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Urgent notice: in the u.S., a tiny white flying insect, arthropod, or parasite is infesting the cloths of new garment retailers. Shoppers beware!!


People are contracting a tiny white pest from clothing of retail stores or other sources. This pest is neither a mite nor a flea. It's not lice. Because it's airborne and breeds really fast, it's extremely difficult to control and get rid of. I’ve discovered other pest victims. I’ve been told victims exist nationwide.


Please pay close attention as I describe the physical attributes and symptoms of this pest. If someone has this pest, they will see 3 types of white things:

1) tiny round things about the size of a spec of salt; some are a little larger

2) tiny, oblong shaped, things that look like a piece of thread or fiber; varies in length from 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch long (it grows.) **it unfolds itself to fly. It crawls also.


3) slightly larger round white things that jump.


I see #1 and #2 most often.


If someone has this pest, they will have the following physical symptoms:

1) bites that sting

2) red skin rashes and/or small red bumps

3) lighting sensations; victims will feel the pest or its eggs lighting on their skin.


4) optional: itching **i don’t itch, but another victim has an itching problem.


If you have this pest, it will create both physical and environmental issues. It's not limited to your hair, clothing, and body. It will infest fabric and non-fabric items. This insect/arthropod/parasite will be all over the place! Ie, your pocketbook, car, etc.


Pest control---i haven't yet found a pesticide that completely removed the pest and its eggs. I spray every day. Due to fast breeding, the infestation does not go away. This is a relentless pest!


Entomologists, health departments, medical doctors, and pest control companies aren’t familiar with this pest. Some professionals will claim there’s no such thing. Others will give you a false diagnosis. Therefore, it's difficult to get help. **this pest is not related to morgellons/fibre disease.


This pest is more contagious than lice. It was reported to the cdc parasitic disease branch in atlanta. I'm dissatisfied with their response. I've heard no evidence of any active investigation. Unfortunately, this pest may become widespread before anyone takes a real initiative to investigate it.


If you have any information on this pest, please write me asap. I
thanks for your time and assistance.
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replied January 4th, 2009
Same parasites are infesting my home
Please, please someone offer an asnwer. These are not mites, thrips, collembolla, morgellons. They cannot be eradicated from cloth. Have tried over one hundred solutions. Have seen some people on the web say it is coming from overseas in cloth and clothing.
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replied March 30th, 2011
ANSWER TO TINY WHITE FLYING BUGS/BLACK SPECKS THAT BITE
What helps my 6 year old & i is the pyrethrins (lice shampoo)& flea spray & salyctic acid. We have literarily tried everything...next to burning the house down! These little creatures are still with us after an entire year. They are much better but, still with us. I can get them to go away for a month @ a time but, somehow we just get them right back...just wanted to share with you what has helped us. In the beginning we were swamped with these little black specks and white dots and bites everywhere-constant crawling. We would soak them off in the bathtub. Turn your water heater up as high as it can go. What made a huge difference for us was 1cup of borax(laundry additive) and 1 cup of bleach and 1 full bottle of hydrogen peroxide and a small box of baking soda per full tub... Soak soak and scrub to exfoliate skin. Things got 75% better doing that for a week or so as of 3months ago-we tried a lice treatment (all over hair & body)but we left on for 5 hours. Now you will see all kinds of things just popping ou of skin everywhere! Wait a few days then use some type of acne clearing product (just make sure it's 2% salytic acid scrub on skin esp...face! This kills the one's instantly and they will pop right out of your pores! Extremely gross but, this worked for us 99%. Spray very often your home,car,etc. With a flea spray. That does kill the adult one's that fly!!!Wash anything and everything you can and store in a covered garbage bag or plastic bin. I added ammonia and borax into our laundry and let it soak usually overnight. Clean house evrywhere with bleach! Now if i could find a way to kill the eggs-we would be free!!! Hope this helps as it did my family... Feel free to PM me. take care!!! Jennifer
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replied May 13th, 2011
I've had some success with nylar for eggs in house, but it's been hard treating everything because not everyone in the house is affected and don't follow bagging protocol. I kill them in laundry with concentrated orange peel extract, but the clothes get reinfested after being left out. After three months we are at the burrowing stage. I can't seem to keep them off us since they're flying. The crawling stopped for the most part after I sprayed the bed with nylar but they just land on us at night and I haven't figured out how to stop them. I ordered a really good air purifier and some all stop this week. I'm hoping they help. I hate to see my three year old suffer.
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replied August 25th, 2011
have you found a way to get rid of eggs too
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replied September 12th, 2011
Sorry, i didnt see your reply. What i now know is that is indeed morgellons disease. It is a parasidic fungus that gets in your skin and attracts bugs. This is why we are all being attacked by different things and manage to kill them but they come back. Its not the bug eggs in your house you cant control, its the fungus in your body. So far ive only seen cures by supplements and diet, which im doing now or a vitamin c iv. The supplements may be the best option to boost immune system to aleviate symptoms, because this may not be something we can fully get rid of.

Use the theraneem lotion to work them out of your skin every night. It helps a ton. I think the neem keeps things off for a while. My head is the worst problem now. I battle constantly to keep them off. Coconut oil capsules seem to help a lot too.

If i find anymore solutions ill post them. Hang in there, we will get through this.
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replied May 26th, 2012
Hello to anyone on this site. I have been a very sick mommy for 3 years...finally started to breath of healing this fall. But at the end of November...we had a flying infestation in our home...they were black and flying...brought in a exterminator and he said they were plant bugs...common. I killed over a hundred. And then a week later I started itching and finding black, white and red parasite creatures all over my skin. I have tried everything...thought maybe it is my imagination (even as I am awake at night and watch my husband itching). I put my head in a good place just thinking I am fatigued. But I wake up in the middle of the night feeling like a horse fly bit me. I have small red welches all over me. My doctor says I am stressed. With all the white oval specs appearing and black specs that feel like they are travelling all over me (I see them in the mirror...not my imagination...or I use a tissue and these horrific specs are on the tissue) I have washed and washed. And I am anal with cleaning but still find specs everywhere...we are in a new house...how can the cuttlery holder be full of these specs...I have suffered enough...through many years of pain and surgeries. And just want to enjoy my loving husband and children...but so beside myself...cause it is not in my head. And the worst part my children are suffering too. I am a running skin and bone woman...that is pleading for help, comfort and support. How can I get rid of this. Worst part is we moved to a new home and after 5 days...all of it is back...and I can't put on a fake smile when I am itching and seeing specs and feel crawling. And I don't know what sleep is...please help or be a shoulder. I am a good, genuine hearted woman who also deserves some peace. We all do. So please help with advice if you can. Thank you so very much. From Alberta, Canada
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replied May 26th, 2012
Hello to anyone on this site. I have been a very sick mommy for 3 years...finally started to breath of healing this fall. But at the end of November...we had a flying infestation in our home...they were black and flying...brought in a exterminator and he said they were plant bugs...common. I killed over a hundred. And then a week later I started itching and finding black, white and red parasite creatures all over my skin. I have tried everything...thought maybe it is my imagination (even as I am awake at night and watch my husband itching). I put my head in a good place just thinking I am fatigued. But I wake up in the middle of the night feeling like a horse fly bit me. I have small red welches all over me. My doctor says I am stressed. With all the white oval specs appearing and black specs that feel like they are travelling all over me (I see them in the mirror...not my imagination...or I use a tissue and these horrific specs are on the tissue) I have washed and washed. And I am anal with cleaning but still find specs everywhere...we are in a new house...how can the cuttlery holder be full of these specs...I have suffered enough...through many years of pain and surgeries. And just want to enjoy my loving husband and children...but so beside myself...cause it is not in my head. And the worst part my children are suffering too. I am a running skin and bone woman...that is pleading for help, comfort and support. How can I get rid of this. Worst part is we moved to a new home and after 5 days...all of it is back...and I can't put on a fake smile when I am itching and seeing specs and feel crawling. And I don't know what sleep is...please help or be a shoulder. I am a good, genuine hearted woman who also deserves some peace. We all do. So please help with advice if you can. Thank you so very much. From Alberta, Canada
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replied November 22nd, 2012
Has anyone found out more about these tiny black parasites?
Thank you for posting as I've had the same thing for over a year now. I couldn't figure out where they came from, but I love to shop, so I am certain now, it must have come from that. My story:

I first noticed a light brown film around the toilet seat thought my brother who lifts the seat was peeing on the underneath and not cleaning it up. Turns out, NOT...

- I cleaned and cleaned, the film kept appearing.

- I started to notice my pubic area itched a lot and I wasn't sexually active. Soon after every place on my body that had hair itched including my nostrils, all places with hair have white flecks like dandruff. Shortly thereafter, hair loss.

- I started looking at everything to see what it could be and noticed the hundreds of tiny black specs in my bed, at times they are reddish or light brown.

- I started getting bit...hard! Like these things had teeth!

-I felt granular specs "like sand to the touch" on the sheets and upon magnification noticed they are clear in color, hard to see, but when I run my hand over the sheets I can feel them and get rid of them. The black specks appear like lint and DO NOT feel granular at all. (I begin ritually using a adhesive type lint remover before I go to bed and for my clothing. COVERED in black specs and clear grainy parasites.

- Soon after, the black bugs and the clear granular things appear to be coming out of nowhere appearing on my skin and all over my body, even eyebrows and eyelashes. White specs get in my eyes and can be found in my eyes upon close inspection.

- Soon after white flecks on everything.

- Soon after the tiny flies appear like gnats.

- At times I hear buzzing in my ear or around my head.

- I see them everywhere. In fact, there isn't a place in my home that I don't see the black specs.

- I do notice where there is dust or when I am attempting to clean up a dusty area, I feel attacked by a swarm of them so something about this parasite involves dust. I break out all over my arms when this occurs while cleaning dusty areas. Even my computer and all electronic equipment, every crack of my home has them.

- When I try to kill them, I get attacked.

- My clothing is infested and I get bit 24/7. Clothing begins to have small holes, even brand new items.

- The itching and sores, led to scaring and drive me almost mad.

- Sleep? I haven't slept in over a year. Only when my body is so exhausted or with STRONG sleeping pills can I sleep at all.

- Doctors (have tried to help, but just don't have the knowledge or specialty so they treat what they know)

- First Dr. said it was scabies, when that medication did not help, he referred me to a skin specialist who without even examining me determined I had delusions of parasitosis. GAWD we would all be flipin grateful if that is what we had....as psychiatrists can treat that! Truth is this is NOT what our problem.

- Finally, broke, in foreclosure, exhausted from the constant cleaning, laundry, you know....My body aches like I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, I have brain fog, short and long term memory loss, inability to concentrate, anxiety, depression, chills/then hot flashes, sensitivity to light, noise, chronic blood loss at about 65% loss of my red blood cells. Off balance, mood change, personality change, ankles swell, rage, inflammation, sudden unexpected weight gain, blurry, cloudy vision. At times, I can't stand as my muscles are so sore they can't lift my body.

- Finally, I contemplate suicide... then all of the sudden, I am angry and everything within my being screams "GET UP!" fight this battle and DO NOT QUIT until U WIN! "Losers quit when they are tired. Winners quit when they've won"...Winston Churchill.

What I have done to try to get rid of them:

- Cleaning, including taking everything out of my room
Bleach (works great) but you can't use it on everything.

- Kleen Green (doesn't get rid of them) but does calm the skin and does help bringing them to the surface of your skin if you shower with it. It is natural so you can use it on anything (problem: It's expensive) You can buy this only online but remember it doesn't cure the problem as far as I could tell. However, many users of this product say it does eliminate it on the Kleen Green website.

- Six exterminators! Tons of money down the drain!

- Two entomologists (first report came back as lint.) They grew bigger, I sent more samples, came back as drain flies and fungus gnats. Treated for this, still have them.

- Clark Pest Control (was the most helpful) although their entomologist reports came black as fibers (identical to Morgellons), they never judged me and had compassion and tried to help me all they could. They stop by often to see how I am as THEY BELIEVED ME, but just couldn't scientifically prove or identify it. I just gave them another sample yesterday. we'll see what it comes back as. They spray on a regular schedule a natural insecticide inside and out. This helps about 40% of the time, just doesn't kill ALL OF the pests!

- Insect killing bombs etc. (helps a little)

- EcoSmart "bought two days ago" which is an Organic Insect Repellent (Dollar store) works very well as it has almost eliminated them from my bed, but doesn't appear to kill them.

- Gold Bond (Camphophenique and the medicated kind, I like the camphophenique the best. It helps a lot in my bed and calms the itching down a lot. Interesting story about Camphophenique. My brother bought this for me as he recalled as children we had a "Campho" tree and he said our landlord who lived on the property showed him the tree and pointed out there were NEVER ANY BUGS on the campho tree. It repelled them. So far, I have found this to be fairly accurate, but I still have the bugs, this just helps drive them away from my immediate location for a while. Who knows maybe eventually it will eradicate them.

THERE MAY BE HOPE AFTERALL

INTRODUCTION OF DR. James Schaller. Amazing man! A friend told me about him. He gives ANYONE a free 10 minute consultation either via phone or email and comes with impressive qualifications:

He has written over 30 books on Morgellons, Lyme disease, tick borne infections, mold and more. He won the noble peace prize for his research all over the world. He has had a stunning list of invitations to work for the most prestigious medical facilities in the world but turns everyone down (lives on a humble salary as he treats patients and isn't limited by HMO guidelines)HMO's deny patients treatment by pretending most of these illnesses don't exist. Furthermore, although it is a proven fact, Lyme Disease exists, what most don't know is that in the US, sufferer's of Lyme ALWAYS GET denied the proper treatment of antibiotics (even if caught within two weeks of bite) this requires one year of antibiotics. HMO's only pay for a few weeks. In fact, most doctors don't know how to test for it properly or what to order and how to read these type of blood tests.

All I did was send him an email. GAWD I was brutally honest with him as I HAD TO TELL SOMEONE WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO ME without fear I would be locked up. I was scared to email him the truth and thought he would diagnose me as "crazy".

He did THE EXACT OPPOSITE! He validated my symptoms as VERY REAL. In fact, from ONE EMAIL, he nailed every problem I had right on the head. He also gave me free books which have helped me immensely.

I DO BELIEVE his research is directly connected to this parasite epidemic. Not only are these "bugs" the exact description of Morgellons, but Dr. Schaller also mentioned mold. (Two weeks later, we were replacing the moulding around the tile in the bathroom I discovered the brown film, later the black specs and flying bugs) GUESS WHAT? We found toxic mold everywhere! Had it taken care of, still have the bugs though.

I have exhausted my last dime on this undeniable nightmare that has stolen my life and can not afford to fly to Florida to get proper blood tests, diagnosis and receive healing.

I WOULD SHOUT FROM THE ROOFTOPS WHAT I FIND OUT. Or if any of you see him, please report back your findings. Until I get properly tested and diagnosed, he can't treat me, but he does have many suggestions in his book and DOES NOT CLAIM to have all the answers.

Thanks for reading my BOOK...sorry but this warrants DETAILS as I don't want one person who reads this thinking THEY ARE CRAZY, because THIS IS A VERY REAL, CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER individually and well as to society as a whole. It's time we band together and help our fellowman. Together we can become one voice and prove to the world as well as help them understand by finding answers, releasing solutions and finally, pulling the covers off this undeniable enemy. I can be reached if anyone reading wants to discuss forming an alliance or coalition for research.
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replied May 26th, 2012
Hello to anyone on this site. I have been a very sick mommy for 3 years...finally started to breath of healing this fall. But at the end of November...we had a flying infestation in our home...they were black and flying...brought in a exterminator and he said they were plant bugs...common. I killed over a hundred. And then a week later I started itching and finding black, white and red parasite creatures all over my skin. I have tried everything...thought maybe it is my imagination (even as I am awake at night and watch my husband itching). I put my head in a good place just thinking I am fatigued. But I wake up in the middle of the night feeling like a horse fly bit me. I have small red welches all over me. My doctor says I am stressed. With all the white oval specs appearing and black specs that feel like they are travelling all over me (I see them in the mirror...not my imagination...or I use a tissue and these horrific specs are on the tissue) I have washed and washed. And I am anal with cleaning but still find specs everywhere...we are in a new house...how can the cuttlery holder be full of these specs...I have suffered enough...through many years of pain and surgeries. And just want to enjoy my loving husband and children...but so beside myself...cause it is not in my head. And the worst part my children are suffering too. I am a running skin and bone woman...that is pleading for help, comfort and support. How can I get rid of this. Worst part is we moved to a new home and after 5 days...all of it is back...and I can't put on a fake smile when I am itching and seeing specs and feel crawling. And I don't know what sleep is...please help or be a shoulder. I am a good, genuine hearted woman who also deserves some peace. We all do. So please help with advice if you can. Thank you so very much. From Alberta, Canada
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replied July 14th, 2014
Every single one of you are describing Pin Worms. Small, tiny, white, miniscule bugs that sting and sometimes intensely itch. They are the most common parasitic infection in the US. The female will lay her eggs in the anal folds at night and return to the intestine to breed again. She lays around 600 eggs/night, and while you can't see the actual egg casing, you can see a shiny film on your toilet paper that almost glows.

They do not jump or fly, but because of their extremely small mass, a slight breeze or movement of your arm sends them airborne. THIS is the reason you're not able to get rid of them--because once you use the Pyrethrins and that batch are dead, the others, who can live on clothing for up to 6 weeks, become airborne and boom, you're reinfested. This is especially prevalent in homes with central heat/air-conditioning, because they tend to blow them all over and you can see a white layer over everything when the infestation gets bad.

The only thing that will help once you are infested is to take showers (not baths!) daily, even twice/day to get them off your body, clean your toilet because you can reinfect from there once they get on your skin, don't let dishes/stemware/cutlery remain out overnight or even for an afternoon, place infected clothing in a bag once you've worn it and identified the bugs there, then wash in extremely hot water (showers should also be as hot as you can stand) as this is the ONLY thing outside the human body that will kill them, vacuum daily and twice/daily to remove the layers so the airborne bugs don't bite you, and do NOT scratch, because that's how they spread--they get underneath the fingernails from the intense itching (you may have scratched and not even known what it was) and then hitch rides until they're redeposited.

The NUMEROUS suggestions I've read on the internet forums about this, is to use cider vinegar to help remove them from your body (yes, it's safe for your naughty bits), eat pumpkin seeds since they don't like one of the ingredients, vaseline with garlic powder applied to the anal area will stop them from coming out at night because they hate garlic, eating garlic helps some people (and I'm just giving you everything I've read), eat more oats or foods high in acid content, some have found natural honey to help (a few tsp/day), stay away from sugars and starch because they feed off these, and eating more oats will help.

Good-luck with this!
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replied September 3rd, 2011
How to get rid of the buggers
Here is what I have used to eliminate them, just remember you have to keep treating even after they are gone or you WILL get them back. I have been free of them for 2 years, than got them back. Treating again right now.
1: avian insect liquidator.
2: Kleen Green Enzymatic cleaner (causes them to shed early and die)
3: diatamatious earth
4: Deep Woods Off (spray on yourself at night to sleep)

Follow the directions on the insect liquidator, treat every 6 weeks after they are gone!

Use the Kleen Green everywhere and all the time!!! Cant use too much!!. After they are gone, treat the whole house every 6 weeks!!!.

Use the diatamatious earth liberally, inside and outside the house.

None of these products kill them fast. It will probably take weeks to a couple months to actually eliminate them. Be patient! Wash everything with the Kleen Green, cloths, people, counters, EVERYTHING!. Get a fine particle sprayer and spray every inch of your house, windows, shades, ceilings Etc.
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replied June 23rd, 2012
Help these things are driving me crazy
where can i buy these products I am having the same problems. I live in chicago
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replied June 23rd, 2012
Can you please tell me where to get these products??? what stores?
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replied June 24th, 2012
Hi, can you tell me where I can purchase all of the products you mention above?????? Thankyou soooo much
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replied June 13th, 2012
good treatment !
have you tried anything with borax in it? if not find johnsons foot soap. you can use all over. not just for your feet. hope it helps.
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replied August 16th, 2012
There is a way of getting rid of the parisite if a person would be willing to try! I frew up on a ranch and so home remedys and unusual methods of treatment for animals and people. Washing everything in the hottest of water or let soak in hot,hot water then wash as normal.There is a natral powder found at of all places the dollar store /99cent only stores it contains rosemary and a few other ingredients as if you were treaeting for lice /fleas.You pour it on your bed ,couch,carpet and other places such as pillow under the pillow case,you know things that can't exactly be washed so well. Remember that its all natural so it will not harm you! And for you and your pets cause believe it or not they can get it too ,and the reseblence for your animal looks like mange after time goes on! But for your dog use a flea ,tick and lice shampoo and it has to be for tick and lice too. Same for your cats shampoo has to be for flea ,tick and lice,too. People ,I myself have used the cat shampoo on my entire body my self and it works. Because of the ingredients you want to wash with it then wait for at least a week /7 days and believe me you'll actually start noticing right away!This type of parasite is actually linked to a mite /tick and it can effect you in different ways such as pains on the scalp ,dandruff in apperance but can eventually lead to hair lose.Tingeling sensations like crawling under your skin as well as what could appear to to be athletes foot without the smell(cracking feet ,sweating constantly -feet ,hands,and ect.).Red blochyness on the skin all that it will aid in the removal of all that!You may actually feel them after they come out of you while your showering ,it will feel like you got dry skin coming off you but that's a sure sign of you feeling better.
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replied December 13th, 2013
Hi, I don't know what this is but I have the same problem. I just saw a skin specialist and two doctors looked at me and could not find anything on my skin. I was told to take Zyrtec twice a day am and pm. I stopped by the drug store on the way home thinking I had just wasted my time and money. Keep in mind I have used all the shampoos, body washes, pesticides, vacuuming every day and cleaning all the time. After the second day using Zyrtec it got better, third day even better. Today is the forth day and the best day I have had in the last year. I am not finding the black or the white specks on me, no sings at all and I have not cleaned my house in four days.lol hope this helps
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replied April 26th, 2009
tiny white flying insect, arthropod, or parasiteÃ�¢ïÂ
Hi,

I was wondering what else you know about this parasite?

I have been finding type 1 and 2 of this creature and experiencing all symptoms. I caught one on my skin. It was the oblong one it looks like a rolled up wood shaving almost, but this one had a piece of red attached I had just felt a bite son I guessed it was my blood. That fell off by the time I got it to the magnifying loop. It started to change. looks like a crystal now and is slowly growing...

I found you post on demodex, I have had the symptoms from that as well, and have been using suggested treatments from internet ( borax, tea tree oil, and buckthorn) but I had put the white things out of my mind because the treatments seem to be helping the demodex symptoms. I kept thinking the other symptoms , did not add up still with the demodex.

The biting and sting started with the purchase of new clothes from Old Navy in Oct. If you meant landing that I feel as well.

Thanks for your info.
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replied August 6th, 2009
Parasite in clothing
I also have the same thing. I can't seem to get rid of it. I have been to 3 doctors including 2 dermatologists. I wash all of my clothes in scalding hot water twice but it doesn't help. I have thrown so many things away. I am getting ready to throw away the mattress as well. Help! Does anybody know what this is? How the hell do I get rid of it? I thought it was lice?
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replied August 6th, 2009
staph bacteria not parasite was the culprit
I found out 2 things and am getting better. It is not a parasite. It seems to be a staph infection in the pores of the skin. I got rid of most of the symptoms once I started understanding staph. I use a UV light to sanitize computer keyboard stopped ( "biting" ) at computer. Used to sanitize lots of other items I touch a lot to stop reinfection. Has to make my 3rd dermatologist swab my nose for staph after her insisting symptoms do not match. Came back high-med growth even though my nose was coated inside with bacitracin. I read an article about a study with people treating inside of nose for staph for a year and recurrent skin infections cleared up. I have taken 2 rounds of antibiotics and it helped but then stopped working. What works... honey makuma ( sp )topically from new zeland, red tea and black cumin seed tea ( immunity ), drink 1-2 T apple cider vinegar mixed with water after meal, ACV topically ( where you have staph may get tiny scabs from this but only where you have staph and they go away in a few days no scar). I use it after a shower in the morning, at night good bacteria strains mixed with milk. Sleep with this. I have tried lots of other natural remendies but best progress from this. Do not use Tea Tree oil. Bacteria becomes immune then grows in it.
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replied August 20th, 2009
I am having the same problem. Not sure where this came from but I did buy cotton underwear and a new sheet at Walmart prior to the infestation starting. Really don't know what to do. I'm at the end of my rope here. Tried so many things.

The only thing that really seemed to kill the eggs is boiling or microwaving - make sure you wet the item thoroughly before putting in the microwave. I zapped the items 2 times for 30 seconds on high. Try this with junky stuff first. I put holes in some items.

Boiling is only good for things like underwear, sheets, towels and jersey-type items. Most clothes I boiled got so wrinkled and ironing doesn't get out the wrinkles.

I recently soaked my clothes in a washing machine with a gallon of ammonia. This did kill the suckers, but not the eggs... within an hour they were hatching in my slacks...

I went to 2 entomologists. One refused to see me and the other, who was very nice and tried to be helpful, told me what I brought him was pieces of skin...

I called the CDC, but got blown off...

I am still searching. If anyone has any advice, please post it ASAP! This is a nightmare of monumental proportions and is destroying my life!
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replied May 22nd, 2011
Use martins nylar to spray mattresses, walls, carpet, use allstop mitactin all over your body, leave it in hair. Use puracleenrx for all floors, orange tko to clean surfaces. Puracleenrx in laundry to kill everything. I put diatomaceous earth around baseboards, not sure if this is necessary or not, but I'll mention it since I'm having success and don't know if it contributed.

I also used an ozone machine a few times, but it didn't seem to help. It could have worked slowly, I don't know, it's hard to say if it contributed or not. I vacuum every day with a hepa vacuum and throw away the bag every time. All drapes are in bags and most of clothes. I have six people in my family and only two of us are affected. My teenagers don't help out at all, so their clothes aren't bagged, neither are my husbands.

I also bought a blueair air purifier and run it all the time. The flying bugs have nearly disappeared overnight. *crossing fingers that it will last.

Now I'm waiting to see if the mitactin can get the remaining bugs that burrowed in my hands and feet. This is almost like flying scabies, if there is such a thing. I don't really itch though.
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replied June 23rd, 2012
Where can i buy allstop mitacin and martins nylar?
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replied August 22nd, 2009
I am experiencing the same
I am experiencing the same, but I have small bites on the back of my scalp, shoulders, chest and arms. I have been going nuts cleaning, disinfecting. I do feel the lighting sensation thats unnerving and today finall saw a tiny white (looked like the tiniest spider you'd ever seen or mite?) It flys and jumps. Tiny. Everything in my house is new, nothing in my bed. I do have 2 small dogs that are clean and have been treated with lea/tick solution. I am itchy and feels like I am nuts, sounds like it too I suppose. BUT normally rational person, just trying to figure out whats going on in my home. I live in CO and it's hot out, but we've had a lot of rain this year. I have an unusual amount of earwigs this year as well. Once winter hits will these things die? What can I put on my skin, I have tried cortisone cream, young living oils, hydrogen peroxide and lotion. I will be very interested as to what the solution is to get rid of the problem.
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Users who thank busto333 for this post: Jane22 

replied August 25th, 2009
I usually shower with a Neem Oil & Lavendar soap - then I leave it on for 10 minutes. Then put tea tree oil on straight. When that dries I use mentholated powder.

I've used another product which is a natural orange pesticide I purchased at the health food store or you can find online. I spray it on my sheets, just in case anything is alive when I go to bed. It's safe for people and pets. When I called the co. I was told that it would kill head lice if used on the scalp when the scalp is dry. Just wish I had head lice! That would be a walk in the park in comparison to this...

I've bought enzymes and used them in the wash. They kill the bugs - or whatever it is - but not their eggs. I generally have to spray the enzymes on my clothes throughout the day, as the eggs hatch and start biting.

I've also used a gallon of ammonia in the wash - and soaked it for an hour - but the while it kills the bugs -- it does not kill the eggs.

I don't know if cold will make a difference.

Wish I had an answer for all of us...
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replied October 6th, 2009
hi there i too have had the same thing for about seven month nothing will kill these things i live in spam unapproved but have a bussiness that imports clothes the only thing i have found that brings some peace is pest bonbs it dose not stop them but dose slow them down as i find they get really nasty after i have cleaned the house i have been on about 7 lots of antibotics along with a number of other medication nothing works i have scares on about 30 percent of my body from these things but my main concern is my 10 yr old son so far he has been left alone by them but 2 weeks ago i seen him scratching and sure enough there they were please if anyone has anything please let me know as children can be quite nasty and i dont want to see my son suffer like i have
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replied October 15th, 2009
Hello, I am dealing with the same and more not only is it attacking me but it is also destroying my furniture, clothes, wood floors and my carpet. Is it possible that this insect/parasite?? able to co-exist with another house insect. If so, PLEASE can someone tell me and everyone who is dealing with this nightmare how to be rid of it once and for all.....
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Users who thank t2004 for this post: suttles 

replied November 20th, 2009
biting pest in clothing
So glad to find this posting. I have been dealing with this for between 3 and 4 months. I also have little black things that look like poppy seeds I find on bathroom floor, carpet, towels, kitchen floor, well... everywhere. They all bite. I am so sick and tired of being bit and itching all of the time. I can't have food at home because they get into it too. As crazy as this may seem I had to have a transfusion last month because I was so anemic, and I can't help but feel it was caused by ingesting these things. If we bring food home from a drive through even though you cannot see them you know they are in the food by the way it (the food) appears...(it's movement)... when you move it. I know this sounds crazy but I am not delusional. I am insightful enough, I know when I am allowing myself to get carried away with something and with this I am not. I believe I got the things, in my clothes I purchased this summer. I have seen the same things at a high end department store a few weeks ago trying some clothes on. I even saw the little black specks. I tried to push on one of the black specks with a metal clothing clip I found on the bench in the dressing room and it kept jumping away. I went to a clothing store today to Purchase some clothes and found that they had them too. If purchasing clothing is how we have gotten them in our homes, how long will it be before everyone has them? Has anyone else noticed that their bath towels have the little black specks in them. If I look real close it appears to have them all over. I wrap my hair in a towel after my shower while I brush my teeth and wash my face. Then my head starts to itch while I am doing this I believe because the black specks are biting me. I see the black specks jump in the carpet. When I try to sweep them up with the sweeper or pick them out of the carpet they cannot be picked up, because they attach themselves to the carpet fibers so fiercely. My teenager is not bothered by them. I see them on his clothes in the laundry but they don't bite him. I have been to the county extension office, an exterminator and a entomologist. They don't see any bugs or mites. I think they are something new or just not your typical pest so they don't know what they are looking at, therefore they don't think they see anything. The entomologist was very insulting. She was rude and even though I did not come off acting paranoid, crazy, or obnoxious she let me know she thought it was delusional. I will not let these peoples opinions affect me other than the fact that it perturbs me. God and I know they are real and that is what matters. I am looking forward to getting this whole ordeal over with. If I get concrete answers for what it is I will let these "professionals" know they were real that they were wrong, and they should not be so quick to dismiss someone in the future and make such rash judgments.
I have tried boming the house, sprays, borax and epson salt on the carpet (read this helps somewhere on the internet). None of these things have helped. I have thought I was dealing with bird mites until recently. I am going to try another bomb or fumigation this weekend.
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Users who thank lphu for this post: nuitgoddess  suttles 

replied November 26th, 2009
hate to tell you this...but your experiences match what I went through to a T. It started for me the exact same way...the biting stinging feeling. I would literally hear these thing buzzing around my head biting along the hairline and across my eyebrows.

You are so sure it's not Morgellons? Give it a few months to a year, you'll see. You're already going through what just about everybody with Morgellons goes through in the beginning. Sorry, but its the facts. You should check out some of the info on forums it will save you a ton of headaches.
Sorry, but welcome to the club!
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replied December 27th, 2009
HELP ! is this Hookworm or what?
Interesting ... I have had something weird going on since late Sept 2009 and I am 99.99999% sure it originated from a SHERPA SHEEPSKIN 50x60 inch THROW I bought at COSTCO.

Initial symptoms began with what I thought was a cold sore but wasnt a cold sore at all. It was to the left of my lip and migrated in a straight red line about an inch and a quarter long then covered over with sort of a off white scaly cocoonish cover ...stopped and then did the same on my chin (horizontally). From then I started getting lesions that would appear and bleed and ooze a geletaneous cranberry orangish red stuff and in most cases I end up with a round spot that ends up splitting so there are then 2 round spots a bit apart from each other (almost always in groups of 2). I am not delusional either and feel insulted by how some medical practicioners have treated me. I have lots of scars now.

Oh most importantly as soon as the things that I initially thought were cold sores appeared I took a close look at the sheep skin and it was grotesque as there were a few of these larva type of things about an inch long and footballish shaped with ribbing and kind of a yellowish orangish color ... a couple were broken open with these red worms around them and the worms were about 1/2" to an inch long ... This situation totally emminated from the sheepskin ... all intertwined within the wool fibers and was no where else in the house ... Theres some of those round spots on my foot and scars from some before.

Within 3 to 4 weeks bits and pieces of these orangish redish pieces were everywhere in my home ! Also there is some sort of black particles associated with all of this which start out as 1 piece but proliferate into lots and lots of larger black particles almost the consistency of soft charcol as well as cottonish feathery light pieces that proliferate like crazy and I find these things in almost everythiung I own now.

I went to the Emergency Room last month and when the Emergency Room Dr saw me he mumbled to the nurse that "We have a case of Cutaneous Larva Migrans here" and then looked at me and said "I havent seen a case like this since I practiced medicine in Africa" but dont worry well take care of you. They had me in quaranteen for about a day. The nurse came to me and said that medicine for what I had was being flown in from far away. It was called Mebenzole or something like that (which I did not learn the name of until the 3rd day in the hospital).

Then a Dr who was superior to the EM Dr that diagnosed me came into my quaranteene room and told me that the first Dr was new and misdiagnosed me and I said "How would you know that ?" YOu have never seen me b4 ... you havent examined my skin and lab tests are not back" He was on some sort of power-trip and even said some disparaging things about the 1st EM Dr ... that he was new etc... whatever ... He told me they were discharging me but what happened is they technically discharged me without me even leaving my quaranteen room but then technically readmitted me as EM DR #2's patient not the correct EM DR #1's patient and I was in the hospital a total of 5 nights 6 days. on day 3 the EM DR #2 came to me and said that I had received a dose or two of the medicine that was flown in but that ordered that it be stopped.

About a month after I was discharged from the hospital I was reserching and by all accounts it seemed that I had some kind of Hookworm. Then a week or so later when I was trying to remeember the name of the medicine that had been flown in from out of the country and it was something like "MEBENZOLE" and I looked up what it was for and it said hookwork. It was then I thought oh my god ! It must be hookworm. Mind you, the correct EM dr #1 never said hookworm ... just that phrase I heard him mumble to the nurse "Cutaneous Larva Migrans" and never the cause of it.

I'm almost positive it's "Hookworm" maybe from sheeps wool but not 100% positive, The leisons that appear on my skin usually start off as a crescent shape and soon emerge into the 2 distinct spots like small volcanos ... This has continued and continued and I hope someone on this forum can give mer some insight. I think there is a definite correlation between nasal secretions as well. I've probably forgotten to indicate some really important stuff related to all of this but not sure how much room I am allowed as this is my very 1st post on the internet or anywhere regarding this weird disease. Thanks Everyone ! K
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replied January 31st, 2010
Has anyone found a solution to the biting flying bugs? I am still suffering from them.
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replied May 30th, 2010
Biting parasites---some one has to know something!
These systoms and stories are true .I have been suffering 3years with this.I think someone know about this like the government.Maybe this is something that is gentically modified.I say we have to talk to the media,tv,newspapers.Get it out there if we get loud someone has to listen to us.
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replied December 14th, 2011
I've been having the same problem. It's driving me insane. small black specks, white specks, and if i feel something biting me I'll run to the bathroom and shake my shirt out, only to notice something flying up and away. Not a fuzz, but something flying in an upward and obviously controlled fashion. I also see the specks when I shower. The only think I've found that helps is spraying everything with methyl hydrate, which is a form of alcohol. Does anyone know what these are called??? I first noticed the problem when I went to help a neighbour I'd just met, and when I went into their house I felt like I was suddenly leapt upon by a bunch of tiny bugs. Methyl hydrate removed them, but I went to a friends and got the same thing. Gotta get more MH...
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replied March 21st, 2012
We do! The government....and I called and emailed every possible division actually told me they don't have time to inspect every imported item. (My bugs came from Pottery Barn rugs). They actually said to me that it is a buyer beware problem. The government knows...how could they not. I know I told them about it and I have the emailes!!
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replied November 20th, 2012
I have no doubt the government knows bc when I got them from products from India I called every possible government agency, including Homeland Security bc I really feel it is a threat to us.

I really think it may have to do with pesticide overuse. I think we may have destroyed the natural enemy of this parasite. My guess is that Monsanto or Dupont has a hand in this. Especially since I got my parasites from imported rugs from Pottery Barnwhich came from India. Monsanto has a monopoly on round up ready crops in INdia and is responsibe for huge number of suicide amongst farmers.

Big business is involved and keeping the truth from getting out. They fought hard to keep prop 37 from passing and suceeding. They are probably trolling these very sites putting Morgellons and parasitosis in our heads. I'm fighting mad. With social media we can get this out there. It will only stop if we get the word out.
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replied June 27th, 2010
i get them too! we changed the carpet in the house, peeled wallpaper and painted, i was healing up really well, then we had the house fumigated so i cleaned out the pantry ( a place i usually avoid) and bam.. open sores again. ok, so we had the house fumigated,im inspecting everything before putting it back on the shelves, but my stuborn dad doesnt want to get rid of his beloved 25lb sack of flour, but its got tons of black specs in it!! GGR, hes not helping me here, he thinks im crazy even though 2 biopsys by 2 diffeerent docs say its bites.
zinc oxide ( diaper rash stuff, dont laugh)works really well on open sores, especially if you are cleaning and dont want dirt in your wound.
what works, kind of so far anyway, clean your kitchen cabnets by pulling everything, carefully inspecting all food thats not in cans, even dog food/birdseed, toss anything with black specks. vacumm everywhere ( hepa vac works pretty well) then wipe shelves/drawers with soapy water. the first time i did this, i sprayed raid up in the drawers, but it didnt reall y get rid of bugs, only made my dad and me cough a lot. get rid of shelf lining stuff, get rid of wallpaper older than 20 years, yeah, its a ton of work, but it does help.
i get the stupid flying dust bugs in my car, i do spray raid in it few hours before i need to drive it, that works.i cant spray raid in my dads truck thoug, hes 84 and it makes him coughreally bad. so i avoid going in his truck.
he thinks im crazy because he says hes not being bit, but i think he is and just isnt admiting it.
oh, put ALL food in glass jars, ive also heard you should put new flour in the freezer for a long while, but i havent trued this yet.
i HATE these damn things!!!
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replied July 21st, 2010
I have had my house fumigated and the same type of comments that I'm not infested with bed bugs and that My mind is playing tricks on me... I wash and wash and clean and discard and there are fibres evrywhere and black poppysees type things that started in the bathroom.. the strings were on my face and it feels like fibreglass insulatiion is itching me constantly...
I don't know where they started but we had company from europe who gave us textiles as presents....All I do is iron an launder... they seem to be in sythetic thngs more than denim or cotton.... bleach seems to help but yes they are everywhere I fumigated the car and the house and after 3 days they seem to be returning... This is a nightmare I hope someone can tell me what they are and how to rid of them....havn't found them in my food yet thank goodness.. My lovely complexion is scarred now too there are always 2 hole pierce marks mainly on my cheek it heals then another happens then the same cycle it's perpetual... We thaught bedbugs or fleas but it;s weird there is this sparkly stuff on all my clothes like glitter and then black hairfibres all over then hair balls.... This is bizarre I thaught I was losing my mind... My Mother is exoeriencin the same thing.. We are smart intelligent people with lovley lives and have no need to invent phantom things to gain attention.... Trust me I'd invent something more intersting for attention like my boyfriend was in love with my best friend??? i dunno just an example to indicate my reasonable state of rational mind frame.. had I not see these posts I would have thaught I was off a bit..... Help us to figure out how to rid ourselves of this awful infestaion.
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replied August 25th, 2011
OMG me too my face is ruined with these scars left on my cheek. my husband still thinks i am crazy when i say its a bug and pick all of them off clothes and blnkts he says its just a fuzzball but i seen one without fuzz one day looked like a spider thin spider. got the flecks, the itches and its in the laundry cant keep up or get rid of it. once they attach its like they burrow and wont come out. weather its clothes, skin doesnt matter. hot water bleach hasnt killed it. Illinois want help and want to help
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replied June 24th, 2012
I too have the same thing... Black and white specks everywhere biting and stinging OMG! I need to find out where to purchase the products theperson mentions on this site i will try for sure. Cant get them out of clothing maybe the puracleenrx could. have you boght any of these products if so where also in Illnois!!!!!
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replied August 25th, 2011
OMG me too my face is ruined with these scars left on my cheek. my husband still thinks i am crazy when i say its a bug and pick all of them off clothes and blnkts he says its just a fuzzball but i seen one without fuzz one day looked like a spider thin spider. got the flecks, the itches and its in the laundry cant keep up or get rid of it. once they attach its like they burrow and wont come out. weather its clothes, skin doesnt matter. hot water bleach hasnt killed it. Illinois want help and want to help
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replied July 21st, 2010
bunnybug, your not losing your mind, any more than the rest of us are, anyway. i hate these things!! we just had our house tented/fumigated, it got rid of termits, but not these stupid bugs..all i can say is keep cleaning..if nothing else, it takes your mnd off of it.
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replied July 21st, 2010
I am finding black fibres and they are separate then they conform to make a ball what the heck is that about.
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replied July 21st, 2010
I have had not a huge return since the fumigation and yet i have had no new bites pray that this remains the same and that the residue i'm finding is just that remains of them.... I actually havn't seen new bugs just the flecks and now the new black fibres but i washed a faux fur and perhaps the residule is on the dryer and attached to the one load because i only found it on articles after i washed that coat.. cross fingers. thanks seibring.. Has anyone beat these things yet... I am in canada where i thaught the weather is cold enough to stop them>>>>>
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