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We have an infestation of such a tiny bug that it is invisible. They are not in the air but are on floors and settle on upholstery and bed covers. They bite and cause constant scratching, I have read they could be mites (acaros) . They are NOT no see-ums, bedbugs or fleas or bobos etc. They are inside and outside the house. Have not had them in earlier years.Been around for months. They dont like the evening cool but come out in the heat. Anyone else had such a problem and solution? Are there any floor cleaners that have insecticide in them?

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I ordered this product when we had a horrible, huge infestation of ticks in Mazatlan years ago and had no problem getting a gallon of it shipped in.  Not sure about now.  I found some left over in our bodega,so it is at least 6 yrs old and it is still effective !  Yippeee!!!  We are using it for mosquito control.  I highly recommend it.

https://www.cedarcide.com

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I was disappointed to learn that the cedarcide formula has changed and now includes other ingredients besides the cedar oil and silica. Got that info from reading amazon reviews. Found out that the original formulation is available in Dr. Ben's and have put in on my shopping list. Thanks Willie for getting me going in the correct direction.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006G8YLT6/?coliid=I14JLWIMAO8CKP&colid=9UO437NK1P8L&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

 

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Unfortunately, the only microscopic bug (a mite), that I can think of is scabies. See a dermatogist (Dra. Daniela at Quality Care is very good) who can quickly identify and treat your condition, whatever it is. Not caused by poor hygiene, but possibly from touching a street dog or street cat? The best treatment for surfaces would be all natural,  superheated steam, this is also very effective on bedbugs and dust mites.

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5 hours ago, CHILLIN said:

Unfortunately, the only microscopic bug (a mite), that I can think of is scabies. See a dermatogist (Dra. Daniela at Quality Care is very good) who can quickly identify and treat your condition, whatever it is. Not caused by poor hygiene, but possibly from touching a street dog or street cat? The best treatment for surfaces would be all natural,  superheated steam, this is also very effective on bedbugs and dust mites.

Scabies are not passed from domestic animals to humans- they can bite you, but can't live on humans. In dogs and cats, they cause mange and are a differnt mite than the one that causes scabies in humans. Within 2 weeks of being around humans they will die (if you happened to get one on you by touching a stray dog), as they don't feed off of us. So it's not likely that anyone would have their home infested with dog or cat scabies from just touching a street dog or cat. And human scabies actually requires prolonged skin-to-skin contact to transfer.

If I were the OP, I'd start by thoroughly vacuuming the floor and furniture, and repeating the procedure a couple times a day. If that doesn't solve the problem, then as someone else suggested, a visit to the doc would be a good idea. 

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My dermatologist told me the bites were mites (not no seeums). He advised fumigation of some sort. Through research I have found that there are many types of mites or acabas, The most common is a dust mite which does not bite but can cause allergies.  . However there are garden types that do move into the house from outside. I have a tennis racket type electric zapper which tells me exactly where they are which is on tile floors near doors and  on furniture and bed covers. As the day warms up they enter. I have sprayed the garden twice to no no effect.I have vacuumed to no lasting effect. I have sprayed with raid to no effect.

 

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Is still say get a high temp steam machine. The steam is so hot it is dry, and it instanly kills bugs, mold, bacteria and viruses. They are sometimes called vapor cleaners in the U.S.A. We are on our third one, including a stainless steel commercial one I used for for cleaning heritage buildings. The steam can get into every crevice, seam, whatever. It does a brilliant job in kitchens/bathrooms with the crud that builds up in crevices. Also blasts out window slides, which often get filled with dead bugs and crud. There is one called a "steam mop" that a friend used because whatever they were putting on their floors made thier dog allergic. It worked well, but it was very hot water - not dry steam. They also clean out grease from kitchens. That is when I first heard of them, a man and his crew had a very good business cleaning kitchens at night, including range hoods. The owners come to work in the morning, everything sparkling clean, and in fact, sterile.

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Chillin, where can we get one of your type?  Sounds like a great non-toxic solution.  I have a recurring mold problem in addition to the usual bugs.

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The one we are using now is a legacy of one my parents bought in Puerto Vallarta. I think it was a TV offer one - not the "Steam Shark" - that one hardly holds any water at all. They are everywhere these days -Amazon, Mercado Libre, Home Depot. I forgot to mention what they are really good for is cleaning tile grout and the crust around your floor tiles, where the mop can't reach. They are also used in auto detailing, for cleaning of course (including greasy engine parts) but also to deodorise the car vents from that "old car smell". Also blotting out carpet stains. When Ms. Chillin introduced a commercial one to the upscale extended living home she managed, the departments would fight over who got to use it. This is also what hospitals should be using for cleaning, they do so by law in Japan, and of course, the employee health claims from being around toxic chemicals have dropped to almost zero. They Italians make a good machine - they were the originals - a bartender discovered that live steam from the expresso machine was best for removing lipstick stains on glasses - and the rest is history.

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I would probably get a name brand like Macullogh or Wagner. Once people see what it can do, you would have no problem renting it out, with or without an operator. Before I forget, if you do get one, that Amarrillo laundry soap, shaved in water, makes a detergent solution (as opposed to a soap solution), and makes it much easier to lift dirt, etc.

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I have had a bad time this year more than others. I use Off on my legs. When I visited Colombia coffee farm they had a spray made from coffee. It worked!

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I got scabies from a blanket on a ferry on my way to Corsica and I can tell you that scabbies are way worst at night. They do not bite the hitching comes from your body reacting to them. I had them for a month and the doctors in California had me going to infectious disease specialists before a vet diagnosed it.   They burry in the pores of your skin and I am not allergic to them so they leave no marks on me, I just thought I was going crazy hitching like crazy, worse at night with no marking of any type.. No I would not worry about scabies in the case of the OP . It sounds more like no see hums or some type of infestation of tiny bugs..

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My partner and I both got scabies from a kitten I adopted from Anita, long, long years ago.  The itching (between fingers, under elastic bands of underwear, etc) was unbearable during the day and a million times worse at night.  Our doctor in Ajijic confirmed that they were indeed scabies and said that they indeed CAN BE transmitted from animals to humans.  I can't remember what we used to finally get rid of them, but it took forever.  You have to scald your sheets, blankets, towels, and clothing.  Now I feel itchy all over.  

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After I was diagnosed  something like 1 or  2 months later , t took me 3 o get rid off them.. There is a powder you can cover yourself with ..day and night  then you have to wash all your clothes and change the sheets every day and wash them and that is it... My husband got them too but he got them after I came back from France so he did not have them for long but they are  horrible..I thought I was losing my mind because  had no markings on the skin..

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On ‎7‎/‎25‎/‎2018 at 7:49 PM, mudgirl said:

Scabies are not passed from domestic animals to humans- they can bite you, but can't live on humans. In dogs and cats, they cause mange and are a differnt mite than the one that causes scabies in humans. Within 2 weeks of being around humans they will die (if you happened to get one on you by touching a stray dog), as they don't feed off of us. So it's not likely that anyone would have their home infested with dog or cat scabies from just touching a street dog or cat. And human scabies actually requires prolonged skin-to-skin contact to transfer.

If I were the OP, I'd start by thoroughly vacuuming the floor and furniture, and repeating the procedure a couple times a day. If that doesn't solve the problem, then as someone else suggested, a visit to the doc would be a good idea. 

I thought this better summarized what scabies is.  I would like to add we has an outbreak at an LTC facility and traced it back to a woman who came in and did some of the resident's hair. Used the same instruments. You must report this to Public health who made us make up small bottles of medicine for ever person who came in contact with her. So all aides and nurses, many residents and therapists. Each needed 3 bottles. Then they said give 3 bottles to each person's family members, Since the pharmacy couldn't make that many. Myself and a few nurses worked for hours filling little bottles. Close to 500.

I realized that was way overkill but State Nursing home rules.

 

Scabies is an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite (Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis). The microscopic scabies mite burrows into the upper layer of the skin where it lives and lays its eggs. The most common symptoms of scabies are intense itching and a pimple-like skin rash. The scabies mite usually is spread by direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with a person who has scabies.

Scabies is found worldwide and affects people of all races and social classes. Scabies can spread rapidly under crowded conditions where close body and skin contact is frequent. Institutions such as nursing homes, extended-care facilities, and prisons are often sites of scabies outbreaks.

Yes. Products used to treat scabies are called scabicides because they kill scabies mites; some also kill eggs. Scabicides to treat human scabies are available only with a doctor’s prescription; no “over-the-counter” (non-prescription) products have been tested and approved for humans.

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There is also a type of tick where I live , don't know if you have them Lakeside. They call them guinas(sp?) They are so small it's really hard to see them unless you know what you're looking for. They don't burrow under the skin, they just stick their mandibles into your skin like other ticks do, but they don't swell up with blood. They itch like crazy, and even when you get rid of them, their bites still itch for a week afterwards, so you think you still have them. They like the warmer places on your body, like behind the knees, around the armpits. They tend to hang out around cows and horses and sit on the vegetation and if you brush by, they will attach themselves to you. I've found some on my dog, too. 

It's actually easy to rid yourself of them by just standing in a hot shower and scrubbing yourself hard with a washcloth.

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First, steam cleanng is good *unless* you have a pillow mattress. If you do, you'll destroy the feathers. Amazon sells some matress covers that supposedly are so tight nothing gets through the You might investigate that.

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I have to say as the original poster of this thread that the topic seems to verge. The problem was "mites" which live outside the house. There are may versions of mites each with their own tendencies. This year (thanks to Laura at Riberas garden store) I put brown pellets all over the grass and to date have had no problems. Maybe the rains will change something about this and they have yet to come but so far so good. Even though invisible I could track their whereabouts by using one of those tennis racket type zappers. I would run it flat over the floor and furniture. I would get the snap crackle and pop near entry ways and screened windows and that would fade away the further from that point. Also they like fabric such as bedcovers and pillows but not leather. They can get through screening by the way. Not what are commonly called Bo Bos which one can see flying in the air or scabies which would be constant by the way.

 

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