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Tiny Black Bug with Wings


I found a tiny small winged black bug in my daughters hair which was dying in the sink In my kitchen.

Actually Living in my 28 year old daughters hair!! She complained something was crawling in her scalp, yet for days we looked and her scalp looked spotless with the exception of what I thought was dandruff. What I saw in her scalp was yellow orangish which I chalked up as some type of dermatitis.

Since I didn’t see a bug I thought she was sleep deprived and sent her to bed. She works nights in a nursing home and has been in contact with a resident who had scabies, this was before Christmas. She did a treatment for the scabies and they have left the outside of her skin however, the last 2 nights, 3 days she has been complaining of something biting her scalp. She said she could hear a clicking noise and could feel them crawling.

She then bought and used RID thinking she had lice and she said she felt much better and left her hair in a bun wet, and went back to work. There was also what appeared to be silver linings or shedding along with it. I have never in my life encountered anything like this. In the meantime she went back to work after she did her hair treatment and the bugs are BACK!! I hope you can tell me what this is!!

I have told her to go to the hospital so they can diagnose her. Last treatment she did was about 2-3 weeks ago and I remember putting the cream on her scalp as well. I hope you can tell me what this is! I attached the picture my daughter sent me while she was at work when she simply shook her head vigorously scratched her scalp and then, rinsed her hair in the sink at work when these things ended up in the sink BEFORE SHE CAME HOME to do the treatment for what she thought may be lice.

Picture one and two is the little black bug with wings that died in my sink and the third picture Is the one my daughter took at work. She described them as worms or maggots so I assume they were see through or white. I hope you can assist! Thank you so very much for any help you may be able to provide.


Clay County Florida Posted about 1 month ago

Small Black Flying Insects Gathered In Window Sill

1. Small black bugs that gather in window sill of South facing bedroom.

2. The bugs can fly, but appear to mostly crawl.

3. They are not fungus gnats. They are not attracted to my plants soil or foliage. I put out vinegar traps and they were not attracted, though some did land in they largely ignored it.

4. They do seem to be attracted to light. I hung sticky fly trap from a light and caught quite a few.

Jefferson County Kentucky Posted about 1 month ago

How do I eradicate or keep bird/rat mites out of my nose and off my body?

Hello, I’m having a similar issue to the other woman who had asked about bird mites in her nostrils. It started after I found a dead rat in my yard behind my bedroom window. It’s been going on for over 2.5 years. Permethrin cream so far was the most helpful, but only while the cream was on me and within 12 hours after applying it (they stayed off of me); vacuuming twice daily helps to an extent. They are far from being eradicated. I believe they are most attracted to my nose/nostrils and chin because of the carbon dioxide I emit. I also believe they “tagged” my pheromones and as soon as they sense them, they begin attacking me. They bite day (work and home) and night (home), mostly when I sit or lay down. I feel their pinprick bites, (then the red bumps appear, see pics). I have more photographic evidence supporting this. Please help!

Posted about 1 month ago

UNKNOWN Cyprus spider**

Hi, 2 years back we came across this spider in northern Cyprus crawling in our villa on the wall. They have also been spotted in the pool pump room (it’s dark in there) please could you tell me if these are dangerous and should we get them removed. Attached is a photo.

Outside United States spiders tarantula cyprus spider Posted about 1 month ago

to the young lady in indiana the doctors dont have one idea to cure our problems

i have a question ? How do a person getrid of nose ,ear and throat mites that are immuned to permethin and ivermethin . ive had these bugs for over 13 months been subscripted permethrin and ivermecthin neither works . ive been to 3 different hospitals and my primary doctor all say the same thing. Also have been to 2 different dermotologists same lame answer. we have got to find our own way doctors are no help with what they cant see. last result is a vet or entomologist final hope because if they cant see it they dont beleive it...

Duval County Florida Posted about 1 month ago

Bitten by ants while sleeping

I was bitten by an ant while sleeping, i dont know why and i have an idea that it might a signal that i have a diabetes.
Is it okay for a person that ant is bitten you to wake up in the morning?

Outside United States Posted about 1 month ago

Mites with bites

Question dated 11/29/2018 about pepper mites( maybe bird mites ??). I have exact same problem. Saw a similar one asked 3 yrs ago(answer-see a psychiatrist (rude).
Was the question ever answered?

Miami-Dade County Florida Posted about 1 month ago

Bed bugs

There are many tiny tiny bugs that appear in my humble abode. I live in a RV in a wooded area treated aggressively with "demon" pest control

Kerr County Texas Posted about 1 month ago

Type of spider

Can you please identify the type of spider?

Outside United States spiders Posted 2 months ago

What kind of bug is in my kitchen cupboards?

Found these very tiny ant looking bugs all threw my kitchen. In cupboards with cereal, crackers, and snacks. But also in canned goods, on the floor, around the dog dish, on the black splash. Cleaned out cupboards where I predominantly found them, wiped down everything with spray nine and bleach, that didn’t help. Used a spray insect control, helps for short time. I’m lost as to what they may be, and what they are attracted to. I’m in Canada, where it is cold now.

Outside United States Posted 2 months ago