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Tiny black and red dots biting and causing itching. Targeting my 2 year old the worst

Hi, Roberto. My family and I started getting itchy and bitten by small black specks in October, when the weather changed overnight. My children are 2 and 3, and have definitely had it the worst. It does not effect me like it does them. I itch and do feel random bites, but that is it. My kids and fiance seem to be attacked all at once. They can feel it when they get close to an area where alot of them are grouped together. We have been treated with permethrin and ivermectin several times, but it does not seem to be very effective. We have been to the E.R. so many times I can't count. The dots are very small but are visible. They are mostly black, but some are red, clear, or an off white color. They just look like a round speck, but get squarish shaped brown specks. Their excrement? We originally thought it was scabies, but we do not have burrows, and most are easily scratched off of our skin. My fiance and I got rid of all furniture and bagged up everything in our house, but we are infested. They are on our walls, in our sinks, and our vehicles; everywhere we are. I am not able to send a picture right now, but I don't feel like it would help much. It is about the size of the point of a ballpoint pen. We also had our house treated for mites. It seems like they arent as bad for a day, then come back 10 times worse. This has happened several. I apologize for the long message. My children are so young, and have been traumatized by all of this. If you can help any at all, I would appreciate it so much.

Butler County Ohio Posted about 2 hours ago

Cocoon name

Another name for a spider cocoon ?

Leelanau County Michigan Posted 5 days ago

Inside fly infestation need species

We've been battling an unknown fly infestation. We've tried treatments for fruit fly and drain fly to no avail. Can someone identify this type of tiny fly?

York County South Carolina Posted 8 days ago

Asian beetle and hybernation

Do these beetles hibernate?

Rankin County Mississippi Posted 9 days ago

Help with identification


Please can you assist with the identification of this spider. I'm from South Africa, Kwa Zulu Natal, Durban City, Phoenix. As older people live in the house and I just need to know it it is venomous.

Outside United States spiders Posted 13 days ago

Do phorid flies penetrate human skin?

If we do in fact have phorid flies, they seem to penetrate the skin and cause horrible itching. Would you verify if this is the cause of a phorid fly? What else might our infestation be?

Santa Clara County California Posted about 1 month ago

Small black bugs with little white colored wings

Woke up this morning and found these small insects on the ceiling next to my bathroom. I don't know what these are, but I'm thinking they are termites. If anybody knows please let me know. Thank you in advance.

Los Angeles County California Posted about 1 month ago


how do u get rid of the.and what are they

Los Angeles County California Posted about 1 month ago

Mice infestation.

In the last 24 hrs. I have trapped and disposed of 7 mice all in the kitchen area, mostly under the kitchen sink. I have repeatedly checked outside vents, pipe and wire entries and all are sealed and secured properly. Obviously they are somehow gaining entrance into the crawlspace and then into the cabinets in the kitchen. I am considering putting rodenticides in the crawlspace area. I dislike the use and affects of the anticoagulant baits, and might consider "Prozap" Pelleted Bait. Zinc being the main ingredient. I would appreciate your feedback on this issue. Art Dietz

Lane County Oregon rodents mice Posted 2 months ago

rodents found in house

Health hazard to humans with feces, urine? Insulation in attic contaminated, displaced. Destroyed food storage in bedroom, up to 10 mylar bags of survival food items. In my 2nd bedroom, my 15 lb dog caught 2 and killed them. Ive had contractors, pest control & insulation estimate to the cost of up to 2500 - 3500 cost to clean up and replace insulation.

Polk County Oregon Posted 3 months ago