Bugs In Bed...
by Gail F
Bugs in bed, couch, chairs even in my van...
First, I began to feel something biting me in my living room. As I sat on my sofa, my feet were resting on the carpet in my living room.
Because I had watched my daughter's dogs for awhile, I thought perhaps it was fleas, but they went from the living room to the bedroom. I looked to see if it were bed bugs and no sign of the bed bug.
I had an exterminator to come out and he agreed it was not bed bugs. I had the exterminator to spray, he did and the small rash looking bumps (look like measles near the ankle to 1/4 of the way) on up my leg disappeared.
I think that was fleas, but something else continued. I would lay in my bed at any time and feel this rush of biting on me. I can never see anything. No bugs in bed or sofa or chairs.
Some of the chairs, like in the kitchen, have leather seating. Still the bugs continue to bite me through the leather and cloth. If I put plastic on the objects (chair, bed cover for bed bugs, plastic cover on box spring) they still bite.
I have found that I feel something crawling on me all the time while I am at home. But when I go out, I don't feel anything. Except when I feel like they are in my clothes.
Yes, I have to wash everything and I never leave anything lying around. If I move from one place to another I use alcohol hoping to dislodge whatever it might be.
Recently, I have found red mosquito bites on my legs and arms. I can feel them when I am lying still, biting, so I immediately look but there is nothing but a red mark sometimes.
I treated my house at first as if I had bed bugs, but after the exterminator came and we realized it was not that, we began the search to find out what it could be. So far with no results.
I have allowed him to fog my house and my bed and I still feel something biting me or moving on me. I am a very clean person in my home.
By the way, my husband does feel them as well, but not as severely as myself. I feel like throwing everything out, but I still will not have the answer.
Please help me.
I can understand why you thought bed bugs might be the culprit when you started feeling bugs in bed, on your furniture, etc.
Unfortunately, a lot of people DO experience problems with bed bugs (especially if they've recently stayed in a hotel and perhaps brought some "passengers" home with them in their luggage.
In a way, it could be good news that you are
NOT dealing with bedbugs as they can be quite challenging to get rid of in their own right - exterminators doing very little good these days.
BUT, at the same time, I understand that the "unknown" pest is just as terrible because it's difficult to know WHAT to do next when you can't figure out what you are dealing with.
If you are feeling like you are getting bites from bugs in bed, and you've ruled out the typical bedbugs, fleas, etc., I usually encourage people to consider an INTERNAL cleanse.
This serves two purposes:
- Makes your body an unfriendly environment which mites, fleas, etc., want to avoid.
- Removes the possibility (or reality) of an internal parasite that is contributing to your symptoms.
Let me give you an example. Near the end of last year I developed a very itchy "rash" (for lack of a better term) on my back that seemed like little bites all over me. It was driving me nuts!
I couldn't figure out what it was and tried eliminating it with topical remedies, cleaning my furniture, sheets, etc., with no success. I even resorted going to the doctor seeking answers - they had no idea either.
Finally, I thumped my forehead and said to myself, "You tell everyone else to cleanse internally with Herbal Fiberblend. Why aren't you doing that yourself?"
Of course, I then immediately started an internal cleanse and within a couple of weeks the problem was completely gone. I still don't know what it was, but at that point I was just relieved to be done with it.
I can only make guesses as to what you are dealing with based on your description. Could it possibly be sand fleas or "no see ums" or could you be having a reaction to possible flea bites (from dog-sitting)? Sometimes the toxins stay in your system and drive you crazy for weeks after the initial bites.
I just can't tell you with any confidence what you may be dealing with - it would be sheer guess.
What I CAN tell you is what I would do. I would get both Herbal Fiberblend
and Bear Paw Garlic
and take them for at least a month.
I would ALSO get some clove oil or some cedar oil and make up a spray bottle with one (or both) of these oils mixed in water and spray it around the carpets and furnishings in your house.
Finally, I would get some organic apple cider vinegar (like Bragg's - available at many grocery stores and most health food stores) and take a tablespoon per day in a glass of water. If you prefer to drink it like a tea, use hot water and a teaspoon of honey mixed in with the ACV.
I hope this helps you and that you can come back and shout, "It worked!" :)
Angie from allaboutparasites.com