and they think they have them. If you say lice in a crowded room and start scratching, most everyone else will do the same thing.. While your condition is physical from chemicals, others are having mental reactions. If there is a common chemical in the room, it may affect the dog as well.

    Posted by askthebugman | June 13, 2012, 8:39 pm
  14. My heart goes out to everyone who has been affected by this horrible skin condition: Morgellons. I have found a very informative web site that has been put together by a scientific researcher in New Mexico. It is very important information that you, your family, and your loved ones must know about.

    Main Website:
    Links within the website: 1)

    Additional link:

    Also, a must see is Rosalind Peterson’s web site and her Power Point Presentation regarding GeoEngineering, at:

    Power Point Presentation:

    Posted by Rose | June 16, 2012, 8:25 pm
  15. Hi, I think these invisible bugs are Demodex mites. These mites are very hard to kill but TTO seems to do the trick. I’ve had this itching problem for 15 years and finally after a lot of searching found the answer and trying to help other people cos I know how this can play with your head.
    It’ll take around 3 months to kill all adults and eggs but you’ll see results in the first week.
    Don’t give up and try not to get stressed as the mites get worse when your amune system gets weak.

    Check out this link and good luck.

    Posted by London2012 | June 17, 2012, 8:05 pm
    • Demodex or follicle mites are found on almost everyone, especially as you get older. They live in the follicles along your hairline and in your eyebrows. They feed on bodily secretions and don’t bite and are rarely even noticed. However in rare cases they can become overabundant for several reasons and become a pest. Usually this is caused by a person’s immune system being compromised. What causes immune systems to be compromised? A variety of things, including exposure to certain chemicals. While follicle mites may be an incidental cause of IBBS, there are other factors to look out for as discussed on this blog. Killing the mites won’t solve the problem of a compromised immune system. It will only hide a symptom of it.

      Posted by askthebugman | June 17, 2012, 8:41 pm
  16. I feel that sometimes in life we have a dip in our immune system and thats when the mites latch on. Then it becomes a catch 22. The mites increase your stress levels, your immune system gets worse and so on.

    The Demodex mite is harming a lot of people and its not being taken seriously. Doctors ignore the symptoms and think that its all in our head. Its not in our head, its real and its hurting people. You are right, don’t use chemicals because it will damage your immune system and it will not kill these mites especially the eggs.
    I believe that if you get rid of the mites the immune system will pick up but you have to take care of yourself.

    Good luck to you all I know how it feels and its not in your head its real.

    Posted by London2012 | June 17, 2012, 9:09 pm
    • For over 15 years I’ve felt crawling on my face, scalp & legs, I’ve seen a lot of doctors who tell me its in my head. so I decided to do my own research and thanks to a lot of people putting in there experiences I can honestly say that the invisible bug for me is the Demodex mite. Its 0.02mm long and lives in your hair follicles. this mite feeds during the day time and comes out at night to breed and lay eggs.

      Women suffer from this more because of their make up, these mites love it and if you don’t cleanse properly before you go to bed they will be attracted to you. This mite lives on most people but your immune system deals with most of them so the host feels nothing, but if your immune system is weak due to stress or illness then the mites get out of control and thats when the problems start. I can blab on all day but now i want to share what I’ve done in the last 3 weeks and hope it can be of help. research has proven that tee tree oil is the only natural way that kills the mites and that the eggs are immune to all pesticides.
      this is what i did:
      I bought
      1) Tea tree oil shampoo
      2) Tea tree oil soap
      3) 100% Tea tree oil essential oil. (has to be 100%)
      4) Carrier oil (i used Olive oil)

      And that is all you need. do NOT spray chemicals as this weakens your immune system and does not kill the eggs of this mite, so there is no point.
      save your cash, just hoover at least once a week and dust with a wet cloth as much as you can. this mite can’t live without a host for more than 3 days.

      I started by making sure i wasn’t allergic to TTO (tea tree oil) by putting a small amount on my hand and waiting 10 mins to see if there is any reaction.
      I then mixed 50% TTO and 50% Olive oil and rubbed it all over my body.I did that for 3 weeks but only ONCE a week. Left it on for 25mins. Made sure not to get it in my eyes or swallow any.
      After 25mins I washed it off with the TTO shampoo and soap.
      That will kill most of the adults but the eggs will still there.
      I keep washing with the shampoo and soap in the morning and before bed for a week, then just in the morning for 2 weeks, but made sure I washed my face with the soap every morning and night.
      I threw away my pillow and washed all my bedding and towels in the machineI put 10 drops of 100% TTO in the rinse cycle.
      Changed Pillow cover every 2 days and linen twice a week.

      I still felt the odd bite here and there but that is the eggs hatching. I am going to carry on with the shampoo and soap for a total of 3 months to make sure all eggs are gone and then just maintain with tea tree oil products just once a week.
      I’ll update you once the 3 months are done or any changes before.

      Tea tree oil really worked for me but if you try this please be careful not to get it in your eyes. if you do rinse with warm water and DO NOT DRINK THIS STUFF it will mess you up.

      If you do try this method please reply to this and let us know how you did or if you did something different.

      Posted by London2012 | June 20, 2012, 7:29 pm
      • how is your invisible mite problem. my wife and I are suffering the same problem for the past month.

        Posted by Bob Lewis | August 1, 2013, 6:46 pm
      • THis is Morgellons Disease. Its a bug. It afflicts of 325 million people now in the USA alone. The release a fungus in the body and quickly infest. Taking care of the digestive system, the skin the environment and the clothing are key. Contact genesallnaturalproducts dot com for help. They have helped me and while Im not 100% better, I am getting better every day.

        Further, I was using a great product by Gordon Stamp and running out. IT IS WORKING. He was just raided by the FDA last month for his Enzyme that breaks down the exo-skeleton of the bug in the body and on the skin.

        THIS ILLNESS IS KILLING PEOPLE. DOCTORS SAY WE ARE DELUSIONAL because the CDC is lying to the public. There are different strains of this. IT IS A BUG, it was invented by Monsanto. Their Round-Up product is one of the culprits and they know about this. A retiree has come forward, from what I have learned. No buts about it Mr. Bugman. Time to wake up. THIS IS CONTAGiOUS. IT IS DIABOLICAL and designed to lower the population.

        Happy to help.

        Posted by CollembolaChick | August 3, 2013, 5:23 pm
      • Maybe yours is morgellons however mine is not. I don’t have different colored threads coming from my body or any threads for that matter. I have tiny black mold spores that bite extremely hard and yeast spores that bite also. Did you know that morgellons to doctors is considered “all in your head”. Mine is NOT in my head I have the bites too prove it they are under the skin and they leave their impression when you get them out by pulling them out but there are so many you could never pull them all out. There are thousands in every pore every organ every orifice. I have a systemic fungal infection that doctors won’t admit or cure.

        Posted by Fed up | August 4, 2013, 7:17 pm
      • What has you tried for the systemic fungus? Have you tired VSL#3 or Threelac?

        Posted by Debbie | August 4, 2013, 9:37 pm
      • No I have not tried either of those but I have tried all kinds of homeopathic mixtures to supplements to prescription ketoconazol and diflucan both long term. Now I’m trying the biotin and olive oil I’ve done the lemon ph balancing thing the borax al lot of things but not the two you speak of. I feel like this will eventually be the death of me. As nothing works. Which saddens me greatly!

        Posted by Fed up | August 4, 2013, 10:08 pm
      • I am so sorry! I know that the systemic yeast killers did help my daughter. She has to be on a rigid sugar free diet, low carb to keep the yeast at bay. IT does feel just like bugs swarming when it is flared up. We went through the whole process of treating the house and body for chemicals but that did not help. For her it has all been diet. Good probiotics can help.

        Posted by Debbie | August 6, 2013, 8:12 am
      • I meant have of course!! We have had some success with VSL#3 in particular.

        Posted by Debbie | August 4, 2013, 9:39 pm
      • Tried many nothing lasting long.. benedryl does help during the evening I take children’s liquid. As soon as I open eyes I feel it. I do not see anything. Used a number of things. Tree tree oils banking soda salt peroxide d-earth steam cleaning, bleach, neem oil, listerine borax. Nothing stopped it. Never seen any bites or lesions. Scrubbed skin with various exfoliation and brushes. Worse in my bed when I am still or laying down. Sometimes in my car. Sometimes not. Sometimes in a hotel other times not. Some public places with lots of wood department stpres. I thinling mold or pesticides. Went to movies…nothing new vinyl seats but when it was cloth awful! Cigarette smoke aggravates If I around It. Caffine. Computers make it we worst like static electricity. They do seem to communicate. Popping feeling like synapses. Start and end on another part of body not so much bites but crawling stinging on face upper body scalp when laying down. Legs feet especially when wearing jeans or close fitting matetial. Wonder if my husband has it he says he does not feel nothing.. my kids saythey do not feel nothing. Out of six of us I am the only one in the past three years. I can hear it popping took adderall 3 years before stopped taking it. No symptom 2 months. Went away. Then came back. About to go extremely healthy fittness program and pray. Lord reveal tje source or sources.

        Posted by delores | August 5, 2013, 3:36 am
      • I don’t have the hairs coming out of me either. Morgellons is not always hairs or filaments or whatever. Im an artist, I can see, I have a microscope and I can actually draw these things. They are so small, they eat fungus in the body. They can live outside the body. I had it identified as Collembola or the springtail flea. there are several different version of this illness. Im getting better slowly. But, getting better. Enzymes are key, since this begins with digestion and killing the parasites there. They come out of the skin. Treating from the inside out is what is working slowly. And unfortunately, Gordon, who was helping people has involuntarily had to stop making the product due to his new affilliation with the FDA.

        Im going to give nutrasilver a try. Ill let you know how it goes. Hope you feel better.

        Posted by CollembolaChick | August 5, 2013, 12:42 pm
      • Your right.. I suffered with the bites … The crawling under my skin.. I did a million and one things. I went to the dermatologist two different times he didn’t believe me. Then finally I ordered TEA TREE OIL and mixed it with Extra Virgin olive oil. Put it all over me in the shower. I did this each night for a week…. To my surprise it works… I am Free at Last. It is wonderful to feel normal again.. I am keeping my TEA TREE OIL and if they come back I know what to do now… Thanks to everyone who told me about TEA TREE OIL…

        Posted by Esther | May 18, 2015, 12:04 am
  17. Bugman, please don’t discredit this woman’s situation as being in her head or caused by some chemical. This is real. My children and I have suffered from this for two years. My child with eczema seems to suffer more. they leave welts, they itch like crazy, and they sometimes hurt as they’re biting you. I’ve tried everthing and prayer. Today I’ve received my all natural, cedar wood oil based spray. Hopefully this ends our problem and helps you as well.

    Posted by Shakanah | June 22, 2012, 2:25 pm
    • hi Delores, I know that many things don’t work; but what does help a lot ! sea water (its free too ) spay on body and hair. the more the mist.t the better the relief also on bedding and soak clothes; yet when wash use only water no soap you will get some relief .Delores I know what this is 100% and I am try to get it to the right person I am never giving up ,you don’t either. I there is hope . I am sorry cant be contact at this time ;but will check in with at a later time , stay strong my new friend

      Posted by tammie tate | March 27, 2018, 2:47 pm
  18. I just recently had a Robin build her nest on our porch. Once the babies left the nest- I could see what looked like a pile of dirt blow away from the nest. After I started to clean the “dirt” I noticed that the tiny grains were moving in opposing directions- and I realized they were mites.

    I had my husband remove the nest- by putting it in a bag and knotting it shut. He threw it in the garbage can on Saturday, and on Sunday when he took out the cans he said that the brown “dirt” was all over the handles of the can.

    On Monday I brought in the cans and many of them were still on the handle.

    On Tuesday I brought in packages that were on the porch and after I opened the boxes and had several of the items out on my coffee table for about an hour- I noticed 1 little (now white) flake on one of the purses- and it was moving. (freak out) So I sprayed the purse with Lysol and the mite stopped moving. Then I threw all of the items in the freezer for 5 hours. After inspecting the items, I couldn’t find anymore mites.

    After a day I realized the boxes were still in the house. (2nd freak out) So I grabbed them and threw them far out in the yard.

    Then I saw another white bug near where the boxes were in my house. I sprayed mite spray- and it stopped moving. Then I threw everything in that general area in the freezer.

    I have 3 dogs and I haven’t seen any mites on them. And, I don’t think many of them ended up making it in the house.

    With that being said- ever since I saw that tiny mite- I have felt creepy all over my body. And, I am confident that it is in my mind. So, I sympathize with the other contributors.

    If these bird mites were able to feed on humans I think I’d have a much larger problem.

    I think the people that are complaining of bugs on their skin have another type of bug or mite/lice in there house.

    Because the typical bird mite needs access to bird blood to survive longer than 6 weeks and they absolutely need it to breed. The babies that hatch also need bird blood. So, you are looking at 9-12 weeks of live bugs max- unless the mites have access to live birds, mice, or their carcuses. It’s science people.

    I’m not saying you don’t have bugs – you probably do- it’s just that they are probably lice, fleas or bed bugs.

    In that case you need to powder and bag all furniture and mattresses, freeze all clothing and treat all living things (that could feed the bugs) in the house for lice.

    If you are in an apartment you need to assume that your neighbors could be feeding the bugs- either with themselves or live or dead animals.

    In that case I’d call the health dept and make a complaint. Or ask to be moved to a new unit.

    Thousands of households have lice and flea infestations every year and the vast majority successfully eliminate the critters.

    You are not special in the bugs eyes or in nature.

    But, if you are hosing yourselves with poison and caustic chemicals on a daily basis then you may convince yourself that you are different.

    You may also want to have your home tested for mold. It can cause paranoia.

    I hope this helpful and not offensive to anyone.

    Best of luck!


    Baltimore, Maryland

    Posted by Pam | June 22, 2012, 8:22 pm

      Posted by JULIE CALABRESE | July 24, 2012, 12:11 am
  19. Thats really bugs…I have same problem..they are biting me everyday I can see them but they are too many..I tried to wash clothes dump everything I had but i never got succeed to get rid of them…!! I can see them with sharp eyes..believe me they are there…They target some people only…I dont know for some reason…My roommate does not have that problem…!!

    Posted by dave | June 26, 2012, 4:25 am
    • If there are really bugs there you can get rid of them by fogging the room with Greenbug for Indoors (, or by calling a competent professional pest manager. Any pest can be controlled once it is identified.

      Posted by askthebugman | June 27, 2012, 4:42 pm
    • this is absolutely my case as well. the bug just targets me and i have my back as a battle field. i tried to put some sprays and this one flying insect (very tiny and super fast) cant be targeted. (only one insect over two years never seen many and has been biting my back all the time in the evening) i have started waking up early in the mornings and don’t get the sleep afterwards. i think this is very serious bug. the reason i came to this page is to see if someone has the same problem and i found this page through web. this is my first time writing out some like this, so someone could help me with my situation. we might plan to move out of this appartment at the end of this year. but i beleive this super fast fly will be here ever biting. i am kind of already learning the characteristics of this insect. i can only see it once a week. especially if the guy would decide to fly in front of you after the bit and your attack. mostly he tries to take the same spot he used to bit for the whole week. so i got strong insect bites.

      i stopped spraying any repellents as it starts biting my little one if i cant be reached. so for now serving it every day.

      Posted by chandra | July 7, 2013, 2:35 am
    • We had bought a new Lounge Chair for me… We had Scotch guard put on it . They delivered it that evening I set in it, after about a half hour, I started jumping like something was biting me. I said this chair must have been in a ware house with bugs, or I am allergic to something in it… My husband took the Lounge Chair and went and bought me another one. Today that chair has not bothered him… That was when It happened to me .It Looks like little specks of pepper under my skin and it itches so bad. All at once I will get a bite. I have tried so hard to get it out it isn’t black head it is something that was in my skin .. Now I am Free I used Green TEA OIL mixed it with Extra Virgin olive Oil.. Put it on me in the shower for about 20 minutes for a week.. The little Black specks of pepper is gone and my skin is smooth as silk again. I went to the Dermatologist twice.. He didn’t believe me.. He didn’t even look … I went back again in 6 months I couldn’t take anymore. He gave me the same old psoriasis meds I have. Thanks for this site here

      Posted by Esther | May 18, 2015, 1:29 am
  20. Dear Bugman. Just want you to know that your being there has meant so much to me. I have read almost everything on your websites. I have no pet (although my friend who has a dog at her own home came to watch movies with me on a regular basis and I believe she was a carrier). Cleaned everything. Tried everything. Repeated everything. Decided I would ask the exterminator to stop coming because he said he couldn’t identify any bug I had given him on scotch tape, and I am sure you are right about not using all the poisonous sprays which compromise your immune system. I have markings of bites but am old (85) and have many “age spots”, too, so it is difficult to tell what were bites and what were not. I have not wanted to spend anymore money for any service or product and especially have avoided going to dermatologists almost all who say it is all in your head. I spray alcohol on bites when I first feel them and that stops any itching. Have had to not mention this happening to anyone but the very closest of family as I have become a hermit and lost friends. Finally the taking Benedryl or an allergy pill seems to be starting to work for me (just a few days consumption by me so far). I take vitamin supplements and a blood pressure pill but no other medicines. It seems ridiculous that the antihistimine could be what works as I’ve been positive that the infestation was fleas. Maybe it still is fleas. After reading all the comments in the testimonies and it seemed the only things that worked for those infested were those few that said they had taken Benedryl or an Antihistimine for allergies. Haven’t tried “Greenbug” which you mentioned but think I will buy it and have it on hand for my routine cleaning etc. It’s been a very depressing experience but I still have hope that it is coming to an end. Thanks, Bugman, for all the help. From DrivenToDistraction.

    Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2012, 5:53 am
    • Don’t get discouraged. My daughter was exposed to chemicals but just like many others thought she had an infestation of some type of small mite or insect. She had fibers coming out of her body and felt something biting her constantly. After much medical treatment, we were fortunate to find this blog. We cleaned up her environment and put her on a strict diet. She basically went off all meat and dairy because she could not afford organic food. We wash all fruit and vegetable with a anti pesticide wash from Walmart. After three months all her symptoms left. We also did lots of digestive enzymes in addition to a good powdered flora for the stomach. (acidophilous/bifidus) All these things will boost your immune system and help you overcome the toxicity.

      Posted by Debbie Gill | June 30, 2012, 4:24 am
  21. Could you experience IBBS from too many highly acidic foods like snapple drinks, grapes, and tea with lemon?

    Posted by morganariana | July 1, 2012, 8:27 pm
  22. I just came home from fl, after two days i started itching sooo bad, small bumps are poping up and when i was outside i saw a tiny tiny red bug crawling on me , twice!!! im freaking out, im so scared, what is it? can it harm my babies and what can i do to get rid of it!!

    Posted by stacey | July 12, 2012, 12:24 am
  23. Demodex mites are serious problems for some of us. It is hard to get through the evenings without feeling them crawl or bite (yes, they do bite & leave small red dots) Tea Tree Oil in a 50/50 mixture with mineral oil or olive oil is absolutely great. Diatomatious Earth powder (only food grade) sprinkled on your body where you feel them will kill them too = this is a natural pesticide and can be sprinkled anywhere. DE scratches the bugs outer layer and ultimately they dry out. Salt Soap (hand poured, NOT milled) is great to wash your face and use in the shower, as well as any MSM lotion and Sulfur Soap or lotion. God bless us for struggling through this. It is a costly avenue, both financially and mentally. I have encouraged my family to at least use salt soap in their showers and tea tree shampoo, but it is difficult to ask them to do more, especially if they don’t feel anything….yet. I pray they never go through this.

    Posted by Ruth | July 14, 2012, 11:18 pm
    • There are two kinds of mites. Sucking mites (Anoplura) which can only feed on bodily fluids, and biting lice (Mallophaga) which can bite. Demodex mites are sucking lice and are not capable of biting humans as they don’t have the kind of mouthparts needed for biting. Occasionally when someone has a suppressed immune system, Demodex mites can cause demodicosis, which produces itching and inflammation. You can also get inflammation of the eyelids from Demodex mites as they are usually most common in the eyebrows.

      Posted by askthebugman | July 15, 2012, 3:17 pm
      • Hello,

        My boyfriend and I have all these bumps all over us. We get them at night and they are in our privates, on our stomachs and legs. Everywhere. The bites are skin colored bumps at first that turn red and are fairly small. They do not hurt but they itch like crazy. They have a small pin hole in the middle of them. We have looked all over our bed for signs of bed bugs but there aren’t any. It started about two months ago. We constantly wash our bedding and spray once a week but it doesn’t help, maybe for a day, but that could be in our heads. The weirdest thing is that we go out of town often and during our leaves we get no bites. When we get home, however, it is just as bad again immediately. We can’t see any bugs and it is just weird.

        One theory we have is that our bed is in the basement and there is a ground level window right above it that has grass growing right beside it. We think maybe chiggers are getting in on our bed, because we often open the window for fresh air. We also have a black lab but we never see fleas, other than a few here and there. I’ve seen a flea infestation before and it was different than this.

        Please, any help anyone can give will be amazing.

        Posted by Autumn | July 18, 2012, 3:06 pm
      • I doubt if it is chiggers. Rat mites or bird mites are more likely. Do you have pigeons or any other birds roosting on your home or have you had a problem with rodents? I would get a professional to totally inspect the area and try to determine what the problem is.

        Posted by askthebugman | July 18, 2012, 3:57 pm
  24. Every night for the past 2 weeks I have felt like bugs are crawling all over my skin (inc. private area). I have bites on my chest, abdomen, shoulders, bicept/tricept areas and back. The bites itch and the crawling feeling is starting to keep me up at night. Last night I pulled a red thing off my skin (a little smaller than a grain of rice) thinking it was a piece of skin. I turned on my lights to see what it was and I decided to flick it off my bed. I didn’t go that far and I noticed it left a red stain behind. Intrigued I picked it up and rolled it on my sheets and it left a red stain trail from where I rolled it. (photos: . also )

    I went to the doctor this morning because the red thing just put me over the edge and I was diagnosed with bed bugs (because of the red thing I found). The doctor told me that bed bugs can leave a red stain trail but I feel like my bites don’t have the same characteristics of bedbugs. For example from what I read online bed bugs bite the legs, have big welds and you can’t feel them on you. I feel crawling, have no bite marks on my legs and the ones on my shoulder aren’t huge welds.
    ( photo of bites on my shoulder )

    Also I looked between the seams of my mattress and between my mattress and the box spring only to find no bed bugs. After reading through other peoples posts I got intrigued with the rat mites. Last year we had a rat infestation and killed them with the rat poison pellets although I didn’t have the biting feeling then and I am the only one who has it now.

    Any ideas would be great. Thanks.

    Posted by Justin | July 17, 2012, 9:54 am
    • Could be rat mites. Doesn’t sound like bed bugs. I would get a professional to inspect your house and bed to see if they can find any mites and treat accordingly. Mites are small, but they aren’t invisible, so a good inspector should be able to determine if this is what you have. Also, read this entire blog and make sure you aren’t suffering from some kind of chemical exposure.

      Posted by askthebugman | July 18, 2012, 3:55 pm
    • Did you ever find out what it was?

      Posted by Debbie Gill | August 3, 2012, 4:20 pm
  25. Seen the Bugman Monday, he did reconize the “one insect” as being in the bird louse family. But could not give a 100% id on which because the antennas were not well enought perserved.The second bug, He first said it was not a insect or it did not have enought reconizable parts. Going to a Dermatologist today..joe

    Posted by Joe | July 31, 2012, 1:05 pm
  26. ThanksBm for the reply……Dermatologist not much help other then he said it had the habits of Body lice (Pediculus humanus corporis) and looked similar but was not. Dr.Albert Wong. Did reconize one of the samples as a egg/lavre. Being in the area I work could have been a factor on how these were obtainted he said, a envorimental issue. Also seen a friend who is a doctor of 33 years, Dr. Neil Pagent, said these things he has only seen happen in foreign countrys, travelers of and a few foreign patients. Had to fill out papers on this visit and give samples of…this could go higher he said if it is what he thinks. Bad is now it seems to be with several of my friends and coworker, I have a appoint friday to stay off work and stop my spread of these.

    Posted by joe | August 3, 2012, 5:55 am
    • Sounds terrible. I will be praying for you.

      Posted by Debbie Gill | August 3, 2012, 4:16 pm
    • Lice don’t have larvae, they have nymphs, so the doctor doesn’t know much about lice.

      Posted by askthebugman | August 3, 2012, 4:54 pm
    • I have lived all over the world including countries like Iran, Uruguay, all over Europe and have travelled to most of the rest. I also considered this but the last time I was overseas was about 3 years ago. I was in Turkey,Germany and Switzerland. I believe they may have started back then but only now, in the last year have thery gotten to this stage of the cycle. I’ve tried everything possible to get rid of them. I’ve been to specialist f infectious diseases and to the church. There are ways to keep them a little at bay but nothing to rid them. I used to have long blond hair down my back. It’s now 1/2 inch long on the back half of my head. It’s possible it broke off back when I poured bleach, cider venigar, and a number of other thing on it but it will not grow back. They keep it short.

      You may start to think it’s something supernatural but just REMEMBER, you aren’t crazy. (At least not because of this. LOL!) I wish you well

      Posted by Karen Zimmerman | October 5, 2016, 12:33 pm
  27. I had 2 exterminators come out who brought no optical equipment. 2 others on the phone offered no optical equipment. Bacteria and viruses kill people everyday, but you cannot see them without a powerful microscope.
    Think about buying a USB microscope on one of the shopping sites. $ 60. Nobody is going to solve this problem for you!! You have to take charge and do the research to get a picture of the bug, or samples of the dead bodies. And, we all have to share techniques to help each other when we have some success. Keep working on it. & Good Luck.

    Posted by NW | August 10, 2012, 12:50 am
  28. Hi we have found a lots of small worm like bugs in our up ground pool,it has a filter and we cleaned it but now there back do you know if these may be parasites and if so will chlorine help? It has a long body that somewhat see threw, with a round head with black eye like antennas and also at the tail end it has 2 fin like things which one is shorter than the other??? Please help or lead me in a direction where I could find out. Thank you

    Posted by Shannon | August 14, 2012, 2:35 am
    • Not sure what they are without seeing them, but they certainly aren’t human parasites. Probably just the immature stage of some insect in the area. Send me a some specimens if you want and I will ID them for you.

      Posted by askthebugman | August 15, 2012, 5:25 pm
      • Chiggers mites bite .and leave red spots rashes and .bumps .and .all…the ..mites chickien mites and walking ..danderif mites itchey and they .burn and stinging ..itchey bite. Crawling .me..berrowing .into my…flesh…..putting…me .into pain.i none…dam .stop..itchy there annoying they .drive u nutz and crazy its dry. And eats at your skin and ..itchey .your entire whole body its .eats at your.central nerves .system..they. Crawling .my .entire body ass .feet head .hands eyes back . Privated..area breast arms they .put .big ..browns molds bumps.on driveing .me dam crazy .driveing me nutz.. It makes you very moody n bitchy and mites are .very hard to get rid .of .exsecialy walking danderiffth mites and scabies crabs mites

        Posted by Margaret cook | September 30, 2012, 12:39 pm
    • No, the chlorine will not kill them. Are they somewhat flat and their tail is like a forked tongue? Also, when excited (or actually happy) tey will bend. The bending always reminds me of a smiling face. LOL! I have fed them to see what they eat and the eat our skin cells, ead or alive (among other things) but they are happy when they. (or they just respond to my voice) see me coming with sugar. They are actually friendly.

      Posted by Karen Zimmerman | October 5, 2016, 12:43 pm
  29. Every year for the past 5-6 years, in mid-August (literally August 15th for the past two years), I start getting bites. My doctor said they were mosquito bites, but I get those, and these are not mosquito bites. They start out small, with a central “point” you can feel with your finger. If I scratch them (try not to) or my clothing rubs against them, they get puffed up and red like a mosquito bite. Over a 1-2 week period they continue to itch, but the bump flattens out and the red patch gets darker and larger, sometimes almost 2 inches across. Then the patch and the itching fades away. Each year I go through two “bouts” of these bites, one in August, one in September.

    These bites itch so much I have trouble concentrating on anything. I feel like cutting off my skin. Or just driving my truck into a brick wall. I get them at night, during the day, at home, in my car, at work. My wife sleeps next to me and doesn’t get them at all; neither do our two kids. Our two cats are indoor cats, and show no signs of any infestation or skin condition. I am, however, one of those people who always seems to get bitten when nobody else is. My wife jokes that she brings me to outdoor events to keep the bugs away from her.

    The bites always show up in the area from mid-thigh to lower back. Never any on my genitals. I woke up Aug 15 with 2 of them. By yesterday morning I had about 7 or 8. I’ll probably have more by the time I get undressed tonight. I’ve tried various anti-itch creams, both corticosteroid-based and calamine/pramoxine-based. The creams seem to help for a little while, for maybe 10-30 minutes the itching is dulled and I can deal with it. But then it comes back. Sometimes I do experience a “crawling” sensation as has been described in some of the other comments.

    I never had anything like this before 5-6 years ago. My brother-in-law who does a lot of swimming in fresh water said he gets them too, in the late summer when the water warms up and some kind of algae or parasite multiplies. But I haven’t been in fresh water at all this year. I’ve gone in the ocean twice and in a swimming pool twice.

    My diet hasn’t changed much since before I started getting whatever these are. I’m trying to eat less processed foods, and less food in general (to lose weight). That being said, I have no idea what might have changed in the foods I eat without my knowledge (new pesticides, new antibacterials, etc.)

    The only thing I can think of which has ever bothered me this much is a period of time earlier in my life when I had “itchy anus”, which drove me nuts for quite a while. That eventually went away.

    I’m going to try TTO; it was also recommended by someone I work with. I’ll let you know how it goes.

    Posted by itchyscratchy | August 17, 2012, 5:40 pm
    • If you eat meat, you may want to hold off for awhile as there are a lot of chemicals in the meat.

      Posted by askthebugman | August 17, 2012, 7:08 pm
      • Wow, i thought my dog had fleas and he gave it to me because he sleeps next to me.

        I am relieved that there is so much feedback on this website, after only sleeping a total of 45 minutes last night because of the non-stop biting and itching on my scalp, and entire body. I have been dealing with this problem for a few months and from doing everything the wrong way i suffered my first attack last night, of course that was also after sparying Cutter Advanced bug spray all over me, like six times a day, since Friday night.

        I kept taking these red and black dots off of me as i felt each painful sting, what looked liked larve, their was white specs, some type of cotton fibers falling from my hair and stinging me as it landed on my body. it has not goitten to my vaginal area yet, and i dont want it to. Does this sound like IBBS? If so, my dog definitely has it too and could anyone provide tips on what to do for him?

        Posted by Help Me and My Dog Please!!! | September 25, 2012, 7:18 pm
      • It definitely sounds like IBBS. Try to follow the recommendations on these posts about diet, drinking lots of water, and not exposing yourself or your dog to any chemicals, including pesticides. It may take a while for the symptoms to subside, but I am confident they will.

        Posted by askthebugman | September 25, 2012, 10:39 pm
    • I am not sure if you still have this condistions or if you’ll even read this reply ,I’ve said this in two other replys and it’s worth a shot for you to try , there are herbs you can take that may very well kill and clean your whole body out of any parasetic conditions , also try taking a bath with a tea tree oil , it helps with the itching and will kill anything under the skin , hopefully it will for you , look up herbal cures , not all doctor or over the counter prescriptions will cure a person they weren’t meant to .

      That’s why most things have a pill that will treat a condition but won’t fully cure you and the side effects are to many , herbs will be my only answer to anything posted on this site , unless it comes to killing household bugs

      Posted by Lynsey | September 7, 2012, 2:40 pm
    • After paying several $40 co-pays to my PCP and a dermatologist, my biopsy result: “insect bite reaction”. Thank you very much. Any chance they can tell me what type of insect? No. Any ideas why this only happens during a very specific part of the year? No. Anything other than the $15 prescription steroid jelly (which does nothing) that I can put on them? No.

      Another person I work with has similar bites on her stomach. She thinks they’re spider bites.

      One day a couple of weeks ago I was sitting on the toilet, and something ran out of my shorts and down my leg. I think it was a centipede. There are spiders and centipedes in my office at work. Could I have baby centipedes in my clothing or something? I got bit on my arse again, while driving in my car, so it had to be something that was already in my pants. As noted, sometimes I feel like things are crawling on me. This is driving me fucking nuts.

      Posted by itchyscratchy | September 26, 2012, 8:16 pm
      • Weird thing: After the biopsy done by the dermatologist, I had a couple of stiches on my abdomen. When I got home I put some neosporin on the area and covered it with a bandage. Within a day, all around the edges of the bandage, there were a bunch of “bites”. As if whatever wanted to get out from under the bandage and away from the neosporin.

        Posted by itchyscratchy | October 20, 2012, 5:40 am
    • I’m all set.. until next August. A mixture of TJ’s Vit E Oil and TTO faded the bites and itching quickly. Physicians and dermatologists were useless IMHO. I had an interesting conversation with another IBBS sufferer a few days ago, and when she learned that I lived next to a farm, she asked “Do they spray?” They do. And the orchard is one house away from me. I’m going to find out what they spray, and if whatever it is was changed about 5-6 years ago when this condition started.

      Posted by itchyscratchy | October 20, 2012, 5:35 am
      • Except: my ears are incredibly itchy now, and sort of “wet” inside, but with dry patches. Did the bites move to my ears? I told my doctor that my left ear hurt, and she looked at it and said there was some dry skin. I think I’m going to get a new doctor.

        Posted by itchyscratchy | October 20, 2012, 5:43 am
  30. I have CLL weak immune system, breast cancer etc. saw a bug being eaten in a web, in my apt. called to treat the apartment and a spider was caught, many bugs, flies killed. now I am experiencing IBBS feelings of being biten, bites, open sores (red) treated by doctors and not as bad as before but bad enough. your SITE IS WONDERFUL, thanks to all for the information to empower myself. while being treated by doctors. I will incorporate your hints as WELL.. this is a terrible condition I have had 3 surgeries this winter, now this.

    Posted by frab Olinsky | August 20, 2012, 4:53 am
    • I hope this will help you there are cures for cancer but I don’t want to give you false hope , I know most people will stick to chemotherapy , there are herbs that can replenish the body and very well might kill the cell causing cancer , I’ve been doing a lot of research and reading everything I can because of the mysterious crawling itching red bite feeling I’ve had for 3 months.

      I came across a list of natrual herbal cures for things including cancer , because I’ve never had cancer I can’t garentee it’ll work but it’s worth a shot , I hope you get better and you win the fight with cancer , I’ll keep you in my prayers .

      Sorry bug man I’m not trying to take over your web page , you have great advice and from what I have read so far .

      Posted by Lynsey | September 7, 2012, 2:28 pm
  31. I’ve had the so-called Morgellons condition for over 10 years, but didn’t recognize it as that until after it was named and people were posting online. In the earl years, I asked several doctors to check me (for some kind of bug), to no avail. Then, when I realized that my symptoms matched those of other people (and the sores and entities looked similar), I began to use magnification and saw the red, blue and black strings and larva-like things. When they were really dramatic, I’d save specimens. Again, over the years, I was rejected by doctors who all gave me an identical line: “I can’t help you.” Shocking to hear from doctors, who, you’d think, would at least be curious. Then recently, one dermatologist saw the entities herself, right on my body and on the tissue that she used to rub an area. She agreed to send some specimens to her colleague to be analyzed. I provided very good material, all labeled for what kind of entity (of the several that appear) and from what part of my body. Some time later, the result was in: “Nothing except normal body material.” The doctor I’d given it to knew that this was false, but didn’t say much. After all, the CDC has issued a statement that the condition called Morgellons doesn’t exist. I’d like to point out something important to anyone with skin itching, etc. This particular condition is internal; it’s not really a surface skin problem per se. It manifests on the skin when the entities are close to the surface, causing the itching. But “they” are inside ears, nostrils, throat, (I’ve removed and seen the entities from these areas) and who knows where else in the body. The condition frustrates the victims terribly especially because of the medical rejections. I’m used to it now and just doing my best for my body. I think that Richard has done his best in his explanation. I wonder when the truth will be revealed.

    Posted by Looking for truth | August 21, 2012, 8:21 am
  32. I know all about chemicals, i was exposed to them and had to eradicate all chemicals and processed/take-out foods from my home to survive an exposure that killed many of my coworkers and still afflicts me. That said I’ve never had a bug infestation with the exception of ants that were looking for water and dealt with those using Orange spray. However, recently I found a cluster of 3 pattern on my ankle and two months and about a hundred horribly itchy bites later, I’ve completely changed my eating patterns, cancelled and rescheduled multiple doctors appointments due to embarrassment (none of them with specialists who would know what this is) and my sleep schedule to stay awake as much as possible, I keep my lights on 24/7.. I think my modifications have made them hungry because now they’re hanging out where I can see them at times.

    I have FINALLY started to find what LOOKS like ants. Very small ones. They are long, soft-bodied and seem like newborn ants ‘to the eye’ (i expected round bodied spider looking bed bugs or the like so this is a surprise). I flush them away with water down the sink immediately so it can’t bite my fingers when I grab them, but this isn’t helping me figure out what it is. I have placed tape nearby now to grab and ‘stick’ on whatever it is so I can have a much better look and maybe even get a picture.

    This is very disturbing. They DO seem to be drawn to paper as I had some fresh printed materials and some newspaper recycle area and found a few in there. I don’t know if it was the lack of disturbance that they liked or something about the paper/printed material that they liked. But – getting rid of something that enjoys paper in a place full of paper is daunting. I have a small flat, which by sheer nature of the love of learning and storage of large medical records etc is now a very big concern. Even moving would just bring them along assuredly so what can I, someone who is KNOWINGLY chemically sensitive, do?

    Anything with Alpha Pinene is out. I’ve all but resolved myself to spraying with DE (since breathing it is toxic) and leaving for a few weeks (which is very difficult to do for several reasons), come back and vacuum and hope for the best, but I’m not even sure if FG DE is the answer to this sort of creature or not. Will the silica that ‘cuts up’ a bug with an exo skeleton also kill soft bugs?

    Bites: I do get them in the folds and creases of the knees and arms (while bent) and within the bra area but as I’ve modified behavior and kept things straight etc they don’t seem to care much, as I’ve gotten bites on my visible chest, my legs and my back now. The reaction I have is as if a mosquito had bitten me (I’m allergic) but it doesn’t fly and I have no standing water nearby inside or out (i have but the one window to the outdoors and keep it closed a good half the time as CA is HOT) – even if I did it would be more obvious. If someone told me it wasn’t a real bug I’d say ‘then what have I been killing/flushing down the sink and why only in the last two months and why the little soft bugs crawling on me?’

    Can whatever it is spread disease? I’m so not in a good place to handle any kind of exposure to anything else.

    Posted by JL | September 1, 2012, 8:23 pm
    • If you can see them, catch a couple on a piece of tape, put the tape in a vial of alcohol and get them identified. Then it would be easier to recommend a treatment. DE will kill any insect, even soft-bodied ones. Greenbug for People made from cedar is also excellent, but it would be much better if the culprit can be positively identified. You can send me some samples if you like packed as I said. My mailing address is 6804 4th St. NW, no. 134, Los Ranchos, NM 87107.

      Posted by askthebugman | September 1, 2012, 11:03 pm
      • Try the new cream available…Soolantra. Released 12/15. Rather costly, but approved for use once a day (ivermectin 1%)

        Posted by Nebnp | March 23, 2016, 5:24 pm
  33. Could be mites. Try tea tree oil.

    Posted by Teatreesolution | September 2, 2012, 5:27 pm
    • No not mites already did the treatments for mites years ago even for bird mites which I had originally thought I had. Thank you though for your input! God bless

      Posted by Fed up | June 20, 2013, 10:02 pm
  34. I myself had this experience for staying for a summer at my mother in-laws house in 2011 & because one else had this experience but me I told myself the problem was everything from stress to voodoo brought on by my childrens mother. At night I would go to sleep & the biting would start & the bites were like little burns & I would itch all night long I would go to the car to try sleeping & it just went on & on it was bad. One day I had set my white shirt down outside & left it on the patio & went inside for a couple minutes & the back to my shirt & that is when I saw then in piles all over my white shirt tiny sliver like red things as thin as the tips of sewing needles all over my shirt & now I had proof I am not nuts so I showed everyone at the house. The relief was huge because I could see the problem.
    My mother in law lives in a rural area with farmers fields all over the place. After leaving & going home to my own bed & house I had no problems at all not one. Last night I went out to the drive in out around the same types of fields & wouldn’t you know it the same darn problem I had sleeping. I might suggest if living around the rural farm area or a place with many fields to move but I sympathize because I no it gets real bad & just won’t stop. Now I do not have the problem but I nearly panic at the though of having to go to my mother in-laws at all for fear of bringing these things home to my house to multiply. But they don’t.

    Posted by COLIN JAMES | September 3, 2012, 12:34 pm
  35. Well I hope you get this , my boyfriend and I have been suffering from the same thing as others have described , I don’t want to tell you that it’s not in the head these people do have a parasite , soak in tea tree oil two tablespoons in the bathtub , these parasites are hard to see because they hide under coat of wax residue they create .

    It leaves a crystal yellowish orange layer on the whole top layer of skin causing the pores to close up so it’s hard to get a chemical into the skin to kill them , However tea tree oil forces them to come out of the body , but it won’t get the eggs out nor will it kill them so treatment is important everyday , castol oil and garlic cloves if digested also will help kill them from the inside out .

    There are other oils and herbs you can take that’ll also help , we have tried everything it seems like from safe gaurd dog dewormer which they built up an immunity to it after the second treatment , then we tried a dandruff shampoo with antifungal with a medicine , it worked for a few days also but then it didn’t anymore .

    We tried nix and rid they worked to get a few days as well , the stuff prescribed for scabies mites , nothing happen . The doctors wouldn’t do any test went to 4 of them .

    After 3 months of having this and doing research I still don’t know what it could be but it’s deffinetly a worm parasite , it looks like white worm , I’ve been using tea tree oil for two days now and it’s still working , so has garlic and castol oil , look up herbs and treatments to kill parasites , there are a list of products that are all natrual which will kill this thing , however I don’t know how to rid them from everything in the home.

    These things get on and into everything , I just hope this will help some of you to find relief because it’s nerve racking not knowing what’s going on.

    It is not all in your head , my mom told me it was, I know better cause I seen them coming out of everywhere on my skin and once I take a picture of the bath water tonight she better not say its dead skin falling off of me because I seen them floating out of my vagina as well and my skin would bubble like there was air in it so I pushed on my legs and feet out came more worms .

    It’s the best creepiest feeling of all when you see progress and 100s coming out , even after the second treatment I don’t feel the crawling as much .

    Posted by Lynsey | September 7, 2012, 2:07 pm
    • Lynsey you describe exactly the same observations i have made. get yourself a microscope or just use your webcam. take the lens out of your webccam turn it around and tape or glue it back on backwards, it will provide appx 60-100x magnification. what i have found a little different is that the white worms are usually next to a dark colored one, i see them in the little black specks that come out of my skin. salt and vinegar with lugols iodine seems to work well at getting them out of the skin as well.

      Posted by craig | September 18, 2012, 11:17 pm
  36. Hi, I had this itchy crawly feeling over my whole body for over 2 years. It started off on my head so i thought it was lice but I couldn’t find any eggs or anything for that matter. It then progressed to behind my ears the most and on my shoulder blades. Then to my palms, feet, and now it’s everywhere. The more I tried to cure this bug off of my body the angrier it gets and the bugs start to crawl faster and bite more. I can feel it moving in my hair when I touch it or grab it, and in certain lights I can see very small white bugs flying/crawling around smaller than a grain of salt to long ones as big as a rice grain (gross I know). Especially in the sun I can see it flying and crawling all over.

    I’ve stopped harming my body with products and just let it live because it doesn’t crawl over my body that much and more my head/hair. Now it’s non-stop itchiness every day 24/7. Every time I’m around another person, they start to itch. People have told me that every time they hang out with me they feel like somethings crawling on their head and body. When I comb out my hair or scratch my arm to a dim light I can see all of the bugs fly out and then come back to me. I have a video recording of it, its just so much to handle on my own. Has anyone ever figured out what it was?! I also noticed that whenever I’m around birds they start to scratch themselves, literally, all of them in a row start to dig their beaks into theier body. If it’s not bird’s mites then I don’t know what it is. Please help me.

    Posted by Julie | September 7, 2012, 2:31 pm
    • Hi Julie,

      I have what you have. I have seen these microscopic flying bugs in strong sunlight or a strong flashlight. They are like you describe as big as a speck of salt, or like a piece of floating dust. Not everyone on this site has the same bug. But, you describe exactly what I have seen too. Can you post the video on youtube? I could show that to my local extension entomologist. Mine are not as bad as yours. But, contrary to the Bugmans philosophy, I have been spraying a lot of pesticide. I still have lingering bugs, but not that many. I can feel them lighting on me now. Here is what I am doing to reduce the infestation. I bought tea tree shampoo and conditioner at Whole Foods. They seem to hate tea tree oil & peppermint oils. I bought the dyson animal vacuum from Amazon. What a great vacuum. Comes with a 6 inch upholstery attachment too. Vacuum every day if possible, I do every couple of days. I change my sheets almost every night. I keep all my dirty clothes in sealed bins. You can only wear your clothes once. I put 20 mule team detergent in the laundry. I also bought a couple of $ 15 garden sprayers. I spray Talstar mixed with Nylar. Spray the whole house. Make sure you have picked up everything off the floors that is possible. The Nylar inhibits their egg reproduction. Eggs are hatching everyday! I sprayed 3 times 5 days apart. They are about 90% gone but still lingering a little. I also spray sterifab on spot areas. This is good for mattresses and things like that. It kills the ones alive, but not the eggs. I will spray sterifab tonight around the PC Buy more Talstar & Nylar than you expect to use. You will also need a respirator with pesticide cartridges in it. Please post your video on youtube, and leave the link here. The video can prove that they exist. People that don’t have these buggers in their home and car have no clue what they are talking about. They have to experience the epidemic to really understand that some foreign pest has invaded their life. Also check out this blog:, Not everyone has the same bugs on these blogs. some people are dealing with fairly benign bugs like: bedbugs, thrips etc. It has to fly to be our bug! These things are literally 1/60- 1/80 of an inch in size. Have you seen little tiny white cocoon’s in your clothing?? I wonder if they are parasitic wasps which are used extensively in this country on agriculture crops to control larger bugs. These miniature wasps are the right size and they are exposed to lots of pesticides, which helps make them pesticide resistant. If you are a farmer, you can buy 10,000 parasitic wasps on a piece of cardboard the size of a pack of cigarettes!! By the way pyrethrin pesticides don’t work at all. Pls share any success you have.

      Posted by Infested | September 8, 2012, 9:10 pm
      • They aren’t parasitic wasps. Parasitic wasps are only capable of feeding on insects they normally parasitize. They don’t have the physical characterisitics necessary (mouthparts) to parasitize humans. They are not a problem. Using chemicals like talstar will only make things worse as the chemicals will affect your immune system and make you more susceptible to “bug activity”.

        Posted by askthebugman | September 9, 2012, 8:31 pm
      • Thank you so much for your help. It’s going to be hard for me to reduce the infestation due to the fact that I live with 4 other guys who don’t believe that I have anything. They don’t clean up after themselves and we have carpet everywhere so it’s hard to clean after myself constantly and others.

        Am I exposing others to this as well? They seem to get itchy, but they say it’s just normal to scratch themselves from time to time. I have school and work, so it’s a pain to deal with all this stress. I don’t have the time or the money either. Has your entomologist suggested an easier way to get rid of these bugs? Or do they still not believe you? I’ve spent so much time and money going to specialists that I gave up 6 months ago and let these bugs multiply by the day. It’s so depressing and annoying to live with these bugs everyday… anyway my video is on my other computer, I will post it up when I have time to.

        Posted by Julie | September 11, 2012, 7:42 pm
      • Have you ever seriously applied the information that the Bugman has provided and tried it?? We went the chemical route and the constant cleaning of the house and car and we were worse not better. His explanation is the only plausible one. We spent lots of money with the medical community etc.etc. Everyone in our family is fine. My daughter still has a slight problem but essentially it is gone. Now I am not saying that I don’t believe you I am just saying that in our case it was chemical exposure and we got over it. We had all the specs and little white things popping out of our skin every where and constant itching. Praying for your recovery!!

        Posted by Debbie Gill | September 12, 2012, 2:33 am
      • Hi sorry your stress and effort…. Yet u sound still very strong and u kicking some serious ass!!! (use sea water );collect it at high tide in jars and spray on body/
        /pets house/ bedding /….Never spary in eyes …,never!! !
        For the rest u feel better yet its not a cure all

        Posted by tammie | February 22, 2016, 10:10 pm
    • could be a type of mite or lice. They can be visible or so tiny as to be almost invisible, they can infest any area of the body that has hair (birds often get them too). They’re easily passed between people (for example, sharing furniture, a hat, a brush, etc.) They are often itchy, and may become especially active and itchy at particular times of day, especially at night. If it were me, I would start by using lice killing shampoo (which you can find in any drug store, the active ingredient is pyrethrin). Read all warnings and use as directed. Check with your doctor if you have any questions.
      Pets get mites, too. With pets, it’s a very simple treatment, just a few drops are put on the skin by the vet and it eradicates them, but you can only get the treatment at the vet. It’s a different medicine than the ones used to treat fleas. It’s terrible when people let pets suffer with mites because the itching is really stressful for the animal and it’s an easily treated condition.
      Clear out and clean out your living environment, vaccuum everywhere regularly (including furniture/mattresses), wash everything you can wash, wipe down everything else. Bag things like stuffed animals etc in plastic bags for a while to kill any insects that might be on them. Of course never spray pesticides on yourself or near food or drinks, avoid the use of pesticides as much as possible in general and avoid handling them. They can be toxic/poisonous in many ways, they are carcinogenic and can cause liver damage and other organ damage if they reach toxic levels by being absorbed thru skin or breathed in. If you have to have your house exterminated have it done by a professional. Sometimes people using drugs or some medications or withdrawing from/recovering from the use of drugs or alcohol can have false symptoms that mimic bugs crawling on the skin which may last for some time. Sometimes people have reactions to medications that can cause hallucinations that feel like bugs crawling or look like bugs, or if a medication is too high a dose.
      Good luck! Don’t let this condition drive you crazy, go to a doctor and get it checked out if you can’t get rid of them. Hope you get rid of them soon 🙂

      Posted by ec | October 13, 2012, 11:11 pm
      • just to add, mites are generally more itchy and can be microscopic, i.e. invisible. The main sign of lice is usually the tiny light colored egg sacs attached to the roots of hair. These have to be removed in order to get rid of the lice, or they will keep hatching at intervals of a few weeks and reinfesting. For a guy it’s easiest to just buzz your hair off and use anti lice shampoo (as directed, usually just required using it twice). Most girls aren’t that bold and will have to remove all the “nits” (egg sacs) with a very fine toothed nit comb (also available in drug stores). The tiny plastic nit combs that come in packs of lice shampoo don’t work as well as a metal nit comb you can buy separately. Good luck everyone who has this, an infestation of any kind is upsetting for most people. What’s especially frustrating for people is that they sometimes keep catching them again because they don’t know where they’re picking them up. It’s common for lice to go around schools etc.
        My son caught lice once when there was a school program where the kids all wore hats. They each had their own hat but the hats all went into a container together in between performances. Immediately after this he had lice. We only had to use the RID shampoo and nit comb as directed (I believe it was twice) and they were eradicated. But I heard from a friend once whose little girl kept getting lice over and over. What a pain!
        Morgellons is so far not recognized by medical science. So far in studies on it, the fibers that people thought were coming out of their skin turned out to be normal household and clothing fibers, and skin injuries from picking, scratching, etc. A lab test can determine if there is any microscopic infestation. When there isn’t any infestation, but the person persists in thinking there is, it’s generally diagnosed as delusional parasitosis. That doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the final word on the subject, maybe they will eventually find submicroscopic bugs that science hasn’t been able to detect thus far. But delusional parasitosis is a well known condition where people are really suffering from what feels (and often looks to them) exactly like a real parasitic infestation, but which is not actually an infestation but a combination of sensations which result in them having a false belief that they are infested with something. These sensations can be part of a mental illness or can brought on by a wide variety of health conditions ranging from diabetes, to drugs, or alcohol, or withdrawal from these, to caffeine (which is also a drug), to reactions to medications or improper dosing, to chemical exposures, to allergies, to sleep deprivation, infections/fever, and many other conditions. It’s important to get help if you have delusional parasitosis as people sometimes even harm themselves (or even their children) trying to treat for imaginary infestations. Bear in mind organic/natural treatments are not necessarily safer than other treatments, some have the potential to be toxic, and could even be causing the symptoms.
        Eating a healthy diet that contains lots of veggies and greens and fruits (you don’t need to wash them with a special chemical, just clean water), avoiding drugs except ones that your doctor has put you on for a medical reason, taking prescribed drugs exactly as prescribed, getting regular medical and dental checkups, (regular checkups and parasite prevention for your pets too, for their health and so you don’t catch anything from them), drinking water, exercising several times a week, etc, are good for us in any case and will result in healthier skin and better general health (consult your doctor), and people who believe in Morgellons generally recommend the same thing 🙂

        Posted by ec | October 14, 2012, 3:45 pm
    • I forgot to say, bear in mind many organic/natural oils and treatments can also potentially be toxic.

      Posted by ec | October 13, 2012, 11:24 pm
      • just wanted to add, there are certain infectious diseases which can cause outbreaks on the skin, sometimes years apart. Some of these can be very serious if left untreated. For example, syphilis starts with just a bump in a private area, then if left untreated, years later the person breaks out in sores, if left untreated, it can eventually lead to mental illness, brain/nerve damage, even blindness, etc. It’s treated with antibiotics. There are many other common infections that can be the same way and can cause skin symptoms that resemble bites. Get blood tests regularly for venereal diseases, and if you have pets or work outside you can also have a blood test at the doctor to rule out various parasites. Some people who believe they have Morgellons turn out to actually have Lyme disease (an infection from a tick bite which also disappears and reappears with various skin symptoms years later and can progress to more serious health problems if left untreated. It’s treated with antibiotics.) Some viral diseases also go away and reappear with various kinds of bumps etc, for example shingles (which luckily now is preventable with a vaccine), or various herpes infections.

        Posted by ec | October 14, 2012, 3:59 pm
      • I believe what most people are complaining about, especially when the little biting creatures are red, is chiggers. I am from Dallas, a humid city, and even if you walk through grass, chiggers will get on you. Or have a picnic, chiggers will get on you. Or walk your dog, and chiggers will get on you. My mother used to use use apple cider vinegar solution with water to stop the excruciating itching with ACV. It has to be Bragg’s, or Briggs, with the ‘mother’ in it. Read what’s on the bottle and you will see what I’m talking about. The ACV is cloudy, not clear, and you must shake it up. Hope this helps.

        Posted by Kaye Barnett | August 16, 2021, 4:17 pm
      • THis is for all you- I have the same symptoms. My 2 teens 2 dogs and 2 cats. We got actually 6 or 7 different parasites fm our hotel in Redding. Within 2 weeks I am down to 85lbs we went to dr and she didn’t even ck us. She drug tested me and didn’t want to even listen or see our pics. I had a worm in my pee even. She sent us home and only prescribed only me antibiotics. I know I am going to die. We have been trying to get out of Thisbe hotel and go to glass beach for a week. Now. So sick, weak, tired and broke. I put pictures on my Twitter I only put a few I did not put the pictures I have of it mimicking clothing skin I didn’t because only a fellow sufferer would not think I’m crazy. This site is a headache to put pics. Please go to my Twitter and u will see some of them. Please comment there. Every time u feel a tingle take a pic. That’s all I did. I hope that someone will see them and figure out what they are I can die. But please save my girls! I only put pics of me. They r teens. But have same nightmare. Buttlakelover is my twitter. We have a go fund me 2 please pass this around. We all need to be treated and I am beyond the nothing and no Hope point. Hoping to feel sand before I go. And have one last memory with my family. Wish me luck. Wishing u luck.. it’s real. It really is.

        Posted by Anntea Pavon | August 20, 2021, 3:53 pm
    • if you haven’t had any luck, email me and I will tell you what has worked for me.

      Posted by Terri Reh | April 4, 2016, 7:53 am
  37. Know what you are all going through. Only thing Ive found to eradicate this is to wash, wash wash , any fabrics that are not washed in awhile. ive change to non toxic laundry detergent, found i like it better. it comes back every once in awhile, but when weve been dealing with old cardboard boxes or pick up an old bag of old clothes or pick up old papers, we had maybe put in the back closet or something. I feel them immediately and they go right to work. its good to be in company, but im also sad no one can find what it is. treat animal with biting lice protection, and do the above is the best I can do.

    Posted by Kim | September 7, 2012, 10:09 pm
  38. i have recently laid a new capret and since then my son has beein getting bit by something hes got red itchy spots all over him, i have checked for bed bugs and cant see a thing, i have two cats witch i have just flead i have used flea carpet powder and spary and also used floggers twice! put still he is getting bit what else could it be?? please help

    Posted by nicola orme | September 8, 2012, 7:28 am
  39. One month later from my earlier post, Aug 3th joe
    Had most of the issues many have posted about, after several visits to different Doctors, same result as all..nothing. But, Many thanks to my family for finding a Doctor that could help. Ginger Savely of Washington DC. Long story short I’m finally see good results after 3 weeks, still have the crawling, and a few of the other issues but very limited.. (biting has been rare the last 4 days) . Most of her plans for a recover are just as the Bugman had stated in several of his post. Her main thing is rest (get off work if you can), build immune system back up, eat as the Bugman has stated, organic everything, No sugars, only Whole grain breads and limited, along with some strong antibotic’s..and the list can go on, but take to heart what the Bugman is saying on every post…only thing I can add is, I take 2 Hot Baths a day, plain water….nothing added, scrub good, limited amount of cloths I wash daily and I have removed myself from the envoriment where I once lived.
    I started my second antibothic today will keep all posted in a month.
    Prays for those who live this nightmare..Joe

    Posted by Joe | September 8, 2012, 2:22 pm
    • My daughter had this problem and it was severe. We finally found this site and she eliminated all chemicals from her environment( as much as possible). She changed her diet completely. She is mostly a vegetarian now. She is about 95% cured after 4 months. Hang in there. I keep reading this just hoping we can help encourage others who are so desperate for answers to their suffering.

      Posted by Debbie Gill | September 12, 2012, 2:22 am
    • Are you continuing to improve?

      Posted by Debbie Gill | September 29, 2012, 11:21 pm
      • Debbie, I’m very happy for you and your daugther, It’s good to hear there is hope for all of us.
        I’m over one month into my antibotics, Improvement has slowed but I’m stable with minor issues. Crawing is very little, still have a few small sores from the bacteria, the biting sensations have become rare. All my blood work has come back, with some good, some bad, the bad is I have Lymes disease, which Mrs.Savely feels this is related to my condition. She has added another antibotic, Dioxycyclen.

        One must be 100% true to yourself and stick with the rules as bugman has posted on what it takes to recover. I slipped back to Dinning out, while having a weekend away, and with in 48 hours I seen my condition changing for the worse. Life is very close to normal for me, but I have to watch everything I do to maintain……Thanks for checking Debbie, and I will post once a month on my conditions…..75% healed….God bless…….. Joe

        Posted by Joe | September 30, 2012, 1:22 am
      • So glad to hear that you are healing. You found the right physician if they diagnosed you properly. Lymes disease is often over looked because patients have had it so long that it is not recognized. Doxycycline works for all kinds of weird things. I just got back from Haiti and we used it to treat lots of stuff. I agree that eating out is a big problem. I can tolerate eating out some but my daughter can not. I’m sure your immune system is compromised because of your Lymes disease diagnosis. Please do keep us informed. I think it is very important to encourage others who are looking for answers. Thanks, Debbie

        Posted by Debbie Gill | September 30, 2012, 2:35 am
  40. i itch all over eyebrows nose face legs arms, i have a three month old baby and don’t want to try insecticides, there are no bite marks just itching and it seems when i get close to people they start to itch too even without touching me can you tell me what they are and i am washing everything in my house tomorrow vacuuming everywhere and using borax with laundry and carpet can you tell me anything else to do??????? this sucks

    Posted by chris | September 10, 2012, 6:37 am
    • I suspect its not a bug, but a chemical reaction to something, either you have been exposed to such as pesticides, or something you ate. Read the entire blogs on this subject and maybe adjust your diet and see if that doesn’t work.

      Posted by askthebugman | September 10, 2012, 4:45 pm
  41. I saw what looked like a pore in the skin of my arm. It was irritating me and I focused on the place where it seemed to be. Then the pore started moving around like a bug. Then I knew that it was a bug. Just so small that it could hardly be seen. when I went to grab it the speck quit moving. Then I wasn’t sure where it was anymore.

    Posted by Eric Smith | September 12, 2012, 4:23 am
  42. i cant see these bugs that are eating me , I think I may be allergic to them because it takes at least 3 days for the pain and inflation of the skin to go down enough to see one or 2 bites in the center. I don’t feel like they are crawling on me but i have really searched EVERYWHERE around my bed , IN my bed for them . I spread boiling water all over my floors and vacuumed and cleaned my room but non of that even slowed the biting at night.
    they bite me around 6 times a night which is alot because of my reaction to it.
    I think I’m going to try tee tree oil , and bounce sheets I just wish i knew what it was..

    Posted by Max | September 12, 2012, 5:07 pm
  43. Hi, I have dogs and saw fleas on them. sprayed them with adams flea and tick spray, so I haven’t seen anymore fleas. fogged the house three weeks straight. Found a bedbug, although it looks more like an earwig between the mattress. fogged under beds with Hot shot foggers. Sprayed with Hot Shot flee and bedbug spray every day. Sprayed house, under sofa, under bed, . Been putting DE on sheets around the walls, on the pups and I’m at work right now and I feel bites as I type. There are pimples all over my body, back, arms, legs, thighs, between my toes, on fingers, neck and between my buttocks but haven’t seen anything since the one bedbug. Purchased bedbug encasements for mattressess and pillows. Nothing is working, I want to cry, I’ve used lavender oil and DE food grade. My husband sometimes feel the bites when he comes in the room. I even eat the DE food grade occasionally. HELP ME!

    Posted by Kitty | September 19, 2012, 10:22 pm
    • Best thing you can do is get a new spray bottle and fill it with 90/91% rubbing alcohol, and spray those pimples consistently and everywhere you have a rash. Do this as often as you need to day or night. The best way to detect all of those infected areas is to take a shower or bath and rub your face and entire body with an exfoliating glove, preferably with a special soap, called Miracle II Soap. Use a mirror and check your entire back side and spray the alcohol everywhere you see any red areas or pimples. You need to be sure you get each and every new pimple as soon as it develops. Also, use scented dryer sheets and place them anywhere on the body where it itches. You will get instant relief. Use them day and night, and if needed, place them on your mattress. Wrap your arms with dryer sheets and place anywhere you have any sensations. Throw away your regular mattress, and sleep on an air mattress. You can find a metal bed frame at and also do away with the box spring. Just set the air mattress right on top and you are good to go. Wash everything you wear every single day, including your sheets, and pillow cases with regular laundry soap. You can also soak in the tub using the same Miracle II Soap, and drink about 2 TBS of the Miracle II Liquid Neutralizer in a half cup of water, first thing in the morning. You can reach Kathy at 412-558-0438 to purchase these items. She offers the best prices on all of these products.

      Posted by Rose | September 20, 2012, 4:10 am
  44. I sounds like you have had a very sad life. Much of your life history would suggest that your body is very toxic. I am sure that you do feel Invisible bugs because everyone who posts on here has or has a family member that has. All I can suggest is that you read everything the bug man has written. If you can’t afford organic food,which most of us can’t, then just don’t eat any animal products and see if that helps. Avoid any kind of pesticide or chemical. Don’t go off any of your medication without a physicians help. Scabies did not go deeper into your skin. It cleared itself up. What ever you had in 2001 should not be affecting you now. The little black dots are actually clumps of bacteria that are coming out of your body in response to toxicity. Since you say that you are a Christian, I would also suggest that you watch Joyce Meyer on TV. Her program is called Enjoying Every Day Life. She has a fantastic testimony and gives you practical steps to finding peace in and through God. I will say a prayer for you.

    Posted by Debbie Gill | September 20, 2012, 2:58 am
  45. @askthebugman and most of these other comments,

    I realize that what you’re suggesting may very well be helpful for some people. However, we all have a tendency to hear about someone’s problem that resembles a problem we have had ourselves and then assume that it is the same thing. I think you have done just this. I’m not pointing this to be rude or argumentative, but there were some very important things said in the letter that was sent to you that you seemed to have missed because you were already relating this case to your own or others.

    1. “I brought in samples of bugs that I have literally ripped from my skin and he said none of them were bugs.” The professionals have seen what this person thinks are the bugs and have decisively said that they are not bugs. So far, this could be what you think it is… but keep reading.

    2.”I am NOT crazy, I have never had a problem like this in my entire life, I don’t think I see things, I don’t hear things, I am not crazy and nobody will believe me. I am being kicked out of my apartment because I demanded they spray for these things, I have lost friends, I have lost credibility with everyone.” Read that again, “lost credibility with everyone”, not one or two people. Sometimes, when our bodies (or minds) tell us one thing and EVERYONE who cares about us tell us something else, we have to acknowledge that it could be our own bodies (or minds) that our lying to us.

    3. “I will go to my grave telling people I am being eaten alive, I don’t care what anyone tells me, I know this is real My church Pastor even said he would help me if I went to their therapist, of course, they would pay!!! They have me on tranquilizers, and want me to go on an antidepressant…” The people that are in this person’s life, and I would assume more than a couple of them care deeply about this person have all been shown “the evidence” and have tried to explain that this is a psychological issue. You don’t get put on tranquilizers and antidepressants without having other possibilities considered and dismissed by healthcare professionals.

    4. “I don’t have a dime to my name from fighting these things, I buy insecticide by the case, I use a bottle of OFF every night on my body, and I am now passing out from using this DEET, they tell me not to use it, but have no alternative.

    The entomologist told me that if it was a bug, he would know it, but he didn’t know it. I have literally brought a tape (scotch tape) of these things that I have ripped from my vaginal area (and I bled) to show him, and he said it was “dirt.” I am an EXTREMELY clean person, and that just isn’t true. They are even on my towels, they are in my drawers where my clothes are.”

    Really look at what this person is describing, it does NOT really match with the symptoms the rest of you have experienced!

    5. “I am not a crack-pot, I am not a nut case, I am desperate. Anything you ask me to send you to prove who I am, I will. I will be waiting for your reply, I pray to God you believe me.”

    If the original writer of the letter reads this post, I want you to encourage you not to get caught up in the stigma that admitting to having these issues makes you a “crackpot” or “nut case”. If your arm was not working properly because it was broken or you had a debilitating physical disease, you would admit it and let a doctor treat you. If part of your brain is not working properly, you should treat it the same way. Again, if your body is telling you one thing but all of the people that care deeply about you are telling you something else, you need to admit that it could be your own body that is wrong!

    Posted by occultusveritas | September 23, 2012, 11:07 am
    • Joe please let us know how you are doing. I feel so sorry for everyone who experiences this. We know that it is physical but it certainly affects you psychologically as time goes on. I am so thankful that I found this blog. I am a nurse and I could not find any help with the traditional medical community.The bugman’s explanation was the only plausible one that I could find. My family is completely cured now. Hope you are too.

      Posted by Debbie Gill | September 29, 2012, 11:04 pm
    • I know we all have compassion for any one suffering from these symptoms. We all know that, for the most part, it is physiological and not psychological. Symptoms can vary according to type of exposure or the body’s response to that exposure. I hope and pray that she stopped using the DEET and OFF by the case. IF she read any of these posts surely she stopped. I didn’t see any posts that were dismissive or disrespectful. Do you have any further suggestions for treatment ?

      Posted by Debbie Gill | September 29, 2012, 11:19 pm
    • I believe you, my issues were the same. I took several little insects? in for ID to doctors, dermatologist, even sent many to the University of Maryland, all reponses were negitive. Then I made the mistake of spraying insecticides, this along with other environment issues weaken my immune system. The bitting, sores, crawing got worse, my health, mentally and physically were fading quick. Blessed, My family reconized this and found me a doctor that specialzed in Morgellons and Lymes. At first I was not sure because she said not to bring samples, but My first visit I was amazed..She showed me several test tubes and asked if I reconized any, finally a doctor who understood.
      I know now it is a Bacterial infection for sure, Although bugs/parisites were involved early on, I believe the insecticides or environment contibuted to my final conditions. Morgellons.

      Posted by Joe | September 30, 2012, 3:41 pm
  46. I thought I was going crazy. I had the invisible bug bite syndrome too. After lots of web surfing and trying various remedies, I tell you what. I discovered bed bugs. Once I knew what to look for, I kept finding them. So don’t rule them out. They don’t bite through clothing, I have taken to wearing long underwear and socks to bed, until I get around to throwing it out (sigh – soon!). Now I only get bites on my hands. Doing toxic things like bombing my bedroom and spraying bifentrin on the carpet helped but didn’t eradicate them. Need to find fipronil in a spray form. The thing that made the most sense was I read that there can be a delayed recation from the time one is bit to the time the welt comes up. Mine are kind of brazen, I find them walking across the bed. Very easy to snag with a piece of tape. Tea tree ointment is helping heal the existing bites. Back when I was doing the “what if it’s ….” I thought it might be a skin fungus and treated with fungal cream. Oddly it cleared up on my arms (but moved to my legs) which makes me think perhaps there was something in the fungal cream that repelled them. My skin rash is improving, unlike my relationship with my boyfriend whom I think is the one that brought them into my bedroom. (he has many questionable habits, like salvaging items out of the dumpster, shopping at second hand stores, etc).

    Posted by anankae | September 30, 2012, 4:08 am
  47. Dear Bugman,

    I appreciate your assistance to the many on this site. However, I believe that with regards to the people describing the flying white specs (a bio-engineering feat disguised cleverly as a speck of dust that can defy the direction of the wind and any object moving against it), you would be incorrect about it being a “bacterial reaction that is the result of chemicals” alone. That is only part of what sustains it, not what it subsists as. The reason I know this now is because these white dots (which many have described to you above) when left alone in a room WILL and DO multiply, they move on their own (but tend to mimic the behavior of dust particles whenever possible), and will furthermore disguise themselves as long strands of hair (which upon inspection under a powerful microscope reveals that they are cylinder-like creatures that are designed, or perhaps engineered…to look this way to the naked eye and blend in as such).

    These things are affecting my electronics now (whether I am in a place for weeks at a time or not) – they are attracted to any form of heat or electricity, be it static or other. Also, another observation has been made and video taped: random proximity (from 8 to 10 feet away) of people on a public transit – who do not know of and are not privy to any of this information (196 out of 200 people studied) ALL begin to sneeze, cough, scratch, and look around them. 40 of the 200 immediately began to slap their arms and check their clothing to figure out what (without saying a word, but showing it in obvious form)…what is suddenly affecting them.

    You might get people to buy the “bacteria in the gut” thing…but anyone who has seen and observed this long term knows better. If you are willing to share the rest of the information you’re not saying (if you know it and are being told to withhold it or tell people otherwise), it would help a tremendous amount of people. It would also save me from having to buy a third laptop when this one becomes fully compromised like the others and overheats as well.

    P.S: Changing my diet did not help. The only thing that does is a nasty smelling self-made aerosol of brewer’s yeast. What will you tell me or them with regard to this? Not to eat meat or processed foods at walmart, or GMOs, or aspartame? I’ve never consumed any of those things, and my immune system is very strong. So what now? Please don’t try to backpedal and repeat the same exact information that you’ve repeated to everyone else. It doesn’t hold true with what this really is. Thanks.

    Posted by Anonymous Researcher | September 30, 2012, 11:54 am
    • If they have been examined under a microscope by a scientist, and they were some kind of creature they would have a name. Thousands of samples have been sent to entomologists, acarologists, and others and nobody has described a new species. I went to a house in northern NM two weeks ago to help someone with IBBS symptoms. She thought she had mites and she had white particles in the air that she thought were affecting her. Her counters and tables were covered with a light film of this material including some clump together. It wasn’t mites. She had a wooden ceiling, so I inspected the attic to she if she had rodents or bats up there. She didn.t. She had a lot of blown insulation in the attic and it was falling into the house between the slats in the ceiling. As you probably know, most insulation contains asbestos. The white particle were affecting her but they wegren’t mites. They were very small particles of asbestos she was inhaling. I suggested she move out of the house, get the insulation removed and the attic and house completely cleaned and to tell her doctor she has been exposed to too much asbestos.

      Posted by askthebugman | September 30, 2012, 1:51 pm
    • I am 52 yr old woman experiencing all symptoms of IBBS. Treated home with bug bombs and other chemicals for spiders then bizzarre happenings around my home. I have the fibers, metal flecks, lint balls etc. My skin too has parasitic activity as I often leave the wormlike whatever on whatever I touch. Certain activities cause my skin to expell these things in large numbers. The black dots come to the surface in clusters then slowly fade back into deeper layers and the parasitic creatures exit along with what almost like pus. Ive also been observant enough to notice the little white things seem to multiply. Im very clean and after wiping surface and returning to find more in the same place. Also want to know if anyone has noticed the strange movement in fibers such as linens. The fabric has what appears to be a thread or something under surface. I can feel actual fiber then it quickly flattens and seems to vanish. Also the threads or fibers that seem to grow out of household objects and react to touch by moving. The fibers have characteristis lint balls either on end or several small ones the length of the fiber. Im an educated and very analytical so this is disturbing me greatly. It seems like the bacteria is equipped with an artificial intelligence of sort. I know I sound strange but if you knew me you would consider what Im seeing as real and what I say as fact. Im concerned for my grandchildren in contact with me. Im trying to help myself by reading all the tips online for treatment but I will admit to being somewhat frightened by what Im witnessing. There has to be more we can do. This is more than Chemical although that is logical part. There is another aspect that is unnerving and weird. Thanks.

      Posted by Stacia | March 17, 2013, 7:23 am
      • Check out tin yat taoism website. It sounds very strange and hard to believe but the Taoist master calls it’ ‘goo’ from another realm….sent by people who have knowledge of black magic…yeah I know …very strange. Someone earlier in this thread mentioned voodoo and I have come to the conclusion through my own experiences that this could be a very real possibility. I also like you Stacia am also very analytical and agree that there is something that doesnt add up logically. People into black magic gain power from others suffering and they take offence extremely easily just looking for an excuse to attack until they feel we’ve paid back for our ‘offence’ Sorry if I sound like a headcase but these practices are very real and prevalent in many societies including our own so called western civilisation

        Posted by jessamyn | September 29, 2013, 8:57 pm
    • Oh My gosh! You said some thing I never heard anyone say but I thought about it and didn’t want to say for fear of being made a fool! First of all when it started off I used to have several different bugs doing into and out of my skin. Going in was painful. then I noticed I was magnetic. Yep. I could make things move (metal or things with metal but also the bugs) What type of bugs have metal in them? Something made in a lab. n I noticed they act very bizarre around my computer. Could it be that they are some sort of engineering used in war and when they get near the computer can pick up new “programs” on what they need to do?So I brought a microscope home from work and looked at these bugs. NONE are anything what we have though they look similar. I sent in a picture before but even the bug man was clueless. These fake bugs have a tendency to “melt” under warm light so by the time I take them to the doctor they look like much. they change into their next lifecycle about once a week and some of these look so much like it came off a computer it’s unreal. But then you talked about the hair. I would notice a strand of hair in the sink and I would pick it up and get a very small shock. Like static. So I started watching the hair and they were moving!! all by themselves on my bathroom counter! I have several videos of this but by now it’s almost boring. I looked under the microscope and they were lined up in the hair strand. Not cylinders (those are what some of the bugs turn into later-Oh yea, I communicate with mine. Something like the way we communicate with our pets so they have stopped biting. cylinders) the black dots- lined up on the hair strand. they have now eaten most of my hair. I had long blond hair a year ago. Now it’s about 1 inch long in certain areas. sometimes they go into my clothing and make stitching in places it should ont be r make it the wrong color. I have numerous pictures of before and after f these. If anyone would like to see them I would be more than happy to post the many photos of blue, pink yellow fiber and creatures with Hook like hands that squirt out a pink r white substance that is stringy. Have a great day.

      Posted by K- in Houston, TX | November 25, 2016, 9:00 pm
  48. Your not crazy I am going through the same thing and I am begunning to feel like its me against the world

    Posted by Bonnie | October 2, 2012, 3:59 am
  49. Hello,

    My 4 year old son wakes up each morning with multiple bite marks on his body. We have switched his beds, vacuumed and washed all his bedding, and searched high and low for any sign of what could be biting him…to no avail. Nobody else in the family is being affected by whatever this is. His bites have the appearance of mosquito bites, are very itchy, and he scratches them until they scab. He then scratches the scab and now his legs, arms and torso are covered in scars! We avoid all chemical skin care products and cleaning agents. We also eat a mostly organic diet, although still fairly heavy in dairy, sugar and wheat. Maybe I need to eliminate those from his diet and see if that helps? Do you also suggest a probiotic supplement? Anything else you think may help my little guy? I just feel so sorry for him and don’t know what to do…? Thanks for any help 🙂

    Posted by Rachel | October 2, 2012, 7:29 am
    • I would definitely remove the dairy and sugar from his system and see if that helps. If not then you may want to try probiotics.

      Posted by askthebugman | October 2, 2012, 6:16 pm
    • I would use a good probiotic and FOS to feed it.Eliminate the sugar and wheat. If he were my child, and I didn’t see quick results, I would consider seeing a good allergist and or a dermatologist. You might want to look up a food rotation diet and try that. It is hard with a four year old. I will be praying for you. God can give you wisdom.

      Posted by Debbie Gill | October 3, 2012, 12:35 am
      • Nothing hurts more then too see our children suffer. Debbie and the Bugman have passed along some great info, but, if you need. You may want to check with Ginger Savely, she has helped many. It has cost me close to two thousand dollars but who can put a price on getting well, special the little ones.
        My Prayer for your child and family….Joe Preast

        Posted by Joe | October 3, 2012, 3:51 am
      • Joe where is Ginger Savely located? Does she have a web site? Is she a nautropathic physician? I agree with you. If conventional medicine has been tried then something alternative would be the approach to take.

        Posted by Debbie Gill | October 3, 2012, 1:05 pm
      • I seen her at her Washington DC office, a very compassionate lady. Combining traditional, with a Holistic approach. Much of what Bugman has said to all, are her same words.–Savely.html

        Posted by Joe | October 4, 2012, 12:00 am
      • Thanks for that information. I’m sure it would be worth it if you have tried every thing else. Dr. Savely may do some in the office treatment and then work with the patient by phone if they are out of her local area. I just heard today about a man who had been committed twice because of Morgellon’s. There is a real physical cause for it. I only had symptoms for a short period of time but long enough to know that it was real. My daughter was sick for a lot longer. She was more upset about being told it was psychological than she was about the actual symptoms! Thank God, I do all the time, that we got the information from this web site that explained what was causing it.

        Posted by Debbie Gill | October 4, 2012, 1:50 am
    • It is invissible bug bite and not syndrome it happens to very few and your son is one This is due to settling of such bugs near and arround. Possible remedies are . : Change location some what away from existing. Try to improve skin immunity by applying natural skin toner. Improve child`s general health by providing good and hygenic food. Give him dry fruits and boiled eggs This is in addition even if you feel he is keepinng normal health because he needs extra edge due to the rear problem he is facing now

      Posted by vasant bhadri | December 10, 2012, 11:09 am
      • Hi All I think what I have is Keratois Pilans Any information of this. I’m using Sea Buckthrone Oil on all the bad spots and I’m now on a PH diet to raise my P:H level Cheers Bill

        Posted by William (Bill) Marquis | December 10, 2012, 3:52 pm
  50. Hey I understand what your talking about your not crazy I sometimes think spiders crawl on me so end up loosing sleep over it. I sometimes hear voices annd I twich annd cry for no reason. My doctor said it is because of my pass you see I was raped and beat before. What I do is breaath slowly count backwards slowly and relax. Sometimes get a paper and colors put on some. Classical music and. Follow to the music on the paper. Contact me for help I’m here for you 🙂

    Posted by tarys | October 4, 2012, 9:57 pm

    Posted by Susan Robinson | October 5, 2012, 10:05 pm
  52. This is a very interesting article, and while I feel this could be the case for some people I think most of the time its all mental. I’ve never had bed bugs before let alone any bugs in my house besides spiders or silver fish in the basement, up intill I moved to nyc. I moved in to a friends apartment in the summer and kept waking up to bites that I thought were mosquito bites. Boy was I wrong they were bed bug bites. I couldn’t sleep at all for those days that I lived there, thankfully I moved out. But I developed a mental thing about bugs because of that traumatic experience. I still sometimes I can sleep bc I think somethings crawling on me, I know its just me being paranoid so I don’t scratch it first I rub it to see if there is something on me and 99 percent of the time its nothing. So now when ever I think I feel an itch, I check the first time anytime after that I try not to play mind to my paranoia my body has developed from the stupid bed bugs. And if I start to get real itch I take a shower and dust the sheets or change the sheets and it gives me peace of mind. Try not to pay attention u guys that’s what’s driving most of u insane causing urself to scratch urself till u get sores. I understand what you guys are going through but remember mind over your body, tell urself its nothing there there are no bugs its jus ur body playing tricks or the crumbs and dirt u dragged in from ur feet. And stay calm it helps me to get over my paranoia. Goodluck.

    Posted by yuri | October 8, 2012, 6:14 am
  53. My cousin gave me the link to this blog, and she is absolutely right in every way, keep up your great work

    Posted by Sharda Ramachandran | October 8, 2012, 3:21 pm
  54. I have had the same thing. I’m 15 and I got these red spots on me as well. I thought it was the Sun so I let it go for a day and my mom took me into the ER because it kept getting worse. When I got there THREE DOCTORS didn’t knpw what it was. Again, they thought ot was scabies but I don’t think so either. I googled it but haven’t come up with anything as well. If you find out what it is could you reply? Cause I also saw tiny bugs but the dcotor specifically said: “THEY ARE NOT FROM BUGS.” I’m not crazy either… what the heck is this rash? (Also, do you feel weak and sore?)

    Posted by Kristen | October 8, 2012, 5:59 pm
    • If you have only had this for a couple of days, I would not panic. Just give your body time to take care of it. There are many different kinds of symptoms on this blog. Without doing a double blind study, there is no way to know for sure what each individual has.

      Posted by Debbie Gill | October 9, 2012, 4:02 am
  55. I am sorry you got the reply to your pleading. I have been coping with a very similar problem for more than 2 years. When I consulted my PCP about it he “diagnosed” Facticious dementia”. I’ve never had any mental issues in my life. It’s not just me that has the problem. My roommate and my 2 dogs have them too. Ours are visible, but because they bite and burrow, when doctors are willing to indulge me, the sample contains skin. When my urine is checked, despite the fact that they are visible, the test always comes back negative for bacteria. Same with stool samples. About every 2 weeks a new batch hatches and I’m so miserable. I am extremely clean to start with, and I’ve been thru 3 pest control companies plus what I’ve done with Do It Yourself stuff. If you’ve learned anything new since this post, please share your knowledge. I don’t know how much more I can take.

    Posted by shaaron | October 10, 2012, 8:34 am
  56. I’ve been dealing with the same thing for over a year now. Last night was the first frost and I was hopeful it would “kill” whatever was in my car, however, not so. I feel as though my legs are the target more than my hair and I often find that “hairs” are “biting me”. Yes, sounds like I need a rubber room and anti-psychotic medication until I read this article regarding chemicals a month ago. I used to bomb my car/house almost dai, drank diet coke, used colgate, dial soap etc. When I read this article I was shocked and didn’t believe these bugs, yes, can actually pick them off me, however is a chemical response. I’ve spent thousands on drs, chemicals, etc only to cont having the same issues. Its been a month since I stopped the chemicals, Diet Coke, Soaps, etc and noticed a tiiny improvement. Thank you for your post as this IS the “bug” problem. I did have a worm infestation from the beech but am xtremely clean as welll and its definatley NOT bugs, its an allergic reaction to chemicals and TRUST ME, I’ve been through everything the person who emailed the post u posted had done to no avail. Until we realize nobody else is having this problem and they reside in the same house, ride in the same car, etc, then our bodies will remain a battlefiel, our lives interrupted and no cure, until, you listen to what was posted about the chemicals. This is 100% the only thing that now makes a bit of sense to me. My dermatologistg said delusional parisitosis was hard to treat, lol, if he only knew how hard but first denial needs to be understood and only then will u start to get better. Cut the chems, cut the aspartame, stop the craziness I went through and am still trying to control, because its xactly what’s stated here, not bugs. I even took a tissuebox full of “samples”. Stop, read this and listen. Trust me, while a slow process as it states, its the only thing that’s worked so far. Thank you so much for your post!! You’ve helped me!

    Posted by Kimberly Bonds | October 13, 2012, 5:46 pm
    • Kimberly, We also have found the intormation here to be invaluable. When we slip back into old patterns, some of the symptoms return. I wrote a post on here somewhere about some of the products we used to help facilitate detox. Don’t have time to re-do it now. My daughter swears by Mega-Zyme. She takes 4 three times a day at the first sign of symptoms. Good luck and keep us posted.

      Posted by Debbie Gill | October 13, 2012, 8:47 pm
      • Thanks Debby!! Its definatley taken a toll on my well being, relationships and I may forever b paranoid and afraid in my own home but have found some help with the probiotics, garlic and black walnut. When I had to deal w the roundworms, I tthought I would go crazy for sure, my dr said he was suprised I was still passing them and is now testing me for filarial worms. I feel like iits bacterial and my hair seems to be involved now “literally jerks”. I kn ow this sounds crazy but I’m guessing it all does. Its happening. Very depressing. Thank u for your help. Any help at all is gratefully appreciated!!

        Posted by Kimberly Bonds | October 17, 2012, 12:00 am
      • Kimberly, you are not crazy. There are many bizarre symptoms.Follow through with all parasite cultures and look at all medications, artificial sweeteners, sun screen, insect repellent, perfume, cleaning supplies etc.All these things should be avoided if possible. Of course if you have diagnosed parasites, you have to kill those off then your body should begin to recover. There is much advice on the web and it is so hard to determine what is best. You can’t go wrong with what you are doing. Doesn’t that black walnut taste nasty? It can stain your teeth so rinse after use. Good luck.

        Posted by Debbie Gill | October 17, 2012, 11:08 pm
  57. I live in Japan. I wanted to say it’s no wonder we are seeing so many itchy people. Bite marks or not. Apart from the usual bugs and parasites people can become infested with (a poor bedridden old lady died in a care home here from being bitten to death from red ants!), Our systems are being overloaded with chemicals that are unbelievably dangerous, and the Govt. worldwide knows full well. Aspartame is only one deadly substance, and it it is being marketed in most foods here now. It also has several different names and some even more toxic blends. Please research well. You will find how and why it was approved for human consumption, despite overwhelming evidence of it’s negative impact on our health. Even today, experts point out the effects and the rise in diseases and obesity. Aspartame was originally a diet alternative for sugar, that actually makes you fatter and sicker. It is a poison that was always well known to be poisonous. GM (GMO) foods are very dangerous to consume too and they are responsible for morgellons. The link explains the latest research. You should also see the photos of mice with huge tumors when fed with GM food. . A simple Google search will show you 12 bizarre examples of genetic engineering and there is plenty of evidence we have been and will be guinea pigs for all their mad plots. Vaccines through GM bananas? Perhaps we are already being vaccinated constantly in secret every time we eat a banana. This GM biz is the new weapon of mass destruction. CODEX was also planning on re-introducing many of the poisons they had on their MOST DANGEROUS list. Please wake up everyone. The Govt. wants a new world order and they don’t deny this, or their wishes to wipe out most of the world’s population. And they are doing it through vaccinations, viruses, Aspartame and GMO, as well as wars most don’t even know about around the world. Please watch Alex Jones. And Jesse Ventura. They risk their lives to bring us the truth. Many weren’t so lucky. After, you will want to know more. It’s your LIFE. Do you want to listen to doctors scientists and experts or the Govt with an agenda, when it comes to your health? No one posting here should ever think they are crazy, You have a condition for which you have symptoms and it’s not all in your mind as many doctors have told patients with morgellons even. Most of you live in a country where health food stores are available and you can purchase organic foods. Buy as much organic as you can and read all labels. There is nothing like that near where I live. GOOD HEALTH TO YOU ALL

    Posted by shelley | October 15, 2012, 7:51 am
  58. I am sure there are multiple causes for these symptoms. Here are some things that help. Get rid of carpet if possible. If not, use Diatomaceous earth to treat the carpet (we had 98% improvement after this). Use a dehumidifier. Humidity makes the situation much worse (using the AC in the summer keeps humidity down). Do not use pesticides–unless you can confirm you have a pest. Then get a professional pest control person do not do it yourself. Most people use too much pesticides and this will only make your problems worse. Use a cover on your matress that is specifically for bed bugs and cover your boxspring as well (at least with a fitted sheet).

    We used all these methods when we moved to a rental home and could not figure out what was going on with us, our children and even our pets.

    Posted by Marcia Lee | October 16, 2012, 2:26 am
  59. i was having the ame problem , i couldnr see what was biting me and other family members were having same thing
    turns out that before this happened we had a pipe break in our kitchen so waterstayed under vinyl even after using dehumidifier to suck up mostoire of water turns out we took a piece of vinyl out there was mold we has to take it all out clean it with bleach and water let it dry do it again then when completely dry put down new vinyl did u know that can give u mold spores and little bugs invisible to eye that bite you if not taken care of. so after we seen moisture and mold we took care of it we know longer are suffering bites . make sure theres no moisture or mold in your house.
    just an idea it helped us .

    Posted by maria | October 16, 2012, 2:57 am
    • Hi Maria, we are having the same problem you are with the bugs you can’t see and I agree with you we have dampness under our home and maybe thats why we are having this problem so we will try to figure out how to get rid of the dampness and they will hopefully be gone thank you.

      Posted by Bonnie | October 16, 2012, 8:25 pm
    • To Maria: right around the time all od this started, I too, had a leak so bad that we had to gut our bathroom and the mold remains over our ceiling as our landlord will not get this handled. We do not have the money to move at this time and I’m unsure if the mold, which did become airborne while I cleaned it as I didn’t know it would do this if it wasn’t wet prior to cleaning..anyway, shortly after this is when I started breaking out with what I thought were bug bites and the feeling of bugs crawling and biting me….THE NORM by docs “you have delusional paraites” or another said “Anxiety”. At this point I was wayyy past anxiety to feeling psychotic as I watched my skin I was so vane about, turn into a battleground…I started with alll the chemicals while I chugged my Diet Cokes, woke up to a wonderful shower with my Dial soap and brushed my teeth withyep, u guessed it, Colgate. I ended up sick of going to the doctor when I finally went to an allegist, sure another waste of time and money, however, unkbenownst to me, he studied parisotology in South Africa, etc. He asked me why I was there and I smuggly said, I’m just allergic to life” as Id given up hope on any doctor helping me. He told me who and what he did in his lifetime and I thought I met God. Come to find out I had a drug allergy to a medicine which was exactly what caused the nonhealing sores of ove a year now. He also told me to stay away from everything the BugMan did. When I read this article the other day, I coujldnt believe how the two saiid the same thing. I started trying what they said and low and behold I’m gaining weight back (went to 99 pounds) and my nails no longer are splitting, hair is getting stronger and these sores are healing better everday. I hope you find peace and take the time to read these articles. Its amazing the amnt of money I spent on making myself worse. Good Luck and keep Praying.

      Posted by Kimberly Bonds | October 16, 2012, 11:32 pm
  60. I have dealt with reoccurances of these “invisible” mites in my mother’s home on and off for so many years. Whenever I would visit home and sleep in my old room, I would feel like I’ve been getting bitten all night. I have recently moved back, and these bugs are feasting… But only at night.

    There are no stains that suggest bedbugs, I can’t see them. They leave no marks, but it could be because I am African American and a honey toned color. Maybe the marks don’t show up on my skin. We are very clean, and there are no animals living here, but my mother lets any Tom, Dick and Harry sleep over in my bed, when I am not here and most of them have “questionable” hygiene.

    Posted by Airotciv | October 20, 2012, 1:35 am
  61. Dear Bug Man… by the way do you ever talk by phone? I am in need of some help and do better expressing myself live. If not, here goes…

    I don’t know what I have. I am a very sane, intelligent person with no history of delusions/paranoia. I am getting bitten by invisible bugs… though sometimes I can see little black specs/fibers from them. Actually, quite a lot in the beginning before I started treating them more correctly. They bite me around my chest, love my feet (horribly infested all my shoes), are in my hair… My ankles have some lesions. I can’t tell if they are from shoe scrapes… but I think it’s the bugs.

    I think that when I soak in a strong soap by SHakelee, they come out of my body… they then look like black specs or tiny white slugs? Or maybe that’s something else coming out of my skin, like puss (sorry to gross anyone out).

    This started two years ago. I belived it was fleas and treated with chemicals, chemicals, chemicals. It didn’t go away but it was managable. Three months ago it became unmanagable. My lungs started shutting down, the itching became unbearable, the panic huge. I am now on anti-anxiety meds and wear rubber shoes. I do not use many chemicals and am on a more organic treatment kick. I am taking vitamins, etc. I have tried a number of things which appear to help but not solve the problem. I used permethrin cream and lice treatment twice (that helped). I wash my clothes with ammonia in hot water (that sometimes helps, not always). I use a special enzyme to spray my room and belongings… believing these may be mites that could be killed by this enzyme (not sure if it’s working).

    At a certain point I started to think I was just crazy because I could get rid of them on my clothes, belongings for a few hours, maybe a day, but then they’d return. They are worse at night so I take sleep medication.

    Recently, I had proof I am not imagining this. I went to my mother’s house and her dog is now infected, scratching all the time. My mother is feeling it a little bit too. Any thoughts? I’ve asked three doctors, two exterminators, read blog after blog… I am at a loss and in much pain! THank you thank you thank you for any suggestions you can offoer. All best.

    Posted by Jessica | October 24, 2012, 5:58 pm
    • It doesn’t sound like bugs. If you are using permethrin, that isn’t good. Don’t go near any pesticides and watch your diet as mentioned on other places on the blog. The specks and fibers you see may be clumps of bacteria trying to exit your body to get away from the chemicals.

      Posted by askthebugman | October 24, 2012, 8:05 pm
  62. Regarding Jame,s comment, mine is from mold!!! These all started when I discovered a leak in my house, after a year of this, I cleaned it without proper guidelines and every since, sores with hairlike fibers, shortness of breath, even my dog developed a softball sized tumor, etc…I’m wondering if these ?hairs aren’t spores landing on. My skin? I bought a kicken air filter w uv lights from amizon for 60 bux, normally 300…well worth cheecking out. Thanks to the Bugman and James, Big Time!!!

    Posted by Kimberly Bonds | October 25, 2012, 2:57 pm
    • Kimberly I am hoping that my problems is likes yours, that it is mold… I feel like I am losing my mind, and maybe I am!!! My mom thinks I have gone completely nuts, and I am sure my landlord hates me, I never seen a flea in my life so I just assumed when someone told me what they saw in my house was fleas.
      This is kind of a long story; About what has seemed like forever,5 weeks ago I was having “issues” going to the bathroom “constipated” I have multiple sclerosis and that is one of the symptoms, so I really didn’t put to much into it. Then I could go for 5 days and went to doctor (not the brightest one) I told him that I had blood and mucus and I have lost 15 pds in month.. I bet you can guess what it was.. It was a worm(parasite). So after I read on the internet that it was highly contiguous, I have a two year old, I started cleaning my house and this is going to sound gross but my daughter is only two! I was cleaning in the living room and I looked at one of my pots it look like there was poop on it so I started cleaning it and it look like they had eggs on it, yep my daughter put her worms in pot, and in another one, even in my shoe… Then I started to see I don’t know shedding of some sort in my plant. Well the next day we went to the er and I told them that we both have worms, maybe it came from the worm, they told me that you can’t see them w/naked eye. My cousin took my daughter and me home and help me clean and she they kind of look flea larva so I am like okay! That is better then a parasite, and when I went to grab the red speck of (I don’t know what) it bit me (still have the bite mark)
      I had my landlord spray for fleas, because a dog lived downstairs and thought maybe they came through the venting.. But when I looked at fleas online they are moving with legs. mine I will see jump, not allot though.
      I have seen 3 different kinds after the shedding, I guess it was. They are small and red but some are really small like a speck of dirt, these ones you kill and they leave a stain behind like blood, then I have one that is more pinkish it took like tissue, and one that looks like lint.. The lint one likes the heat because when I turn on my coffee maker. they swarm to it. But they are biting me and my daughter,,, I will have so many in my hair. my mouth (where I got bit as well) I got them really bad yesterday. when the people below where moving. so I thought for sure they had to be fleas. when I took the sample to the bug at our Heath department they said it was nothing, and I started to grow weird crystallize thing in my pant when you crush them they are crunchy,,,
      They said I had nothing, so I went back to my house, to see if I was nuts,,,,, I could smell it right when I walked in it smelled like a dirty old shoe, I went into my bathroom and there were little red specks in some cleaning stuff that I put on my counter,
      So Did your mold smell like a dirty old shoe or smell bad?

      Posted by Jamie | October 30, 2012, 5:20 am
  63. Bugman, like everyone else here, I need some help! A friend of mine was having some sort of infestation in her apartment. She would tell me she could feel the bugs “moving” on her and biting, and said it was worse at night. I helped her move things into storage so she could have the rugs changed and we were also doing a lot of vacuuming of the rugs and furniture, which may have stirred things up.

    After being in her apartment helping her for several days I started experiencing similar symptoms in my apt. I was at home sitting on my couch one evening when I started feeling stinging, tingling, itching and some biting on my lower legs. It got worse over the next day or two and I was also feeling it in bed. Also the same feeling of things “moving” and “jumping” on me that she had described. The “tingling”, “moving” sensations also spread to my arms and head.

    I sprayed with an Ortho product (for bed bugs, fleas and mites) which helped knock them back for a couple days but then they started up again. I had my apartment fumigated with permethrin and that also knocked them back for a couple days before they again returned in force.

    My friend and I have each put out glue traps and flying traps but didn’t see anything, even with a magnifier. Her fumigator guessed it was mites, mostly by the process of elimination. Everyone (internet, fumigators) says mites should be visible but we can’t find any evidence. Several dermotologists said it is not scabies and there is no evidence of bed bugs.

    Any ideas you can give us please?

    Also, I’m scared that I will transmit whatever this is to my work and infect people there. What is the likelyhood of that?


    Posted by Jerry | October 30, 2012, 1:59 am
    • I doubt if you will infect anyone. It doesn’t sound like any kind of bug. More likely a chemical reaction. Read the blogs here as there are several possible causes besides mites or insects.

      Posted by askthebugman | October 30, 2012, 3:25 pm
      • Believe me, i read almost the whole blog! but the fact that i definitely picked it up from my friend seems to rule out a chemical reaction. also the fact that spraying knocks it back for a couple days. Any other possibilities? And if it does happen to be mites, how contagious are they?


        Posted by Jerry | October 30, 2012, 5:14 pm
      • Jerry, I know I caught this from someone as well. I think most people are safe from this unless they have a weak immuine system or unless as in your case something is done to stir up a large quanity of them at once. How is your sinuses? How about your Throat? Ive got an idea, but want to hear your answers to those questions first.

        Posted by James | October 31, 2012, 12:35 am
      • James, my sinuses and throat are fine. I do expect that we stirred up a lot of them at my friends when we vacuumed before they changed out the rug. While my friend is very sensitive to things I am not at all and generally have a very robust immune system.

        I had my place fogged today by a fumigator (permethrin product). Will have to wait and see what the results are. What is your idea?

        Posted by Jerry | October 31, 2012, 5:30 am
      • Hi Jerry, I cant vouch for your case, but from what ive seen this is contagious. I know for fact it is because after wondering about it myself i finally was shown proof it is. Whenever I would visit my mom her dog would start pawing at its eyes the second I walked in the door after id become infected, welll i didnt think anything of it until my mom pointed it out.. soon after that started happening her dog got diabetes that the Dr couldnt get under control, the dog went blind and then not too longer died from the diabetes. well them one day my aunt brouight up to me how her dog alwayts paws at its eyes when i came over…same thing, both were schnauizers. her dog also got diabetes and is blind now, but still alive and doing ok. I am sure that i gave this to them just by their reacttions alone when i would see them oh and my aunts other dog a doberman, mysteriously died not too long ago as well. This affects our pets much worse than us. besides the dictyostelium that ive mentioned elsewhere on this site, maybe even the vector for the dictyo is extremely small flies of some sort, they are as small as a speck of dust and they usually fly at about knee height, not often above that, they are hard to see and are mostly a opaque whitish color. you can see them by setting up a bright light at knee height and watch for a spot reflecting in it, or when you feel them on your skin immediately slap a piece of clear 3m or even duct tape on the spot and examine with a magnifier, you will see little triangle shapes. You need a microscope to see them any closer, but kind of resemble a fungus gnat and for all i know may be? I think some people are calling these things smart dust, because, in the light coming in thru a window they look like a speck of dust moving on air currents..not really sure how to kill them, they hide really well being so small and can get thru the tiniest of cracks in the wall., not sure what they are doing on us, but my guess is eating fungus from skin or pores or laying eggs,but thats all just a guess. Regardless of whether you believe me or not or if this is your problem or not, definitely Heed Joes advice about chemicals and also about gmo foods, they are not going to help you at this point. these things will overwhelm your immune system by their numbers now that you are infected. so you need to act fast and tryto boost your immune system now instead of later. i dont know any magic bullets to kill them fast, but there is ways to get rid of them with diligence. had this almost 6 years, just figured out a year ago how to get better and am at 99% now.. good luck to you/

        Posted by James | October 31, 2012, 7:32 am
      • Jerry sorry for that long post, more direct answer to your question.. I believe there is a extremely small fly that is causing a lot of us this problem, I believe it is living in our pores and or in our sinuses, ears, and or throats. I believe the correct term would by Myasis. It tends to start at our feet and i believe this to be because they eat fungus they slowly work up to about our knees, then next you will feel them either on your scalp and face or your arms. go long enough llike me, and you get them in your sinuses and ears. lots more, but keep in mine this is just mmy opinions, im no doctor or bug person, just telling you what ive observed myself. Ive had morgellons 6 years although this past year im finally getting better. anyways i wish you tthe best

        Posted by James | October 31, 2012, 7:40 am
      • As I’ve said before in response to jerry, mine started with chronic sinusitis, sore throats and then came the bizzarre morning thrush like things, they look like worms, then dry to look like a small sticklike thing, I wouldn’t say iinsect, worm, etc. I’m really looking into candidiasis , definately fungal and suprisingly the sores do not get staph as the fungal gnats eat the bacteria. I’m sticking w this theory. My bowel movements also were pussy and had string like substances. Dropped my specimen off two days ago, can’t wait to get those results although after all the negatives, I’m not getting too excited. I’ll let y’all know.

        Posted by Kimberly Bonds | November 2, 2012, 2:11 am
    • Jerry, please read my recent comment that I posted.

      Posted by Jamie | October 31, 2012, 8:53 am
      • The reason I say that is, I thought I had fleas even told my landlord that I had them, he put me up in a hotel for 3 nights and he had it sprayed even though the exterminator said he couldn’t see anything! It was okay for a couple of days, then they started coming back… So I bomb the place, did okay for about 2 days. then it got worse, then even worse, I called my landlord and said I am being eat alive, I had a gut feeling that they were not fleas, because everything i looked at didn’t look like what I was seeing! They are mostly small and you can’t see them, they look like lint mostly, or dirt of some sort.. The health department gave me sticky paper and nothing I went looking for them to show the exterminator ..They have a smell, but my mom has them in her house now and she doesn’t smell them they smell like butt or dirty shoe to me..

        Posted by Jamie | October 31, 2012, 9:05 am
      • Hey I really don’t think its contagious
        u are a draw or not however would u explain 6 people in the house and only one suffer…sea water

        will give some peace till we understand all of this. spray all except , your eyes and collect at high tide is better plus the pets who also suffer sea water works great but not in the eyes please !!!! spary/body/house/
        Etc/bedding/ listen this is of the world and a satlution will come

        Posted by tammie | February 22, 2016, 10:25 pm
  64. Mites aren’t contagious. Bird mites and rat mites will bite, but will not breed on your or infest you. Demodex mites live in your hair follicles, but almost everyone has them. Some people react to them, but it is rare. What you describe certainly isn’t scabies or chiggers. Not much more in the mite that can bite you. A few, but they live on plants.

    Posted by Bugman | October 31, 2012, 12:03 am
  65. I left a message last night… ignore it.. And to everyone who is starting think that they are crazy! You’re
    not… what you are feeling is real… I thought that I had IBBS even made a appointment today to see a
    Psychologist, thank god I didn’t they would of diagnose me with this syndrome, to add to my list! To
    the girl Angela way back in June, what you saw in the meat is a parasite, a blood fluke… The white lint
    that your seeing or saw on your hands and probably everywhere else.. And serious Doc. today are not
    the brightest, or they just don’t really listen to the patients, when they need too…. But the fluke enters
    through your skin and its white, and changes colors to pinkish color, red, brown, but you mainly get
    them from water, that is why you saw it in your meat, the cows, pigs, sheep, drink the water and get the
    liver flukes. Most slaughter houses will check the liver before they send the meat, so it sounds like Bars
    doesn’t!! I currently have them everywhere, because my daughter is two and she is still in the diaper
    and my house is infested. I mean infested and when I first found the worms in the house,(my daughter,
    was probably scared and took them out of her diaper and hid them all through house) told the doctors it
    look like sheds of eggs and tissue and blood and white lint things. He told me she had the pin worm.
    and I thought I had that too. Nope the fluke can look like a worm or a fish kind of thing.. I have
    appointment with DR tomorrow, I will update. This is also to the first message as well, because they are
    red and attach themselves, and exterminators will say it’s not a bug, they also go in your hair, towels,
    nose. and mouth… And the reason she was getting it on her privates, is that is how they are released
    she had the worm or came in contact with someone that did, and the eggs are in the urine and bowel
    movements,,, But to all that everyone keeps telling you that its nothing, I took a sample to the Health
    department, they made me feel like crap, I told them what it look liked, even told them what my
    daughter did! Said it was nothing but dirt…. Go with your gut, it’s usually right.

    Posted by Jamie | October 31, 2012, 8:50 am
    • Have you read everything on this blog? I would highly suggest that you go back and read everything the bug man has posted. If you have a blood fluke it will show up in tests. Read all my past posts too. What you have is real but it may not be what you think it is. We are all concerned for any one suffering with this.

      Posted by Debbie Gill | October 31, 2012, 6:31 pm
      • Oh right now, Debbie I wish more then any thing, that you were right!! Unfortunately I was. We took in my daughters Bowl Movement in the doctors, it is confirmed she does have the blood fluke, how severe? I don’t know!! They are going to be running tests on her all day tomorrow! And I am almost 99% sure that she got it from me. I don’t know how long I have had it, I think I am the late stage though… I don’t think I have ms, because when I was diagnosed last year, they thought I had minagitas, and the doc came to the conclusion that with my lesions and symptoms that it was multiple sclerosis.. To the comment on the blood test, I asked the ER doctor about that, because I have had countless tests, but he said usually you can’t, it has to be specific test, you just can’t say I have parasite, (because I did say that 4 weeks ago),to find out which one! I stumble on it by accident,I got my lab results back last week and it said my liver levels where high, so I typed in on google: can parasites affect your liver? Guess what came up liver fluke, well not really thinking to much about it, I thought that I had yes, but not the blood fluke, I did more research last night and found the blood fluke and all the symtoms matched mine along with the brain lesions.. And when you are at acute stage the eggs come out of your pours! It gross as you no what! I am going to go in tomorrow, and see I wanted to go at 3:00 am last night but, my mom talked me in to waiting for one more day.. For my daughter to give her this day! She has been saying “trick or treat” for two weeks and is so excited..

        Posted by Jamie | October 31, 2012, 8:40 pm
      • Jamie, this just goes to show you that we can’t lump everything into one category. All the posts on here can get quite confusing. I think we get so desperate some times when we are trying to explain things that the physicians just don’t understand us and think it is only paranoia. Of course you do see people with paranoia and when you are suffering with something like this you certainly can feel paranoid, as any one would. Then there are very caring physicians that just don’t have this type of thing in their scope of experience. It is unusual. They simply don’t know what to do. I am so terribly sorry and hope that the flukes can be treated appropriately. If you have been diagnosed with MS then that adds a whole new dimension. It may not be MS at all but lesions caused from the flukes. I just wish I could reach through this blog right now and let you know how much I care and am concerned for you and your family. I am a nurse, which doesn’t mean I know a thing. You usually only become an expert in your own disease. That is why it is critical to continue to help give others information so that they can adequately assess and try to get the needed help. I would say that from now on, a stool culture for anyone continuing to suffer should be considered. Is there any other way to diagnosis it in the early stages that you know of? Knowledge is power. You know what you are dealing with and I believe that with God’s help, you will get the treatment that you need. Please keep us posted. Love and prayers, Debbie

        Posted by Debbie Gill | November 1, 2012, 4:17 am
      • Debbie and Jamie: God Bless you both, all of us!!! I’m going through the same hell going on 14 months. I too just dropped off a stool sample as I am avoiding chemicals, eating better, etc but still getting the “pimples” like ingrown hairs that turn into ulcers. I’ll let u know my results as soon as I get them. I will forward u my email as well as the bugman was awesome in doing this for me before, btw, thank you bugman. Thank u for this site for people liike us who can’t get the help we need from healthcare pros, I’m iin the healthcare field and I can’t get a handle on this yet. I do know this, stress, diet and either fungus or bacteria play a major role. God Bless. You aren’t alone by any means.

        Posted by Kimberly Bonds | November 1, 2012, 2:14 am
      • Kimberly, Please keep us all posted. I am praying for you. Debbie

        Posted by Debbie Gill | November 1, 2012, 4:20 am
  66. I have been dealing with the invisible bugs for 3-4 years now. I have tried everything. DE, Borax, Eucolyptis Oil, Tea Tree Oil, enzymes, etc. I recently threw out and replaced furniture. I sprayed a bleach solution throughout my house, washed all clothes and bedding, froze pillows, blankets etc in a deep freezer for 12 hours at a time. It worked temporarily, but they are back again. It is so depressing. We love our home but can’t stand the onslaught every night. Yes, they only come out at night. As soon as the night comes on, so do the symptoms. My mother-in-law noticed this as well.

    I rub tea tree each night in my hair, eyebrows, skin, everywhere every night for 3.5 years now. I travel a lot and do not have symptoms most times I away, if I have not taken them with me. As soon as I return, they are on me again.

    I had a friend over tonight, he saw my tea tree ritual. He asked if it were the bugs. He then went on to ask me if they tickled my ears, crawled up my nose and eyebrows. He nailed it without me even telling him. He said he was feeling it all night, and was wondering if that is what I had been talking about. My wife and others have felt them as well, so i know if it not just me.

    I bought a microscope and try to find samples. i have had a few, but it is hard to find an entymologist in the area, and my samples get ruined before I get a chance to have a look. No real hard proof, but certianly hair like and sometimes pink or blue in color. Glass like worms with frayed ends. I need a stronger micro with a digital camera option.

    Don’t want to sell or move as we love the house, neighborhood, etc.. but don’t know how long I can keep this up. Very sad and depressing.

    I wish I could definitively identify and treat, but the nightmare drags on…

    Posted by Rob M | November 2, 2012, 12:14 pm
    • Mine comes out at night, too. Lots of insect poop comes out of my legs soon as it gets dark. Horrible situation but had an entomologist say the debris looks like bed bug feces. I’m taking lots of garlic. He told me to spray alcohol and steam clean floors with alcohol solution. Bed bugs come out at night!!!

      Posted by Susie | November 8, 2012, 9:57 pm
      • I sprayed once with Ortho Home Defense, which is birfenthrin, which knocked them down for a couple days but then they came back. Then the fumigator at our apartment complex came out and sprayed with either pyrethrin or permethrin, not sure which. It was a liquid spray, i believe on carpets and baseboards. that also knocked it back for a couple days but then it came back.

        A week later i had them come out again and this time they fogged with an aerosol can of CB-80, which is pyrethrin) and that helped a lot. It seemed to take 2-3 days before they got better, which i don’t understand because I was told that pyrethrin was only a knock-down with no residual (i.e., only kills initially on contact, it doesn’t keep killing for a few days like some others do.) Maybe it weakened them and that’s what i was feeling for the couple days. But it has been a LOT better for the last 4-5 days. I thought it might be over but today i’m feeling a some symptoms again – “tingling” and feeling like they’re “jumping on me.” (Which could be due to my being over at my friend’s last night helping with her bugs, although i shed my clothes and showered right away when i got home). So I need to spray again and see if that knocks them down completely. I also got some GreenBug products which the bugman recommended in this blog. The ingredients are cedar oil and something they describe as “liquid quartz” which might be a silica gel? Haven’t tried this yet; still working with the permethrin sprays for now.

        Posted by jerry | November 9, 2012, 4:43 am
    • Thanks for sharing especially about the blue fibers. In taping my bed, body and furniture I have come up with an inordinat amount of blue fibers( I own nothing blue that could produce). The miroscope use by my exterminator doesn’t show any worm features and there has been no evidence of bugs on the tape. But, whatever it is they’re eating me up. Had 2 biopsies last week to try an identify the cause but, based on what I’ve read here, that will probably be a wasted effort. I recently had the shingles in June and have engaged pesiticide company for my lawn so I’m beginning to think the comments about the immune system issues and chemical reactions have merrit. All the comments on these sites are terrifying but, at least I know I’m not alone. Depression is kicking my butt!

      Posted by Jim | November 11, 2012, 8:52 pm
      • I too had shingoes for the third time, I’m 41yo female, prior to this as well. My biopsies were consistent with bug bite reaction and/or drug euption, blood,urine,stool sampkes all came back normal so my immune system was shot from the shingles and stress which at thazt time was black mold in my house, then, this. I’m doing organic meat, minimized cosmetics, hair and face and am trying to remain stress free and chemical free. I’m also takiing a supplement now in relation to candida and bacteria both, again, another 35 bux prob wasted. I’ve tried everything listed in this entire website short of any medical clinical trials, and while the sores are sloughing off from not using chemicals and the supplements, I don’t believe I’ll ever be the same so my advice, forget drs, they r clueless w this, stik to no chems, no stress, no junk food, organic all the way and do everything you can to boost ur immune system and cleanse the toxicicity ur body became clogged withand only then will youj slowly, and I mean slowly, start to see resujlts. You must make sure u also get plenty of sleep as ur body heals while u sleep. After this long battle, cancers gonna be a breeze but I’m afraid I’ve used all I had lefrt in me on this. Think only God can help me at this point as its worn me to nothning. No life, money left, etc. Trying hard to get out of this frame of mind but ik know you all know where I am. We all go their, then pull ourselves back up, thanks to all who’ve helped me pull myself back up!! We r getting their, alowly but surely and thank u Bugman, I know you now have the chem speil on a cut n paste opt at this time, lol. Theirs a lot of us out their and hoopefully ur advice is the right path as I’m worn thin.

        Posted by Kimberly Bonds | November 11, 2012, 10:08 pm
  67. I for got to mention, my friend who I got this from has been pushing her funigator to do something more. They don’t want to spray again since they don’t know what it is but they are going to try freezing with CO2. They said this will freeze everything in the apartment and should kill everything. (This should be a lot more effective than selectively freezing pillows, linens, etc.)

    Posted by jerry | November 9, 2012, 4:46 am
  68. Freezing the whole house with CO2? That sounds interesting, as I think something like that would really be the onlt solution. I would not be surprised if they receed into the the dry wall is these things are as microscopic as they get. Where are you based? Not sure if they offer this type of treatment down under.

    Posted by Rob M | November 13, 2012, 12:54 am
    • Turns out It wasn’t quite freezing the whole apartment. They spray CO2 out of a nozzle from a pressurized can so it comes out very cold (-140 degrees, according to the fumigator) and will kill any bugs they spray with it. They use it the same way they would spray a pesticide – spray the rug, walls, etc. But it’s not useful to spray clothes, books or other types of household articles, because it only freezes right where the spray hits so it’s only good for surfaces.

      My guess is that it’s probably widely available.

      Posted by jerry | November 13, 2012, 7:33 am
      • I have often thought of hiring a cold room and sticj the furniture, bedding in it to freeze. Drastic, but freezing seems to help with pillows, blankets, etc. I may hire a steam cleaner, as this would get deeper into mattress and couch. Anyway, thanks for your feedback Jerry.

        Posted by Rob M | November 14, 2012, 12:37 pm
  69. Hello I have on my arms two bite marks that turn black & blue and if I wait a week or so and open up the black and blue it bleeds and there is always another bug or egg inside I wish I knew what bit me and deposited a larva

    Posted by William Marquis | November 13, 2012, 9:15 pm
  70. Need advice, since 2 weeks ago i feel something biting me all over my body, at night and at work. Not sure what it is or what to do since I recently moved to a new very stressful job and office I thought the office had bugs and sprayed. A tree around my house super big was recently cut and maybe bugs from the tree flew into my house? I also bought a new detergent…My body is now covered with red bite like marks head to toe, itches horribly from toe to my hair and I do not know what to do, i don’t see anything…
    please help!

    Posted by Marie | November 16, 2012, 3:14 am
    • It isn’t any bugs off the tree. I suspect the stress has caused the problem as what you described doesn’t sound like any bug. Even mites wouldn’t bite you all over like that and if you had that many you would see them. Possibly the detergent, but something is causing bacteria in your body to react.

      Posted by askthebugman | November 16, 2012, 9:45 pm
  71. Has anyone been diagnosed with Grover’s disease or Transient Itchy Disease? That’s my diagnosis from a learned dermatologist…Huge dose of Prednisone coming down the pike….

    Posted by Jim | November 16, 2012, 8:20 pm
    • I have never heard of anyone on this forum talk about it. It is also called Transient Acantholytic Dermatosis. You can look it up on Web MD. It is very rare. Hope you have found an accurate diagnosis and the treatment is effective. Be sure to follow your physicians instructions to the T with the prednisone. Good Luck.

      Posted by Debbie Gill | November 16, 2012, 9:14 pm
  72. I have eczema and I have spent most of my life ignoring my triggers because it’s inconvenient. As a result, I almost always have some sort of skin rash. In fact, I wouldn’t know how to act if I didn’t! I have keratin deposits that seem like tough pimples on my shoulders, pseudo-dandruff and a plethora of other skin issues that I deal with, usually unconsciously. The point being that it takes quite a bit to get my attention. I have no idea how long I’ve had these ‘bites’ but I know that I’ve actively been seeking a resolution for over 6 months. The ones on the back of my neck made me think lice, then bedbugs, then mites, then staph infection (infected hair follicles) and I would hop back and forth trying different things all to no avail. I have gone on borderline-OCD cleaning sprees and have returned to making my own laundry detergent. I have gone back to natural shampoos and conditioners, sometimes foregoing them altogether in favor of apple cider vinegar or baking soda. I use tea tree like it’s going out of style. I don’t eat red meat and have stopped with dairy–using almond or coconut milk instead. After developing pseudo-strep throat for the 2nd time, I eliminated all artificially sweetened drinks. I am phasing gluten-free products into our pantry and have started juicing raw vegetables because I’m 90% more likely to drink them than eat them on a plate. Anyway, I am pleased with all the changes I have made but they have not affected the ‘bites’ on my neck and scalp. I feel like a guinea pig and I’m exhausted and I’m frustrated. Going completely organic and cotton-free and all that is not realistic for me. Are there cleanses that actually work to flush the toxins out so that I might see results sometime soon? I know better than to go to a dermatologist; it amazes me how much they don’t know about skin conditions. Sigh…anything you haven’t already said 43 times? 😉

    Posted by Jessica | November 17, 2012, 4:30 am
    • It sounds like you are doing everything right. You have to give it time. It may take four or five months to clean your system out and get back to normal.

      Posted by askthebugman | November 17, 2012, 7:15 pm
      • I cant wear polyester cause im allergic to it. I have to wear cotton or rayon and spandex. Is there anyway to treat cotton clothes to rid of chemicals? I started getting crawly feelings on my skin and biting sensations. I think it might be from next door neighbors who were cooking meth. It really affected me until I turned them in, and also the landlord sprayed under the complex with chemicals for the spiders and bugs which was very strong smelling when I returned home.

        Posted by Durna | September 1, 2013, 3:03 am
    • You could read my old posts and try some of the things we tired. We used lots of enzymes etc. At least you are on the right track. I use a VIta Mix and juice every morning. I don’t buy much organic but use a wash for my fruits. I don’t eat much meat at all. You might want to look at Dr. Fuhrmans web site. He has a book called ” Eat to Live.” It is great. It is lots of hard work but you can do it. Do you have any digestive symptoms?

      Posted by Debbie Gill | November 17, 2012, 7:54 pm
  73. Is this true? I read the womens text it sounds just like me and my problem now. now I’m more confused than ever because I believe you cos I never heard of it, but then again it’s hard to cos I never heard of it.This is crazy! but then again it makes a lot of sense.

    Posted by anabelle klien | November 21, 2012, 1:46 pm
  74. I get severe IBB only while I am sitting inside my office cabin at location BARBIL Odisha east India I do not have this problem any where else either inside a room or outside. My offiice room is kept quite clean and tidy

    Posted by vasant bhadri | November 22, 2012, 1:16 am
  75. I have some proof to say that what is happening is not a syndrome but a real invisible bug bite.
    Please note carefully what is happening to me almost since three years,one year after my joining and only inside my office cabin at place Barbil, Orissa state of india One important thing to be noted is that whenever I change my cabin inside my factory which is an iron ore pellet plant, bug biting do not take place for a day or two but starts back with same sevearity and remains continueously till I sit inside.The fact that this IBB does not happen to all others who are sitting inside my cabin gives a doubt that it may be some chemical action inside my skin. But some more symptoms happening to me rule out this.During the bite on my face head and other open skin area ocassionaly I feel some bug is entering my ear and even my eyes some time.
    I have come to following conclusion based on my IBB experience.
    It is a real microbe type invisible bug bite.
    This IBB happens to few people probably due to skin smell and also because of weak immunity from skin.
    But surely it happens in some forest or mines locations but for very few persons such that one may find such bite never happens to any body else even if the person is weak in general immune.
    Best possible remedy to counter this problem:
    Change the location
    Use natural skin toner
    Avoide using excess soap or chemicals
    Try to maintain good health
    Wishing for the best and for relief from iBB
    Vasant bhadri

    Posted by vasant bhadri | November 28, 2012, 3:22 pm
  76. I’m guessing you’ve never heard of this because I haven’t seen you make mention of it… But with this poor woman & probably all of the others are suffering from what is being called Morgellon’s disease. Most people believe it is caused by chemicals pumped into out atmosphere by airplanes spraying “chemtrails” in an effort to manipulate the weather & as a by-product also manipulate crop fields & harvests. It’s presents with these itching sypmtoms, lesions, colored fibers like you mentioned that can come out of the body and are found in the lesions & scabs themselves. You can look into this further as there are many websites, YouTube videos, etc. with evidence of these symptoms & what these people who suffer from this think is causing it, & what they have tried to do to help the disease. Unfortunately I believe that this disease is not accepted as real by the government or the CDC which might be part of the reason this woman & many others have problems getting any straight answers. I have seen a very simple test one can do to test yourself for Morgellon’s disease. If you have some organic grape juice or red wine (and you can look this method up elsewhere to be sure, but this is how I was told it works) and it has to be organic to work properly… Take the liquid & swish it in your mouth for quite awhile… It can take upwards of 5-6 minutes. Then spit the liquid onto a white plate or other clean, white surface where you can best see the contents of your mouth. Once you spit it out, look at the liquid & people with Morgellon’s will have fine, thread-like, mostly clear, strings or fine spider web like threads all over mixed in with the liquid. ( If you want to see what the results look like to compare, there are many videos on YouTube with positive results)
    So I hope at least this info gives someone at least an extra avenue to look into that can help them in their search for relief!
    Thanks, Diana

    Posted by Diana | November 30, 2012, 5:17 am
  77. My goodness! I’m so glad I ran across your site, I was in a similar situation this past summer but its different and I’m not sure if its the same, I too woke up one night feeling stuff crawling all over me my bf reassured me that it was nothing(I freak totally out if I see a bug and he wanted to sleep lol) but the next day I kept feeling crawling almost poping feelings on my face and arms I started to notice little lint pieces on my face like one or two and the next day I noticed a bite right above my right boob lol like right under my clavical,it was sore and I had no clue where it came from ppl came out told me nothing was in my aprt or matress and like you said they wanted to spray the heck out of my place but I said no! Few days later I notices a small black tip comming out of my bitten are I took out what looked like a stinger! But also at the time I stopped taking my newly started suplement MSM idk which was fthe reason but the crawly feeling stoped after I did both so after stoping msm for a week(iwasnt on it long) I began to take it again and I it started the crawly feeling so I stoped taking the msm lol I want to started again its a good supplemtn but I can’t deal with the crawly weird stuff I also sprayed my window seals which had black mold and the mold went away I didn’t raise my windows for monts but when I did no crawly feeling so I’m not really sure if it was mold , the stinger or msm either way I was trying to get rid of that ish!

    Posted by tia | December 2, 2012, 9:53 am
  78. In Europe, people sometimes become infected with what is called the “crabs.” The infection is often passed through sexual contact or uncleanliness. I had the crabs once back in the early sixties; as a travelling professional musician my group was provided free living quarters where we stayed, and sometimes they were rather unclean. We even experienced that the bed sheets hadn’t been changed.

    The crabs which I experienced were very small and appeared slightly reddish. They caused intolerable itching, although they didn’t seem to bite directly. A visit to the doctor resulted in the usage of a powder which killed them in masses, for a few days my shorts were speckled with little bodies and then the drama was over.

    Posted by Ralph | December 2, 2012, 10:18 am
    • Crab lice are one of three types of lice that get on humans. The other two are head lice and body lice. Crab lice are transferred by sexual intercourse. They do not leave the host person and get in furniture or in clothes. Oddly enough they will also infest chimpanzees, but no other animals. I guess humans and chimps are closely related, or at least taste the same.

      Posted by askthebugman | December 2, 2012, 7:46 pm
    • Crabs would be a relief Ralph, however I’m wondering, do they live for six years as some people have had this for that long? Do crabs come ot of your skin looking like fibers and many other odd appearing “dead” organisms? No. Morgellons does this. It produces “insect and/or mite appearing organisms”. Why does everyone go the derm w a boxful of their skin? If I was a derm id thnk we were all delusional too…but as this site is proving, epic numbers of people are dealing w the same thng, “something new in our society” as the plague was in bibllical times. No cure, just relief of symptoms. The first step is finding this site, the second, avoiding everythng bugman mentions in this site which gives you the sanity you need to research urself starting with dycosylium (sp?) Mold/candidal systemic yeast infection diet and/or take ur chances and spend thousands like I did on doctors and products which put me in my current situation. Whatever you do, I can’t stress enuff, don’t pick and stop sugar…the answer we r all looking for is how to become healthy again from the inside, out. The bugmans answer to the IBBS is the only answer that even came close to helping me, if anyone out their doesn’t know why they can’t get anyone to listen, believe you or heal urself, then you may have what people named this “morgellons” too. A lot seems insane like nanos, chem trails etc, u be ur own judge but start with cutting chemicals, etc…copy and paste is phenominal approach, as many people do not read the blog, 210 comments which in itself is scary, but real. Stop chemicals, stop sugar, end of story until u see a news brodcast appear of a new disease spreading like wildfire in the country. Until then the only thng u can do is the above.

      Posted by Kimberly Bonds | December 8, 2012, 10:10 pm
  79. Let me guess first you feel something crawling on your stomach, neck, face, EVEN INSIDE YOUR NOSE. After you feel it crawl its a sting and then your in the mirror trying to dig some shit out that only you can see. no one else is getting bit and no one can see the little red, black, blue, or white specs. they kinda look triangular shaped. After they bite you they almost seem like they attached them selves under a few layers of your skin and are growing with ever taste of you. they make the inner part of your vagina look like you have warts or pimples or some crap the only way you can pry them from your flesh is with tweezers and some scissors its could almost be described as shards of glass in that area. went to the doctor and the said that theres nothing maybe your allergic to your laundry soap or your waters to hard on you…. you literally want to die.. I know the answer …. what you got is real
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    Posted by selina | December 4, 2012, 5:05 pm
    • Let me guess?? A chemical reaction from too many chemicals used to treat urself and ur house…the chemicals build up toxins in ur body ur body can’t efficiently elimiinate so what ur seeing is the bacteria coming out of ur pores which also could be fungal in nature, most likely in fact..short and I mean short, as their are a million different thngs that go with this, but U most likely went through a stressful event lately or something that lowered ur immune system whiich woke up a sleeping monster quite possibly called candida albicans, a fungal infection. Look up this condition and also dycosyleum mold or “slime mold” as what ur feeling “crawling etc” is a huge chance its fungal in nature..ur best bet is to NOT self treat w chemicals and do not take any meds as this needs to be healed w time, diet and excerscise as many have stated in this site..also do xactly what the bugman has on copy n paste mode most likely at this point as its the best answer or read the answer from “james”..its helped me tremendously and I’ve been dealing w this hell for 15 me, don’t pick, will destoy ur life and may lead to Morgellons which is hell on earth. I’m not a Doctor and they may be able to help you only if you have a real sample..or they most likley will tell you u r delusional if u walk in w something for them to see. Its sad and obv a horrible disease that until now, never knew existed but if I knew then what I know now, I would never have touched the “bites” and would never, possibly, have Morgellons now. So, don’t pick, no chemicals, eat healthy, cut sugar and stress and good luck!!! Read all these blogs and stay true to what everyone is saying. Don’t let it go too far. Btw, I’ve had a mites or parasites for 15 months, not possible. Sorry.

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  81. I live in the UK and recently my cat got fleas which I think came from a stray that keeps coming in our house at night. We treated our cat but I think the little buggers have infested our house. Although I have not seen any in weeks I am getting bit every night and my legs are now covered. Is there a equivalent UK/ European Green bug treatment I have looked but found nothing.

    Posted by Kelly | December 24, 2012, 12:32 pm
  82. Hello Mr Bugman, is it possible that these “invisible” bugs are Demodex?
    Those pesky skin parasites that are part of the natural “flora” of humans and animals sometimes get over abundant when one’s immune system is weekend by chemicals and anti-biotic and steroids type meds.

    You can see your dogs get startled out of his sleep and act all weird like he’s being bit by some invisible crawlers.

    Would it be good to take Probiotics and avoid chemicals?

    My dog was treated all it’s life for allergies with prednisone and sometimes antibiotics when the skin got infected by too much scratching until one day it got so bad I ended up driving far to a pet dermatologist who looked for and found an overgrowth of demodectic mange and treated for that. My dog is better now although he’s still allergic to pollen but I treat with oinment only.

    Thanks for all you do.

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  84. I want to cry. I think it has been about a year now that I felt these things crawling on me. I see white fibers on my sheets and in the air if I shake my clothes out in direct sunlight. it is not really the itch but the crawling sensation like worms but I cannot see or oul anything off of me. My mother complained of this in 2009 after slipping into a coma from the same meds given to MJ that caused his death. She was diabetic her sugar fell she passed out. Took glucose ame around. Too much glucose made her anxious , they gave atavan then she had respitory failur. Gave her propopal and intibated three times. She was in a coma 1 month before the crazy doctors would kisten too me. Diabetes for 20 yrs. lead to reanal failure and her kidneys could not flush the propapal so it took a day for her to wake up after she was completely off med. smh.. she complained that she felt like bugs crawling in her after recovery , and in her nose for two yers after that. Then she was told sshe had some kind if fungus in her stomach and esophagus. she was in so many meds . but theses are chemicals.

    Posted by keesha | January 12, 2013, 11:39 am
    • well, you mentioned stress, I have 5 kids and a husband who was in Iraq and has ptsd. Between my taking care if my mom and keeping my family sane and unemployment here and there, I guess I qualify . My mom passed in my home Feb 2011 which made the situation in my hone sad and stressful.I started smoking to destress. More Chemicals! I noticed when I came back from her house I started feeling the fi ers but cant see anythibg on my skin. No Slime.Just tiny white fibers that look like lent or cat hair. Can only aee them on dark sheets or surfaces or floating in the air in direct sunlight. like white lent.
      sometimes tthey stop ike now they are quiet but when I move or think about them they start up. I can hear them pop around my ears then they calm down. they seem worse around wood and the static electricity from my computer makes them crazy . I can feel them drop iff and down. They react to nerves. sometimes I fet frustrated and just cry. I was depressed and think the residuals from ptsd caused trauma damage. My husband is better Thank God,Kids are fine, Im so thankfuk but I am left with this stuff. No one in the house complains but me. I foufgt so hard to save my mom and family I do not have the energy to deal with this. I,a child psychologist studying the effects if ptsd has had so much ptsd that I think my nervous system over loaded and I am too depressed. I cleaned washed sheets sprayed chemicals which I know not to do now. Thanks!:-) I discovered carpet beetles. killed them with boric acid. washed with hot water and borax. Pray. But faith without works is dead. I guess God wants me to quit smoking go to the gym keep an immaculate home and totally change how I eat. we finally haave a trader Joes and a whole foods. please pray that God blesses me with strength obedience and the ability to implement a new life style. im crying now because he brought me through so much but still have to fight. for my sanity. I pray we find a cure. Being kind to ourselves and oyr environment. we need to lobby the gov. to stop using all this stuff in our foods and goods and services. I will beat this too! 🙂 Thanks.

      Posted by keesha | January 12, 2013, 12:10 pm
  85. This could very well be caused by mold spores. Is there any mold in your house?

    Posted by bobkluver | January 24, 2013, 5:01 am
    I just wanted to add to the mix, I too, had bites and for me, it turned out to be hives. I now take homeopathic drops region for the state I am in, New Mexico, and do apple cider vinegar, along with neti pot… when my allergies are really bad i take an anti histamine as well. the bites and itching goes away. I know that this may not be the answer for everyone but it was for me and hope it helps.

    Posted by americaneon | January 25, 2013, 11:38 pm
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  88. I am on my cellphone reading this, I can’t read everything so I am not sure if this has been covers but there is more to it than chemicals. Mold spores can cause this, a fungus from springtails will also give the feeling of being bit. I have been going through this for the past two years and it only effects me, I know for a fact that we had springtails and mold in my old condo I was renting. We moved in and it was infested with fleas, rats, mold, springtails and who knows what else. This is when my nightmare began! Here is one story I found online with someone who had the same issue and was able to treat it. There are many others online and they all have the same symptoms, people are not looking in the right place for the answer. For the past two years I have been blaming biting midges aka (no-Seeums) or Thrips which until next Tuesday I will go to the dermatologist to confirm what’s wrong. There are just way too many misleading info out there about the IBBS when it is most likely from mold spores or a fungus. Good Luck all I wish everyone the best since I know what it is like because I am dealing with it daily!

    Posted by Bobby Tucker | February 1, 2013, 6:03 am
  89. There is irrefutable scientific proof that many people who are experiencing these symptoms are testing postive for agrobacterium and other fungal and parasitic coinfections. This is no longer attributed to Delusions Of Parasitosis. There are many scientists who are now studying this emergent problem. Thank you.

    Posted by private ryan | March 4, 2013, 11:39 pm
  90. IBBS is not a chemical reaction inside the human body but is the effect of enveronment. IBBS happens to one or two persons and that too in perticular enclosed room where the person regularly uses such as office room. To overcome this frequently apply.any good quality sanitizer liquid or oil free moisturizer to complete face and all other exposed skin portion. Slowly and steadily you will stop rubbing and scratching. Vasant B Bhadri

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  91. Perhaps you would elaborate on the agrobacterium and fungal crossed…theory. where did you get this information and what makes you believe this? I first wrote on this site maybe a year ago and am finally having some healing with the ulcerations by util,izong salycilic acid and avoiding chemicals, also eating and sleeping right. I do not have complete resolution but know its fungal and bacterial in nature. I look forward to the day someone has the answers once and for all. I know its systemic, stress, poor diet caused with perhaps candida in nature and is very serious and life-altering as well as life-threatening at times. Its very important to eat and sleep right, relax and do your best to heal inside out. Anyway, any new information regarding agrobacterium versus delusional parisitosis would be appreciateed. Thank you.

    Posted by Kimberly Bonds | March 6, 2013, 4:07 am
    • I noq think it is fungal in nature. I stopped with stimulants luke caffine. Sugar aggrivates it. I also took a detox tea. Thwn I added a canidida soap and supplement. Much less aggrivations but now im adding exercise. My husband has a fungal skin disorder that he will not treat and I believe attracts this crap. Idk im sick of ut but better off now. I think once you had it you are hypersensitivie to anything that touches you. Psychosis! Your brain learns and acts defensively. I conduct research on children and brain function.

      Posted by delores | March 6, 2013, 8:08 pm
    • People talk about ulserations but what about merca or mersa

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  92. sir, please help me. i am having a lot of insect bites but there are no insects. ive changed the bedsheets and pillowscases, i dont have pets. i have a baby and we’re living in the same house but she’s not experiencing the same thing, so if this is really because of insects then why is that it’s only me? pelase help me out. this happened to me 2 years ago and the doctor cant find the solution. when you look at the bites it really looks like a mosquito bite but is more itchy and lasts more days and as the days pass by, the bites increase in number.

    Posted by Julai | March 8, 2013, 2:49 pm
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    • That happenend to me typed a book and hit suit and gone. Does anyone hear them popping. I think there are some kind of mites or carpet bugs in my sons room. He is away at college which is near the beach. I think the itchy bites in his room, now the laundry room is not connected. I think we all experience a combination of various enviornmental issues. Some real bugs. Some psychosis due to ocd…thinking what could this be??? And yes……… . CHEMICAL REACTIONS. Father in heavan I just ask for complete healing for all suffering. Reveal what we need and make available resources for every recovery. Last give us the obedience and will to change our lives to facilitate health and healing. Amen.

      Posted by delores | March 11, 2013, 3:47 am
  94. hey my name is eric and i have had the same problem i have these bite marks on my body and it is spreading i dont know what it is i have sprayed my body down with raid bug spray to try to get rid of this problem and not even that has helped i dont know what to do and noone can explain what it is my skin looks like i have fallen into a bed of bugs that are chewwinmg my skin away and it iches so much i know im not supposed to scratch it but i cant help it i scratch my skin so much that i bleed on my boxers , shirts , and pants i dont know what it is and how to stop it but i feel your pain i need help to is there anyone with real solution to this problem please help us

    Posted by eric montgomery | March 22, 2013, 12:29 pm
  95. how can anyone say they know what or what not this is? Insects have become resistant as ever and carry disease. They just found a new mosquito a couple of months ago and you can see that. Now a year ago you’d say there never was such an insect. We had war for 20 years and technology up the ass. Everyone in power makes decisions based on what they think is best and we know the outcome of that. GMO food, GMO bugs, Biowarfare, researchers putting human DNA in fruit flies, and/or some rich asshole with a bright idea to make some bucks????? Who knows. But the worst thing for these people is to tell them they are crazy or have anxiety, yeah, you think? I have a friend who had Lupus for several years (before they knew it was a disease). Doctors kept saying she was depressed. Asked her what did you do? answer: Cried! What about many years ago the doctor who delivered babies in the street. At the time there was a 50% mortality rate in hospitals for both women and child at childbirth. The government said the doctor couldn’t do this, but asked him what he is doing different since he had a 100% success. He said “wash my hands”. He died of an infection because he was locked up in a mental institute. True story!! The health Dept and CDC needs to do something. In the meantime, hopefully what goes around comes around because obviously there is a hell.

    Posted by shelby | April 1, 2013, 12:28 am
  96. Hi Richard,
    Thank you for all of your helpful and knowledgeable posts on this blog and your website. In the past five weeks I have had a problem with “bites” pretty much spread on all parts of my body. I live in a natural area in California and do have bird feeders, but I have never had a problem before. I have done extensive scotch taping of my bed at night and examined under a 4X scope. I see no signs of anything but dead skin and cat hair. It is possible that there is a rodent in the crawl space below my bedroom, but it would be a deer mice or possibly a dusky footed wood rat. The dermatologist felt it did look like a bird mite rash and will biopsy if it does not clear up. I refused all toxic solutions. Here are my questions:
    Can I assume that with multiple bites all over my body that there would be plenty of insect evidence gathered by multiple tapings?
    Is 4X enough magnification to identify mites?
    Any other information to help me rule out mites would be helpful.
    Thank you.

    Posted by Barbara Adamson | April 12, 2013, 4:29 pm
  97. I have researchd every possible thing I could on my invisible bug problem and found a couple site that just pipes up after thinking it might be some type of fungus and mold spores came up and the symptoms are identical, crawling sensation, and the itching and so forth please research mold spores and check for mold spores and I also found that, bleach, borax, viniger, and ammonia kills mold spores…. please check to see if it’s mold spores, min e’er are as most gone cleaning all vents new filters

    Posted by Possibility!!! | May 13, 2013, 2:19 am
  98. Hello, I too, have been dealing with this same exact problem. Fortunately for me, my boyfriend is suffering as well, so I never thought I was crazy…GOING crazy, but not crazy! 😉

    My aunt finally stumbled upon the answer, I think. I just found out about it today and went to buy bleach in all forms, drain cleaners etc. and will test it tonight. The problem, believe it or not, is mold! It produces these almost microscopic little bugs that will ruin your life! Anyone dealing with these things knows this is no exaggeration. Here is the link to the website explaining it and even offering no profit help! I hope this helps…I know you are not crazy and these ARE real parasites. If you are still suffering from them, you really should check this out… Good luck! 🙂

    Posted by Elaine | May 15, 2013, 8:12 pm
    • Yes I think the mold theory is accurate. It does feel like parasites crawling and stinging. Also any stimulant will magnify these allergy symptoms making you more hypersensitiv. Once you bsttle this for a long time dendryte grow and you are aware of anything crawling or dripping on you. Now water feels bad dripping after a shower. I hace had to cut caffine or I would be worse. Mold makes the most sense. I do not see the web site please email link to


      Posted by delores | May 16, 2013, 12:36 am
      • Hello, I emailed the link, but again here it is…for you, and anyone else on here that needs it. Trust me, you all need to read it. There is no need to feel punished for anything, hopeless, crazy, or in constant confusion and doubt…also, high blood sugar intensifies these things dramatically…just fyi, as do stimulants… I did the bleach, disinfectant, and drain cleaners and it actually works! 🙂 Especially the can of Lysol disinfectant for my body, surfaces, clothes, and more, for an instant quick fix..anyone can email me if they would like, or need to, I feel your pain, for real! I’ll gladly tell you what I did to finally, at long last fix this! 🙂 Good luck everyone…but luck is really not what you need…! 😉


        Link to Non for Profit Mold Help Agency…

        Posted by Elaine | May 16, 2013, 3:32 am
      • Elaine, If you feel that high blood sugar magnifies your symptoms you might consider that you have systemic yeast. If you do then the lysol spray will not last.
        I think that different people on the blog may have different things. If you do find your symptoms return then re-post and I can give you some info on treating yeast. You can feel it through out your body when it become systemic.

        Posted by Debbie | May 17, 2013, 1:31 am
      • Thank you!

        Posted by delores | May 17, 2013, 9:58 am
      • You are welcome. Look up candidiasis. It is treatable but it takes a long time and patience once it goes into the systemic fungal form. There are tons of web sites on it. Good luck.

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  100. I suffered with this like the everyone on here… doctor asked me if I had delusions before like this!! I do not do drugs and am of totally sane mind. Got them from some hotel. Anyways, what’s worked for me and the only thing that’s worked is NEOB LAVENDER BODY WASH (made with pure Grosso lavender essential oil) from Niagara on the Lake, Canada.

    I actually had a psychic tell me that lavender would drown them out while calming down my system from too much stress also. I first bought the lavender essence oil and put it in a vap spa mist from Clair de Lune. Only helped a little, but after buying this body wash which I apply with one of those vinyl spungy things from the dollar store all over even on my face it has helped tremendously. Then I mix a little with my shampoo. Feels like they’re all gone mostly. Just can’t get rid of them in my ears once a day or so I feel them.

    Hope that helps!

    Posted by Joey | May 29, 2013, 4:19 pm
  101. I was going through the same thing you are describing, I think they are Fruit flies and they are hard to kill because they breed anywhere, the only relief I got was a fan on high and a very good air purifier. Also I put several of the home made bottles of a piece of fruit at the bottom with a little Apple Cider Vineger and a piece of paper rolled up into a funnel, examples are on, When you take a bath ad a capful of Clorox sit in it a while. I hope it help you. I

    Posted by Lorie | June 6, 2013, 10:39 pm
  102. I work for kraft foods and my diet has been their meat and cheese for 2 months. Havnt been to the store in 2 months. Ive been going crazy thinking i had mites in my house. I havnt had any other foods lk vegies er fruits an im seing the silky strands. I read tgis to my mom an some of this we already knew. I caint thank u enough. I hope you have a book. Will be following your work. Hope i can use your help in the near future

    Posted by Thankful One | June 11, 2013, 1:23 pm
  103. we have had these in my house where I rent. I do live near water. I have an open ulcer that I got since I got a paper cut on my leg. all of us have one thing or another. We do have mold spores, black mold. I have something that got inside my leg that swells my legs. The drs say is a viral infection. I got all the antibiotics they had but nothing. I also have a half organic diet because organic stuff is too expensive. I love it though. I have too many things going on to mention here. but in our house we get some bugs because we are surrounded by lots of green, we have a open nest in the porch of hornets. I have many openings on the outside where we get everybody and their moma coming in squirrels, birds, mice. Inside the house I killed what appeared to be a very slow mouse contaminated by what I have no idea. In our kitchen. In the house we have these flying strings that can fly unseen. we have these glitter like dots all over that don’t go away no matter what you do even when you tape them. Out of my body when I rub it hard I get glitter stuff coming out too. This has affected all of us. The baby is 1.5 years old and cries all night long because something is in my daughters bed what we don’t know. She scratches her neck and gets red. I used to feel crawling bugs but mine disappeared, what I do have is my neck has like a road and on occasions a lump or two. Just like the baby. I have a dark coating which might be the mold spores on my skin. My major problem is the pain I get at night have not slept a night for the last three years. The pain is in my leg front bone. The drs. Have done all the tests but see nothing except the viral infection. I am going to make an apt for mold spores on my skin to see what comes up. I am more scared for the baby life than me or my other older kids which are adults. PS the baby has the same shiny dots on her they come in and out of her skin. and are all over the floor and everywhere. What can I do to take it from the items. specially my books. I have tried all including bleach and everything mentioned here.

    Posted by thepuzzledone | June 18, 2013, 11:25 pm
    • I’m sorry you are going through this I also have the black shiney dots all over my house and my car my floors my clothing my mattress everywhere I go! I posted a web address that really knows what to do it is They can help. Good Luck and God Bless!

      Posted by Fed up | June 20, 2013, 3:22 am
    • What ever you do…do not use chemicals and bleach. We also have glitter coming out. I do know it is a crystal. If you look at it under a microscope it is hexagonal shaped. There is an explanation and when I find it I will post. I am sending my samples to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. I still think that if you read the Bugman’s original post, his explanation makes a lot of sense. Ours started out black and morphed into something else but I still think it has to do with chemical exposure either in the air or food. Your body is excreting it the only way it can…through the skin.

      Posted by Debbie | June 21, 2013, 3:25 am
  104. This sounds like what I have suffered from since 2009. Drs. treating me like I’m crazy when I have these Black extremely small round and small opaque oval particles coming out of every pore of my skin and every orafice of my body. I feel them crawling all over me and stinging me so bad. I have been to so many doctors even enterologists and nobody knows what it is only after my Extensive research online that I discovered that I am suffering from systemic candidiasis which so many thousands of people are suffering from Which I have found through the various websites and blogs. Yet no doctors want to even consider this a possibility they refuse to believe it. They will not diagnose nor will they treat this problem. This is becoming a widespread Epidemic it is not only a disease for diabetics or for people who have HIV it is a disease for everyone and no one wants to admit it! It is highly toxic. It is yeast spores mixed with mold spores they do exist they are real they are hard to see they are toxic. I found Dr. Whitings website where you can even test yourself for it. He runs a yeast clinic in California and he spoke with me over the phone and told me that doctors don’t want to believe this but that it does exist and it is real and I am not crazy! Thousands of us who suffer from this are using our own methods to try to cure this with supplements and other natural remedies. I contracted this from the use of many antibiotics due to chronic sinus infections. I have been suffering hell on earth ever since. They are very tough to get rid of I’m not even sure if there is a cure however what we eat and also stress levels can make them worse and I’ve not slept during the night since 2009 When it all started and when it is damp out they are even worse. I too took samples on scotch tape to an infectious disease clinic where they told me I was suffering from many thousands of yeast spores and many thousands of fungal spores since yeast is a fungus! Nobody has tried to treat me since that diagnosis somehow the reports are gone missing somehow there is nothing stating That anyone diagnosed me with that I don’t know what the big cover-up is but I cannot get help from any specialist I go to no matter what state I go to. This is a nightmare and Doctors need to start admitting that this is real and more and more people are suffering from this and the Doctors need to do something about it! I live on the east coast of the United States and Dr. Whiting’s clinic is on the west coast, I too do not have the funds to travel there to see him therefore I cannot get help from him However his website offers some different products that he sells that I have yet to buy however when I have the money I surely will! You can also find Dr. Whiting on YouTube! He seems like the only Doctor to have knowledge of this disease! Hope this helps someone out there. Good luck!

    Posted by Fed up | June 19, 2013, 3:38 am
    • Have you looked into possible Morgellons Disease? I do not have anything coming out of my pores, or those flying string like objects, the other person mentioned…I think it is those tangible organisms that differentiate between the awful mold spore mites and Morgellons…and I am not sure if one comes from the other, after extended periods of time.

      I had a mold inspector come out and I have over 7 million mold spores in my kitchen island! That is an unheard of number. Having the entire island ripped out, mold removal service, and then reconstruction, next week. Until then, I find closing AND covering the AC vents in my bedroom and living room, with a white garbage bag and push pins, plus using Kaboom bleach cleaner on all surface areas in kitchens and baths, plus consistently wiping down all furniture with Clorox bleach wipes, washing clothes in Borax powder, vinegar, regular Tide w/bleach alternative and / or bleach, if it’s whites, has kept them all entirely at bay for now. I also bought a clothes steamer from Walmart and steam my outfits each day before putting on, as well as store every clothing and linen item in the jumbo ziplock freezer bags. Also, bought an allergen / bed bug / mite mattress and pillow protectors. These steps have allowed life to be normal and regular sleep every night again, until the root of the problem, I am assuming (hoping), the mold spores in the kitchen, are removed… But you should really look more into that Morgellons thing, if you have stuff coming out of your pores and / or see string like materials, I think… Scary stuff. :(-

      Posted by elaine | June 19, 2013, 10:46 pm
      • Thank you but it is not morgellons. They don’t just come out of my skin and they are not long and stringy. They bite so hard and I have to dig them out. They are almost microscopic black dots and skin colored oval spores aka yeast spores. I know what they are my problem is no doctors believe the thousands of people out there suffering from this! It is a true disease and I have tried everyone of those things that you mentioned even alkalizing my body and washing with borax bleach ect. They are extremely hard to eradicate and to remove from the body! I have found a mold site that all too well knows of the many molds that humans can acquire and they know that the doctors will never admit this disease because they say they can’t even if they wanted to! This website also describes the various molds and what they look like and the severe damage they do to the human body ex. Cause cancers arthritis allergies MS and much more! This website is called I will be trying something new that they claim cures the candidiasis mold! I appreciate your help though thank you and God Bless!

        Posted by Fed up | June 20, 2013, 12:04 am
      • Hmmmm, ok, now I ask you for help then…would you tell me, if you don’t mind, the treatment you heard of, and are going to try, that treats the candidiasis mold, please? I have many helpful things I have learned to simply keep these things at bay…but a final and real solution, I have not found. Please keep us / me posted, as well! Thank you! 🙂

        Posted by elaine | June 20, 2013, 5:03 am
      • Your welcome and yes I will definitely let you know how it works out! : )

        Posted by Fed up | June 20, 2013, 5:57 am
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    • noticethat if you’re taking any stimulants such as adderall lots of caffeine the symptoms are greaterDr change from adderall to vyvanse less symptoms benadryl does help at night in order to sleep between the vyvanse and the benadryl symptoms are much betterthings that make it worse stiimulants mold in the air from humidity .tried steaming mattress covers did not help so bleaching peroxide alcohol pesticides cannot help. seems to be a number of reasons and some people more prone than others. I am the only 1 that is 6 people in my house that have been affected. trauma ptsd is a possibilitydamage to the central nervous system

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  106. seed ticks: the devil’s spawn | mayaland Cached
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    Posted by Carole Deonne | July 7, 2013, 6:22 pm
  107. I never have been bitten more like crawling itching and stinging

    Posted by delores | July 7, 2013, 9:15 pm
  108. Try looking at yeast spores and mold spores they bite they sting they crawl they are real and thousands of people suffer with them without the support or cure from most doctors! I have been suffering with them for 5 years. I have researched and researched and most of you on here were like me when I first got them drs said they weren’t bugs they said they couldn’t see anything but I could feel them and knew they were there just like thousands of other people on the Internet searching for cures, answers ect. Some sites are helpful yet to date there are no sure cures! So far with some sites I have gotten some relief Just google systemic candidiasis then you can see for yourself all the people that have the same symptoms and some helpful suggestions IT IS SYSTEMIC CANDIDIASIS Foir the majority of people on here!

    Posted by Fed up | July 9, 2013, 1:46 pm
    • I agree that many of these symptoms could possibly be attributed to candidiasis. Chemical exposure is also a huge part of this.

      Posted by Debbie | July 26, 2013, 7:43 am
      • I have found out that the little black bugs are not bugs. They are Bactaria abd that anti-biotics bad it worse as it kills all the good bactaria and the bad bactaria takes over. I went to an indian doctor anf he said take probiotics which kills the bad bactaria and I’m finally getting better Cheers Bill

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        Posted by Debbie | July 26, 2013, 10:03 pm
      • That’s great news Bill. I’ve tried the probiotics and it helped a little but did not cure.

        Posted by Fed up | July 27, 2013, 2:34 am
  109. I had these symptoms. I thought I was going crazy! I went to many doctors. My dermatologist asked me to go gluten free for 1 month. Within 1 week of going gluten free I no longer felt like bugs were crawling on me. If I accidentally eat gluten ( in a marinade or something I didnt realize had gluten) I have the crawling bug feeling once again! Try this there are so many great products to eat gluten free is not a hard diet! It helped me!

    Posted by Lisa | July 27, 2013, 7:45 pm
    • I think there are many things that can cause these symptoms. The gluten trigger
      is very interesting. In our families case, our problems started in response to chemicals. Any thing that affects the immune and nervous system could trigger the these feelings. I believe many are getting some relief from diet and nutritional intervention.

      Posted by Debbie | July 28, 2013, 1:15 pm

    Posted by CollembolaChick | August 3, 2013, 5:32 pm
  111. I beg to differ with you I was told by an imfectious disease
    Dr. and the lab that he used that I have thousands of mold spores and thousands of yeast spores. I do not have morgellons and neither do a lot of other people on here!

    Posted by Fed up | August 6, 2013, 3:31 pm
  112. Everyone has it wrong.. I hav lived with this for 10 yrs now in Australia. I believe it’s like a deasese because now one can help. I’ve done everything but we all need a solution to kill these things. When scientists work it out.. I know I hav caught something n I think it may of come from cats? Cause they eat birds n rats. Something feral lives on them no vet or doctor know about n I reckon can b spread to humans and its a vicious circle.. Please we need answers real fast by science…

    Posted by Nicole | August 13, 2013, 1:32 am
    • I am currently being treated for an allergic reaction from yeast, dust n dust mite, cats. Will take few mths to finish injections. Had 3 already and no change. Vials come from France. I hav had a pest control through my house, they could not control or kill them. There are thousands to millions n they breed so fast.. I can even feel the difference in size of these terrible things.. The pest control could feel them anyone that comes to my house can feel them.. Now I have spread them to my boyfriends bed room 100 kms away???? They are invisable I believe like transparent. If I can feel them they have to b as big as an ant? Any help? Anyone.. Quick n fast? A gas to gas the house sounds good to me..

      Posted by Nicole | August 13, 2013, 1:41 am
  113. Hi Im a chemistry student & i thought these people were bankers/nutts. I thought that their problem was over use of sanitisation that messed with the good bacteria on skin. WRONG ! This is very real. Ide like to help by telling morgies to make & use their own enzymes for mixing with essential oils & learn how to make their own. Also soaps made from wood ash lye & glyserin are best. MUM powder rebuild skin fast once it gets started. Citrus, rosemary & soap with chrisathenum kills collembolia & springtails. Do not have vaccination of any kind. Im still learning & everyone’s diff but it helps me.. Eat paleo only. Thanks Jo.

    Posted by Joannne | August 15, 2013, 12:42 am
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  115. I enjoyed all this and I know all this is true I am truly glad that finally people believe it is real. Doctors refuse to try to even learn about this condition…. I truly believe it is the yeast connection that starts it all and it gets triggered and aggravated by chemicals that we are being exposed to day after day.

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    Posted by Tracy | September 1, 2013, 1:36 am
  117. Hello I’ve been doing the same thing 😦 you said little red bugs right my aunt said that snds like sand fleas or chiggers. But really sndsluke chiggers. I cant see what’s getting me 😦

    Posted by rose | September 1, 2013, 6:11 am
  118. I have been experiencing symptoms similar to those who have posted before me – the bites have been occurring for approximately 2 to 3 weeks, but the crawling sensation has been intensified over the past two days. I constantly feel like i have bugs crawling all over me. My face, my private areas, legs – absolutely everywhere. I have red bites on my legs, behind my ears, the back of my neck, and around my collarbone. When I feel the bite, it is just like a pin prick. Some bites have a white heads, while others are smaller red bumps that disappear quite quickly. Night times are the worst – when i feel as though the ‘bugs’ are their most active. At first I was thinking maybe dust mites or bird mites? Self diagnosis is a scary world to step into – there is so much information out there. I read the symptoms for these two, and what i am experiencing seems to fit.

    I am extremely interested in the idea that this ‘condition’ may be the result of diet, GMO foods and ingesting non-organic products (specifically farmed meats). I moved to the States six months ago, so I am curious as to whether or not it has taken my body six months to react to whatever chemicals are being sprayed on the food i’m eating in restaurants and the meat I am buying, cooking and eating from my local store. Although I already have generally healthy diet, i could definitely take it up to the next level (if it means i will be relieved of this nightmare).

    My question is this – can someone please recommend some suitable supplements/vitamins that restore your body to good health internally? Also would it be beneficial to do a complete detoxification for a week (just organic juices/smoothies) to completely cleanse the system? Any tips for relieving this crawling feeling in the meantime?These sleepless nights are becoming unbearable.

    I am seriously confused as to how my body is reacting to certain chemicals by producing bites?

    Posted by SARAH | September 4, 2013, 11:33 pm
    • You need to read old posts. Some wont be helpful. It will certainly take way more than a week to detox but that is a good start. This can be a very complex issue. Read all you can on detoxification and avoid chemicals of any kind like sunscreens etc, We have experienced the same pin prick like bite but it is all chemical related, Vitamins will be of little help in the detoxification. Why don’t you try a 6 week detox with no gluten/dairy and leave meat off or organic only? Good luck.

      Posted by Debbie | September 5, 2013, 2:52 pm
    • Happy to help you I had this for a year. It is a nightmare. It is really a bug. Check out the YouTube video I posted here. Search for my name and find it. You can also email me at

      Neem pills are the cure. But you have to treat your house your skin and your clothing as well

      Posted by CollembolaChick | September 6, 2013, 4:28 pm
  119. Furthermore I want to state that the infestation is internal and it comes out of your body. Bugs are being genetically modified to infest humans. You can die From this. I nearly did until I went to a doctor out in the Midwest got me on track. Make sure you get a microscope camera. Also listen to Dr. Dan Harper. Nancy Guberti Also Dr. Kolb As well as Dr. Hildegarde Stanenger. Some people are dying in a week From the misdiagnosis that it’s pneumonia. Or heart failure. If it is a bug, your have been inoculated To attract more bugs. The eggs are .less than 2 microns and float in the air like dandelion weed.. Make sure you have a good air purifier. Dr. mercola has a good one

    Posted by CollembolaChick | September 6, 2013, 4:42 pm
  120. I am going though same problems. I am going to try the remedy for ‘MOLD SPORE’ that is taking bath with Clorox bleach. Please research for all this before using it. I’ll copy a link this one inspired me.

    Posted by Ammad | September 13, 2013, 12:00 am
  121. i had raccoons get in my attic and my ac backed up and ceiling fell. coons got in room next to my bedroom i went to ace hardware and got dim. earth and put on carpet. within 2 days i had bites or lesions all over body and was swollen so bad i had to get my son to help me walk. ambulance came went to hospital last november they gave perm creme and antibiotic. went back to regular dr and have taken many doses of antibiotics and xanex for nerves. nothing has changed we have washed walls, sprayed with mite spray cleaned carpet. i bathe in epsom salt and it has been going on since last november. now they are on my face. please help me.

    Posted by teresa | September 15, 2013, 10:19 am
  122. Thank you all for the great info. I don’t see any black spots. What I see is little white spots (like white heads) I’ll scratch my arm & it will bleed then a scab will form. My arm still itches & it feels like something is biting me

    Posted by Patty | September 16, 2013, 12:14 am
  123. I. Have this saw thing two months ago i was treated. Forjoint pain and the med they gave me caused bit marks but somthing is biting me still and leaving marks boyfreind is my witness

    Posted by latonya | September 16, 2013, 8:03 pm
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    Posted by Mercy | September 17, 2013, 3:49 pm
  125. I have some of the same symptoms mention here and was recently diagnoised with Peripheral Neuropathy.

    Posted by Mary | September 25, 2013, 12:57 pm
  126. I am glad to see I am not losing my mind, when I go outside, step in the grass and boom I am on fire….You can not see any bugs, and you only see raised bumps. if I wear sock, rain boots, and spray bug spray on me I am ok, but if I dont I am not outside 5 minutes, and am so miserable I have to go inside take warm bath tried cool, and then put some kind of anti itch cream on me and I still scratch horribly. Never had this problem till I turned 55…my neighbors see me itchin and scratching and none of them seem to be bothered by this wish there was answer!!!!

    Posted by patsy | September 30, 2013, 1:03 am

    Posted by JENNIFER | October 2, 2013, 11:48 am
  128. cont.— 2 YEARS AGO I HAD ALOT OF FLEA POWDER [FOR KILLING EGGS IN CARPET] get in some open scabs from flea bites. Thats when hell started .Ive been to 5 Hospitals, 2 urgent cares and a dermatologist. 5 different answers….. SCABIES, EXEMMA, STRESS, SORES FROM SCRATHING FLEA BITES………. SINCE THEN IVE BEEN SELF DIAGNOSING IT ALL. I HAD SO MANY CHEMICALS IN ME… I COULDNT LAY ON MY BED BECAUSE OF THE FIBERS MOVING TOWARDS ME AND FEEDING OFF ME.

    Posted by Jason | October 2, 2013, 10:25 pm
  129. There are many kinds of reports in this message list. Some of them refer to conditions that cause suffering, but they are not morgellons. I’ve had morgellons for nearly 15 years..beginning before it had a name or the internet was searchable.
    Morgellons isn’t a skin disease. The “parasites”, entities, whatever they are are, are -internal- . They can be in any part of one’s body causing pain, congestion, and other problems. Somehow, entities move close to the skin (from inside) and cause the sense of itching. When the area is scratched and rubbed, sores appear and colored strings and other things (larava-like, black dots, etc.) can be seen.
    (Note–if you scratch and rub a normal skin area, sores will not appear, so a doctor’s argument that the sore are there because you scratched yourself isn’t valid.)
    But these colored strings, etc. can also appear from inside the ears and nose, in feces, and even outside the body on clothing and other objects.
    Once a dermatologist acknowledged them after seeing them on my skin after rubbing it. She sent many specimens from me to a “specialist colleague” to test. The report that came back was like that of the CDC–nothing other than normal skin parts. The dermatologist and I knew that wasn’t true.
    I’m not elaborating on how this mysterious disease affects one’s life and quality of life. The previous poster sounds a bit wild, but I can totally empathize with his problems. People get introverted and compulsive from the seriously unpleasant symptoms. These include changes in one’s energy, both mental and emotional. It’s a most frustrating battle. It seems to be the only major disease that isn’t admitted by conventional science.

    Posted by Selma | October 3, 2013, 11:50 pm
    • This is what my Husband and I are going threw fore years everyone thinks we are crazy because it only effects us I have white cotton bugs on my hair they are eating my hair away. Our arms are bitten up we scratch. And then also they run under the skin and leave scratch marks but it’s bugs. Do you have advice

      Posted by artie meyer | November 11, 2015, 9:01 pm
      • I have the same thing going on as far as the bugs under the skin. My arms are bit up and now my stomach. I live in South Carolina and was told they are sand fleas. They live in your clothing as well. Everyone in my family thinks I’m crazy! My dog is also bit up. Took her to the vet and got her medicine but that’s about it. They are all over the house but no one else seems to be bitten.i have bombed my room and car and they are indestructible ! I don’t know what to do!

        Posted by Karen | November 12, 2015, 9:04 pm
  130. how can I treat IBBS? it’s happening to me since a few days now may be because I have been eating outside chicken. I get these mosquito kind of bites which grow big when I itch them and they are all over my body. please help! even they leave brownish marks. I don’t even know where they come from I have been wondering what just bites and disappears.

    Posted by soniya | October 4, 2013, 9:28 pm
  131. Well this is hppening to me too but im a man 14 years old and have read bumps on my feat and hands what is this please tell me
    Should i pop them pus filled bumps

    Posted by Dustin Hendrix | October 10, 2013, 4:03 pm
  132. Please try internal medicine for foot fungus “terbinafine”. I would also try the Neem products, I have heard they help as well as cedarcide. I do believe the “bugs” are internal. You must take internal medicine to kill them. DEET used regularly will kill you!! So I wouldn’t suggest you continue using it. If anything, use lemon, eucalyptus oil, & lavender. It’s horrendous and especially when no one believes you. Look up Dr. Clifford Carnicom. Write to him as well. They will take forever to respond but you might get some insight when they do. Look up The Doctors. They had a show on “Morgellons” and there was a Doctor on there who was understanding and seemed helpful to the patient they had on their show. Good Luck to you. Be strong. You are NOT crazy.

    Posted by Ms. M | October 17, 2013, 11:12 pm
  133. From last two months daily something invisible thing is biting me. Than that are of skin get red and small swallow like mosquito bites. it byte more on open are like hand and neck and legs. Dr. gave me steroid and some different medicine than red byte area recover fast. but next day again byte and again same thing. i whole day or night keep Rechargeable Mosquito Fly Insect Killer Racket with me. when ever i feel some part of body something is biting me , i use racket and spark comes that insect killed but i can’t see it. whole night when ever byes i do this. i stay in very clean area , heightened building on 15th floor , vegetarian , cleaned whole house , bathing with neem shop at night i oil my body with neem oil (Azadirachta indica) but no effect still something bytes me. if i sleep below very fast fan than some relax getting. climate changed or what how to get rid of this ?????/

    Posted by S.S. | October 31, 2013, 11:49 am
  134. I know exactly what you’re talking about I have been dealing with this for 7 years it’s Joe’s me crazy people think I’m crazy I shave my head I had 13 staph infections on my head at 1 time a day flight of my forehead and my eyelashes up my nose when you take a shower they seem to migrate they do pick you in between your feet your fingers during your clothes your furniture sometimes you can almost see in here the swarms that’s how many there are I’ve tried everything I’ve even put raid on my own body to go to sleep I’ve bathed in bleach I’ve done everything in there still here today I’m so sick of it its so hard living like this and not being able to talk to anybody about it my mom put me at the hospital they thought I was crazy I was taking my skin trying to get the bugs out I almost pulled all my eyelashes out of my eye trying to scrape them off the ledge my eyelid and I’m not a drug addict either I have two grandchildren I stay home I don’t even drink.I’ve been to a lot of doctors I’ve been to the hospital they can’t find anything please get back with me and let’s talk my name is sherrie Chick on facebook me so we can talk can’t miss me I have long black hair and tattoos. .I shaved all my hair off and now it’s down to my b*** because they all grew back healthy and I just try not to use my scalp anymore I put alcohol on the side my bed I spray alcohol in my hair when I feel it irritating mesometimes I think I’ve gotten rid of them only to find out they’re coming back lightly and then a little bit more in the lawn mower I just don’t know what to do either I can tell you a few things that I’ve been doing

    Posted by sherrie Chick | November 3, 2013, 8:55 pm
    • I just out plastic and allergen covers on bed. I can hear them too like burst than crackling then I feel swarms like something out of a movie. I pray that it is not psychosis I do not use drugs or drink I do not smoke. I run daily I washand clean with borax and 91% alcohol. I used stinky neem oil. Nothing works. I see nothing no black dots no white dots. It is the worst on my bed on my furniture. In my car around computer. When I took vyvance for focus it was the worst. It heightened my CS system and I felt them all the time although I stopped it is not as bad but it is atill annoying.
      Some places wot mold or pesticides worse.
      My job has it too. But I am the only one who feels it so I think it is an allergy for me.
      LOrd Jesus make it go away!

      Posted by delores | November 4, 2013, 10:25 pm
  135. Word on the street is ability cures it because It turns the switch off. I know someone who is trying it. I have to get my blood work done. Mycoplasma in the blood and body is a big part of this problem. ILADS had a symposium on it at their last conference. It is also known as Morgellons which comes in many forms.

    Posted by CollembolaChick | December 9, 2013, 9:14 pm
  136. Try eating garlic and take garlic tablets to repel bugs from your skin. Forgive me if you lose your job because of it. We stayed at a motel on the coast and during the night I was bitten all over. We checked for bed bugs before using the bed and seen nothing. I brought it home. My husband feels nothing and is thicker skinned, but bugs love my thin skin. The doctors are worthless. I use disinfectants like ammonia in my wash and it helps. I spray it around the house and washed carpets with it. Dogs seem to take them on. I use lavender plants steeped in hot water to wipe on the dogs. Lavendar repels ticks so it has to repel other bugs and heals the skin. Bug man: morgellons is becoming pandemic from readings and IS A BUG that can be removed using citrus on the skin. Research posted cures. Doctors treat victims as lunatics because they don’t know what to do for it for several decades now. Try putting any cream on your skin all over. Bugs don’t like it and will seek areas without the cream. I may have fleas in my yard because the invisible bugs bite all over my legs when walking the lawn. A good winter freeze kills them. Keep the house clean. I used sage plant with hot water to make a sweet smelling powerful cleaner to use on floors and laundry. SMELLS AWESOME. sage repels bugs.

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  138. Hi I have a funny question it is regarding a movement in my apartment building that I have been lived for three years Someone told me that someone was dead in my apartment I never believe in other force of nature now nust recently some kind of movement on my floor carpet in omy bed I feel someone touching my leg in a funny manner I was not able to sleep for three nights because of this feeling someone touching my leg I have search inside my mattress in box spring but the mattresss is moving up in down nothing visible and the floor moving as well look like a snake or other creatures but unable to find a solution I have not report that incident to m,y landlord can you or someone advise me wath should I can reply to me at e-mail thanks.

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  139. IBBS I suppose is still not understood clearly But yet one thing is very sure that skin being largest organ of a human body functioning as protective to other inner organs and also as capable of sensing the touch or pinch and also reacting to same we get the itching. Now whenever an ant or a bug bites to a person he definitely gets the feeling when skin reacts even if he does not see the insect himself Now person suffering with IBBS is unable to see even if he wants still his skin reacts. Hence it can be a real bite and then the skin reaction to same or it can be the only skin reaction. It is happening to me since four years and till now only while I am sitting inside my office cabin.None of the room cleaners nor face protection has stopped this happening. I only assume that IBBS is a typical reaction at.sensitive skin surface probably due the person`s lack of immune in total even though it does not appear to be and same happens due to typical environmetal conditions. Vasant Bhadri Odisha India mob: 9583000313

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  140. I’ve been forced to deal with what is called, “Morgellons,” myself.
    Three doctors, each with a different wrong diagnosis.
    I asked if a microscope was available at each.
    I had a 5x lighted magnifier and was seeing some things that did not match what the docs said.
    I got a 60/100 microscope.
    Surprise, surprise.
    Popped a description into Google and Morgellons sites came up.
    Matched some of the pics at the site.

    Well, well.

    I’ve seen quite a few permutations of the Thing since then.
    I am staying away from some of the memes on the net as to what the Thing is.

    I do know that it is air dropped.
    On a hunch I tested the outside surfaces of vehicles.
    Yep. Red, blue, and black fibers/threads.
    The same I have seen beneath the surface of my own unbroken skin…. as well as on the surface.
    A heavy natural rain and the vehicle surfaces no longer test positive.
    A heavy bout of so-called persistent contrails (chemtrails, folks) and the outside surfaces again test positive.

    So it is being dropped on us, like it or not, whatever the Thing is.

    I went steps further and started examining the external environment at large, as well as inside the house.
    The culprits both outside and inside.

    The Thing is/has been insinuated throughout our environment.

    I do have a number of technical backgrounds.
    Sterile culture work including microscopy.

    I have had positions of responsibility for the lives of others.

    I am not an alarmist, a kook, or a liar.

    Just what the Thing is I can not say.
    I could say what the Thing appears to be…. but as I don’t have the necessary instrumentation or the skill sets to use that instrumentation I cannot say, “This Is What The Thing Is.
    For me to say what it is would not be intellectually honest for me at this point.

    I’ve been able to back it off a bit but I am never symptom free.
    Diet changes and a revolving series of skin care protocols have been useful.
    I have also started using a particular internal Chi Kung.
    It is my intention to experiment with internal…. and external…. chi circulations.
    As I write this post, right now, it is evident to me that I need to approach the Chi Kung work in a methodical, chronicled in detail, manner.
    Lord willing, I will do so.

    This Thing has been a life changer.
    I suspect that a line has been crossed, that life will never be the same again.

    I am dealing with it. No choice but to if I want to continue living on the planet surface.

    Posted by Pragmatic | February 2, 2014, 11:23 am
    • To pragmatic – Read your post and although it is old, i am wondering how you are doing? Have you had any success? You said you wanted to work in a methodical, chronicled manner. Have you been doing that? I was wondering if you have experienced any visual disturbances? I don’t know that “disturbance” is the right word, but for lack of a better word . . . . Hope you are well. I suffer like all here and like you suspect a line has been crossed that changes things for us all. Best wishes. I can be contacted at

      Posted by Kelly B | May 4, 2015, 11:36 am
  141. Having suffered a bug infestation that nearly took my life due to doctors refusing to treat me based on a family member in the local medical community for 45+ years ,and the knowledge that i had used recreational drugs in the past and instructing the doctors to ignore my requests to be treated with antibiotics because it was all in my head. Well instead of being cured in a week , it took 6 months before of hell , when i could take photos that clearly showed the insects covering my enter body, before a doctor treated me .
    If u suspect insect are biting u , set traps to capture them in areas that u frequent , # 1 near your bed etc.
    Take a ziplock bag ,put a piece of raw bloody meat in , leave it open with the edge on the surface where u set it. In 12 hours check trap . if insects are present close bag and set another for 12 hour. After 24 hours if u have bugs u will know .

    Posted by Jerry Lewis | February 3, 2014, 3:09 am
  142. I to am being taken over by minute red dots. They appear to be mites although there are none that live onhumans. The original bite is healing although looks Discusting and again I am covered by tiny red dots that burrows in my skin. Tonight one of the almost heald scars opened up and something started to come out! I screamed and when I tried to get it, it reversed. If my children and friends hadn’t seen my life for the past few months I would be tempted to drive off a cliff. As Drs are not interested im going to the University and maybe some one will take an interest. Its like ticks are breeding on me with itching aching burning hairloss etc … I am thinking of you

    Posted by Melissa Evans | February 6, 2014, 5:47 am
  143. Bugman I have a problem, I have these grey small insects coming out of my paws on my thighs, the problem only started in January and now I’ve seen about nine of them and tried to remove them, I don’t know if they are bacteria or what because they do move but only when I have removed them from my skin, and they are hard to remove its like they are attached to my skin, I have never seen them move but they are troubling me. And this is not a Psychological problem I know I have seen them even after bathing, the thing is I also can’t sleep at night, I get nightmares, and I hallucinate so could it be the same problem or these two are just different cases!!?

    Posted by Knowledge | February 10, 2014, 5:37 am
  144. If you have fibers coming out of your skin it is called morgellans it is nick named the alien disease so google that

    Posted by Jerri | February 24, 2014, 8:00 pm
  145. We have been plagued with these same creatures since we received a “new” mattress from a reputable store. Somehow our mattress was contaminated by a used pick up. We have battled invisible biting mites for over 10 years. Insecticides only gave our dog cancer and slowed the bugs minimally. They have a certain intelligence that is uncanny as a group. We felt as if we had millions of them crawling all over our bodies. We have tried every recommendation we have found on the internet. Alcohol does work to some extent, but vacuuming every day does more than insecticide. Also, freezing your bedding between changes (blankets, sheets, etc.) Also iron everything! Underwear outerwear and buy a steamer. If you take one to your bed you will feel it crawling and find you have been bitten. Next day steam everything on the bed and every piece of clothing you wore the previous day plus the night clothing. I have PICTURES of my bites. I have told every doctor I see… they too think I’m loony, but of course I have evidence they are unfamiliar with.

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  147. I have bites all over and when I take my clothes off and shake them black specks are everywhere. They are in my clothes after a few hours of wearing them. Also in my sheets.i have taken borax baths. Did the skip flea shampoo a couple times . Bleach baths. Everything. Everything is infested and NOTHIG is killing them. Can anyone tell me what this is? I an take a pic of the specks with my phone and blow it up and it looks like bugs in balls of hair. And black specks like pepper. What could this be?

    Posted by Karen | March 6, 2014, 7:14 pm
  148. Wow, someone with similar symptoms. My problem started out with bites on my legs and torso, they got really ugly and one time I saw something spinning inside of it. Then I thought thar I had an intestinal parasite, tests were negative. I feel something coming out and sometime it I can see it. Like like a silvery hair. Did you find out what was along you?

    Posted by Loni C. | March 12, 2014, 4:13 am
    • I have not found out what was wrong with me. I finally broke down and went to emergency room.( no insurance of course) and in high hopes of getting a little help, I was told I had a skin infection and given antibiotics. After sitting for 5 hours. I know it is not a skin infection. I have been taking vins get baths and after the first one hundreds of black specks were in the bottom of the tub. I have them all over my clothes and everything. When magnified and cropped the pics of these specks look like black balls of hair . They are so tiny it seems impossible to be hair. I really DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO!

      Posted by Karen | March 13, 2014, 4:52 pm
  149. Hi my son has been waking up the past few days with very itchy small bites. They swell really bad and i am so confused as to where or what these bites are. I am very clean, no bugs in my house, i vacuumed his bedroom he has hardwood floors and bed up off the floor, i wash all bedding, at first i though it was a spider bite , it had two holes on each bite, he got bit four times one noght woke up swelled and itchy. I mean i have looked everywhere and cleaned like crazy no sighn of bugs anywhere!! Today he wakes up with a huge swelling on his forhead another bite!! What is this! Please help!

    Posted by Sylvia | March 15, 2014, 6:55 am
    • Have you checked his sheets and clothing inside and out for black specks? My bites started on my chest and moved to my back. The chest cleared up and my back was awful for months! Then it cleared up and my cheat broke out again BAD! The are oozing looking bumps almost look waxy. I’ve tried borax and peroxide baths. Also bleach baths.( which made me very sick) also Skip dog shampoo( permethrin ) . Tee trea oil. That seems to help some. I read to try ape cider vineger in my bath. I did that and OH MY LORD! Hundreds of black specks in bottom of the tub! Dawn dish detergent works well too. It has helped clear most of the bites up. But they are still there( black specks. Biting and pinching especially at night. I am up every night bathing and cleaning. It’s an endless battle! I’m thinking it’s morgellans disease. I do work in a nursing home doing hair as well. Just tying to figure this thing out

      Posted by Karen | March 16, 2014, 9:27 pm
      • I have checked everything in his room and his bed and matress. The bites seem to happen at night, small red bumps, ususlly on his arms. Recently its been a few on his face and the two latest on lower back. The bites are very itchy and small red dots. Sometimes they look like a spider bite with two holes, other times only one. He does swell alot from them. So far no big issues other than itchy and annoying but he hasent felt sick, or in pain from them.

        Posted by Sylvia | March 17, 2014, 12:09 pm
      • Doxycycline worked well for me, which makes me wonder if the problem is actually Demodex mites, which are now suspected to cause Rosacea. I ran out of it, but would love to be able to take it for 6 months.

        Posted by Vivian | March 17, 2014, 8:20 pm
      • Karen, I have had this same problem since October of 2013. I have no idea how or why it started, but I have tiny black bugs (like flecks of black pepper) that are all over my clothes, bedding, carpet, tile floor, and furniture. They jump up and bite my legs and ankles and sometimes my arms and back, especially at night. Now they’re also at work, under my desk, and they bite my legs constantly. My coworker sits five feet away and never gets any bites. My best friend came to my house and never felt any bites. When I can hit one of the bugs on my legs or arms, they fall on the floor and I just pick them up with tape and tape them to a piece of paper, because otherwise nobody believes I’m being bitten. We’ve had the exterminators here at work and at my home, and they all say there aren’t any bugs. The bugs don’t stick to any of those sticky papers that the exterminators always leave around, so they don’t believe they exist. When I show them the black bugs on the pieces of paper or even on my white bedspread, they look at them with a magnifier and say they’re just hair or lint. I really thought I was going insane until I read this blog and your post. The chemical sprays from the exterminator only kill the bugs for 24 hrs at the most, and then they’re back again (and it’s expensive). The only thing that works for me so far is SALT — and LOTS of it. I pour salt all over the floors and the carpets and and the bed sheets and then have a little peace for a couple of days before the larvae hatch and start biting again. Then I vacuum and sweep up all the salt, bag it and put it in the garbage, wash the sheets with bleach, and pour down more salt. I’ve been doing this every other day now for about 3 months, and the bugs aren’t as bad as they were in October, so I’m grateful for that. Also, I wash myself with vinegar before I go to bed every night and wear long sleeves and long PJ pants to keep as much skin covered as possible. I also put my clothes in a hot dryer for at least an hour before I put them on, and I put all the newly washed and dried clothes into plastic bins with locking lids so that I can at least keep most of the bugs out, although they seem to be right back in my sleeves and pant legs within 30 minutes of my putting on clean clothes. I really hope they go away eventually, and I hope your bugs go away, too. This is the worst nightmare I’ve ever had to endure, and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. Good luck!

        Posted by Cat | April 14, 2014, 2:39 pm
      • I do not understand. I do not see anything at all! I do know that I stopped taking Straterra and I am not as sensitive. But I got in my bed and started feeling a little prickly sensation so it exists just not as sensitive to it. I think my body reacts or is oversensitive to them and no one else feels them. Also maybe they went away but I reinfected. They can live a long time without a host. They love make up, whatever is in lip gloss or lipstick or foundation. I am going to try the cedar bombs

        Posted by delores | April 16, 2014, 5:00 am
      • Just wondering what kind of salt your putting down? Regular table salt or sea salt? Mine cleared up for a month or so. I still saw black specks but wasn’t getting bit at all. I wrapped my mattress in a big plastic sheeting with tape. Washed every night with red wine vinegar in my bath. Along with dawn. And sprayed myself with 91%alcohol mixed with tea tree oil. Everything was looking better. Then my father came back from working out of town and my clothes happened to get washed with his and somehow I ended up with my chest bit up AGAIN! My mother thinks I’m crazy because he isn’t bitten up but his shirt was covered in the little black specks and around the collar where these lint ball looking things. When I take a pic magnified with my iphone they look like gray/white bugs wrapped up in hair! And as I said these black specks look like hair balls BUT THEY BITE! Needless to say they are BACK! I need a solution ! This is the worst thing ever!

        Posted by Karen | April 16, 2014, 11:53 am
      • Karen, I’ve just been using regular iodized table salt, and I buy the cheapest brand at Wal-Mart since I have to use so many containers of it. It really does help. I’ll also use your suggestion of bathing in vinegar and Dawn and using the tea tree oil-alcohol spray. The salt really has been working for the house, but it would be so nice to keep those little bugs away from my body, so I’ll try the spray right after my bath.

        Posted by Cat | April 17, 2014, 7:24 am
  150. Hello all, I just came across this website….and truly am at the end of my rope. I have been dealing with a multitude of “stuff and things” for a little over a year now. I never knew anything about any of the mysterious “things” that started to occur INSIDE and ON MY body, until I did a search of the 5 or so things that I started experiencing for more than a couple days, weeks and then months. I was under extreme stress at the end of 2012 & beginning of 2013 (death of the closest person in my life, as well as a very toxic & hostile work environment). What I noticed first was changes in my bathroom habits, and then my monthly menstrual clots. I also started noticed how my hair strands moved on their own (and still do), which seems appears to have to do with some type of energy in or on my body. It’s not simply a static situation. I even showed a clip to my long term primary doctor last year, which clearly showed a ‘detached’ hair strand sticking out (say from a towel bar), and following my finger (or whatever I had)…which was almost parallel to the floor. I was diagnosed as being “manic and delusional”, and put on Depakote. I have a history of depression and have been on SSRI’s for many yrs, but what was going on with my body had nothing to do with my depression….or being delusional (which was a complete insult!!!). I even showed my pharmacist, as well as family members some of the things I was experiencing (the pink’ish & blue’ish shimmery specks that would appear and spread)… well as a few photos of my menstrual blood clots, which looked/look something like a branch from something like a Boston Fern…with a main strand, and then “points” that are evenly spaced on both sides of the main piece…and there are masses of some sort inside each point. I had my annual female check-up last July, and all was “normal”. However, my Dr’s Nurse Practitioner prescribed Albenza at the end of March 2013, and I had visits with her on & off over the next couple of months. The Albenza seemed to reduce some of the symptoms, but not all of them. When I lost my job in August 2013, I got in to see the Nurse Practitioner again, and she gave me another prescription for Albenza (take 1 pill, then a 2nd pill exactly 2 weeks later). The Albenza didn’t help with anything that time. I (like millions of people) am in a ‘horrible’ (stressful) place right now…living with parents, no job…and attempting to get through the S.S. Disability system….I now have 1+ year wait for a hearing. I have 5-levels of multiple problems in my neck (would need a 5-level fusion), as well as L.T. depression. Meanwhile, I’m probably one of the most sane and clear thinking people most people would meet. I am almost 47 and as I said in my opening sentence, “i’m truly at the end of my rope”. I have left a couple msgs for both the Researcher at college in Oklahoma, as well as the Carn. Inst. My brain fog and lack of mental energy when trying to express myself via “written word” is exhausting(!!!)…..I’m surprised I’m actually typing this!! But my parents need me out of their house asap, due to being here for a lengthy period of time (due to my income level in the past….and now even worse). But my skin erupted again at the beginning of this yea, which has left me looking like I have Chicken Pox over much of my body….including places I don’t normally see. Being that I live in florida, and having gone through a warm winter, which means things bloom earlier than they should, I was thinking all of the warmth and related reaction to the living environment here might have something to do with my body. But I know that’s highly doubtful at this point. I now know that the lines in the sky, zipping here & there (unlike what any commerical aircraft would create), may have something to do with the entire environment….after my past year of looking at this & that online last yr (as my mental energy and thought process would permit….= not much of the time). But one of my MAIN QUESTIONS, is what in the heck is causing my hair strands to “appear to be alive, to some extent”??? I have thought that I may be of some help, to a Researcher, in that I would be glad to provide “live” samples, to use….but so far I haven’t heard from anyone. I am silently and slowly dying. I have no support system, other than a couple family members who live out of state (and of course have their own things to deal with in this period of time)…..and I also have a wonderful Therapist…..however, she basically helps me deal with “current” challenges when I see her every 3 weeks….not “this stuff” going on with my body. She can clearly see that my skin is broken out, but that’s not her field of profession. I went to a Dermatologist last May, who immediately diagnosed me as Delusional Parisitosis, as well as a Neuro. doctor I saw (who didn’t even touch my body)…just a couple of balance tests (since he didn’t understand why I was my own choice). The Derm. did (3) biopsies (back of neck, front of torso and front of left thigh). All of them came back more or less “normal” (said I had Neuro-Dermatitis, Folliculitis and some other minor kind of thing). But no fungus, bacteria, etc. He put me on Bactrim (which I took twice a day for 6 months, as well as Clyndmyacin(sp?). None of which helped much. I took the last Bactrim on 12/25/13, so maybe all of this skin flare-up is due to the med getting out of my system. But none of that explains the evenly spaced, branch looking menstrual clots, or the skins that enclose each one of my stools (which I’ve seen white’ish vine-looking things coming out of), and definitely nothing seems to explain my hair, which appears to be alive. The root end of my hair seems to be the ‘living’ part, which affects the whole strand. Sooooo……after all of this rambling, which I’m sure has put more than a few people to sleep…..I was wondering if anyone can make any suggestions on what I can do…??? I live in the Tampa area, and would be willing to travel…..wherever I could, to try to get some answers….and more so, to “help” with the research of this Delusional/Parasite/Fungus/Bacteria, etc. problem that I (and thousands of others) am trying to “live through”. I’m not sure if I have to create an account here, but I’m exhausted and will wrap it up. I apologize for the length of this post. I wish everyone the best of luck…and would be glad to speak with anyone who needed to vent or share/compare anything they’re going through. I never imagined anything like this existed….but I’m sure the list of mysterious conditions are endless. Oh and BTW, I believe that cotton, paper, adhesives and elastic plays a part in all of this. I am not in a place where I can alter my diet and/or environment…..not at the present time. Thanks to ALL who actually believe and care!

    Posted by | March 16, 2014, 9:11 pm
    • Re hair, I used to feel bites on my cheek and when I looked in the mirror, the tip of a strand of hair would be touching my cheek exactly where I’d felt the bite. You need to cut your hair shorter. I still sometimes feel itching or crawling on my scalp, or occasionally like a strand is being pulled, but I don’t really have any problems with the biting sensations anymore.
      Re a detached hair moving and following your finger, that sounds like what I have observed countless times from fibers sticking out of clothes or other linens, like towels. I don’t see it nearly as much as I used to. It is a sign that that item is badly infected with Morgellons. You should either throw it out, or cut off the fiber or lint-roll the item (including if it’s on the inside of a sock) just prior to laundering it and drying on hot and as long as you can. The more infected an item is, often the more the fiber or thread will stick out as opposed to lying flat, and will have tiny fibers sticking sideways out of it, like branches. Also, if any of your cloth items have lint balls hanging off them, you might want to toss the item. (If you look closely, there’s usually a small dot inside the ball, which I think is a living thing and it wraps itself in the fibers.) But using Damp-Rid or another dehumidifying product will probably greatly decrease the amount of lint balls you find on clothes. I was finding red lint balls all over clothes in my coat closet in 2013, and after putting the Damp-Rid in the closet, no more red lint balls. (NB: the clothes were not red!) The Damp-Rid also helped with other stuff going on in my apt.
      You’re right about fabrics, paper, and more getting easily infected with Morgellons. I’ve also noticed that applies to furniture; over the past few years, (never before) furniture in my apt is getting shallow grooves or markings in it, and also sometimes white paintlike or milky-looking marks. Doors too.
      For anyone going through this, please put a vinyl cover on your mattress. I went from feeling constant little stings, etc. while in bed, to rarely feeling them in bed once I did this. Now I usually only feel bad sensations on the areas covered by my socks, when I am in bed. (I need the socks for warmth, though.) When I first lie down, I usually feel a ton of muscle fasciculations down there. I used to have some socks that seemed OK and I wouldn’t feel anything, but it’s become impossible to buy socks without Morgellons fibers at this point.

      Posted by Sarah Connor | January 7, 2016, 9:59 am
  151. Wellim sorry to say that I have done everything you suggest and I just went away for the weekend and just returned home I never gave itching or biting a thought all weekend(not once did it enter my mind) my sons wedding. No sooner do I get in my house standing in my kitchen do I start feeling biting on my legs itching on my head. Now it’s the next day and it’s in full force head to toe itch and bite and don’t see a bug. Finally my husband admits that he has on occasion been feeling this as well but doesn’t know what to do the house has no carpet was built in 1976. What do we do

    Posted by jjane miller | April 14, 2014, 8:44 pm
    • Buy a Dry Steamer, it works!!
      You might have to repeat every few weeks for a couple of months, but it’s worth it. Through out “through pillows” and put bed pillows and mattresses in bed bug free zipper covers. Steam everything else. It does work.
      Good luck, Susan ♡

      Posted by Susan | April 25, 2014, 9:56 am
      • Hello, I have notifications set from this forum, since my fiancé and I got “the invisible bugs” a couple years ago now. I have rid our home, furniture and clothes, etc of probably about 95% of them for several months now. The other commenter is right about the steam cleaner. A good one from Walmart, or similar, that costs about $75 saved all our clothes. I rarely have to use it now, use it mostly in place of ironing (Thank God!) but back in the worst of it, I literally steamed everything! Sofa, clothes, anything fabric. It was a life saver. You have to wash your clothes with a regular good grade detergent, lots of Borax powder, vinegar and also bleach for everything you can bleach on hot and dry two cycles on hot. And then you can’t just steam everything, hang it up in your closet and think it’s all good…you have to steam the clothes you are wearing that day, that day, right before you leave. You can put all clean laundry in best quality freezer safe Ziplock big bags to not have to do laundry every day though.

        The other life saver I wish I had found long, long before I finally did is a steam vac. As I said, by strictly doing all the things listed above (and a few other things, which I can tell you if you want to know) I got rid of almost all of them, but once in a while, we will feel them again, either in a certain room / area, or certain clothes, and so then I do the steaming of those clothes again, if it’s certain clothes, or have dry cleaned, which works 100% always…and just steam vac the entire room. Floors, walls, bath tub, shower, garage, anywhere…and it always solves it immediately. Be sure to empty the steam vac out in a good, strong garbage bag, OUTSIDE, and put out on the curb for trash removal though. Then spray inside of steam vac with Lysol anti bac spray (another must have). These two tactics work. Hope this helps.

        Posted by | April 25, 2014, 3:58 pm
  152. Oh, hope I said “SHOP – VAC”…don’t see my comment on here yet, but I have a habit of accidentally calling it a “steam vac”…I am talking about a shop vac though. I got a “Rigid” brand one from Home Depot for under $80, not the 2.5 HP one though, needs to be the 4.5 HP one.

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  154. when I sit in my apt I feel like I’m being eaten alive but I don’t see any bugs no one else feels what I feel I have the bites to prove I’m not crazy ! have had apt checked for bed bugs and was told there’s none… I have insomnia and have sat up for Weeks with no sleep ! never see bugs but sure do feel them ! I have bombed the apt cleaned with bleach as well as ammonia but I still feel them ! last night I finally went to stay else where and I had no effects of being bit.. exterminator is suppose to come to my apt tomorrow but don’t want to spray anything if he don’t see anything on thread gluetraps

    Posted by Dawn | April 27, 2014, 11:56 am
  155. as well I live in an old factory building and have noticed mold on my ceilings ….. signed going crazy

    Posted by Dawn | April 27, 2014, 12:13 pm
    • If you have mold in your place that can cause a host of problems including skin problems. you should get it checked out. look online for information about mold.

      Posted by jerryxj | May 3, 2014, 7:11 pm
      • Yes, get mold removal done. I completely forgot, with so much I did to rid our home of these things, but we also had extremely high mold levels in our kitchen and had it professionally removed. You still have to do everything else to kill them off around the house and on your bodies, but that may well be a main source of them, or else they feed on it and if you are injecting mold spouses, then they feed on and are drawn to you, as well.

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  157. Response ::: It is a shame that you have not found a solution to your problem .Well while I am not a professional in insects mites fleas and or doctor..I am very knowledgeable about many and this particular subject because i have have done my own research.I have spoken with the true professionals which are ppl that live amongs these insects ,creatures etc or have knowledge of many types of animal ,mites, Rottens insectt etc.Reason being is that I myself have sufferd in the past i thought it was all in my head the fact that i itched all time mainly my head arms and legs even my face ..Well while the person above me is talking about all that chemical and and specticides etc.I am sure that he or she is correct I’m practicly almost sure this person might have a degree on a particular field.So please try every thing asked of u the not eating this and that etc .With Gods will yoeand feel results..In the hand as I read through your painful and heart felt problem I also noticed you gave a color and the size of these creatures and while the specialist told you they were not bird mites that is exactly what they are and yes they do appear on your towels on any clothes material on ur skin they lash on to your skin and as if they were just sucking you dry all day every day..Please fell free to correct me if I’m wrong..they are a bright red almost maybe almost as if they mixed red and orange together to make that very distinctive color they are also almost invisible to the human eye unless you know what your looking for .Well neetless to say I myself had those mites in a room I use to rent from a friend behind her house it was myself and my daughtet and I myself am a clean freak many would even dare saay I have OCD which is fine with me but i dnt because i can control it so anyway my daughter would say mommy how come when were almost near home I start itching and I would ask her to explain but she was to tiny neatless to say I felt the same itch the biting at night when we would put a long sleeve shirt on I felt as if they were having a feast all warm in there ,mind you I still did not know what it was yet ..The reason why i said in the beginning that I thought it was all in my head was because unfortunaltly the Ppl I rented from were not very clean so I carried a clorox bottle with me everywhere around that home all things straying from toilet shower kitchen etc you named it it was gonna get a shot of clorox ..Well to make a long story short that is the reason I thought it was in my head. But as time passed it was getting worse to the point where I could not sleep I felt them everywhere and my little girl had scratches all over from itching I did the fumigating I also made sure that once my close was outa the dryer to put it in very thick protected bags eventually I went to the doctor he said he found nothing on her or myself that maybe fleas or any other mite but that if I the place was invested it would show more results damage on me or my child they called it dry skin syndrome orvsince i was also a very nervous person it may be that as well but excluded the bites and what I’d seen at times which were the bird mites Well I eventually had to move and I still felt that same itchi biting sensation as well as my daughter felt lucky her when ur a chld you tend to forget symtoms of w e it maybe because of the symole fact that they have so much going through their mind and their constantly thinking of what’s next so yea she forgot at times ..Well it was an ongoing thing after two months of moving out I asked my expert My gramother God rest her soul.I asked her if she had ever seen these little red mites and she answerd withe the following ,Ohhhhh yea those things will eat you alive if your invested they take over ur kitchen if they wanted to and boy does it irritate when they bite cuz it is hardly ever one they come in gangs lol ..She asked questions like what was around your home the house I said well they have stores schools she said stop any animals ohh i said yes cats dogs and chickens lots of them in the back yard and the room I rented was in the back yard ..So she explained how all mostly all birds carry this red mite and how they can really do damage specially to someone who can’t see them or even awhare of them ..she was right on point every time through out that conversation.She followed the conversation by saying that all the itching and bighting and discomfort i was having till the day was that i may be experiencing a tick a habbit or it could be that i might have brought a few back being that my belongings eere subjected to them she follwed saying that a bath with grenn tomatoes squeeze in the tub as well as a little vineger should do The trick also for the hair as well ..I can honestly say that I do sometimes feel the biting the itching etc..But this is where the person that is talking about the chemicly treated hygene things and or foods comes in and I am convinsed that you know what ur talking about so yea a variety of things is causing this problem with you..BUT IM ALMOST POSITIVE THAT YOU ARE RIGHT AND NO YOU ARE NOT CRAZY . GOD HELP YOU MY PRAYERS THAT YOU SOON CAN LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST ..Note: things or places you might want to look for to around your home .Is there any chickens around ur area any pigines and kind of bird that may be pets and come in multiples or maybe around ur community someone might have a little farm etc ..If you do happen to come accross any of these then with the grace of God your almost home free..ohhhhh and FYI any area with dirt lots of dirt and or even Rottens I beleive carry this particular mite ..Good luck …God is Good..sorry one more thing and one more reason they might be more harmful to you can be you have a really bad allergic reaction to these mites.. ..Oh and make sure to also wash all your clothes with hot water an also a huge splash of vinegar..

    Posted by Alma A.M. | May 3, 2014, 8:38 am
  158. Not to diss the Bug man but he really from what i see on this extremely long thread haz no idea what we are going through or how to help us. I am 49 & very healthy. No GMO (that i know of) all food iz organic, i take lots of vitamins & fruit shakes with hemp protein/maca/chia/ etc. I dont eat McDonaldz or anything fried nor soda. I have literally been eaten alive now for almost 5 years. The first place i got bit was in my millionaire bosses home while cleaning out old closets & cabinets. I never got bitten at home until recently. now my home is completely infested. the office has them on all floors but like people are saying only certain people get bit while others get nothing. no black or dark skinned people at work get bit & i have had 3 different pest control guys as well as two professional companys come to my home & office. nothing they do helps. one said i was imagining it so he was useless & gone right away. if you saw the bites on my body you would be crazy to say its imagination or paranoia. i have no sex life because of it & im afraid to give them to others. when the pest control guy sprays that toxic stuff on floor it only make them angry & they really attack us. none of the darker skinned latin people are getting bit but the light skinned ones are. one white skinned women has never been bit so you tell me. ??????? i dont see any fibers or threads but i do see white things (eggs?) that are like sugar or salt grains that burst when you smash them between your finger nails. i also see red or black dots that are super tiny on my skin & can feel something grainy on my jeans especially. i have scars all over my body & look like i have measles or bed bug bites. i wont take off shirt or go in shorts in front of people & have spent a ton of $ on products & cleaners. i do laundry 3-4 timez a week & itch & scratch till i think i will go crazy. I keep cleaning & cleaning until my roomate (who doesnt get bit at all) thinks im crazy. my boss gets bit but goes to a Dr who gives him toxic creams that dont really help. his sister has thrown all her clothes & furniture away & taken up carpet with some relief & no they are back & she feels like she is losing her mind. I went away to Miami & swam in ocean & got much relief then went home to New Mexico & swam in pools with clorine until no itch or bite. all bites & marks went away on 3rd week away (except scars) i was so happy until i came back to New York & they immediatly started to bite me until i am now covered on my back & arms & legs. the itch the most around my ears & bald head. i can see them when i rub my scalp onto my phone or computer screen. i never see them move ever. i dont see them crawl but can feel them when im sitting in chair or laying in bed. its horrible. curse mansanto if they did this! they have created a plague that will take over everyone except the lucky onez that they dont like to bite. it makes no sense to me cuz some that are not getting bit are eating unhealthy stuff with lots of sugar so that explanation is hogwash.The only thing that helps is washing with a listerine one day & goats milk soap/tee tree oil/ /honey the other & once a week soaking in KLEENGREEN enzyme wash. then spraying tub & everything else i can spray with windex. i have tried it all. I use borax with teatree oil & Kleengreen along with bleach & detergent to wash clothes but am paranoid because i have to use laundermat & im sure they are all up in there by now.I had family over & none of them get bit. its so strange & insidious. i am forever trying to wipe them off my ears & they never bite my private parts. ????? i am afraid to tell anyone because they will shun me or be afraid of getting them. i dont want to be treated like a leaper, im already a self imposed hermit because of “them”.Its not on news or TV yet how many million people have this?!?the pest control guy i use now is a friend & has done all he can but says we are the only ones he services that has this problem & he cant figure out what kind of “bug ” this is even though he has been doing this for over 25 years. Its like a plague or some government thing that is meant to drive us crazy along with GMO, Chemtrails & poisonous floride in water. i am itching as i type & it seems to get worse if im talking about it or staying stationary. THIS IS A REAL PROBLEM THAT IS GOING TO COST MILLIONS IF NOT TAKEN CARE OF SOON. I feel like im lozing it sometimes & it is effecting my sleep & social life. i have heaters on in bedroom right now after spraying windex all over everything even though its 70 degrees here because one site said they cant live in hot, dry non humid areas. No wonder my roomate thinks im crazy. sometimes i feel as though i will go crazy if i dont get relief from this itchy, crawling sensation & these ugly bite marks. Oh! dont scratch them because they bleed really bad & leave scars & it takes months for the red mark to go away. people look at me on train like i have bedbugs & i wear long sleeves to hide the marks. some are like scratches almost as if they are biting in long line. IF i spray any more kleengreen im gunna turn green! ive spent so much time & $ on it. WHY WONT THE CDC OR GOVERNMENT HELP US, WE ARE NOT ANIMALS & EVEN ANIMALS SHOULD NOT HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS HORRIBLE FEELING.

    Posted by Derek | May 4, 2014, 6:19 pm
    • Derek, I feel your pain. As I said before, I (thank God!) only had this for about a year, badly, then tapered it off for several more months and now 99% free. Only every once in a while we will notice them again, but I take immediate action and kill them all that same day.

      You have to stop with those heaters…right now. I don’t know who wrote that, but they could not be more wrong. The key is COOL, cold really. They are activated any time your house reaches 73 degrees, often 72 and even 71, depending on how bad you have them. They thrive then and you can tell instantly if your AC is moved to higher than 71, once you start doing this. Set it to as cold as you can stand it. We sleep at 67 now and keep it 70 during the day.

      You need to have your air ducts cleaned, by a company that uses high enough temperatures and methods to garauntee all micro organisms removed / killed. Also have to get a really good carpet cleaner to do all your carpets and any fabric furniture you can’t through our. They also have to be a company that uses temps over 148, I think? Can’t remember the exact temp, but there are companies that do not specify this and others that do, guaranteeing all micro organisms removed and / or killed. Do carpets/furniture first and air ducts soon after. Also change your ac filters and get the good, expensive, metal kind or allergen, micro filter, and clean the vents. They travel through them. I used to use push pins to cover the vent right over the bed and over the couch and noticed a huge difference in where they concentrated.

      To the person I briefly read bought a shop vac and bugs are spraying out of the exhaust…something is wrong there. Nothing should spray out anywhere. I bought a “RIGID” brand one at Home Depot. It works amazingly and was $79. Also you have to, HAVE to have a steamer for your clothes. Just a simple, vertical steamer with two clips on a hanger type top to clip the garment to.

      Have to get one of the best mattress covers (again that says blocks / repels / prevents micro organisms, not just bed bugs etc) and pillow covers. I also threw out literally all of our linens, comforters and pillows and bought new everything. Any synthetic materials, for clothes and linens, are much better than anything natural, like cotton or silk. The cheaper the better! I still sleep in my fiancé’s polyester golf shirts a lot, because they are full proof! I do use cotton sheets again now, but all white and I Borax and bleach them before putting them on the bed. Some type of synthetic material comforter, almost sleeping bag feeling, and I bleach that too. That can be colored, bleach doesn’t effect the color.

      The sugar and food talk isn’t total hogwash, but it only matters AFTER you have these. It has nothing to do wth who gets them, I’m pretty sure. I listened to a brilliant podcast recently and will search it to add a link here for you guys, but some extremely sharp scientists have concluded that Chemtrails are the cause of this and many other new health and parasitic issues (last decade or 15 years max). Almost all meats, pigs, cows, chicken is not confirmed yet, have these micro organisms LIVING in them. They had to get a microscope more expensive than a house…a nice house! that is capable of seeing smaller organisms than all the regular top microscopes scientists use combined. They are doing studies, but running out of funding money, as it’s ridiculously expensive, but they found that these new, artificially created, parasites grow into all kinds of weird, and sometimes normal, things, like spiders, bugs, mites, worms…they can not as of yet figure out what makes some turn into different things than others. They do not die when boiled, cooked at extreme temperatures, or frozen…you have to just not ingest them. I hardly eat any meat anymore, just seafood and chicken once in a while. Big difference. Less sugar and more salty foods, greasy or not, will give an instant difference you will notice. They definitely love sugar. I think the greasy thing the one person mentioned, is simply because it is animal products. At least all of the crazy things you must learn to do, will eventually be second nature, just part of your life, you aren’t even hardly conscious of anymore and it is mostly all healthier ways of being and eating anyway. 🙂 (Oh and stop with the pesticides. You are right, all that does is piss them off, it felt like…plus poison your home, pets and selves. It’s about disinfecting, not poisoning).

      Posted by Elaine | May 6, 2014, 10:11 pm
      • Why does the steam work on them if boiling and cooking don’t? Is this just a small hand-held steamer? Any particular brand?
        BTW, Damp-Rid hung in closets and bathrooms made all the difference in the world to me.

        Posted by Sarah Connor | January 7, 2016, 10:27 am
    • Derek, please read my other posts and try what I recomend. Also, try “Neem Oil” (health food store) and mix it with “Vitamin E oil”, this both detract the bugs while eventually killing them, and the vitamin E oil will also detour the bugs while healing your bites and diminishing your scars. Stay Strong, Susan.

      P.S. With the Neem Oil, a little goes a very long way so get a bottle of vitamin E oil and add a few drops of “Neem” to it..
      Good luck, let me know what happens.♡

      Posted by Susan | July 19, 2014, 4:18 pm
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  161. OK Everyone with “IBBS”….. My experience. ….
    Firs of all I Feel For Each And Everyone of you!
    I began being “Bitten” a few months after receiving a beautiful new top of the line leather sofa that we purchased at JCPennys.

    Ahhh! It’s been driving me nuts!!! They were not biting my husband (a Vietnam Vet) or my son ( a personal trainer) both are sugar junkies :-)….. Me, always a vegan, and
    chemical and Pharmaceutical free, they love :-\. So my family, again, thought I was nuts. That is of course until they began being bitten too.
    What I have found works ~ First you should know that I keep my home as free of chemicals as possible and always have.
    1)We have No carpet, only stained concrete floors.
    2) lot’s of natural light, skylights, solar tube, and strategically placed mirrors. 3) I use NO CHEMICALS in my home, on my laundry, or in my garden/yard, only natural cridders to control pests. 4) All materials in my home are
    NATURAL cotton, silk, wool, leather, glass and SOLID WOOD, No Partial Board or Plastics!

    That said, our bugs are completely gone. Steps to take to be Invisible Bug Free ~
    1 ) They are only invisible to the naked eye, they’re not really, unless you are hallucinating or just delusional (probably not). To confirm
    that you have bugs leave an I Pad, Note, Kindle, or even your phone on, light up, on the surface where you believe that you have an infestation. They are attracted to the warmth and often you can see them with the light behind them, they are like moving dust but they are there. This is how I discovered and confirmed that I had not lost my mind ( purely by accident).

    2) Vacuum! Vacuum! Vacuum! With a HEAVY FILTER! Put Borax/20 muleteam And dump after each use.
    3) If you can, purchase a DRY Steamer. Walmart has one that is Ok for under $200..
    It is very important that you use a DRY steamer, you do not want to promote MOLD GROTH and you need heat at a temperature of 225 to kill the little Sh!!s 🙂

    4) steam EVERYTHING! Every inch of your sofa, beds and chairs, Drapes and clothes.
    then use a 50/50 mix of Borax and Diatomaceous Earth and sprinkle it in your
    SOFA, carpet, drawers, laundry hampers, around your base boards, everywhere that you believe they may be. Leave it in place for 1 month and repeat.

    Depending on your personal level of infestation and weather you own or rent your home, you need to decided how far you can and want to go to to rid yourselves and your home of this nightmare. I personal through out (don’t donate) most of my beautiful through pillows 😦 some I have steamed the heck out of and smothered with 20th and
    DE and sealed them in a very tight bag. We’ll see what happens.

    Last but not least : People please go natural! Just like Bacteria, insects and others are building resistances to all of the chemicals that we are exposing them too while the same chemicals are making us sicker and sicker!
    There are lot’s of websites dedicated to a more natural approach to life. Be safe, De healthy, be natural, Be BUG FREE!!

    I really like and appreciate the BugMan.

    Posted by Susan | May 11, 2014, 11:38 am
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  163. These are redbugs or depending on where u live chiggers! Yes they itch and bite and will make u crazy. They r so tiny if someone cant see well they will think u r seeing things unless u get them a microscope. Ive tried more thing than i can count to get rid of them from my back deck but they looove wood even tho its treated. If u walk out in warm temps they jump on u and bite but not everyone feel it. I dont get that part! If anyone knows what i can do to get rid of the pests for good im all ears. Ive tried all kinds of bug sprays and hosing the deck down before we use it. Im so glad they havent come in my house.

    Posted by Chandra Racer | May 23, 2014, 7:42 am
  164. 2 months now No Invisible Bug Bites! Yeah! !
    DRY Steam and then Borax/ 20 mule team (for laundry) it works!!

    Posted by Susan | May 23, 2014, 10:21 pm
    • Ok, The Borax/ 20 mule team is to be sprinkled on your sofa , carpet, anywhere you believe that you have Bugs….After you DRY steam… This approach works on spiders, silverfish, fleas, I’m told that people have even had luck with roaches.
      Just be sure to leave the Borax in place for at least 60 days after you see or are bitten by your last bug. Good luck. It does work, I promise ♡

      Posted by Susan | May 23, 2014, 10:30 pm
      • What is dry steam?

        Posted by vivian | June 8, 2014, 4:29 pm
      • Vivian ~ A Dry Steamer is a steamer that gets so hot that it steams a steam that drys immediately and kills anything on contact. Walmart has one on line for $169. It works quite well although it does not reach an extremely hi temperature, it is still pretty dry. I suggest that you use distilled water and let it heat for 45 minutes before using it.
        Then release the initial steam into a bucket, sink or toilet, this will eliminate any moisture prior to “Dry Steaming”.
        There are other Dry Steamers available, but they can be very expensive.
        The Walmart steamer is Purple, it comes with lots of attachments and in my experience, works well and is affordable.

        Posted by Susan | June 8, 2014, 8:52 pm
  165. Thank you for your great Post. I think things are going get much worse before they get better. But optimistically, disseminating information like you do may facilitate people think twice about just how much degradation of their world they are willing to overlook.

    Posted by carpet and upholstery cleaning service | May 27, 2014, 6:17 am
  166. I have been fighting this since June 2001….. My oldest child came by and was complaining about feeling something crawling on her neck. I checked did not see anything (thinking it may be lice). She had also brought over a neck pillow that she had placed on my bed to see if it helped with my headaches. Well, about a week later I was feeling something biting me in my bed, then within another week I could not sleep in my bed it was over run with the biting mites. I moved into the living room to sleep on the sofa, again within a few weeks the entire apartment was infested. I had several companies come out to spray, nothing worked,. I felt hopeless, wanted to commit suicide. I would have except I had a young child to take care of. I move twice, bought new furniture twice and finally got control of the situatio (by cleaning and moving) then my oldest once again bought a gift for me a bed cover/spread.. I had just bought my NEW bedroom suite it was less than a year old. Had to destroy it have been sleeping on recliner and now my job is infested, I am at my wits end.. I just want to die. As I write this I am crying because I came into my house sat in my chair and I am being eaten alive. Anyone who says this is all in our minds are full of shit.

    Posted by Mary | May 31, 2014, 2:13 pm
    • Happy to talk to you. Im 95% better.

      Posted by Collembola Chick | June 2, 2014, 5:02 pm
    • Hello Mary, my name is Susan, I have written the posts above regarding Invisible Biting Bugs and how I SUCCESSFULLY rid my house of them.
      First of all; You are not alone, and you are (probably) not crazy. These horrible little S!!!ts can certainly drive you there :-\.
      Ifyou can, follow the ddirections that I left above. I will keep checking back to see if you have posted any new questions or commentsand I will tried to help you through it. Agai, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! I just love this blog. The Bug Man and others on this sight have been so validating and empowering. Get some 20 muel theam Borax and sprinkle it EVERY WHERE! Good luck!

      Posted by Susan | June 2, 2014, 5:28 pm

        Posted by Susan | June 2, 2014, 5:43 pm
      • For some people, this is an internal problem… That said, just treating the house does not work completely. Treating the body is most important because they come out of the skin and infest the environment unless it is caught early.

        Posted by Collembola Chick | June 3, 2014, 4:14 pm
      • I agree completely. In our case it was a neurological reaction to chemicals. It felt just like an insect. We had to treat internally.

        Posted by Debbie | June 3, 2014, 7:13 pm
      • Mary, I believe that you need to look at your own personal experience. I am a vegan and always have been (56 years old, vegan since 11).
        My ” bites ” began when we received a new sofa, the bites were limited to when we were sitting on our sofa. Bo bites in any other area of the house. We through out our sofa throw pillows, steamed our sofa and used borax and they are GONE.
        My heart goes out to you Mary. Try to eat clean, organic and natural, no Processed food. Get away from lotions
        Fragrant detergent and perfumes. Try coconut oil, olive oil, and vitamin E rightout of the capsule instead.
        If you have “Bites” , try baking soda paste to take out the itch. Use coconut oil massaged into your skin and scalp to sooth healing bites and block new bites.. Be well lady ♡

        Posted by Susan | June 3, 2014, 8:46 pm
    • Mary – Courage, my dear. I had them and killed them and cured myself. I lived with them for two years. Please see my post below. Don’t lose hope. There is a way out of the hell you have been living in. Don’t give up. You will survive this and it WILL end.

      Posted by Mary McConnely | June 7, 2014, 2:39 pm
  167. First, thanks to the Doc for the most cogent explanation for Morgellons I have seen anywhere. That was not my situation, but had an infestation of predatory carpet beetles following a rodent infestation. Killed them by leaving for three months while nuvan pest strips – a boatload – killed them off. You must take nothing with you and remain away for three months, Took cephalexin and bactrim and killed those in my mucous membranes. Those drugs also cured a five year long case of fecal incontinence no doctors could diagnose. I don’t think we can know what new insects are showing up since Monsanto took over the world – or what insects are mutating to become parasitic that have not been parasitic in the past. Carpet beetles – normal black ones – have not historically attacked humans, but they are now. I have found them in every item of linen I have purchased that was made in China, so I suspect that is the source, and it is nationwide and epidemic. The regimen above worked for me and I hope it will for some of you also.

    Posted by Mary McConnely | June 7, 2014, 2:31 pm
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    Posted by Valeria | June 9, 2014, 10:50 am
  169. Hi there this is to the lady that said she has tiny red things in clothing or bed I’m am very sure they are called chiggers please look that an read on them I hope some advice or help if not il try research for those tiny red bugs which chiggers are hard to see at times aswell hope this could be problem if you see the red bugs then you see them an they could chiggers if not soon or later now what bugs they are find away get rid of itch an bites 🙂

    Posted by Alcisha | June 9, 2014, 12:21 pm
  170. sorry to tell everybody .. but we are all victims of no see ums . :(( theyre hard as crap to get rid of .. i have read alot about them . we went and got baby oil and for a while it works .. but then i had to start using off.. it helps to a point too .. more than the other . we have an appointment for a pest control service to come out .. i first told them i am not crazy to look this bug up .. this is what i have in the house. it starts off .. as a dot .. and then when it gets older.. its black .. and flies.. and bites like the dickens .. 😦 IT HURTS .. if you know what i am talking about .. you get them EVERYWHERE .. :((( hope we all get relief .. we only get them in the summer.. so i am deperately waiting for winter to come and its only june .

    Posted by carol | June 14, 2014, 4:06 pm
    • Hi Carol, I really like your post it is very specific and makes the point that there are a lot of different ” invisible Bitting bugs
      / no see’ms” infesting our lives and homes, and that we can work together to get rid of them once and for all!
      My name is Susan, I have written above about the invisible/ micro beige bugs, I believe
      they’re Mites That Came Into My Home On A Leather Sofa. I have use Dry Steamer and Borax with great results to combat the little S#!tts.
      That said; I live on the beach in California which probably exposes me to a different verity of bugs then say someone who lives in Louisiana. Maybe we should start posting our geographical location and climate so that we can better narrow down what bugs are where and the best way to tackle them. What do you think?
      For example, if you live in a humid climate, maybe a Dehumidifier would detour the bugs naturally. Especially if they are “seasonal”.

      Posted by Susan | June 15, 2014, 5:11 pm
      • Carol, please try the Dry Steamer ($125. Walmart. Com, it’s the purple one) before chemicals! It kills bugs, larvae and eggs on contact 🙂 With no chemicals.
        And try “Need oil” (home depot) kills bugs NATURALLY. Good luck!

        Posted by Susan | June 15, 2014, 5:25 pm
      • The mapping idea is a great one. I caught mine in Phoenix in a residential hotel room, but the hotel insists that the mites were probably in a memory foam mattress pad I bought from Walmart on my arrival there. Though I am on the east coast now, that’s where they originated.

        Posted by vivian | June 15, 2014, 5:45 pm
      • That’s “Neem Oil”…. Spellchecker :\

        Posted by Susan | June 15, 2014, 5:53 pm
      • Carol, that’s “Neem Oil” @ health food stores 🙂

        Posted by Susan | July 19, 2014, 4:40 pm
      • thanx .. will check it out .. you will laugh but we have gone out and purchased bug zappers .. and we leave fans on

        Posted by carol | July 19, 2014, 5:10 pm
  171. susan .. THANX . the bad thing is .. i dont have a job . and my grandmother is the one paying for all the things i am trying .. :(( i am going to hunt this stuff tho .. have you ever heard of a rainbow vacuum .. we have one .. going to try the borax .. but i will have to wait till 2 more weeks .. as she is out of town .. i appreciate all your help .. OH and the neem oil .. 🙂 THEYRE DRIVING ME OUT OF MY MIND .. if i have any left !!!!!!

    Posted by carol | June 15, 2014, 8:06 pm
    • Vivian, God honest truth, “I bought a motor home because I refuse to stay in hotel/motel.” :-/ There is something about sleeping in the same bed that thousands of others have slept that just grosses me out :-(!

      Posted by Susan | June 16, 2014, 9:10 am
  172. Hi, I have these bugs that I can not see but two other people who have been in my house said they feel them. One person said it is in there car. I first thought they were lice because I felt them in my hair. I used every thing to wash my hair like vinegar, oils, caps, shampoos, and it will go away to return later. While using this stuff for my hair, I will set in a chair that I know these bugs are in I will feel them stick my arms, legs, face or any part of my exposed body. I have been fighting these bugs for 2 months. I wash, vaccum, mop, the floors, furniture, clothes, cat, etc. and bag up must of my clothes. I use peppermint, tea oils, lavender, dawn, clorax, alcohol 91% & wintergreen, spray for fleas, bedbugs, lice, frontline for the cat, You name it I used it. I just ordered sulfur I guess keresone is next. Please help me if you know what I must do next?

    Posted by charmaine | July 16, 2014, 5:05 pm
    • You have to buy Nuvan pest strips – the big ones that will do a room each. Hang one large one in every room. Seal all windows. Leave your home for three months and take nothing with you . Go live with friends or family. When you return after three months air out fully with windows open. This stuff is toxic but the only thing I have found that works. Any clothing and linens you want to keep, seal in a vaccum bag with a small nuvan strip inside of it. you need to buy new clothes and linens. I now keep all clothing and linens in sealed zip lock bags and launder after one wearing. I had them two years. This is the only solution.

      Posted by emily | July 17, 2014, 8:11 pm
    • Hi Charmaine Stick tight flea ….I am also trying to rid myself and my home of these pests all my pets are treated with Frontline + all free of the biting tiny pests …Mentholated spirits in a spray bottle helps after your hair is partly dry ..rub into scalp …also kerosene .in a spray bottle …spray desk bench tops also clothes …all I can say is it does help…don’t get it near your eyes …also( mortean bombs 9 month) in every room ..wash clothes in 90degrees hot water …salt and bi carb soda ..sprinkle into carpet ..then vaccum …all these things have helped has been five months slowly winning ….also mop floors with kerosene ….I know what you are going through and there isn’t any help out there …..but I am very grateful For Mr Bug man …having this site here …helps us all …. ❤

      Posted by Fran | August 11, 2014, 9:32 am
  173. Hello All…… I’m back 🙂
    Update: Almost ALL Bugs are gone!! We have had an occasional bite, still limited to the notorious JCPennys Leather Sofa :-(, but for the most part GONE :-)!
    Just in case, I an using a “Need Oil” and Coconut Oil mixture to smother any remaining Bugs, Larva, and eggs. Need oil is a slower process, but it works by interrupting the bugs neurological and hormonal systems so it prevents reproduction. I think that what has saved us from going through the same serious nightmares that most of you are experiencing, is that 1) I have been “Natural” all of my life, so I am more knowledgeable regarding natural options.
    And most of all 2) WE HAVE STAINED CONCRETE FLOORS! No Carpet! No were for these little suckered to live!
    Good Luck to all, you are in my thoughts and prayers, Susan.

    Posted by Susan | July 19, 2014, 3:23 pm
    • That is “NEEM Oil” …… Spellchecker :-/

      Posted by Susan | July 19, 2014, 3:25 pm
    • Where are you placing the neem and coconut oil mixture? Because I have the same problem with my leather sofa. I placed borax 20 mule team on and in the sofa and in side of the couch’s pillows. I have seen a small difference in 3 days. I have used DE for one month and it did not do like the Borax. I believe it is dust mites. I have used everything people have mentioned. I know it is the mite because my asthma starts up at night can’t see them at all in my bed but my breathing is affected and I felt them in my hair and legs. They do not bite they sting more then bite. I know what bedbugs look like but I cannot see these things. I have removed all carpet. What should I do for the cat? I have bathed her twice and sprayed her with lavender solution. I got my sofa in Feb. these buggers came out in June as soon as it became hot. I have not understood until now what these things were over whelming for me not . Thank you for the borax tip and prayers. I pray for those who do not know what is going on.

      Posted by Charmaine | July 19, 2014, 11:16 pm
      • Hello Charmaine. I too think that my bugs are mites, they’re micro beige bugs and their bites are extremely itchy!
        I’m glad that you are using the Borax, just remember that the dust from the Borax can be kicked up and irritate your breathing, so best to through something over your sofa while you are treating it. Also, Borax works really well, but it takes time so be patient.
        The Neem & coconut oil mix; I made a thick pasty mixture and rubbed it in all of the seems and between the cushions. Then I sprayed Neem and water mixture all over the liner on the bottom of the couch.
        For your cat…. I wash my dog with 1 part white vinegar , 4 parts water, 3 drops dawn dish soap ( without bleach). Neem is safe for humans, dogs, cats, and birds.
        Something that I am carefull not to do is
        “cross contaminate my rooms”. If you sit on the sofa that is infected, don’t ware those clothes into your bedroom as this can carry the bugs into your BR. Good luck, I hope this helped.
        P.S. Use a good bug barrier on your sofa while you are treating it. I used military
        Pancho liners because I have quite a few. I would recommend an allergie protection mattress cover, or even a shower curtain or large piece of plastic or painters tarp…..
        and remember. .. This takes time BUT IT IS WORTH IT Because it works ! 🙂

        Posted by Susan | July 20, 2014, 3:57 am