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    what are those things that bite but you cant see em?

    they dont even care about bugspary. they look like a tiny tiny orange dot. I dont see any wings, or legs they are so tiny but they bite like they have needles for fangs. just terrible little things.

    #2
    Possibly they are spider mites. Generally they look like a small particle of dirt, but when crushed, they leave an orange colored blood streak. Is that what you are describing?
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      #3
      They're called no-see-ums. They tear me up every time I visit family in Oklahoma.



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        #4
        no kidding?
        I have seen spider mites when I had birds. they were bigger. I guess it is a mite. do they float or jump? they bite all over, just aweful little devils.

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          #5
          uuuuuuck

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            #6
            chiggers
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              #7
              No see'ums are more like gnats, they fly. I think you must have some mutant chigger thing, sounds like.
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                #8
                Jody, you're in the south....Digger is right. I have no idea how it's spelled, but it's chiggers..... When we bought this property they got me...working out in the yard. You can't see them, but boy do they get you! And the itch....OMG!

                I bought a cream at Walmart for the bites. They are horrible. They live in the weeds and tall grass the most. My dil got it bad the last time she picked our black berries.

                Look it up in line.....they are nasty business! We have those pesky irritating gnats.....but the bite of these .........horrible! I have a couple of scars from them!

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                  #9
                  As an ex-farmer-hunter, I am guessing ticks as in Lyme disease cause. Check them out. Some are quite small. Once they get their pincers in your skin, they are tough to dislodge.

                  http://www.tickinfo.com/
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                    #10
                    I have all kinds of critters in my house that crawl all over me. Spiders, ants, gnats, etc. I just leave 'em be, and I don't seem to get bitten. The older I get, the more averse I become to killing anything living.

                    Except cockroaches - I'll kill them mofo's each and every time I get a chance. So I'm not Gandhi, sue me!
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                      #11
                      I seem to recall that you had recently taken in a kitten. Could it be fleas?

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                        #12
                        tape your pant legs to your shoes, wear long sleeves, bath in alcohol

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                          #13
                          not flee's or chiggers. chiggers are mites that live in the grass. I looked at one under a toy microscope (the noseeum thingy). they look like tiny masqiotos. a midge. when on your skin you can barely see a yellow or orange dot. they come inside too, and are worst at sunset or late afternoon.

                          I had chiggers a couple times. they live in long grass, burrow under your skin, and you paint clear fingernail polish over them to starve them of air.

                          I think the noseeum is a tiny midge. they are so small you cant see the wings or the legs only a tiny tiny orange dot.

                          we did have flea's but now use Revolution for the pets. This is great stuff. if you use it you dont have to use wormer or heartworm meds because it kills everything except fungus.
                          Last edited by jody; 5 Aug 2011, 7:16 PM.

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                            #14
                            I doubt that they are midges. Do you have a creek around or some other body of water around your place? That is their usual habitat.
                            Last edited by SCIfor55+yrs.; 5 Aug 2011, 7:02 PM.
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                              #15
                              Sand fleas.

                              http://www.flea-i.com/sand-fleas.html
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