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Old 07-08-2011, 08:22 AM
 
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Default Bug bites in the house

This is a little embarrassing, but we keep getting bit in our house. Definitely not mosquitoes and no signs of fleas. Does anyone else have this problem or ideas of how to get rid of it?
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:34 AM
 
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Maybe there nats.
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:37 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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Raid fumigators. 3 per 1000 square ft. My guess is brown spiders. We get them alot. Harmless but annoying. They are common nation wide. Just a guess though. The smokers will take out most critters that ail you handily. They are very effective and I use them to clear crawlways prior to entry. Last about 60-90 days depending on the ....fortitude of your bugs. Ours are damn tough and these things adjust attitudes quite well.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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You're in NC, right? They're called "No see-ums." Do you have water nearby? They like water, and they like swarming.

Do you let your dog in and out? They like to swarm around dogs and then follow them into the house and bite you, especially around 4 or 5 and into evening. Even if you don't have a dog, they'll come in. They may also swarm around a porch or patio light.

Their bite hurts more than mosquitoes but the swelling goes away more quickly, I've found.

Wearing insect repellent (yes, while inside) is the only answer, unfortunately. It sometimes helps to cover up bare arms and legs, too.

I don't think the bites are brown spiders, and it won't do any good to fumigate the house, because that doesn't stop them from coming in every time you open the door.

http://pelotes.jea.com/AnimalFact/Arthropod/NOSEEUM.htm

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Old 07-08-2011, 11:36 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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You're in NC, right? They're called "No see-ums." Do you have water nearby? They like water, and they like swarming.

Do you let your dog in and out? They like to swarm around dogs and then follow them into the house and bite you, especially around 4 or 5 and into evening. Even if you don't have a dog, they'll come in. They may also swarm around a porch or patio light.

Their bite hurts more than mosquitoes but the swelling goes away more quickly, I've found.

Wearing insect repellent (yes, while inside) is the only answer, unfortunately. It sometimes helps to cover up bare arms and legs, too.

I don't think the bites are brown spiders, and it won't do any good to fumigate the house, because that doesn't stop them from coming in every time you open the door.

http://pelotes.jea.com/AnimalFact/Arthropod/NOSEEUM.htm
Noseeums. Yea ...we call them buffalo gnats. They are all mouth and a cloud of them will have your stock plowing through the fences. Ain't no biggern a pin head and bite like a red ant. Ifn flying critters are your issue sprays and such don't cut it. As said...open the door and their in. Lol....certain spiders are actually your buddies in such cases as are bats...lots of bats...and we tend to make nice with our indigenous lizards too. Sadly buffalo gnats are so numerous its hard to control them with any means other than reppelants.which we use gallons of lest our horses tear down the corrals trying to out run them. These buggers put the P in pest.
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