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Old 07-04-2011, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Clearwater
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We just moved here from Chicago and were fully expecting bugs (and all that goes along with bugs!) ... but are just curious what bug to blame! We do live off a creek and have some tall grass in the backyard that needs to be cut (need to buy a mower!). The bites are primarly around our ankles. All of them are at or below the knee. I have at least 20 and they itch like a mofo! We were told they were mosquito bites but I'd think the bites would be all over the body then, right?!

Thanks!
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Brandon, FL
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Either hungry midgets, mosquitos, or no-see-ums.
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock, Co
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fleas
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:41 PM
 
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Sorry for the rude people...we just moved here as well and I had the same problem. Have you had mosquito bites before? My theory is because they lay low on the grass for bredding with all the rain, they also fly a lot lower or fly up when you walk nearby. I had about 15 the first week we were here. Did you literally just move? Mine subsided after the first week which left deductive reasoning to the fact we were in and out of the house constntly moving stuff in and doors were left open to be in the house. I haven't had any since. But we do find dead palmetto bugs and occasionally live ones. They are rather nasty but at least they are dead most of the time. Good luck and welcome!
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:25 AM
 
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With 20 bites i would have thought you might have seen a few,if it was mosquitoes their would be a cloud of them around your ankles same thing with Fire Ants..They are probably the no-see ums,tiny gnats that are all part of the Florida experience,another possibility is if you have carpeting in your house there is a possibility something is in it like fleas or bed bugs..
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:23 AM
 
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no-see-ums would be my geuss.

They are just basically little tiny gnats.
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:32 AM
 
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With the tall grass, my guess is chiggers. Chigger bites on me last for weeks! Ugh. No-see-um bites and mosquito bites are gone in a day (on me). Chiggers like moisture so they will live in grassy areas that need to be cut, moss, damp leaf litter, spanish moss that fallen to the ground etc.
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:21 AM
 
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Could be red bugs.
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:45 AM
 
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fleas
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Fleas seem to go away once the rains start, no-see-ums aren't a problem for me once the heat of the day starts-I'm guessing chiggers or mosquitoes. Try a spray with Deet.
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