Invisible bites are a common complaint,
especially for people who work in an office, or people undergoing some type of cancer
treatment or on prescription drugs.
Sources For Invisible Bites
Irritants -- These can include
paper or ink particles from printers, particles from new carpets, insulation, or siding.
these combined with static electricity and dry skin can feel some live invisible
pest is biting. Removal of these irritants along with skin moisturizers, humidifiers
and fresh air will help correct these problems.
Medical Problems -- Changes in
blood chemistry by chemotherapy or a combination of various medicines may produce biting
like sensations on the skin. CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR.
Living Organisms That Bite
-- Even when a pet is not present there may be fleas in the area from rats, cats,
raccoons, etc. Find and treat the source. This may be the attic or
basement. If the fleas are from wild animals, then the animals must be removed.
Humane Live Traps are often the best for safely removing
unwanted or intruding wildlife.
Bird Mites -- These creatures are so small
as to be invisible to many people. This is by far the most common invisible biter.
After the baby birds leave the nest the mites and lice migrate from the nest
looking for food. This may be you! Remove all vacant nests in the attic, eaves
and within 20 feet of your house. Spray these areas with Cypermethrin
EC insecticide. Use a good total release fogger in your house, twice, 2 weeks
apart, to remove the mites already inside your living area.
Lice -- Check
all body hair for lice and their nits. Spray pillows, mattresses, stuffed animals
(Teddy Bears, etc.) clothing, caps, scarves with Bedlam
Remove lice and their nits from hair with Not Nice to Lice.
Chiggers and Mosquitoes -- They
probably did not bite you inside but the bite is still itching. Chigger bites will
begin to irritate and itch 24 to 48 hours after being bitten. Apply a topical
cream. Apply Mosquito & Gnat Scat all
natural repellent to lawns and other areas you wish to keep free of nuisance flying pests.
Thrips -- These
are common on flowers especially roses. They are very small and can be irritating
biters. Treat flowers with a product that is labeled specifically
for flowers. Many insecticides labeled for treating shrubs and
ornamentals are likely to burn the leaves of delicate plants.