What Could Be Biting Me At Night?

by Rose
(NC)

What Bed Bugs Look Like

What Bed Bugs Look Like

What could be biting me at night?


I am trying to figure out what kind of parasite is biting me. I don't think it is a flea.


I wonder if there is anything else besides the flea and dust mites that would "feast on me in bed".


I notice the itching starts as soon as I lie down in bed. I change the sheets every other day. I notice when I bathe that some kind of little bug is in the water...looks oval shaped and tiny.






Hi Rose,

Could it be a bedbug? They fit your description and they really do get you while you're in bed.


If you can capture one of the critters (like the one in your bath), you can send it off to the Harvard School of Public Health using the form provided. They can tell you whether or not it's a bed bug before you start treating your home for something that you may or may not have.


Getting rid of bedbugs can be a real challenge. There are a number of different treatments for bedbugs available ranging from pesticides to steam treatment, etc.


The first step is to determine the answer to "What could be biting me at night?" and go from there.


Good luck!
Angie

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Nov 13, 2010
What is biting us at night?
by: Anonymous

What is biting us at night? I do not think they are bedbugs. Could it be dust mites?

Nov 13, 2010
Bed bugs, fleas, sand flies, mites...
by: Angie

I suppose mites could be biting you, but if you are positive they aren't bedbugs, have you considered the possibility of fleas or sand flies?


Are these bites leaving a rash or spots of any type?


Sep 20, 2013
i believe it is bed bugs
by: Anonymous

when you are bit is it 2 or 3 in a row? if so it would be bedbugs they bite usually 2-3 its call breakfast lunch dinner

Sep 22, 2013
not fleas or bed bugs
by: Anonymous

I'm getting bitten at night. At first I thought it was bed bugs so I stripped my bed down and did a thorough check no bed bugs. But i bleached down my mattress did the sheets and everything. Still got bitten then thought maybe fleas cause the dog has fleas once again stripped the bed and sprayed it down for fleas and did all the linens. I'm still getting bitten. And see no signs of any type of bugs. What is biting me.

Sep 23, 2013
Biting You At Night Only? NEW
by: Angie from allaboutparasites.com

Are you ONLY getting the feeling that you're being bitten while you are in bed? Never during the day?

If the dog does have fleas and is in the house, it could still be flea bites even if you haven't actually seen one on you.

Are you just feeling like you are getting bitten or do you actually see the bite marks (red dots or welts) on your skin?

Sorry for all the questions, but it's the only way we can try to supply an intelligent answer. :)

Meanwhile, try making up a spray bottle of water and clove oil and spritzing it over your sheets at night before going to bed. It may be sufficient to keep the critters at bay. ;)

Sep 01, 2014
trying to analize what is biting me NEW
by: louis allen III

very first bites right arm spotted bites not in a row as indicated to be called bed bites scattered bites on the left arm only one bump itches a lot rubbing alcohol relieves the itch.i need to determine what is biting me and determine what to do about getting rid of them permanently and forever correctly for what they are.

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