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Unread 05-03-2010, 08:49 AM
 
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Unhappy Something Keeps Biting me At night when I sleep, and I don't think that it is bedbugs!

Something keeps biting me at night when I sleep and I dont think that is beg bugs.

I examine my mattress and my head borads very very throughly, and I dont see anything at all.

whatever it is it is just one bite and it itches like hell and if I scratch it it swells like hell sometimes the area as round as an orange or a grapefruit

if I sleep completly covered from head to toe I dont get bit but the moment any part of my body is exposed it gets bitten, I even got bit on my eyelids once.

This has happened to me before and it happens throughout the year. The last time it happened I put up a net over my bed and never once got bitten. I had since moved.

Now I have been here for a year and its starting all over again.
I dont have any cats or dogs but I do have a hamster but he stays in another room.

what could it be. I am baffled.

Ps. sometimes, but not much I do see some really teenie tiny flys as small as fruit flies.
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Unread 05-03-2010, 12:25 PM
 
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My guess is spiders. I have them around my bed sometimes. Very small, but they can really bite!
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Unread 05-03-2010, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Look up Cone Nose bugs. I'm not sure about their distribution but I think they can be found within the boroughs.

What you are describing does sound suspiciously like bedbugs, but you should be able to see markings from their defecation on your mattress if you have an infestation.
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Unread 05-03-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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Gnats do bite.

Gnat Insect Bites Can Cause Allergic Reactions and Swelling - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

You can catch them but putting some red wine, vinegar or beer about an inch high in a glass. The will fly in and drown. I would call in a professional to inspect for bed bugs though. You could just of washed your sheets enough that its not insanely infested looking. A pro may catch something you missed.

Fleas tend to bite in clumps, bed bugs tend to bite in lines and gnats bite at random.
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Unread 05-05-2010, 08:25 AM
 
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Something keeps biting me at night when I sleep and I dont think that is beg bugs.

I examine my mattress and my head borads very very throughly, and I dont see anything at all.

whatever it is it is just one bite and it itches like hell and if I scratch it it swells like hell sometimes the area as round as an orange or a grapefruit

if I sleep completly covered from head to toe I dont get bit but the moment any part of my body is exposed it gets bitten, I even got bit on my eyelids once.

This has happened to me before and it happens throughout the year. The last time it happened I put up a net over my bed and never once got bitten. I had since moved.

Now I have been here for a year and its starting all over again.
I dont have any cats or dogs but I do have a hamster but he stays in another room.

what could it be. I am baffled.

Ps. sometimes, but not much I do see some really teenie tiny flys as small as fruit flies.
Mosquitoes.......
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Unread 05-05-2010, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Mosquitoes.......
I'm not quite sure why I didn't say that first...
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Unread 05-05-2010, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Does the hamster have a key to his cage?

A single bite every night doesn't sound like bedbugs. Bedbugs also give a room a characteristic sweet odor. I'd vote spider.
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Unread 05-05-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Could be many things...but a single bite that hurts quite a bit? Could be a spider. I had something bite me on the back of the neck the other night when I was reading in bed. It raised a welt and hurt more than a mosquito bite. The next morning I peeled back all the bed clothes and discovered a tiny little dark spider. I think it was the biter...luckily, not a brown recluse...
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Unread 05-13-2010, 01:21 PM
 
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Thanks yal, for the response

No its not bed bugs at all, I've done a very through inspection and I dont see any signs at all, My mattress is white and I don't see anything at all.

I bought a net again and the biting has completely stopped, so what ever it is, it is not coming from the bed.

I will look into the spiders and gnats.
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Unread 05-13-2010, 01:46 PM
 
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Yeah i have lived in florida and I too was bitten constantly im going to say what was mosqitoes . I think though you might have bed bugs and sometimes they are not detectable . I would have an exterminator visit and give you an estimate and see what he thinks is the problem . I would not keep the hamster there while he comes though make sure you move him to a neighbors house for the day or two . i wish you luck i know this is hard .
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