What Mite is this?

Asked April 23, 2019, 2:44 AM EDT

Please help biting mites everywhere please identify ..they are eating us alive for the last. Four Years there is literally thousands in my house no sprays have helped they bite and leave a big red bump that itches so bad that eventually ends up having a big hole in the center they take forever to heal bites mainly from the waist up my family is miserable and we are running out of hope. Nobody seems to be able to help us identify them so we can kill them.

Meade County Kentucky

1 Response

These pictures are not clear enough to identify the "mite" you are showing. Attached is a publication that identifies some possibilities. However, the only way to positively identify them is to catch some in a container and bring them to the Extension Office. There we can either identify them on the spot or send them to our Entomologist at UK for identification. http://entomology.ca.uky.edu/files/efpdf3/ef637.pdf