Pest Control and Bug Exterminator Blog

Informative Interesting Perspectives about Bug Exterminators and The Pest Control Industry

Lint Bugs

You are here: Home » Lint Bugs

We had a gentleman call for a service quote, and said he had tiny white bugs biting him.  He said they were jumping all over his house and he had bites all over his ankles and legs.  We sent a technician out to assess the situation and bring back a sample of the bugs in question.  The technician went to the man’s home, and looked everywhere for the bugs the man had called about.  The technician spoke with the man for a long time about where he was when he would get bitten the most.  He said everywhere, not in just a specific area.  He said they were jumping all over the carpets.  He pointed down to the carpet, and helped the technician put them in a Ziploc baggie, so he could show the manager and find out what they were.  The technician looked in the baggie, and noticed… lint.  He told the gentleman that those were not bugs, but in fact, just lint.  The man disagreed, and said that’s what has been biting him.  The technician looked more closely in the carpets to try to find something resembling an actual bug, but could find nothing.  The man was positive that the lint was not lint, but bugs.  The technician thanked the man for his help in collecting the specimen, and let himself out.

Jamie

St. George

If you enjoyed this article, Get email updates (It’s Free)

Tags:

About

View all posts by

160 Responses

  1. NoLongerSuffering says

    Alright listen up folks someone else said it but I am going to repeat it what you have and I had is a fungus there is a type of fungus gnats feed on that grows in cottony fiberish strands. . Don’t remember name but started with an m.. Fungus or even ringworm does not have to have a ring it can simply appear as pimples.. or even flat red marks.. You need to treat the fungal infection using an oral antifungal as well as cream and a triple antibiotic cream works wonders ontop of that.. once tge fubgal infection is cleared up or even at same time take a tetracyclin antibiotic known as doxycycline there are other names tetraclycline kills wolbachia bacteria that insects carry, and some even NEED to reproduce.. while in the final stages of healing from antifungal and bacteria infection use elimite cream or permetherin as its called or Lidane if you are a risk taker.. Take some ivermectin or drink everclear alcohol if you had them in your mouth or teetg.. drink it slow and swish it around also I found holding your nose for a long time while drinking it and swallowing while tilting and turning your head and squeezing neck helps to make sure all go down.. use a nasal spray or wash is better and clean your ears with saline solution.. take baths in epsom salt and follow with a shower and bar soap always throw away the soap but bar soap is great as less moisture left behind.. blow dry not a towel.. switching off of cotton clothing is a good idea and steam cleaners work wonders you can also add tea tree oil to this and use it on your skin as well.. you have a fungal and bacterial infection that is attracting bugs… treat that, kill any bugs that chose to keep you as their host when your infection free and clean your surroundings also spray bushes and trees and your yard.. alot of stuff will work but I recommend a nice dawn and water solution followed by any spray that contains limpdicroprid not sure on spelling but it comes in bayer fruit and citrus along with many others.. also use dawn straight in your drains flush with hot water and follow with drano foam and some bayer fruit and citrus chemical and soak ALL FAUCETS in clr for a long time as they can seem to lay eggs thru the screens and get back on you.. its best to change shower heads and bath tub spouts and they are not that expensive if you go cheap.. alao use a mold and mildew killer and lysol original pour cleaner to clean kill all molds mildew and especially algae in and around your house.. winter time is aways the easiest to get rid of them in home and body if you live north but they will come back in summer.. mainly treating for fungus and bacteria gets rid of them but fungus can live for 2 years in any condition but absolute dryness and heat so best to try to kill bugs that remain in your surroundings or you may be exposed to the fungus or bacteria once again and have to retreat.. once your skin heals up start doing bi weekly inspection for blemishes and make sure you stay healthy just as women need to inspect for cancer we all need to inspect for fungal infections and such.. treat all wounds very carefully and clean them well and always use a bandaid or liquid bandage with antibiotic ointment to keep them clean and promote healing. . Best of luck to you all I spent around 2-3 years and over 30,000 dollars figuring out what was going on and was able to heal myself in a month or two with only a few hundred spent…

  2. thelintbig.exterminator says

    Hello everyone those lint bugs are called dermadex mites Google or YouTube it or it could be morgellion disease …..PS try head and shoulder 2 or 3 times daily and ud tea tree oil soap and shampoo it works…..god bless

  3. Robert says

    I think I may have an explanation for this. These pieces of lint are small white hairy spiders, legs streched out several could be placed across a finger nail. The bight feels like a very tiny pin prick. They bight and then ball up, a common defence with spiders. Because of their small size and hairy legs and body they look like lint in this balled up state. Because these are spiders, they will inject a small amount of venom each time they bite. This would account for some of the other symptoms being presented. Hope this is of help to you.

  4. anna says

    I also have been dealing with this for at least 4 yrs what hurts me i have a 9 yr old grand son who as it too, I don’t know how to explain the itching and biting to, nor do I have the funds to use any of the cures that all of you suggested. I went to many different doctors and hospital because they make me very ill to where i could’nt even stand up. they treated me as if i was crazy and wanted to keep me there but I managed to talk my way out. I stop trying to talk to anyone. thank all of you I know now I’m not the only one

  5. Evan says

    Hello Everyone. I am hoping that this site is still kind of active and people still check back. Anyways, I have been experiencing this mystery itch since I moved into an apartment down in San Diego. Within the first month of living there I started to itch constantly and it felt like something was crawling on me, but of course like everyone else, there was nothing there. I did start seeing those little white lint balls on myself mostly and on my shirts, but I thought nothing of it. I tried lice killing shampoo and put it all over my hair and body several times, but the itch just continued. I finally moved out in part to the itching because it was causing me so much anxiety and stress I couldn’t even focus on looking for a new job or going to school. I moved back home and like many others the itching followed me. I went to the Dermatologist and he prescribed the basic premethrin cream and I put it on as directed, but soon the itching just came right back. I still noticed these white fuzz balls crawling around on me and flying in the air around my face sometimes. They just looked like little white strings or something so I didn’t really think about it. Just recently I have started having panic attacks or what I thought were panic attacks, elevated pulse rates, high blood pressure, numbness and loss of feeling in my hands, back of my thigh/butt and feet, seeing everything in slow motion, frequent almost unbearable pressure in my temples and head, shaky hands, random pains in my body, and of course the itching is still there. I got put on anti anxiety medication and shortly after that a rash broke out on both of my hips and my lower back. My Primary Doc thought it was an allergic reaction to the drug so I was taken off of it, but many doses of benadryl and steroids later the rash has not subsided, but in fact has spread so an allergic reaction has been ruled out. A Dermatologist took a biopsy of the rash and I should have the results in a couple days however I feel like if it is this lint bug, then it will most likely not show anything. I found this because I noticed another white fuzz ball after I had a stinging feeling in my groin area ( yeah sucks as much as it sounds) so I googled “white fuzz ball bug” and this blog is the first one that I clicked on and I just started reading and said “holy s***” cause every story seemed so similar to my own it is scary. I read one of the posts that had link to a picture of a larval stage tick that essentially looks like what I am assuming would be one of these lint balls under a microscope if I had one on hand. I have caught many in a plastic vial that is sealed so I may go purchase one just to look for myself. The question I have is that picture was on a Lyme Disease website and I am having many second stage Lyme Disease symptoms appearing recently, so If I go to my Doctor and request a test for Lyme, then it should theoretically come back positive for the antibodies right? And if so then would the treatment for Lyme just get rid of my symptoms or rid me of the “lint bug” entirely? Any thoughts, comments, suggestions would be helpful and appreciated. I am always willing to talk to anyone else who is suffering with this as I am because I know people who don’t have this issue tend to tune you out fairly quickly from my very long long long six months of dealing with this.

    mckenzie_evan@hotmail.com

  6. Drew says

    I read as much as I could handle till I had to go get a Valium but I live in South Florida and have had this come and go for about 6 years. I believe it comes from my Persian Cat but the world famous Dr. Here in Boca Raton looked and said this is the first he has ever heard of which is BS because the place is slammed and again WR! Anyways I have traced this back to Ring Worm at its core. My feet seem to have had athletes foot for years and I have spent enough on those fungus OTC’s to open a plant next to my house. Anyways spray your yard for Fungus I found it was Ring Worm or better clinically known as Candias as often posted. Get lots of the Apple Cider Vinegar and when washing clothes pour a cup or so in always hot on everything and drying hot as well. I have seen everyone from Physcatrists to Dermotologists and so fourth. Anyways here’s the thing I just finished my first month of Doxycline 100 mg P/O 30 capsules with refills and I am a new person. Feet have healed a lesion from cutting the grass with my Weed Whacker a year ago just finally healed due to the Doxycline. One GP told me I needed a cancer bio on it! Well the crappy but soon do to Obama Care the meds will be cheap but my pharmacist said that Doxycline was like $15 with no insurance for 30 a year and a half ago when I got mine it was $115.75 for 30 /100 mg Capusales but I would pay it proudly for the great health I have had and I truly believe this is the cure because my scalp has healed, lesson on leg gone, no more insomnia or itching. It’s a nasty fungus and trust me you will realize it has to leave your body someway and the Doxycline works but don’t eat before or after for like 2 hours or you will have an even worse stomach experience than the initial cleansing you get which can be jelly like showing as all below have stated it’s in your body and intestines. I hope this helps atleast one person. Because I am 34 and have not had one happy day in my last 4 years do to the way this ruins your life in every aspect from not wanting to meet woman, or go out with friends, to everyone thinking your insane. I promise you we are all not it’s some type of cotton weaving organism that starts it but the Doxycline is what ended it for me. I have done the Permethine and all the crazy things below except spray hair spray into a hot jucuzzi jet and then stick my ear in it as one said that’s straight up padded room talk. But I hope this helps someone because it’s ruined my life and I am feeling the confidence come back each and every day and I am only taking the meds like every other day to not grow immune to fast. But normal cleaning is a must but don’t over do it. It doesn’t do anything but make you look and feel insane. Shower daily change your sheets and live like a clean person should and I promise you the itching Everywhere and picking and things coming out of you will all go down the drain, literally! Best of luck to all.

  7. Brandy says

    Wow… I came in contact about a month an a half ago an tried everything down to soaking my arm in bleach for an hr. an ahalf. That didnt kill them either but afew days back I found something that worked an seems to be the only hope I got so far. “Clean Green” is what the article refered but I had “Simple Green” at home so I tried it when I showered scrubbing hard over my hole body with it an I noticed the differance that night. I use it everytime I shower an when I feel them bite. And the TV when its on if your close enough seems to pull them on to your screen. static I Imagine. But I watched something on you tube that kinda frightens me. If you really wanna know about this then I suggest taken the time an watching this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsiJpuARHcE

  8. Patty Leonberg says

    @Helpman
    I think I am suffering from this for two years now and No one believes me they think I am just OCD and pick my skin
    I thought it was Scabies until i read this and i do notice fine little white floating fiber/lint look like part of a feather.
    I have dug so bad at my skin and my FACE that I am so scarred and my fiance keeps trying to send me to the doctor but I cancel at last minute too embarassed to go because too many have tried to tell me it is just adult onset acne, hormones change, anxiety, etc..
    I have even put bleach directly on my skin
    help me

  9. jules says

    I have tried all of these things listed but nothing has helped. We lived in hotels, put all our belongings in storage. We live in a handicap apartment. They have sprayed the whole 2 months we have been here every week to no avail. We cannot put anything in fridge. Washer/dryer tricks do not work. We got a new bed and have changed out furniture 3 times. I had a heart transplant in March of last year and got staph. They packed wounds or I had a wound vac on from March to October. In April of this year we thought my sons had brought in chiggers. Then we all wound up at ER 2 times for fluids and were told we had parasites. We all tried the cream 7 times then I was given Ivermectin, antibotic cream, ect we looked this up.as we noticed that some were lint looking. And we really do not know who was exposed first and how to free ourselves. I have lost 90 pounds since April and I have neen told I need heart surgery and a pacemaker due to the staph. I cannot go through this surgery with these things. They have bitten nails off to the quick both fingers and toes. I need help. I am so desperate!

  10. Nanate says

    In June 2010 when the lint bug was still a freaking mystery and I suffered as if I was in HELL for a good 9 months but I was able to get rid of it. However, I was lucky enough to get bit again in July 2013 I again by the same cotton lint bug/parasite.
    So this is what I have learned from my experiences so far it’s a parasite that feeds on certain blood types that’s why certain people who live with you may not experience it and you will. Once it invades you then you are the host getting bombs foggers’ exterminators’ will not work and it’s a waste of money you’re your house will smell like crap trust me I spent 15,000.00 the first time around. So in order to kill it you need to kill it within you and then it will die everywhere else. So getting bombs will not do anything for you.
    The first thing you need to do is take two weeks off from work school whatever then go shopping buy healthy food no carbs, no sugars until it is all gone. Get multivitamins, immune boosters, Garlique garlic pills, cayenne pepper large bottle, Vinegar, bottles of Clorox bleach, disinfecting wipes, paper towels, or a good shamy for cars that has no cotton on it for your towel, heavy duty trash bags or bag vac to keep your cotton clothes in, a good vacuum, and if you can the automated one too so its constantly vacuuming, a lint roller, tea tree oil, sulfur soap bar you can get it at Walgreens or on-line, Nic or Rid Lice Shampoo, Permetherin spray from Wal-Mart that’s in the camping section it’s a yellow and black bottle, Borax detergent from Wal-Mart. Then buy ALL NON-COTTON CLOTHS, silk underwear bra, free ball for guys, sandals with no cotton straps all rubber. Yes no cotton, silk, polyester, wind breaker pants, shorts under amour shirts from sports authority, a plastic inflatable bed that’s all plastic, satin /silk sheets a pillow that’s has a plastic covering like in the hospitals. So basically if you can walk around naked in your house if you live alone for two weeks than do it. Once it dies in you than it won’t be in your car and everywhere else.
    The new cloths that you bring home is tightly secured in bags than the next step is everything that is cotton in your home must be tightly and I mean tightly sealed in trash bags or in a bag vac. I am talking about shower curtains, floor mats, towels, sneakers, even your mop if it has cotton. It is that serious and I do mean all cotton in bags must be sealed tightly and you do not open it up for anything until you are rid of the spawn of satin.
    If you live with other people I suggest you stay at a hotel for a few weeks. The house must be cleaned and vacuumed like no body’s business hence no work for two weeks. If you notice the soles of your shoes you will see tiny fibers and white specs under it. In the hose I will wear slippers and constantly wash them in water. If you can pay to have your outside windows pressure cleaned do it if not ask someone who is not getting bit up to wash your outside windows down. When you clean mirrors and glass use newspaper if you use paper towel it helps them to create more cotton.
    Next get treated Permethrin Cream 5% or 10% is a must with the key ingredient an Antibiotic Amoxicillan 500mg twice a day Ciproflaxin if you are allergic to PCN. Effol Horse balm I got mine from SmartPak Equine online it suffocates them from the Menthol and Camphor.
    You see the bad part is if you go to the doctor they will tell you that you have paranoid delusions because they are uneducated about this. The CDC does not even know what it is for crying out loud.
    So if you say things are crawling on you they will say its scabies and blah blah blah. I mean that can help you get the Permethrin but they won’t prescribe antibiotics. I get antibiotics when I travel to India or Nicaragua so I had it at home already. This is your health and your life see if you can get it on line ask a doctor friend. You can also go to a Walgreens to a take care clinic you get treated by a Nurse Practioner tell her or him that you are a Nurse anesthetist it’s a nursing job that’s more advanced then there’s basically you’re like an anesthesiologist. Tell them that you had a parasite issue before in your body and you were treated from an ER doctor with Permethrin 5% and Amoxicillin 500mg or Ciproflaxin if you are allergic to PCN. They will still be hesitant to give you the antibiotics but remind them that if you have a parasite and it is laying larva and stuff in you the Permethrin alone will not do jack shit. Go in there stating what you need because supposedly it had happened to you prior and the ER doctor gave you that so they might give it to you knowing what the ER doctor had given you prior. Hell if you have to lie through your teeth.
    If they are in your ears or hairs to the point you can sometimes hear them. So you take your Nic lice shampoo even though it’s not lice and put it on your hair and some on a q-tip in and put in in your ear but not too deep for about 10 minutes. Then find a Jacuzzi not the kind in your bath but a real heated Jacuzzi and duck your head under holding your breath letting the Jet shoot right in your ear and all around your head for as many times as you can. Its best to do this at night since people are not around and don’t worry it won’t affect others because its way to hot in a real heated Jacuzzi that they can’t live. Keep doing that and you will notice they left your ears not your body but your ears and hair spray the jets all over you head.
    If you do that drink cayenne pepper in green tea, cayenne pepper in your bath and on your body, also they don’t like spicy food so eat spicy but healthy spicy food. Take the garlic pills, go in saunas your pores open they come out. Stay away from Dark colors they like black and so where lighter colored cloths. Clean your brushes and combs with bleach. Do at least 4 hair lice treatments but not back to back. Try taking a sleeping pill or antihistamine drug like Benadryl so you won’t feel it as much because there feeding time is really strong at about 3-5 am on your body. Use thick rubber gloves when cleaning always because sometimes the fibers when you squeeze a sponge or something will penetrate back in you. Keep all cuts covered with Band-Aids. Do not cut you cuticles for a few weeks. Vinegar and Clorox bleach your floors at home. Put Tea tree oil in bath on toes behind ears mind you it smells like bad toilet water with a dirty mop bucket of funk.
    If you live with a partner or other people even thou the bug is not fond of their blood type it will eventually start feeding on them too. Remember it’s in you not out there so treating everything else and but not you won’t help. I have got rid of it and so can you its draining and its work but it’s your life start by eating healthy, vacuum like you’re a cracked out OCD vacuum addict. Take 3 or 2 baths, no cotton at all because when you wear cotton that’s when you will have that feeling like something’s crawling on your back. Just by removing all cotton you will feel some relief. If you eat sugar and keep eating sugar good luck to you. Once there gone you can eat you sugar and carbs again. To make my life easier I just went on HCG diet both times. The Premetherin spray is to spray on your clothes that are not cotton and not dark colors. Like I even changed my iphone case to white instead of black they love electronics laptops and phones and stuff.
    The first time I had it I thought I was going to die no blogs were even out and I thought I was going crazy and I had it bad then with the itching them flying off my body. The different color specs and fibers even red fibers including the glitter spec. I got rid of it in 2010 not sure how cause I did a lot of things but this time around getting bit and it always starts off at least for me as it’s a no see- um bugs or something. Either ways this time around I did not spend months wondering if I am crazy and jumped right on it so now it’s in the process of going away and I am on third week. I know it’s going away when cotton is not giving me a panic attack. I’m not feeling things anymore I constantly am eating healthy I drink cayanne pepper tea which is so gross. The Antibiotics, Premetherin cream and Effol Horse Balm and Sulfar soap along with eating healthy and taking in spices to make it toxic for them to live in me, as well as being OCD clean and no cotton and Jacuzzi drowning sessions. I am almost over these suckers again. You can get all sorts of diseases and immune problems if you don’t get antibiotics. Good Luck guys

  11. Nanate says

    In June of 2010 I had the lint bug issue and went to several doctors telling them about the lint and tiny specs of cotton which were attacking me only to be told I had paranoid delusions. Paranoid maybe delusions I don’t think so. I spent about 15,000.00 dollars sprayed every type of bug bomb exterminator tented my house and nothing. Including laser hair removal for my entire body hoping it can kill them by the laser strength. I finally left all my cloths tied in garbage bags abandoned my home and stayed at a hotel then rented a new place bought new cloths and did a ton of things and was able to get rid of them after 9 months of hell while being in anesthesia school so it sucked. I was eventually able to go back to my home and was able to use my cloths again. But in 2013 I freaking got bit again and it starts off like if it’s no see um bugs, so if you feel it’s a no see um bug run for your life because it may be the devil lint bug that are here to stay.
    So what I had learned through the first time is that it’s a parasite and it only likes certain blood types and then makes your body a host. That’s why it can affect one person in the house but not the rest. Its feeding time is roughly about 3:00am and tries to go into any orifice off your body because it likes the heat. It likes sugar foods, yeast, and people who are immune deficient. It does not like spicy food or healthy food. In other words start eating healthy, cut carbs and sugars only till you get rid of it. Cover any cuts or wounds with Band-Aid Plus Antibiotic Adhesive Bandages. If you have a partner it will eventually invade them to even if it’s not the blood type that they really like. So here is the key to get rid of those bugs from the spawn of satin who want to make your life a living hell. They love cotton so you need to take everything in your house that is cotton and I mean everything from shower curtains to floor mops and put it in garbage bags tightly closed and do not open it for anything. If you live with other people than think about taking a two week vacation to a hotel preferably one with a Jacuzzi and sauna and you will find out why in just a second.
    Now I took two weeks off from work to get it under control this time around in 2013. So I first went out and bought a few things like cloths, bras underwear that are silk, polyester, windbreaker, sports authority those under armor shirts, satin sheets, paper towels for you to use after your shower as your towel, plastic inflatable bed and pillow that’s satin or that plastic rubber type of pillows they use in hospitals. Permethrin spray for you to spray on clothes and shoes which you can find in the camping section of Wal-Mart. Try to wear sandals if you can with no cloth on them like all plastic or rubber.
    The next step is vacuum, vacuum, and vacuum; you can also use cloths steamers and clean everything several times a day in your house down. Have someone else wash down your outside widows of your house and pressure cleaning is great but make sure you have good seals on doors if not they will be in your house even more. Your shoes, cloths, and hair carry it into your car. I had a bucket of bleach and I would dip my sole of the slipper in there every time I went in out of the house. Wipe everything down using bleach or antibacterial products while using thick rubber gloves or it can penetrate into your skin the fibers from the creature that is. Once you kill them it will leave your car automatically but when I realized I had it again I put my car for service and got a loaner car and got my car detailed. Also use paper towels after your baths NO towels.

    The next steps is how to treat you first get the Permethrin cream10% or 5% cream, which will have some affect but will not do its job without antibiotics. This will help the beginning process to kill them from inside you. Second you have to get Amoxicillin 500 mg which you will take twice a day both morning and night to use while using the Permethrin. Take vitamins and immune boosters. Take a hot bath, not a shower if you can with cayenne pepper diluted in there. You can also drink green tea with cayenne pepper as well as take Garlique garlic pills. The next key thing is to use Nic or Rid lice shampoo like 4 times not back to back but with days apart because the eggs will re-hatch even though it’s not lice. If they are in your ear which has happened to me twice now the best thing that I found was to put the Nic or Rid lice shampoo and let it sit on your head for ten minutes and also pour some on a Q-tip and don’t go too far in your ear canal but put some in your ear. So lucky for me I live I in a condo that has a Jacuzzi I went late at night when no one is around. With the Nic shampoo sitting on my scalp for 10 minutes and your body then hold your breath as long as you can and duck your head in the Jacuzzi put the jet blowers part near your ear and all over your head it blows them out. Keep repeating that for as many times as you can and out the ear they go. Relax it will not affect anyone else because of the heat is too much for them combined with the jets and the Nic shampoo. So the combination with the heat with the Nic in rubbed on your ears it will get them out. Then to be really safe you can get antibiotic drops for the ears which I did and it was Ciprofloxacin drops.
    Then you need to buy Effol Horse Balm and put it all over your body for several days I bought mine from SmartPak Equine it has Menthol and Camphor it suffocates them and you will see a difference after the third day with the Permethrin and the Antibiotic and the balm to where then it all just goes away. I also did another whole body laser hair removal treatment too. Don’t read that Morgellions website it will only put you in a panic when you see all your symptoms and leave you feeling hopeless thinking the absolute worst. If you don’t treat it than that is how people are getting immune deficiency problems as well as other issues. You need antibiotics to kill it from within you. Doctors will be hesitant to give you antibiotics because they are uneducated about this and can’t see it. I got my antibiotics from a third world country and already had some at home but you can try to go to Walgreens they have a Take Care Clinics tell the nurse practitioner that you had this before and need the Permethrin and was given Amoxicillin 500 mg twice a day before when this happened to you. Lie if you have to most likely will prescribe it being that you had this before. If you’re allergic to PCN which is Amoxicillin then you need to ask for Ciprofloxacin. If you have to lie to them to get the meds then lie and say something else but you need the antibiotics to get rid of it. So for all of the people who are suffering for months and months you don’t have to and don’t waste money on bombs foggers and exterminators they won’t help trust me I wasted tons of money on it. This is still new and the CDC does not know what it is therefore doctors are no freaking help and tell you that you’re basically nuts. If you don’t treat it than yes you can develop the issues from what the Morgellions website says because it’s destroying you from the inside out that’s why you will get bruises and stuff. Once it goes away you can where all your cloths again and it will die in your car.
    I hope it helps because the first time it happened to me in 2010 no one had blogs about it and I thought I was losing my mind. Nothing feels worse to feel things crawling on you that you can’t see. Saunas also help to get them out of your pores. As well as eating healthy and spicy foods, stay away from carbs and sugars for as long as they are in you. Other things that are good are tea tree oil that smells like dirty mop bucket water. Vinegar to mop your house and take baths with, Sulfur bar soaps you can find online or in some Walgreens. Two weeks of what I told you to do and you can beat it I did not once but twice now but this time I did it in two weeks. Remember no cotton, use lint brushes, and stay super clean. They also love black so stay away from cloths that color. It’s in your body, so bombs, foggers won’t work you need to kill it within you. Good Luck

  12. southern ontario says

    I forgot to mention I get a flare up if I drink beer or a wine, eat sweets or a lot of wheat. I believe we could have a fungus (candida?) which would explain why others are not affected. I have used the Fluconazole tablet , 150mgs (for yeast infections) clears things up for the time. I am not sure how much is a safe amount and for how long. You have to be careful you don’t overdo it though as you may affect the flora in your body. I take acidophilus while using it.

    All the searching I have done on this “thing” seems to point to Lyme disease symptoms, which comes from bite of a black legged tick. It’s becoming a problem here in the Southern Ontario. Contrary to popular belief you don’t always know you’ve been bitten and don’t observe the bite site. It is much later into the disease that tests will show Lyme disease. Doctors haven’t caught up with this yet and people are being diagnosed with lupus and other diseases.

    I am sure we all could write forever on this devastating situation and the lack of help. It is very isolating as even friends and family give you that quizzical look when you mention it. I don’t talk about it to them anymore.

  13. southern ontario says

    @taylor
    No taylor, the ones I see and have do not look like that. They are very tiny, oval shaped, white or other colours. They resemble a tightly wound ball of yarn but very tiny. They seem to wrap themselves in a cocoon of threads or hair and if you soak them in vinegar a small black/white dot will come out as the cocoon dissolves. Sometimes, especially around the computer moniter I see them fly straight up from the surface. I can’t catch one. I have one of those lighters for bbq’s and I try to burn them as they fly or spray them with hairspray. ( I don’t combine the lighter and hairspray though…but if this continues much longer I may:-)

  14. southern ontario says

    I have been dealing with this “parasite” since February 2011. I recall taking my clothes out of the dryer (apt. building) and seeing what looked like lint and cat fur all over my clothes. Unfortunately instead of washing them again I took them to my apartment and assume that is when it all started.
    I have used almost every product I could find to get rid of them. After two 2 plus years of using moisturizer all over my body and scalp I decided to use medicated foot powder (ingredients-Menthol 1.0%, non medicated ingredients-Talc Sodium Bicarbonate, Acacia, Benzethonium Chloride, EucalyptusOil Peppermint Oil) I would put in my shoes , all over my body, scalp too. Well is seems to work well so far. Observing when these things seem to come alive is when it is humid out so I concluded they like moisture. My skin could shred cheese so I think they suck moisture out of your body. I seem to have aged overnight. Light brown spots which sometimes can be removed, cuts that don’t heal well and when they do the blood is black. Even rubbing my skin with mineral oil will bring out black stuff???

    For the car, carpets and furniture I vacuum well and then spray heavily with scotch guard. For clothing I spray with starch and flea spray for homes, not pets. That helps for awhile. Vacuuming is very important. I put my clothes-unwashed – on the highest setting on the dryer for an hour. Pillows and any item that can’t be washed. Staying away from cotton sheets and clothing helps. It’s cost me a fortune in lost clothing and bedding. I have left blankets in my car over winter and in the heat of summer and still these “things’ come alive when you use them.

    What the heck is this and like most already know , don’t mention to a doctor that something is biting you or you feel a crawling sensation. All doctors I have been referred to (ENT, dermatologist, even a neurologist) seem to already “know” that I suffer from “delusional parasitosis”. (I assume a note from my family doctor says this to them) In the end you will end up with a psychiatrist because you will be deemed crazy!
    It’s a nightmare. I see these little lint balls in clothing stores too so it’s coming from somewhere.

    My next plan is to take my “gatherings” I have in zip lock bags to the vet and say I found these on my pets sleeping area….

    Anyway still hanging in but I don’t stay at anyone’s home anymore and social life has become none existent.

    I guess we will get the help we need when the rich get these nasty things… To all the doctors who said I should see a psychiatrist I will drop a few of these things off at your office next time around…how about that eh?

  15. taylor says

    I found this on my rose bush at home. I looked it up to see what it was. Does it look like this?

  16. Somee says

    @brian
    Hello,
    I know this is hell! First of all I am writing about what I know in my case. Perhaps this is not other peoples case, so do not diss me. If this is an emergency and you feel lke you can not take it anymore, go to the hospital! Tell them you are having abdominal pain and lots of itching. do not mention bugs or lint or anything else. Refuse pain killers, so they know you are not drug seeking. Tell them your stool looks like it has holes in it, pin holes. Say the pain is your lower abdomon, both sides. They will run tests AND HOPEFULLY ADMIT YOU. This is what you want, testing and an enviroment free of the biting lint and parasites. If you are on any antidepressant or xanax like meds, take them with you, dont tell them. They will usually find out by a routine blood test. I am saying to lie if this is an emergency and you cant take it anymore only. If you mention any bugs or biting lint or ant psycopharmicial meds, they will dismiss you as a psyc case with delusional parasotosis, or someone seeking drugs. f you do as I say, they will not let you go for the pain and the itching will throw them off the conclusion of any intestonal blockage or gas problem. Abdonomal pain and itching will have them in a fix to test further. They cant let you go in pain, since you are refusing any pain meds they will admit you for further tests. They will start thnkng parasitic because itching and abd pain do not relate unless parasitc. Next they will xray your abd area and find nothing so now you will need a colonscory, stoll and urine sample. Now after this they will find intestinal parasites. This is part of what is going on. Only go ths route f you are totally desperate.
    Next, if just desperate, use rubbing alcohol all around bed and carpet, mattress. Put on some Deet. This will get you through the night.
    Ok, I have been dealing with this hell for two years. I have done so much research and what I know in my case that this is an environmental and parasitic issue. This started with the Coffin fly
    or gnat. This fly is attracted to water. The larva attach themselves to rocks in the wild and hang in streams to catch bacteria. Somehow you may have a shower leak or water hanging around. They are using my pubis area to hang out and at night crawl into the anus at night to eat. Gross.. They can fly and lay eggs that are white then turn black in a day. They will go to your scalp to eat the hair and lay eggs. find black specks in my hair and on my pubis hair, no matter how much I wash myself. The antibacterial hans santiser I keep at bedside. They mostly jump but can fly. They love to jump on your feet and go under your toenails and eat. have a bad case of athlethes foot and never wear the same socks twice. caught one of these flys, an adult one and under magnification, it had two wings, black eyes and the bottom half of t was striped half way around, not underneath with off whiite and black stripes. t had long stick like branched like legs witj looked like cotton stuck all over its lower legs. It also had a glob of golden snot looking ball under its neck that it was carrying. Disgusting thing also called a humpback fly. The larva bte hard standing on its tip, looks lke a splinter and really hurts when bitten. it has taken chunks of skin off of me. All I fnd is a brown speck after being bite. think the brown triangle it leaves on the skin is ts feces. The feces causes a fungal infection in the skin. The slow healing bites leave my skin with a white round scar. have loads of hair loss and my teeth lost enamel now need to be pulled. Rotten bottom teeth, they crawl into your mouth while sleeping and up the butt. The microscope early larva, live in the intestine. They can sense the drop n body temp when you sleep and are mobile, wont move during the day. The also make cocoons out of cotton material and natural clothing fiber. Now this s the real horrible part, they leave a fungus on the skin and they have predators, carpet beetles, columbe, bacteria, spring tails, tiny spiders,skin mites. This n my case is not one issue, but a whole kingdom of insects. A chain of disgusting events, and environmental and body infections and parasites. This is why doctors are saying it is delusional because not one insect causes all of the symptoms.
    cant go to my doctor or hospitals around here because I was telling them all of my issues and they thought I needed a shrink. I should have never mentioned bugs.
    EVEN IF YOU GET RID OF THE HUMPBACK FLY’S THE OTHER BUGS LIVE ON. My clothing gets infested with biting lint balls, my hair gets black itchy crawling black flat dots. itchy fibers all over the place, no matter how much you clean. I have seen the black flat dots turn sideways and go into the sheets. The are in the mattress cover and come out when you are sleeping. have seen them flip upside down to a white side that some have to camouflage themselves, kill one and whiten seconds another one bites. THEY SEND OUT A PHEROMONE SIGNAL, TO WARN the others to bite.
    Socks get infested fast from the floor. They stick to the bottom of your shoes, then climb under toenails. They hide in anus during the day and hang on pubic hair. The carpet beetles leave a tar like feces all over the floor.The beetles live under the carpet in the floor boards and are covered with hard bristles that become airborne, like flying splinters, the hurt when they hit your skin. The spring tails do their thing also, the tiny spiders bite. The fungus gathers together and forms colonies that crawl all over including the ceiling and drop on your head. The same for the spiders, the sense your smell and go after you, you are an insect restaurant! Yes this is hell!
    Clean toilets all over, underneath and inside tank, behind tank under rim. under handle. Clean washing machine all under rim and basket plastic and move machine to clean under it. Clean in dishwasher and under it. Clean under refrigerator and behind it, inspect all food storage. Look inside flour and cereal boxes, ect,, Wash ceilings and draws out. Dust all over, behind pictures. Clean all floors. never wear cloths twice and iron before wearing. I sleep on an air mattress, I had to throw out my mattress. Put tape around bed legs and pull bed away from wall. Wash feet and flip flops many times a day, use baby wipes to wipe yourself. Do not flush wipes, will clog pipes. Put in plastic garbage bag and tie. Clean around all sinks and edges, under chairs and kitchen table.
    Look this is horrible, but what is good is that every in house is killed with pain old soap and water. Dont use anything else, just liquid antibacterial soap and water. Bleach, laundry detergent, hot water wash…does not kill them, only soap and water or rubbing alcohol. Wash hair first with soap and water then condition. Pour soap down drains. Soap and water. When you take a shower, soap ears. anus and nose fast. They will run into any openings. I boiled clothes and still they were alive! They can drown, after a week or so. Just use soap no matter the water temp. Just do the toilets first then little by little you will see a decrease in turbulence. It took me two hours to clean the toilet alone and t was clean looking until I got under the tank and between the wall, saw so much black dots or mold. saw then black dots hanging under the dome ready to crawl on my butt.. I found them on the underside of the handle. They will fly in your face and your hair itches and face burns… go wash up, had to change clothes three times when cleaning and many times had to wash my sandles and feet. Forget socks, you will be throwing out too many to clean, even if you soap out the specks, the fibers itch a lot. Good luck, let me know. Now to get rd of the parasites? I read salt and vit C.

  17. Ginger says

    I returned home to vegas after a trip in the dominican republic. 1 week after being home I had a couple bites on my legs and what looked like a spider bite on my other foot. My clothes have tiny white fuzzies on them, and when I lay in bed I feel like I have tiny particles replicating under me, on my back etc. I get up right away with a flash light and see small white things and then separate tiny black pieces. My husband thinks I’m crazy. I have had the house steam cleaned, carpets etc. I used my Kirby and vacuumed as much as I could. I had my exterminator send samples to the dept of agriculture but that was weeks ago and they still don’t know what it is. I am going to try the moth bars, the febreeze allergen and start taking vitamin C. If I find out what this is or seem to get rid of it I will write again. I am going to make my husband read all 143 of these posts. I really am not crazy afterall. I hope…we will see…

  18. Tiny says

    I have this also, its been about 2 years tried so many things and spent so much money, went to Drs, dermatologist, Chinese naturalist Dr still can’t get rid if it. Have the dust/lint flying things, bumps and scratches appearing on my skin, also these sparkle looking things in my skin. When I go around people they start to scratch, rub their eyes, dig in their ears,swipe their nose or cough, this bothers me more than anythingdon’t want to be spreading this thing to anyone. I see the web looking things in my home on my windows, on the porch, car and these dust/lint things flying from there, they are in clothes, hair,furniture,everywhere ni matter how much I clean it wash, no matter what I used Kleenex green, borax, bleach, ammonia,etc, tried almost everything someone says worked for them, spent so much on supplements, bathing products. Desperate for help, praying everyday that is what gets me through I also pray for all of you going through this. Do anyone live in Philly?

  19. holly smith says

    I have a lot of them caught on clear tape and bagged but dont know who to take them to. I stopped going to drs. I just sobbed, realizing that there are others! Im relieved. What do I do? I find them on new clothes at the mall, about every time I try to go shopping. Also, in dryers. How can a chemicle as strong as a lice killing shampoo not kill them? Ive noticed them mostly in homes that are ‘cluttered, unkept and dirty’ to say the least. But now also in clothing stores! What about contacting the media by mailing this print-out??
    Holly S.
    Portland, Oregon
    southernpicosa@yahoo.com
    503-995-1075

  20. holly smith says

    Hi, my infestation is in my hair, and now my dog’s too. I constantly brush with a lice comb but my hair is now brittle and falls out, or breaks off rather. Any advice for me? Please! I dont discuss it or people say Im crazy or have a ‘drug phychosis’. Thanks, Holly
    Southernpicosa@yahoo.com
    503-995-1075
    Portland, Oregon

    @Helpman

  21. Sunny says

    I live in LA. Does anyone know if it’s contagious?

  22. Sunny says

    Hi,
    Been exp similar issues … Been battling this as well Eating alkaline helps. Other things that may help I can share. Would love to talk with anyone going thru this310)713-9191

  23. Braveheart says

    I’m in BC and I feel I’ve had these a long, long time. I first started studying mites because I have rosacea and the kids had acne and they said it was caused by demodex mites. So I started doing the cleanse on the face with tto and coconut oil. I then thought they probably are not just on my face so I covered myself head to foot with coconut oil and hundreds and hundreds of these black specs that never moved come out of all my pores and my sisters and my kids. They don’t move though so then I think they are dead but someone said near the beginning they just act dead! So I go to my Dr. and she doesn’t have a microscope and the lab doesn’t test for mites I have to pay for it or I can go and try dermatologist. So I go to local high school and use microscope there and she tells me I can’t see demodex mites unless I have an electron microscope so we look at a few of my hudreds of little black flecs and she says they are lint. Then I think oh well I must be allergic to all this lint in my system. I better just keep covering myself with coconut oil after my shower in morning and bath at night. I pick pick pick but I don’t see them any where else and they don’t move. I feel a bit itchy once and awhile and I have a few red spots here and there but nothing huge. I take vitamins and my skin is getting better and better as I clean it with the coconut oil so I will just keep doing it all and I may try some of your ideas if it gets worse for any of us. I plan to go to the university and use there electron microscope to see what I can see. I’ve had bedbugs and lice and all sorts of things so yhea it can be confusing what exactly it is but since i can so easily see mine, well pretty small black flecks sometimes white eggs and stuff, grains of sand….well we are porous creatures. We collect a lot of stuff. I think I will treat myself internally as well as I’m not 100% sure it is just on my skin. They just keep coming and coming though by the hundreds and I’ve been doing this for 2 weeks so pretty strange unless it is some lifetime accumulation of lint I am getting out. Now if it is a mite with a lifecycle well that is different. Creepy stuff and way way too much cleaning for me!!!

  24. Loren says

    Good day! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after reading through some of the post I realized it’s new to me.
    Anyways, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back often!

  25. jim says

    like to see

  26. jim says
  27. Valerie says

    Thank you all so much for sharing. I will be back to post my own story and what has worked for me (and hasn’t). – just finished reading every post which took a bit of time but was well worth the validation I received. It means so much to those of us who are suffering from this strange malady to find others whose stories and experiences so closely mirror our own. It is so frustrating when those closest to us start thinking we are crazy (and I have considered that option myself) and honestly it would be easier to be crazy. It is a very lonely feeling when we know the truth but we know it alone. That’s why I am so thankful for all of you that posted and will post in the future. My Very Best Regards and prayers go out to all of you. Valerie

  28. jm says

    @Mickie
    I have had this for a while, i got it in oregon also. I am so sorry to hear the lack of support you have. You are smart to do what you are doing.

  29. mel says

    @inoklahomacity
    In OKC, and have been battling this for two months. Spent a fortune on natural products and pharmaceutical products ($100 each approx- many times.) Life has become hell, and cleaning and daily treatments (alternating natural treatments and OTC poisons and prescribed poisons) have done nothing! Chronic fatique and anxiety are taking over, and doctors and dermatologists have no clue-just a prescription pad with another $100 lice poison that fails right out of the box. Even Ivermectin has not worked. Do you know anyone I can contact for help??

  30. inoklahomacity says

    We started noticing these things a few days before Christmas. It has been the biggest nightmare i could have ever imagined. I have taken 3 different samples to the OSU Extension Center, and finally the sample i took yesterday was “enough” for them to sent for further analysis. It is so nice to hear that i am not alone. My boyfreind seems to be the one who is most affected in our home, but i am affected as well. Ive already started the daily cleaning rituals with no help from anyone and it is becoming so stressful. I hope that someone finds out what these things are. Is there anyone else on this site in the Oklahoma City area as well??

  31. Ineka Burke says

    @Bo Buggs
    Please tell me how you eliminate these little buggers.

    @No-longer-worry

  32. Ineka Burke says

    @Bo Buggs
    Please tell me how you eliminate these little buggers.

  33. Paula says

    @kimberly dawslin
    did you ever find a solution to your probem. what i believe is that they are woolly aphids. any questions you cam pm me

  34. Mary says

    @Tucker
    I too have this super mite from an apartment complex I rented. I have been using a combination of almond oil, tea tree and black walnut tincture on my skin and after 1 week the bites are down by 90%. Now it is matter of getting them out of my car, work and home. All I I can do is continue the bug spray, wash clothes in hot. I think if they no longer can lay eggs which seem to be in the skin…not sure then you can get a handle on it. I have had great relief from the tincture on my skin. I spray my clothes and furniture with rubbing alcohol. Personally I think government authorities are aware of this super bug and keeping it quiet. I used to work for a government agency for drinking water dept and reports would come through that was not meant for the public. sad really.

  35. michigan says

    @Mari Julia Jimenez
    Hola Julia: acabo de encontrar tu comentario en the lint bug page, es el unico que he visto en espanol, siento mucho que estes sufriendo de esta misteriosa enfermedad, yo acabo de empezar ya casi un mes y aun asi estoy in shock of this problem, me molesta bastante y mucho trabajo en casa limpiando todo labando ropa dia y noche bueno ya tu sabes. bueno solo queria saludarte, de donde eres? adonde vives? yo soy de honduras pero estoy en USA casi 50 anos. estas sintiendo algo de mejoria?
    con todo respeto.
    michigan

  36. michigan says

    I am a senior and started this hell about the first of july/12, never heard of this problem now in this short time this bug has ruined my life, cant visit my kis or have them over, have misses birthdays etc because i dont want to spred this bug. today i went to the dr about this but the same thing he told me i was crazy, to go on a vacation and forget about it, lol lol, didnt believe any thing i said, told me to stop beliving everything in the internet etc, i got out of this very depress and disapointed even if i told my husband i go because my kids insist i go but he will tel me i am crazy and he said just that.
    drs could get richer than what they are if they believe people sufering from this problem, they would have more custumers than they could handle. i am still upset he told me i was going crazy and he ment it . i have get rid of so much clothes and should get ridi of the ones i still have because no mater what i wash it with the black and white specks and the cotton ball inside everything i own still there, they are in the carpet, furnirure bed, everywhere in the house and car, someone should get smart and read all this coments and work in finding a cure for this, some one like some doctor, cant believe they let us suffer from this misery, also exterminators dont treat mites because is something they cant see, i have one coming this week but they already told me thay dont do mites. i think this is a hell we have to live with to our last day.

  37. Interested says

    Could these be organisms from inside people that attack unwelcome matter such as dust or lint? I am thinking maybe because our bodies are full of organisms and some people are sensitive to touch so it almost makes sence in an unussual way that some people might have organisms that fight off un-wanted things.

    As far as them biting the person, perhapse they are biting at the lint and missing?

    I’m not joking or being condensending, I am really thinking this may be. Why else would they surround only certain people and leave others in the same house alone?

    Don’t give up though people, there are so many un known and un answered things in existence, the professionals can’t know what’s not discovered, so be pioneers and welcome safe experiments.

    The Fabreeze would go right along with this question…..with less allergens, less “immune attacks.”

    Who are we to say some people don’t have natural built in allergen attackers that can come out of the skin?

    There are also collegen dissorders where a person’s skin is thin, velvity smooth etc….it seems such allergen type attackers may be able to get out of collegen deficiant skin and not regular skin?

    Just some thoughts…. I know someone who is experiencing this so please know I believe it is real but for some reason evading others.

  38. No-longer-worry says

    Hello everyone,

    I want to tell you a secret of how to get rid of these horrible bugs. For the past 10 years battling with this invisible culprit, I almost gave up. They are like devils from underworld. My life have been very dark and sad. I have tried everything … you name it. The last thing I tried is Febreze Allergen Reducer fabric & air refresher I bought at Home Depot. Yes, how simple, how easy !!! These bugs are lints or live in lints. Air refresher spray should reduce their population in the air. I now understand why they don’t grow in hotels and bright, clean hospitals…
    Good luck

  39. bedbugs says

    Appreciating the hard work you put into your site
    and detailed information you provide. It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed information. Great read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  40. SHERIE says

    I SUGGEST EVERYONE SUBMIT SAMPLES, along with WRITINGS (DESCRIPTION) to their local “DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE”. I think this is the BEST WAY TO GET THE ANSWERS AND THE ATTENTION NECESSARY FOR THIS BIZARRE PROBLEM. . . This is what I did May 25th 2012 . . . I hope to have some answers for myself and all of you suffering from this same nightmare! Heads Up!

  41. Sherie says

    @donette hoecherl
    I have been having this SAME EXACT INCIDIOUS PROBLEM for 6 months w/landlord & pest control company thinking I’m crazy – I assure you I am NOT, though this INFESTATION has certainly driven me to the edge of crazy as it is EVERYWHERE. CLOTHING, SHOES, PURSES, BEDDING, even my CAR CARPET & UPHOLSTERY has been ruined. I am vacuuming several times a day and doing laundry constantly. I recently sent off samples of everything ruined as well as the “specs” “fibers” and other ‘odd’ samples to Department of Agriculture and they have assured me they will find answers…I PRAY SO as my family and friends (except those who have come and stayed for a short period of time – and so EXPERIENCED same things & looked at the moving hairs, the lint balls, the white things – OMG, I ‘m getting anxious just talking about this nightmare. I have been using plastic bags and doing the same ‘shower routine’ as Christy and everything she says seems to be exactly what/where I have experience (from the problem itself to the probs w/family, boyfriend, pets, etc). Should I find any anwers I will let you know. I am due to move out of this apartment in a week, however, I FEAR BRINGING ANYTHING WHATSOEVER w/me as I do NOT WANT THIS ISSUE TO FOLLOW ME. I mentioned my car too seems to be infested with the same crazy mites/??? and don’t know what to do. I live in NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – WHERE ARE YOU OTHERS FROM? ALSO, has anyone experienced CHANGES in the CARPET’s appearance, texture, color, etc? as a result of these buggers? Mine has gone through many strange changes in all areas….H E L P w/any suggestions/answers/words of Support – will MOVING ERRADICATE, or NOT??

    THANKs – @ least I don’t feel so alone…. :-\

  42. Jackie says

    My friend just was brought back from florida by her Dad because her whole family thinks she is hooked on drugs and these bugs are a figment of her imagination. She is not on drugs. I have seen these little buggers come out of her skin first hand after applying hand sanitizer gel. The exterminates at her house in Florida have sent out samples to the Lab and have not heard back from them. The exterminator company even called around to other exterminators who have said the same thing; no labs are reporting their findings, to anyone. It sounds like an epidemic spreading….there has to be something that can be done, or someone to call to make people start listening….

  43. Jersey says

    @Robert
    Hi, I am, battling for 2 years now.

  44. luci says

    @Holly
    I used to feed the birds outside, i truly believe these things are in the grass…They are so terrible almost feel like a crazy women…First i thought they were no seeums, had to take a hot shower before bed and use lavender hair shampoo, seemed to help a bit. The hot water and scrubbing helped more…I would sit on my lap top at night and see these little mites flying around and biting the heck out of me and my dogs, first i thouhght they were fleas, but not…I extermanated my house with a fogger…when i did go in, i took my lap top outside my house and these little white grainlike critters were actually coming out of my laptop. I did not know what they were until i got on this website…I truly think that this is something we have never had and its hard to get rid of…I trust in my lord that he will take care of this problem….I pray that there is an end to this.. I will try the gentlemen who said to treat the soil with nematodes mixed with water….let you know how it works…good luck and god bless to you all with this same problem

  45. christy says

    I forgot to mention, if you have pictures hanging on the walls, you need to take them down. Leave them off the walls if you can until your problem is cleared up, if not you need to clean them. I spray the backs of them with lysol. You will also need to spray your electronics with lysol or use the electronics wipes. They do like and will hide out in your electronics – don’t drown your electronics in lysol – you don’t want to ruin anything. Also, for the pets, I lint roller and wash their bedding often. Also I’ve soaked the pets toys and run them through the wash. Don’t forget to spray your shoes. Luckily we don’t have them in the car – yet, but we both work from home and don’t have to drive too often or long distances. Seems like the best defense is the more often cleaning, vacuuming, lint roller – letting them come to you kind of method. I’m sorry for the double post above, I don’t know how to delete one of them. Thank you for letting me post here, getting all of this off my chest is super helpful.

  46. christy says

    Our problem started at the end of Jan. this year. I’m a super clean, organized, sane person with a science degree – so of course this freaked me out. I’ve never seen the lint balls or specs move except in the cats water dishes. I’ve touched the white one with a fingernail and it pops away. I’ve unraveled the black strings, lint balls and they are this semi-reflective thin, strong string. Almost reminds me of a cassette tape material but black sometimes with smaller red and/or blue strings. The 1st month and a half I tried all the remedies recommended on the birdmite.org site. Bagged up all pillows and rugs, threw out a huge area rug, took down all curtains, took down the fabric shower curtain, put moth balls in the closets, washed everything in borax and hot water, started using bounce dryer sheets in the dryer, wrapped the sofas and bed in plastic after treating it, borax and baking soda’d the carpets, steamed everything-walls ceilings, sprayed everything (including ceilings) with the permethrin 10% and precor mix! Yes it helped for a few days, but I could still feel them – sprayed again! Still felt them, sprayed again-still not gone! I even took my sofa cushion covers off and soaked them in the borax as well as soaking the cushions themselves in hot water and borax – it was gross, all of these black specs came out. I don’t recommend it unless you have a large tub – my cushions were a little too big for my standard size tub and they got super heavy plus it took forever to dry and after all of that, I could still feel them! My B-friend believes I’m just having a sensitive skin issue and I’m obsessed with looking at everything under a microscope. Perhaps, but at that point I just wanted to know what was crawling and biting on me, in hopes to figure out what it was in order to get rid of them. Took the cats to the vet-no fleas-no signs of fleas, plus we treat them. With 4 cats and 1 BF I have to clean everyday so yes, when you have stuff crawling in your hair, ears, nose, privates, etc and you get the little white specs in your hair, clothes, panties or see the floating lint when there shouldn’t be any you want it to stop, plus it is very stressful and exhausting! I worry about my pets. So it’s very important that I eradicate them asap!

    I’m convinced it’s a combination of springtails and birdmites (or some mite, pepper/predatory) due to the empty birds nest right outside our patio screen door plus all of the characteristics of where they crawl on your body and what seems to deter them line up with the bird mites. The day after cutting down and removing the limb with the birds nest there were thousands of tiny black dots and orange tear drop shaped shell like things all over the back patio, plants and window sills. Still have no clue what they are. I’ve visited all of the internet bug/pest sites, forums. Read so many horror stories – searching/researching. Yes I even contacted a recommended birdmite specialist through the birdmite.org website and he told me what to look for and some things to do but there was still no guarantee and I didn’t like the sound of all of the harsh chemicals.

    Seems like it’s best to alternate whatever you find that does work for you. The thing I like best is the STICKY LINT ROLLERS! Go ahead roll your walls and you will be shocked at how much lint, specs and little bright green cocoon type things, you get on you sticky paper. I also found these flesh colored, semi-soft web like things on the underside of my archway to the kitchen. Again I didn’t see anything moving. I tried to do the ceiling but we do have popcorn ceilings, luckily they are the kind that is plastered or painted over so it doesn’t just come down when you brush/wash it. I also keep a lint roller with me, if i feel something on me, I roller it up.

    HOT WATER & 20 MULE TEAM BORAX: does work well, however it does leave a residue on everything and you don’t want to get it on your electronics. I did take a paint roller and dipped it into a strong mixture of the borax/hot water and rolled the ceilings – it helps A LOT!

    DIATOMACEOUS EARTH: we bought it from Home Depot, it was about 10 bucks for a 4lb bag and it has lasted a long time. I put it in an old baby powder bottle, you can use it as a duster. You need to make sure to dust in a WELL ventilated area ESPECIALLY IF PETS are around! I open a window and don’t allow the pets in that room until the dust settles just in case. For the sofas, I dust it on, open the cushion covers and dust it in, wrap sofa in plastic – completely! Be sure to move sofas/furniture away from walls. Mattress – I put on a vinyl glove to protect my hands from the dryness of the D. Earth – take a spoon and put the D. Earth in EVERY seam of your mattress. I make it thick so that I can’t even see the seams any longer. Move bed away from walls. I did have the mattress wrapped in plastic, it was too difficult for me to sleep on it so now I just double up the bottom sheet, works fine. This also allows me to vacuum and retreat the mattress once a week. I also sprinkle a little D. Earth in between the sheets and blankets and sleep in it. It doesn’t bother me – just do a VERY little bit – too much is suffocating. But it does help – no more biting or crawling at night. Wait two days and go lint roller your sheets and pillows. BASEBOARDS: our tile and grout lines go under the baseboards, so again with a gloved hand I applied the D. Earth to EVERY baseboard crack and crevice and on top of all door frames that I could find. I also put the D. Earth around the outside of the house and on the window sills and sprayed the fascia, overhang and walls with the hot water and borax mix. Do your research on the D. Earth to make sure you buy the organic/safe kind.

    VACUUM: at 1st every day, now it’s every other day or every two days, just depends on what I have time to do. I’ve also tried vacuuming the ceiling and walls. If I don’t get to it. I do lint roller the area around me and the entire bathroom prior to showering.

    I also thought ok well if I can’t see them, then I am going to stop making myself crazy and let them come to me and then I will lint roller or lysol bomb their asses! It’s really working a lot better than me trying to chase them down. So I re-wrapped the sofa, keep the mattress covered in D. Earth. Keep my clothes in plastic bags, still have the curtains, pillows and rugs all in bags.

    CLEAN FLOORS: I know that a lot of people recommend the borax and hot water for the mopping of floors but I don’t do that. Due to the cats. I have the hand held Shark Steamer and use that. Yes I am bent over or on hands and knees scrubbing the floor. The stand up Steamers just don’t put out the amount of steam that my hand held on does. So do what works for you.

    BAGS: If you have or can invest in space bags – use them, bag it all up. Luckily we had some, so I’ve bagged what a can and I limit the laundry that I wear. New laundry goes in a thick plastic bag. If you can get the thick lawn ones from Home Depot, they will last the longest. I throw a couple of the dryer sheets in them and what I don’t wear I put some moth balls in them

    BODY: as for my body, at 1st I showered at least twice a day. I take my clothes off and put them in the laundry hamper asap, and new clothes in a plastic shopping bag to take into the bath with me. We don’t leave any towels/rugs in the bathroom right now. Scrubbing with a kitchen scouring pad – it was horrible. Then I found these white body scrubbing bath gloves, you can buy them anywhere, Publix, Walgreens, Walmart in the bath department and they are only about 2 bucks. I just use dove soap. I have heard of people using sulfur and antibacterial soaps too. I feel like I get them off just fine with the dove soap. I also mix this Hollywood Beauty Tea Tree Oil scalp treatment in with my shampoo, feels like I get them off my scalp a lot better. If you have them bad, just put the oil in your hair and let it soak in – it’s a scalp treatment so it’s safe and has other oils in it. It will make your hair oily but you can always shampoo it out. I then leave conditioner on my head and scrub EVERYTHING! don’t for get all around your toenails, between the toes, ears, all private areas, armpits, etc. After shower – at 1st I tried the ground mustard mixed with lotion – gross – just don’t do it, it was a remedy on a site, it’s just not worth it. I’ve just tried to use what I already had. Petroleum jelly mixed with tea tree oil. Be careful though, I’ve read that tea tree oil is toxic to cats plus I don’t care for the smell and yes it does burn the anus and vagina areas – but it does keep the bugs away – for a bit. I’ve also used the orange oil after eating an orange – it does help until the smell of the oil goes away. It’s just too time consuming. Some on here suggested the sanitizing hand gel – it seems to work really well. I also like the Gold Bond lotions and I’ve also used the vitamin E oil all over. Again just stuff I’ve had. Anything seems to work and I’m sure some things will work better for some than others. I’m open to any suggestion. Now that it’s getting better, I’ve just been using the gold bond lotion and the skin so soft lotion from avon plus now the hand sanitize gel.

    Don’t give up, don’t get lazy about the cleaning. Put things away that you aren’t/don’t have to use for a while until you get rid of them. If you live with someone that is not helping you or someone that doesn’t believe you then you can try moving out for about two weeks. That’s how long the professional exterminator said it would take for the mites to hunt down the non-believer. lol, he was obviously being sarcastic. Here’s what I asked my BF, how likely is it that I’ve just suddenly created this problem? How is it that everything that I do/act is exactly the same except for this one thing? That if I were going to “create” some issue, how would I have come up with this kind of a problem? Regardless of his lack of support, respect, help I keep chugging along. So don’t give up, don’t give up hope. I feel for anyone going through this nightmare.
    xoxo

  47. christy says

    Our problem started at the end of Jan. this year. I’m a super clean, organized, sane person with a science degree – so of course this freaked me out. I’ve never seen the lint balls or specs move except in the cats water dishes. I’ve touched the white one with a fingernail and it pops away. I’ve unraveled the black strings, lint balls and they are this semi-reflective thin, strong string. Almost reminds me of a cassette tape material but black sometimes with smaller red and/or blue strings. The 1st month and a half I tried all the remedies recommended on the birdmite.org site. Bagged up all pillows and rugs, threw out a huge area rug, took down all curtains, took down the fabric shower curtain, put moth balls in the closets, washed everything in borax and hot water, started using bounce dryer sheets in the dryer, wrapped the sofas and bed in plastic after treating it, borax and baking soda’d the carpets, steamed everything-walls ceilings, sprayed everything (including ceilings) with the permethrin 10% and precor mix! Yes it helped for a few days, but I could still feel them – sprayed again! Still felt them, sprayed again-still not gone! I even took my sofa cushion covers off and soaked them in the borax as well as soaking the cushions themselves in hot water and borax – it was gross, all of these black specs came out. I don’t recommend it unless you have a large tub – my cushions were a little too big for my standard size tub and they got super heavy plus it took forever to dry and after all of that, I could still feel them! My B-friend believes I’m just having a sensitive skin issue and I’m obsessed with looking at everything under a microscope. Perhaps, but at that point I just wanted to know what was crawling and biting on me, in hopes to figure out what it was in order to get rid of them. Took the cats to the vet-no fleas-no signs of fleas, plus we treat them. With 4 cats and 1 BF I have to clean everyday so yes, when you have stuff crawling in your hair, ears, nose, privates, etc and you get the little white specs in your hair, clothes, panties or see the floating lint when there shouldn’t be any you want it to stop, plus it is very stressful and exhausting! I worry about my pets. So it’s very important that I eradicate them asap!

    I’m convinced it’s a combination of springtails and birdmites (or some mite, pepper/predatory) due to the empty birds nest right outside our patio screen door plus all of the characteristics of where they crawl on your body and what seems to deter them line up with the bird mites. The day after cutting down and removing the limb with the birds nest there were thousands of tiny black dots and orange tear drop shaped shell like things all over the back patio, plants and window sills. Still have no clue what they are. I’ve visited all of the internet bug/pest sites, forums. Read so many horror stories – searching/researching. Yes I even contacted a recommended birdmite specialist through the birdmite.org website and he told me what to look for and some things to do but there was still no guarantee and I didn’t like the sound of all of the harsh chemicals.

    Seems like it’s best to alternate whatever you find that does work for you. The thing I like best is the STICKY LINT ROLLERS! Go ahead roll your walls and you will be shocked at how much lint, specs and little bright green cocoon type things, you get on you sticky paper. I also found these flesh looking semi-soft web like things on the underside of my archway to the kitchen. Again I didn’t see anything moving. I tried to do the ceiling but we do have popcorn ceilings, luckily they are the kind that is plastered or painted over so it doesn’t just come down when you brush/wash it. I also keep a lint roller with me, if i feel something on me, I roller it up.

    HOT WATER & 20 MULE TEAM BORAX: does work well, however it does leave a residue on everything and you don’t want to get it on your electronics. I did take a paint roller and dipped it into a strong mixture of the borax/hot water and rolled the ceilings – it helps A LOT!

    DIATOMACEOUS EARTH: we bought it from Home Depot, it was about 10 bucks for a 4lb bag and it has lasted a long time. I put it in an old baby power bottle, you can use it as a duster. You need to make sure to dust in a WELL ventilated area ESPECIALLY IF PETS are around! I open a window and don’t allow the pets in that room until the dust settles just in case. For the sofas, I dust it on, open the cushion covers and dust it in, wrap sofa in plastic – completely! Be sure to move sofas/furniture away from walls. Mattress – I put on a vinyl glove to protect my hands from the dryness of the D. Earth – take a spoon and put the D. Earth in EVERY seam of your mattress. I make it think so that I can’t even see the seams any longer. Move bed away from walls. I did have the mattress wrapped in plastic, it was too difficult for me to sleep on it so now I just double up the bottom sheet, works fine. This also allows me to vacuum and retreat the mattress once a week. I also sprinkle a little D. Earth in between the sheets and blankets and sleep in it. It doesn’t bother me – just do a VERY little bit – too much is suffocating. But it does help – no more biting or crawling at night. Wait two days and go lint roller your sheets and pillows. BASEBOARDS: our tile and grout lines go under the baseboards, so again with a gloved hand I applied the D. Earth to EVERY baseboard crack and crevice and on top of all door frames that I could find. I also put the D. Earth around the outside of the house and on the window sills and sprayed the fascia, overhang and walls with the hot water and borax mix. Do your research on the D. Earth to make sure you buy the organic/safe kind.

    VACUUM: at 1st every day, now it’s every other day or every two days, just depends on what I have time to do. I’ve also tried vacuuming the ceiling and walls. If I don’t get to it. I do lint roller the area around me and the entire bathroom prior to showering.

    I also thought ok well if I can’t see them, then I am going to stop making myself crazy and let them come to me and then I will lint roller or lysol bomb their asses! It’s really working a lot better than me trying to chase them down. So I re-wrapped the sofa, keep the mattress covered in D. Earth. Keep my clothes in plastic bags, still have the curtains, pillows and rugs all in bags.

    CLEAN FLOORS: I know that a lot of people recommend the borax and hot water for the mopping of floors but I don’t do that. Due to the cats. I have the hand held Shark Steamer and use that. Yes I am bent over or on hands and knees scrubbing the floor. The stand up Steamers just don’t put out the amount of steam that my hand held on does. So do what works for you.

    BAGS: If you have or can invest in space bags – use them, bag it all up. Luckily we had some, so I’ve bagged what a can and I limit the laundry that I wear. New laundry goes in a thick plastic bag. If you can get the thick lawn ones from Home Depot, they will last the longest. I throw a couple of the dryer sheets in them and what I don’t wear I put some moth balls in them

    BODY: as for my body, at 1st I showered at least twice a day. I take my clothes off and put them in the laundry hamper asap, and new clothes in a plastic shopping bag to take into the bath with me. We don’t leave any towels/rugs in the bathroom right now. Scrubbing with a kitchen scouring pad – it was horrible. Then I found these white body scrubbing bath gloves, you can buy them anywhere, Publix, Walgreens, Walmart in the bath department and they are only about 2 bucks. I just use dove soap. I have heard of people using sulfur and antibacterial soaps too. I feel like I get them off just fine with the dove soap. I also mix this Hollywood Beauty Tea Tree Oil scalp treatment in with my shampoo, feels like I get them off my scalp a lot better. If you have them bad, just put the oil in your hair and let it soak in – it’s a scalp treatment so it’s safe and has other oils in it. It will make your hair oily but you can always shampoo it out. I then leave conditioner on my head and scrub EVERYTHING! don’t for get all around your toenails, between the toes, ears, all private areas, armpits, etc. After shower – at 1st I tried the ground mustard mixed with lotion – gross – just don’t do it, it was a remedy on a site, it’s just not worth it. I’ve just tried to use what I already had. Petroleum jelly mixed with tea tree oil. Be careful though, I’ve read that tea tree oil is toxic to cats plus I don’t care for the smell and yes it does burn the anus and vagina areas – but it does keep the bugs away – for a bit. I’ve also used the orange oil after eating an orange – it does help until the smell of the oil goes away. It’s just too time consuming. Some on here suggested the sanitizing hand gel – it seems to work really well. I also like the Gold Bond lotions and I’ve also used the vitamin E oil all over. Again just stuff I’ve had. Anything seems to work and I’m sure some things will work better for some than others. I’m open to any suggestion. Now that it’s getting better, I’ve just been using the gold bond lotion and the skin so soft lotion from avon plus now the hand sanitize gel.

    Don’t give up, don’t get lazy about the cleaning. Put things away that you aren’t/don’t have to use for a while until you get rid of them. If you live with someone that is not helping you or someone that doesn’t believe you then you can try moving out for about two weeks. That’s how long the professional exterminator said it would take for the mites to hunt down the non-believer. lol, he was obviously being sarcastic. Here’s what I asked my BF, how likely is it that I’ve just suddenly created this problem? How is it that everything that I do/act is exactly the same except for this one thing? That if I were going to “create” some issue, how would I have come up with this kind of a problem? Regardless of his lack of support, respect, help I keep chugging along. So don’t give up, don’t give up hope. I feel for anyone going through this nightmare.
    xoxo

  48. t says

    @Arlene
    I have been dealing with this for two years with two moves in two years. It does not seem to go away entirely but, can be controlled with a lot of daily routine. But, I understand the frustration………… I have been doing some research and the only logical explanation for this recent outbreak is that it is coming on the fibers of the clothes that the US imports from over seas. It could be from any one of the countries we import from, most likely the more economically challenge countries with less protocol laws on exporting. The problem though lyes within US customs and there protocols with examinations of these items.
    If NO ONE believes this is an actual bug, parasite, or whatever this is.
    How can anyone start looking for how they came to arrive here in the US and for the others who are experiencing this on going nightmare around the globe. So, if no one is looking into the how and why. Than were along way away from HOW TO stop.

    Please know this is one persons best guess. I have no actual evidence for anyone to believe this is a fact. Again, just a guess…….

  49. Mal says

    Does anybody have these things in your hair? I can see the white particals in my hair that are around my house and they walk around and fly off of it. They itch and sometimes i feel them bitch. The thing that really gets me though is that, well, you know how they get into your cloths and sometimes become a string hanging from your cloths, well, they became my hair. It likes worms in my hair!? Help!?

  50. Mal says

    @Susan
    Susan, I am so sorry for the way you are feeling. I know it can get so crazy discouraging, to say the least. My doctor doesn’t beleive me….they try to diagnose me crazy. Little do they pay attention to what i do for a living. I have 3 children and they have the same issues i have but I seem to be much more extreme. My relationship is falling to peeices because I work so hard daily to scrub walls, dust, vacume, and clean clean clean. I wash bedding daily and shower often. I spend a lot of money on cleaning supplies for house and body. No one understands what I’m going though because they are not going through it. I’ve cried many night sense this hell has begun and it has taken all i have to get through some days. I am 28 as of last week and this has been going on sense last October. My one year old daughter cries and rips her hair out, shes always itching…..it’s so hard. I really can honestly say I can feel you here. Don’t give up though because we will find the answers we need. I have been taking some body cleansers from the local “Health Hut” and I wash wish charcoal-tar soap. I use tea tre shampoo and conditioner I bought from a hair saloon and put a drop of tea tree oil in them and lavender. I put tea tree oil in baby oil and i rub that on my body often. These few things help so much its unbelievable. I notice if I do not do my ocd type of cleaning daily i feel them biting me though. I’ve found the trick is to get though day by day and JOURNAL your experience because this will come out in the open and we are the dummies they used to test the tolerance of these little assholes.

    I’m very worried for you as I’ve been in your shoes and often am there again and again. I think we all need to stick together

    ALSO, another thing I’ve noticed and i’m not sure anyone else has mentioned. these things get deep under your toe nails and finger nails. if you get them out, you will likely find relief because I believe they are laying eggs under there and those eggs are being digested. No joke, when I realized they were my cuticles and they were under my nails and toes I shit you not I stuck a cheap dollar pair of tweezers under there and i pulled them out. the relief i found soon after was great. Also, I use st ives (walmart) facial scrub. The beads in it bring these things out of your pores on you face and i’m sure the rest of your body as well. I wax my legs and woman parts because they attach to the hair pores. They literally pull out with the hair. It hurts but I’m telling you, it’s worth the relief.

  51. Arlene says

    these “lint bugs” are driving me insane. I am perfectly normal with the exception of this “lint bug”, WTF is happening ???????!!!!! my skin feels and looks like crap ! i feel helpless! i have every symptom that everybody has explained!
    How can we get the answers and cure that we need? Please Help! i am a 22 yr old female who lives in Los Angeles, and i cry just trying to figure out why this is happening to me!

  52. hkraft says

    @donette hoecherl
    I know what you mean – I’ve throwm out my entire wardrobe , hired a professional exterminator, launder and buy new clothes constantly, shiower incessentantly, and I can’t get rid of them!!! My life is being ruined – and everyone thinks I am imagining things!!! The exterminator said it’s just lint. If so, then why am I getting bit and itched to death by lint?!? Maybe the only solution is moving and starting all over? I do laundry, see nothing and all of a sudden – like magic – thes lint insects appear. I am losing sleep and at my wits end!! After many years in law enforcement, I can tell you I would rather face down a man with a loaded gun than deal with this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(sorry for the typos – in a rush)

  53. Judy Fauth says

    Well here goes-everyone thinks I am crazy, suffering from dry skin, seeing bugs that are not there much lint that keeps appearing after I have just vacuumed. House has had 3 exterminators 8 treatment each. Got rid of all bedding, living room furniture and chairs in bedrooms, replaced bedding with encasements before they were brought into my home. Still see walking black pepper mites on the kitchen counter and floor. Now for what I have done: I bathe in clorax bleach (only a small amount) Epsom salt for hair and skin ( bathe twice daily), vacuum every day (including mattress encasements)and run the attachments over the lamp shades, furniture and includinf everything that looks like lint or dust. My sheets are washed daily in hot water with bleach, my clothing is turned inside out for washing and I never eas wearing clothes with anything that has 100% cotton. All llaundry is brought up out of the basement, shaken, folded and placed in plastic bags (only done in one room to help eleminate spreading the lint). I wear my pajamas inside out. I have had to postpone EMG and hip replacement because of the bites. My PCP sent me to a Dermatologist who sent me to a Diabetic Dermatologist and they all say bug bites. I wrap my legs at night to help heal the bites. So far, what I have been doing with the baths and vacuuming seem to help. I have noticed if you wear deodorant or shampoo with a scent it makes them worse. I check seams of clothes before wearing. This all sounds so radical, but I have been putting up with this for over 2 years. I am diabetic and have an incurable lung disease so my immune system is comprised. And last but not least, my husband does not have any bites but at least sees what I am talking about.

  54. Merc says

    Hello to all my fellow sufferers – I HAVE FOUND A CURE!! I read through every one of your heartbreaking & Oh so familiar stories a few months ago, while desperately trying to solve my own nightmare with these revolting, sneaky critters. I have shared your hell & I’m back soully.to share my cure with you. I pray that every one of you gets to feel the elation & relief that this discovery has given to my whole family. I 1st became aware of our infestation about 4 months ago & I was sure that someone had given me scabies, due to the matching symptoms. I guess it still could be, as the bugs do seem to change appearance, in our case anyway. I have found minute dark coloured mites, as well as the evil white fluff/lint/dust bugs all over the place. I discovered the white ones, after seeing one disappear into my stomach, whilst in the bathroom & then began noticing them all over the house & our belongings, to my horror. I then gradually became paranoid about every speck I saw & obssessive with cleaning, capturing suspects to study with my magnifying glass. At this point, my family became split down the middle over my suspiscions, with my Husband & 2 Daughters telling me I was crazy & going into denial. They had to accept that I had scabies, as my skin was horrific. This was deeply upsetting & I hovvered between anger, frustration & wondering if they were right about my state of mind. They made it so hard for me to keep on top of the huge increase in housework, which I had to deal with alone & to be honest, i’m still pretty angry over their attitude, as i’m sure you can relate. I was heavily infested & know now that I must have been mite hostess way longer than I knew, with no idea where I picked them up. Permethrin & Ivermectin didn’t help, so I then worked my way thru every idea I could find online. Some helped a little, most not at all & in desperation, I began to work my way thru anything I could find around the house. That’s how I found my cure! My Husband had been given a veterinary product (made for horses) by his Mother, following a football injury, as she swears by it for aches & pains. I decided to give it a try, thinking what the hey & applied some of the liquid to my leg with a cotton wool pad. It smelled very strong & instantly warmed up on my skin. Within seconds, the mites/bugs began popping out of my skin, where they turned white, like balled up lint bugs & were obviously dead! After so many failures , I was stunned but I kept going & collected so many that I had to put them in a jar. Then I cried my eyes out in thanks & relief! I have now treated myself all over, with amazing results & I also use a diluted form in a spay bottle to treat the house, plus clothes washing etc. It acts immediately & we are now cured! I am in the UK but I now buy this product online, so if googled, it should be available to all. The price is Approx £10 for 500 ml & it goes quite a long way. I will finish by supplying the name & ingredient list & ask you to take note that the liquid is pretty strong & is also flammable, so please be careful. Used with caution, it has been nothing short of magic in our experience & if it does the same for even 1 of you guys, then posting my story here will have been so worthwhile. Good luck & love to you all. Please post if you have success – I’d love to hear about it!

    M

    RADIOL (Health Care Products)

    M-R MUSCLE EMBROCATION 500ML

    INGREDIENTS:

    MENTHOL 1.6% CAMPHOR OIL (WHITE) 1.0% CAMPHOR 0.6%

    INDUSTRIAL METHYLATED SPIRIT & PROPAN -2

  55. french_girl says

    And lastly, our water source, chemcial, bacteria ridden…. Look up the trailer to “Last Call at the Oasis”. I bet if the other creatures on this planet could blog, they would be screaming bloody murder too. But who created this imbalance? Humans, that’s who.

  56. french_girl says

    I believe it’s also caused by herbcides, pesticides, chemicals, gentically modified cotton (morgellons)…gentically modify cotton and food go grow at a fast pace…how do these modified plants/food sources know how to not grow in you? Lack of chlorophyl and oxegen in our environment and homes. Depolarize the body…these things can cross the blood barrier. Birds are building nests on my house…why? A majority of the trees are gone. Many of us know, this is real. It’s really not the bugs, birds and the bees fault. Fungus is also spreading, fungus feeds on radiation…total truth. Why are bats dieying from fungus nose? Depolarization and lack of chlorophyl. Try to catch your breath and understand the why. It is controllable…i hope.

  57. french_girl says

    Yep…this is going on in my home, my yard, and my car too. I even find them dropping of me one my white yoga towell Little black and red specs (possibly mites), and larger black specs that look like shells or something…some of them are shaped like little V’s or jet…like the type kids used to fold in school from a piece of paper.

    I live next to a wetland that has been overdeveloped all around and have lots of rotting trees. Some of the trees are so bug infested and hit by woodpeckers that they look like they have been it with a maching gun.

    I finlly relaized that the same things, or insects/parasites that are attacking the trees, have been attacking my house and me. How do they know the difference since my home is smack in the middle of their domain and they (these bugs) are just doing what they are supposed to do.

    Humans created this imbalance…we can’t just blast the planet and mother nature with so little respect, and not expect it to blast us back eventually. Rather than freaking out..I try to understand the why…and correct it as environmentally safe as possible. Flying insects are attracted to bright white lights. What did I have alll around my house at night in the middle of a swamp land? Bright white lights. I changed to Amber, yellow or no lights around the house. Dr. Ben’s evictor and yard guard..Cedar oil. I finally invested in a fogger to spray, rather than using a spray bottle. Steam! Yes, steam. Infest in a steamer. Also, Grandma used to iron sheets, not to make them pretty, but steam ironing kills bugs and bacteria on the sheets and clothes. I could go on and on…lots of remidies out there. Artimisinin too from Holly Pharma…None of us can ever be totally free, because these bugs, mites and parasites are part of the planet and have a necessary function too. We need to live in Harmony.

  58. CeeBee says

    Lo & Behold Lint Bugs do exist red white & black(gestational stages I guess) I Thank all of u for that confirmation. I’m not computer saavy, but I’m tired of these live red lint balls turning up on white blankets, peeping up from carpet, and virginally multiplying after I meticulously pluck them out of my linen. So I googled ‘red lint bugs’ and here I am.I do see dust particles flying but I’m not the best hsekpr, but I found red lint and black specks intriguing in the absence of red or black linen/clothing. And you dare not invite fam/friend for overnite stay for fear of bug bites.I admit while I’ve felt a prick or zing in my legs at times I did not take it for a ‘bite’. Being of med. dark brown skin color I have not seen the red lesions but have noticed increasing numbers of dark flat moles or black freckles on my legs such that I was going to see a derma dr. I wonder why some and not others in same hsehld affected. Who tends to be target? What is health fall out? I read Alicia had Lupus, I’m Dx w/ MS, was asked about fleas, ticks, etc. I took some of the ‘zing’/pricks to be MS nerve attacks,I may need 2 reconsider. Thank-u so much

  59. Judy Fauth says

    Okay, had for 2 years, should own stock in antibiotic ointment, rubbing alcohol and bandaids. Had exterminators 8 times who dismissed what I was saying only saying “lint” or “crumbs” and they are dead so do not worry. One even told me how lucky I was not to have bedbugs. Mattress and boxsprings were encased before they were brought into the house. I have tried 20 mule team borax that someone told me would get rid of them. I have used Rid but I do not have lice. I have a great Shark vacuum cleaner that gets run several times a day. I recently bought a Shark all purpose steam cleaner and really scalding wet heat heat is run over my bed, each sheet under the bed and in the cracks of the hardwood floors. I also steam the carpet in the upstairs hall, landing, stairs and entry. I bathe in clorox bleach and blue Dawn liquid. I wrap my legs each night with clear wrap. I wash my clothes in hot bleach water turned inside out only using bleach if the fabric lets me. These lint biting things do not want to give up even when being scallded One thing I have found is that the bite will sting and itch until you get the little tiny white
    out. I have asked an entomologist three times to respond to my email so I could send the samples to be analyzed but have not heard back. I have these bites on my entire body, been to my family doctor, dermatologist, diabetic dermatologist and they all say bug bites. I have a compromised immune system from a lung disease relating to asbestes exposure (non-curable) have Parkinson’s and am diabetic. I am going back to square one and try the epsom salt and water bath and bleach. Nobody believes me not even my daughter who said, Mom I love you but you are crazier than hell, you just have very dry skin. If anyone comes up with a cure, let me know. Oh, and I line the top sheet with chux with the fabric side down. I can vacuum at night and look back where I have vacuumed and there are more of them. Steaming and vacuuming has helped but only a little bit.

  60. tracy laughner says

    Wow wow I have been eaten alive by these bugs that every says is just lint, especially at work, after complaining they want to get rid of me thinking I’m crazy. Asking for drug tests and the works. All they have to do is look at my skin before and after work. The are now in my car and house. Oddly I had bed bugs treated by heat that they say are all gone for weeks but now I’m bit my small red lint with one long hair on the end. Bed bugs never bothers me or bit me but these things are hell. Thanks , I know that these are real. who has put them under a microscope to see if

  61. tracy laughner says
  62. A sufferer says

    Laurie is right. I tried watering my house plants with beneficial nematodes in water. It has been 2 weeks and I feel much better. However, I still see and feel the bugs, though, they seem to be weaker. I will have to do this until it clears. Thanks again Laurie.

  63. sandra says

    @me again

    Hi, “me again” yes can you send me your pic’s I have some too if we can compare them it would be great!!

  64. Mickie says

    also i 4got 2 mention another thing that works is using an anti-dandruff shampoo a minamum of twice a week will also help keep them out of ur hair n ladys keepin ur hair pulld up as tight as possible n in a bun (not a pony tail) or multiple french braids (the tighter the better).

  65. Mickie says

    its so nice 2 kno that im not alone in this constant battle wit lint! My story starts back in june 2011 it was a week after i had my beautiful baby girl when my head n body started itchin like crazy n right away i knew it was head lice. I had head lice 4 a year when i was in the 2nd grade n i was the only 1 in my family of 5 that got it(missed most of 2nd grade, had 2 burn all my clothes n my bed, i had hair past my butt that my dad finally cute 2 my ears after a year of treatments evry other day n hundreds spent on tryin 2 get it gone). Right away i bagd my clothes n got treatment n what not. Im unemployed wit 2 children my son who was 2 1/2 @ the time got treatments constantly (he now has a phobia of bugs in his hair) n my new born lil girl had gotten lice as well. I noticed that when id vacuum things were jumpin @ me n flyin around the room. When id get out of the shower (while still bleedin after givin birth) things would jump in my personal area n it started 2 consurn me that whatever i was battlein was not lice. None of my friends blivd me cuz they nvr got it evn the 1s who had stayd 4 days. Theyd tell me it was all in my head. They locked me out of my bedroom 1 day (bout week 6) n i ovr heard them talkin n callin me crazy sayin that i should b lockd up. It even went as far as my boyfriend not blivin me we live 2gether n they dnt bother him @ all. My mom told me that i was obsessed wit lice (she didnt bliv me when i told her that fuzz balls were bittin me so i told her it was lice still). For 8 weeks i fought fuzz balls tryin 2 kill them. Those 8 weeks of hell should of bn 8 weeks of happiness wit my lil girl but i bairly could spend a day wit her 4 if i stopd cleanin 4 longer than 6 hours they would explod again. I lived in a 1 bedroom apartment n it got so bad that they were in the hall way of the apartment buildin. I moved 2 my moms n evrythin was put in storage. After a week i noticed that they were goin away. My boyfriend kids n i movd in wit a friend n life was itch free. After 2 months i started bring bags of clothes (that were outside in bags @ my moms) slowly up 2 the house n startd bringin stuff from storage (no human contact in 2 months) as well. After nearly 2 months of gettin all our clothes (that had been outside in the rain n cold 4 almost 3 months) up 2 the house i started 2 notice the itchin. Witin a month i realized that i was yet again bin attackd by fuzz balls. I havnt really said nethin 2 ne1 bout the fuzz balls not even really said nething 2 my boyfriend (i try not 2 let him c me pickin fuzz balls off my clothes) i cnt handle bin told that its all in my head that they dnt exisit. I can feel them crawlin in my hair iv picked them out of my head 2 the point my head starts 2 bleed (not so bad now) i can feel them in my eye lashes n up my nose. I hav chronic dry lips (ocd of lickin my lips) my lips crack n peel (ocd of pickin the dry skin off my lips) my lips bleed if i dnt lick them b4 i bite in2 something. When my lips bleed its like a feedin frenzy 4 the lil invisible bastards. They get in my mouth n my gums. I dig them out from under my finger/toe nails wit a knife. Heres what iv learned that works n dnt work: using dryer sheets helps keep lint off clothes in the dryer. Color safe bleech n the hottest temp 4 the washer. Doin small loads instead of a packd washer helps. Bleach every surface possible. Using a vacuum wit a bag instead of a bagless keeps them from jumpin out n emediatly puttin the bag in a plastic sack n throwin it outside (burnin its better). B4 u shower clean bathroom n Remove clothin outside the bathroom n emediatly puttin in plastic bag n keep clean clothes n towles in plastic bag while in shower. The less traffic in n outta ur home the better. Keep heat off as much as possible they like heat (they dnt do well @ room temp or cooler). Im 24 years old, a mother of 2, n i live on the oregon coast n im battlin an invisible monster that lives in lint. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING 2 REMEMBER IS DNT ISOLATE URSELF IN UR HOME IT MAKES IT WORSE! People who rnt goin threw this wont bliv u so theres no point in tryin to convince them.

  66. Patricia says

    Please, don’t inhale the Diatomaceous earth (food grade), use a mask and, don’t powder your whole house, just spoon it out and, put it behind couches and, large furniture ect..

  67. Patricia says

    Other suggestions: open windows during the day a little, clean bedding, and vacuum couches once a week.

  68. Patricia says

    Suggestions: Trader – Joes laundry soup, Dr. Bronners magic soups (peppermint), vinegar, lavender, tea tree shampoo & conditioner, garlic pills, Diatomaceous earth (food grade). Then, go to doc and, have them test any of the spots for fungus, and do a complete test on your blood. You have to ask, these days docs won’t automatically do anything for there patients except try to prescribe you drugs without knowing what is really going on with you.

  69. joanne says

    I am so glad I found this site. I have these “lint like bugs” all over my bed and in my carpet. I pulled them up with tape and took them to my vet because I thought they were mites. The vet told me that I needed a new vacuum, because these were just pieces of lint and dirt. I have vacuumed my bed and carpets and they re-appear the next morning. Some of them won’t come off with tape, it’s almost like they are clinging on to my sheets. They are also in my blankets, towels and socks. Then sometimes I can feel myself getting bitten but I don’t see anything, then all of a sudden a red mark appears. They are friggin out of control. Did anybody find anything that kills these little s.o.b.’s????????

  70. Lint hater says

    The white bugs outside aren’t related. They’re called wooly aphids. They just look like lint.

    It seems a lot,if not all people suffering, are positive for Lyme disease. The tests your dr will order aren’t sufficient. Pay for your test and file through insurance. Use Igenex or fry labs.

    This is why you suffer and your spouse doesn’t.

  71. Lint hater says

    @Cathy

    Get tested for Lyme disease.

  72. lindseycameron says

    @Kelly C

    @Kelly C
    did you ever hear back from LSU parasitology? And what did they have to say?

  73. A sufferer says

    Hi Laurie,

    Thank you for your suggestion. I have thought of nematodes because everything else only works for a period of time. the bugs always find ways to survive and grow back. I have read an article about the cotton bugs. Because the cotton bugs damage cotton harvest so dramatically, they use bioengineering to modify the gene of cotton fibers so that the fibers become unattractive to the bugs. I am not sure if this is the cause of these new lint bugs. If anyone knows about this, please let us know.
    Good luck

  74. laurie says

    forgot to say that the borox/diatomacious can be used outside on soil too for small pest infestations but it is very expensive for a large yard with severe problems. laurie

  75. laurie says

    you are so right on the borox/diatomacious for helping the infestation. But if these are some sort of parasite that come from soil (which is very possible) you need to start your remedy where it has come from. START WITH CLEANING UP YOUR SOIL! Getting microbes whether parasitic,bacterial etc. from our soil is more common than we think. Get some “PREDATOR/BENIFICIAL NEMATODES AND PUT THEM ON YOUR LAWN!!!!. tHESE GUYS ARE MOTHER NATURES REMEDY TO RID YOUR PROPERTY OF ALL KINDS OF PESTS FROM COCHROACHES TO INVISABLE FREE LIVING PARASITES THAT CAN AND DO INFECT US. They are expensive for larger size properties like mine but an average size lawn won’t be to bad. Hang in there and look into the “beneficial nematodes.” laurie @A sufferer

  76. laurie says

    THAT’S PLUMBER NOT BLUMBER. i am terrible at typing. laurie

  77. laurie says

    LINT BUGS…. OK EVERY ONE JUST STOP AND THINK OF THE WORD LINT. IF THESE LITTLE GUYS ARE SPINNING SOME KIND OF “FIBERS” CHANCES ARE THEY ARE MICROBIAL,FUNGAL OR A BACTERIAL ISSUE THAT CAME FROM SOIL. SO WHERE DOES LINT COME FROM? IT FROM OUR TEXTILES (EX; COTTEN)AND COTTEN IS GROWN IN THE DIRT. I KNOW WE HAVE MAN MADE BLENDS OF ALL TYPES OF TEXTILES TODAY BUT MOST STILL HAVE A BLEND WITH SOME AMOUNT OF COTTEN. IT JUST MAKES SENCE TO ME THAT THIS IS AN INFESTATION THAT COMES FROM INFECTED SOIL. JUST TRY THE PREDATOR NEMATODES AND SEE IF THAY DON’T HELP OK???? I HAD AN INFESTATION OF A HOOKWORM THAT NORMALLY DOE’NT TOUCH HUMANS. I WAS ATTACHED HEAVILY DUE TO THE CONTAMINATION OF SOIL THAT CAME FROM UNCLEAN NEIGHBORES WHO WERE DEFECATING IN A LARGE HOLE IN THEIR BATHROOM FLOOR (OLD HOMES ARE RAISED OFF THE GROUND) FOR MONTHS. WE THE WERE EVICTED A BLUMBER WAS BROUGHT IN TO FIX BROKEN SEWER LINES AND TOILET. UNFORTUNITLY I HAD THE SAME PLUMBER( WHO HAD TO CRAWL AROUND IN ALL THAT HUMAN POOP) COME OVER TO MY PROPERTY TO LOOK AT DOING SOME WORK FOR ME. HE WAS OVER MULTIPLE TIMES AT MY HOUSE (AS HE WAS ALSO A HANDY MAN) AND DID EVERYTHING FROM REPLACING TOILETS TO DRYWALL TO WORKING ON MY SWAMP COOLER TO TREE REMOVAL. THE INFESTATION WAS SO BAD ALL MY FAMILY HAME INFECTED BY THE SAME PARASITE. GUYS…JUST TRY THE NEMATODES, THEY WILL WORK. laurie :)

  78. laurie says

    DON’T WORRY ABOUT YOUR LITTLE BABY OR YOUR SELF SWEETY!!!!!! These little guys won’t hurt, bite,sting or do anything to humans. These “BENEFICIAL/PREDATOR NEMATODES” WILL ONLY ATTACK PEST THAT COME FROM SOIL. Bugs (ones we can see as well as microbes) of many kinds come from the soil around us due to some kind of contamination whether we can see them or not. Just order some and spray them on your lawn/house plants and see if they don’t help ok??? DON’T WORRY. THEY ARE THE GOOD GUYS IN THE SOIL AND THEY (CAN’T) HURT YOU!!!!! Laurie@marcie

  79. laurie says

    sorry i took so long to reply! YES…”PREDATOR NEMATODES” ARE 100% SAFE. i USED THEM SUCCESFULLY FOR LAST 4 YRS. You can put pred. nematodes in all your house plants!!! Don’t worry, they are safe for you. They will not enter you at all, they will attack any pest that has at least one life cycle in the soil. You can not see these guys unless you have a microscope. You can spray them in any soil that is around your house on in your house plants. DO NOT WORRY…THEY WILL HELP YOU. Just get some ordered and spray them on your soil. laurie@A sufferer

  80. A sufferer says

    Hello everyone,

    I found some informative youtube videos about Morgellons cure. There are a few recommendations I applied recently and it seems to help. I would like to share with you:
    – Sprinkle borax and diatomacious earth on carpet and your mattress and leave the powder there.
    – Avoid anything cotton.

  81. marcie says

    @ceecee
    are you sure this works??? I have a 4 month old baby and do not want her to get these lint mites or be subjected to chemicals. Its a no win situation…………..

    @laurie

  82. Cathy says

    I have been going through the horror of these pests for over a year. I have been having regular bites at nite. Regardless of what i do they dont go away. My husband has never had a bite. I saw a new skin doctor on Monday. My second visit to her. She started me on a new medicine, an antipsychotic, in other words it all in my head and I abuse my body by scratching to make sores on myself. I had neuropathy in both of my feet and legs and can barely walk at all. I finely got an electric wheelchair. I still dont go anywhere and my husband does all grocery shopping. I am 60 years old. I have one son, 36, who I adopted at 8 weeks old. No other kids. If it were not for him I would be dead. I live in this constant neuropathic nerve pain, which in past month is in both hands and arms. My husband is wonderful but he still doesnt get it. If this doesnt end soon I know there will come a day when I cant stand it all any longer. I am fed up with trying to prove it to any doctor. I cant do any spraying outside myself. I give to you all my best wishes and good luck…Cathy

  83. Lizza says

    HOLD UP WAIT A MINUTE. These people are telling the TRUTH!!!!! The bug’s more exact description by human eye is that they look like little tiny dust particles. You may think its just dust on when spotted on furniture and like lint when they are your clothing. They are reproduce enormously and onece in your house or car they are EVERYWHERE on EVERYTHING!!!!!! They float with the air current and get in your hair and may look like little dandruff white flakes. The also go right through your clothes right downd through the threading to your skin. AND YES, YES, YES THEY DO BITE!!!!! I have tried fogs, washing everything I could, and shampooing carpets. I have repeatedly thought about shaving my head because they stay afloat in the air you keep getting them in your hair and I so embarrassed from having to scratch in my head due to the constant biting at work. Now I do understand the simple and even average pest control agent will not even relate. One way you can really see them is on a piece of glass (like a table top) under the light when they cling against the mirror; they look like tiny lint strings at this time but I have seen movement when I tried to remove one with the tipe of a pen. A way to collect them is by laying a piece two way dark colored tape so that they can get stuck to the tape and then viewing them under a microscope. I am sure you will the see this is no joke.

  84. Amber says

    I have had the exact same issue. It is now so bad that the hair around the crown of my head is so short. For a 30 something female it is very embarrassing. My self esteem has dropped to an all time low as well. My husband and children say I spend too much time in front of the mirror…But, I CAN’T help it. This is driving me nuts. Ive noticed it is worse around noon, again in the early evening, then at night right before bed. I live in Oklahoma..

  85. A sufferer says

    @laurie

    Hi Laurie,

    How long have you tried to use this beneficial nematodes? Are they safe to use in plant pots in-house? Are they safe if we accidentally swallow or inhale them? Thank you for the info.

    A sufferer

  86. Holly says

    OMG – the link to bird mites and that drawing – that’s one of the things I can barely see- when I dump those almost invisible things into the toilet I can see them swimming and it is exactly what it looks like (I’m going blind from straining my eyes) in water you can see those legs moving them around – so small that unless you saw a pattern which I have bee, you’d never in 1000000 years notice it. @Jex

  87. Holly says

    Reading all the posts: I can’t tell where you all start and I leave off (or vice versa). Susan, Baby B, Deserie’, Yes, yes yes. Me too. and I’ve lost everyone, including most of my customers and all of my friends, due to what’s become an obsession and IS driving me crazy. I have thought of suicide many times, no one believes me, not my shrink (ADHD) my pcp, derm. I too went to ER summer of 2010: I WANTED IT TO BE FLEAS, SCABIES, BEDBUGS, anything that they know how to fix. And of course, I heard “mosquito bites, fleas, scabies, bedbugs, nothing, it’s lint, it’s skin, it’s in your imagination, are you on speed”. etc etc. Me too. My heart goes out to you all, because I truly feel your pain. And itching itching . I call myself “Itchy & Scratchy” (joke).

  88. Holly says

    So, WTF are these lint things ? Put them in the toilet (I brushed a bunch of “lint” off the bed and dropped it into the toilet bc it was easier, the things are alive and they can’t swim.
    Also the crumb like little square orangish things…..I realized one day “hey, I don’t own a toaster so I don’t eat toast, what the hell is this stuff on my counter tops and in the grout on my kitchen floor”?????. I swept them off counter into my hand and into the toilet . the things are alive, they don’t like water and they move until they “drown”. this is horrible, I look like a lepar and the medical community refuses to look into it. I’m a pro pet sitter and the stuff I see in people’s homes is nauseating – I used to lie on the floor with their pets until the past 3 years when I realized something terribly wrong is going on in my house. I’m also being eaten alive, head to toe.

  89. Holly says

    Same exact thing happned to me with 3 – three- different exterminating companys. I not only have those lint like “things” but I also have crumb like “things” in the kitchen, splinter like things in other areas of the house. I’m being eaten alive and my doctors think I’m exaggerating dry skin (that bleeds profusely when scratched ? that takes up the entire lint filter every load ? ) . One doctor asked me if i was using “speed” drugs, implying I was a Tweeker…. I’m a conservative looking, healthy middle aged woman who runs a business. I am not a Tweeker just because the medical community is clueless. Remember these are the same folks who said in the 1970’s that ciggaretts are not a health hazard, in the 1980’s that the “gay disease” is just pheumonia, in teh 1990’s that Fibromyalga and Chronic Fatigue Syndrom is neurotic women’s psychosematic problem. Oh and they denied that alcoholism and drug addiction was a disease and believed it was a moral choice of no will power. They have come to contradict themselves in every case.

  90. La Boheme says

    @Dorian Swanson

    To Dorian Swanson: what part of Delaware are u located in? Im in Newark…this is crazy and I think a LOT of ppl here have it and are clueless.

  91. La Boheme says

    I am also in Delaware…interesting to know as the previous Delaware resident posted, and now a resident in New Jersey.

    Desre, my kid went to the beach in July or August this year…either Rehoboth or Ocean City.

    I havent noticed the lint but I definitely have the mites and see flying things…whats up with that?

    Joanne, until you become affected, you neednt chime in. I wouldnt think that cotton produces bugs, and science as all broadly intelligent people know, is limited exclusively by the AMA. Docs are taught…if a condition is not in curriculum, it doesnt apply. I too want the science, but shit is being done about it. In the interim, hundreds if not thousands of people are being imfested/affected including undeserving little children. This is an extremely serious condition: people have taken their own lives as a means to end the suffering and persecution, while the rest of us flirt with the idea. This is sad. Horrifying. Scary. Lonely. Perplexing. …hell.

  92. Desire' says

    Have any of you been to a beach before then noticing the lint bugs ? I’m trying to find out where I might have gotten them from.

  93. BABYB says

    I’M AM LIKE IN TEARS RIGHT NOW FROM READING ALL THESE POST I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING W/ SO CALLED ALLGERY BREAK OUTS SINCE I WAS 10 TODAY I WAS ON MY FRONT PORCH AND THOUGHT I WAS GOING CRAZY WHEN I SEEN A BALL OF LINT ON A LEAF CRAWLING I PUT IT IN A MASON JAR AND SURE ENOUGH ITS ALIVE PLEASE PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT TO DO MY BODY IS RED AS HELL NOW FROM ME SCRATCHING THE HECK OUT OF IT JUST THINKING ABOUT THESE THINGS FREAK ME OUT …………………………………….IM GOING TO THE STORE RIGHT NOW TO BUY SOME OF THESE THINGS LISTED

  94. Desire' says

    Desire’ :
    I have been declared crazy also! Three weeks ago I started getting bites on my back, legs,and arms. I thought It was masquito bites. For a week I just took benadrill. Well I kept getting more and more bites. I said THAT’S IT somethings wrong I can’t afford to get bit again because I have diabetes. I went to the ER. Guess what I have scabbies. I know what pattern scabbies look like. And my bites looks like masquito bites. So permethrin 5% was prescribed. So I go home bathe and apply the medicine. Immeditly these little white bugs start popping out of my skin. Holy crap! I showed my husband he said well at least they are coming out. Then that’s when I really noticed these little white lint thing’s. They are every freakin where now. My husband is not getting bites. Second visit: My doctor, I tell him what I discover and says ok. Can I have more permethrin? You don’t need it anymore:/? Third visit: back to the ER, you are reinvested . What? I never got over the first time. Now it is bed bugs. I have researched and there is nothing that even looks like this that’s a bed bug.during the visit a bug bites my hand. I scratch I and the skin breaks and there it is a little white bug. She says I don’t know what that is you need to call pest controll :/ I have cleaned and sanaizied every inch of my house and yet there still here. It’s not in there books so she doesn’t even want to attempt to figure it out. She wrote another script of permethrin 5% and I left. So I have bathing I Sun%Tide laundry powder then rinsing off in the shower there all white does it mean there dead? I’ve also picked up a few tips web. Wish me luck
    VA:F [1.9.11_1134]Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

  95. Desire' says

    I have been declared crazy also! Three weeks ago I started getting bites on my back, legs,and arms. I thought It was masquito bites. For a week I just took benadrill. Well I kept getting more and more bites. I said THAT’S IT somethings wrong I can’t afford to get bit again because I have diabetes. I went to the ER. Guess what I have scabbies. I know what pattern scabbies look like. And my bites looks like masquito bites. So permethrin 5% was prescribed. So I go home bathe and apply the medicine. Immeditly these little white bugs start popping out of my skin. Holy crap! I showed my husband he said well at least they are coming out. Then that’s when I really noticed these little white lint thing’s. They are every freakin where now. My husband is not getting bites. Second visit: My doctor, I tell him what I discover and says ok. Can I have more permethrin? You don’t need it anymore:/? Third visit: back to the ER, you are reinvested . What? I never got over the first time. Now it is bed bugs. I have researched and there is nothing that even looks like this that’s a bed bug.during the visit a bug bites my hand. I scratch I and the skin breaks and there it is a little white bug. She says I don’t know what that is you need to call pest controll :/ I have cleaned and sanaizied every inch of my house and yet there still here. It’s not in there books so she doesn’t even want to attempt to figure it out. She wrote another script of permethrin 5% and I left. So I have bathing I Sun%Tide laundry powder then rinsing off in the shower there all white does it mean there dead? I’ve also picked up a few tips web. Wish me luck

  96. A sufferer says

    Hello Susan,

    Don’t give up! People don’t understand what we are suffering because they don’t have this experience. Just try to help yourself. My house was just like hell before. It is now less than 1% of how it was before. This is my way of fighting the bugs:

    – Vacuum your carpet and furnitures often (at first, everyday, then every few days)
    (make sure you have a strong vacuum cleaning for carpet and furniture. This is the best investment)
    – Mop the tile, or laminated floor and counters with DISINFECTANT, VIRUCIDE & CLEANER or
    Lysol (you can buy the solution at Home Depot) . Make sure you dilute it with water for cleaning as recommended because using concentrated solution all the time can be toxic.
    – Make sure your house is well-lit. Install neon lights in every room and open the windows so the
    the house is always well-lit. At night, the bugs love to attach you but if their population is small, it can be less bothersome.
    – Put your blankets, pillows, sheets in dryer to heat them for about 10 minutes everyday.
    – I use the fly zapper to detect them. The fly zapper actually kills them. We can’t see those bugs but it seems like it catches the bugs. I can’t copy the picture of the fly zapper. You can buy them online or at certain stores (I don’t know if Home Depot would have it or not)

    Good luck,

    Brenda

  97. Susan says

    Anyway I will pray for everyone suffering like I am. I will also pray one day this will be a topic everyone is aware of and we are not deserted by fanily and considered crazy. i will send this website to my family with a apology to everyone I have hurt.Also with the serenity prayer. There are so many websites and chats on this matter i wish everyone will read it.

  98. Susan says

    I am a 53 yr old woman that has gone thru this once before and I moved into a vacant home of two yrs.I am now loosing the last thing of my deceased husband and watching my animals and myself the feeling of dying. I have chased away all my family as becus i am going so crazy with these things that is ruining my life. I have no one left. These things dont bother everyone so they cant see what I go thru everyday and night. They are in my nose and ears biting me I guess im allergic also. I spent so much money buying new clothes and socks shoes sprays cages and the list goes on. My family believe I am on drugs. I told my mom I was gonna kill myself and it would be her fault becus I couldnt unload boxes becus I was getting bit so much.I hurt all over my sores open back up when I get around a group of them. Ihave them in my doors in cracks crevises and my yd. I cry all the time and if im not crying I am yelling at the people I love most. These things have now made me lose my family. I have no friends.I am crazy in there eyes. if this is life what is hell?

  99. Robert says

    My wife and I have had this problem in our house for about a month and a half. It all seems too weird. I can see tons of lint floating in the air, just hovering there. They especially like the interiors of cars, carpets, and clothes. If I shake a piece of clothing around, they come floating out by the hundreds. I have had some success using Hepa type filter air purifiers, Epsom salt baths, and an enzyme cleaner available on Amazon. I can’t get rid of the things, just keep them at bay. For the first couple weeks we worked tirelessly every evening to clean the house, our clothes, and our bodies, the critters seemed to abate for a while but the we got lazy and now they are back with a vengeance. The main trick is to never let your guard down. Btw is anyone else here located in NJ?

  100. laurie says

    PLEASE EXCUSE THIS INFO I WAS NOT CLEAR ON: WHEN REFERRING TO TO BENEFICIAL NEMATODES LIFE CYCLES, MOVEMENT, AND FEEDING HABITS, I FORGOT TO SAY THIS IS ALL ACOMPLISHED FROM “INSIDE” THE UNWANTED PEST. ENTERING FROM ANY ORFICE ON THE PEST, THE NEMATODES REPRODUCE INSIDE AND MULTIPLY LIKE CRAZY. THX.

  101. laurie says

    LISTEN TO ME PLEASE…THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED TO KILL THESE!!!!! NEMATODES… I’M TALKING ABOUT THE “BENEFICIAL NEMATODES” OR AS THEY ARE ALSO CALLED THE”PREDITOR NEMATODES.” THEY ARE FROM THE ROUND WORM FAMILY AND ARE ALSO CONSIDERED A “HELMITH.” THESE INVISABLE AND NONSEGMENTED PARASITES ARE THE GOOD GUYS AND ARE 100% ORGANIC. THEY ARE FREE LIVING IN THE SOIL AND ATTACK PESTS OF ALL KINDS INCLUDING ANY PARASITE THAT IS FREE LIVING IN THE SOIL OR AT LEAST ONE OF ITS CYCLES IN THE SOIL.) THE GOOD GUYS GO THROUGH MANY STAGES OF REPRODUCTION, FEED OFF OF THEIR INSIDES( WITH ACIDS THEY PRODUCE) AND USE THEM AS A WAY OF GETTING AROUND. YOU GUYS SUGGESTING BORAX/SALT ARE CORRECT BUT THESE NEMATOES ARE THE WAY TO GO WITH AN “INFESTATION” OF THIS MAGNATUDE. NOW LISTEN, I KNOW THESE ARE IN YOU AND ON EVERYTHING YOU OWN,BUT THESE LINT BUGS COME FROM THE SOIL. YOU NEED TO KILL THEM IN THE SOIL. ALL YOU DO IS TREAT YOUR LAWN WITH THE BENEFICIAL NEMATODES MIXED WITH WATER IN A SPRAYER EVERY COUPLE OF WEEKS UNTIL LINTS BUGS START TO DISAPATE. THIS WILL ALSO RID YOUR PROPERTY OF ANY OTHER PEST YOU MIGHT HAVE ie: ROACHES, CRICKETS, ETC. AND WILL NOT HURT ANY BENEFICIAL BUGS THAT NATURE NEEDS! I BUY MINE FROM THE COMPANY; A.R.B.I.C.O. OUT OF TUCSON, AZ. 1-800-827-2847. (ARBICO.COM) TRUST ME AND READ UP ON THEM, THEY ARE THE ANSWER TO YOUR PRAYERS…JUST TRY THEM AND YOU WONT NEED TO USE ANY OTHER REMEDIES ON YOURSELVES OR ANY THING ELSE YOU OWN. GOOD LUCK!

  102. Sickofbugz says

    I am soooo glad I found this site! I thought I was going nuts, I have been feeling the crawling & itching for months. Then I started getting the little bites. I would sit at my desk at work and feel them jumping on to my feet and legs. But I could never find anything. I finally found one fully fluffed like a lint ball today in my car. I have a dark interior so it really stood out. I used a brown paper towel to scoop it up, it had all of these spiky fibers, kind of like when you scare a cat. It also as antennae and a long tail. They have started to affect my children now. I cannot believe there is no way to get rid of them. Do you think they are coming through the air conditioning filters? I noticed alot of white grains on the floor of my car and also across the dashboard. I have been wiping, cleaning everything. The house stays dusty no matter what. They get on cotton a lot. I notice when I wear denim or a heavy fabric I don’t feel them as much. Epsom salts is good too. I didn’t make the correlation until reading the other comments. I sometimes sprinkle scented epsom salts in my bath, those are the nights that I sleep well. This is unreal. I plan on fogging tomorrow, and spraying myself with OFF tonight before I try to sleep.

  103. phyllis gardner says

    I have these bugs that looklike white lint they get on my body, in my hair and clothes ,car, when i feel them i go in the bath room and get in the tub to wipe them off, they turn black, how toget rid of them, they are in my home pleas some one or anybody have a solution to get rid of them, i realy need help

  104. Kirsty Blaine says

    Oh my word, this is the scariest thing I have ever read, Marsha I agree with you. I have taken photos of the balls of lint around my house, where can I post them so people can see and comment if thats what they have? I am not itching or have any sores but just moved into a new apartment in June this year and noticed that balls of fluff kept of accumulating, it was so strange, I have lint all over my bed! I know it cant be coming from outside, which at first I thought… please help with where I can post these pictures so we can all see them and compare. I dont see any pics when I google it, only this one website we are all on. thanks

  105. Joanne R. Pacicca says

    I don’t believe that cotton lint produces bugs. I think ancedotal material is useless, let’s see the science behind these claims.

  106. Rolly Milks says

    I have bug bites all over my body which are small red marks. I can’t see the bug when it bites me. But the bite leaves a small red mark that looks like a small bug bite. The bite resembles a Black Widow Spider bite. I have noticed small white fuzz balls on my chest at night when I put my pjamams on. Never saw such a thing before in my life. Thank you for this website. I didn’t care to go to the doctor to show him fuzz balls. Will definetly try the Epsom Salts bath and hair soak. I bought some Sarna Lotion for bug bites to try get some relief to make the bites go away. Will remember to use hand sanitizer on my feet 4 times a day. Thank you again everyone for sharing about the small white fuzz balls that bite.

  107. lin says

    @kimberly dawslin
    did you ever get rid of them?

  108. Jay says

    I have these parasites in my house and on my body. We have searched and searched the web for a name, a cure anything… but we found nothing but posts.

    Then I look all over for a picture of these things… I found one: http://lymephotos.com/
    The author of the site talks about Lyme disease which we do not have but the Juvenile Nematomorphs look exactly like what we have all over us. I’ve even found the red ones on me. We are trying a few things:
    1) a treatment of mebendazole, permethrim cream
    2) hot washing hands all the time
    3) hot dry clothes…extreme heat…seems to dry them out and they crinkle and become stiff.
    4) two showers each day (morning and evening) using neem soap.
    5) salt scrub and salt bath.
    6) daily checks under a black light (head, arms, legs)
    7) Vitamin C

    So far one of these is working and I’m not as itchy or feel like they are creepin down my face. The funny thing is my wife and four kids do not have any symptoms. The only difference is they take a daily vitamin and I did not…. but now I’m trying the daily C vitamin.

    Here is an experiment to try. Catch one of them and stick it on your window screen on a window that gets lots of sun. Come back later in the day where you stuck it and you’ll see a very long stretch of web running out in a straight line. If you place several together they all seem to stretch out like a web. Give it a try – I’d like to know if others find the same result. It almost appears like they are stretching out to find a source of food. I have several growing on my back window :-) I’m hoping to see they simply dry up and blow away. I got this idea because I pulled apart two shirts that were hanging in my closet and saw this tiny web twinkling in the light…. I thought “you little buggers are thirsty…how would you like to got outside and play…? LOL So I pulled the little white strings off my shirts, stuck them on the window screen and a few hours later…same web like behavior.

    I’m sure we’ve had these things for sometime just never noticed until I got some eggs on me, they hatched and now I’m infested. I was at a cabin this past weekend and I pulled back the couch to plug in the lamp. When I stuck my head down to pick up the cord it felt like cob webs on me. I tried to pull it off but I found nothing. The rest of the day and since I’ve been itching like crazy and felt things creeping down my face. I went to my Dr. with a few samples. Pulled them out of the tube (kids science kit) and we watch them wiggle. He had no idea and is treating me for pinworms. Although I’m not convinced they are part of the pinworm family (e.g. Threadworms).

    We’ve tried the following with some success:
    1) bleach and water spray on the matresses, bathroom, kitchen and white clothes.
    2) vacuum twice daily and empty contents into a bag OUTSIDE the house.
    3) permethrin spray (basically off) on all clothes in the closet.

    If anyone can find the official name of these little guys or an instant kill ping everyone…. I know I will.

  109. Marsha davis says

    Glad to know I’m not crazy.I noticed this about a year ago. Don’t know what to do ,so you just have to live with it.I trust the Lord to take care of me and my family.I have saw this outside also,it is not just inside our homes.It is everywhere. There is no excaping it.I believe it is an end time pestilence.Jesus is coming back soon.Please get ready to meet him.

  110. Brenda says

    @Bo Buggs

    Hello Bo Buggs and all,

    Thank you for the info especially the part about them staying on the body and leave your skin with a red mark . I have been suffering the same problem for years. I have been trying to observe them but still couldn’t understand how they survive and what they are fed on. I can see the lints fly upward when the light is on. Do they move to the ceiling to hide or that is the sign that they die ?

    I have tried so many chemicals and numerous other methods. Most of the times, it seems to work at the beginning and they just come back no matter what I do. I found that vacuuming and cleaning the house frequently helps. I suggest getting a strong vacuum cleaner for carpet and furnitures. I also use the made-in-China insect catcher racket. I can detect the bugs with this racket.

    Good luck

  111. Kelly C says

    @tucker
    Wow….my husband and I began our adventure with these little ba$tard$ at the end Of May 2011…we are still battling them and It's nearing the end of August. I won't waste time explaining what i've seen or encountered because it's basically most of what you have already posted on this site. The only reason i'm writing is because i have come to an ephiphany of sort with these little shits. I have literally been avoiding my car unless i had to go someplace because they fly up my nose and into my eyes and they drive me nuts worse in my car primarily due to the fact that in SE Louisiana it's at least 98 degrees and the ac is usually blowing directly at my face and i think they get caught up in it. Anyway, on one of my many numerous scouts to Home Depot to purchase more chemicals to spray, i got a hanging bar that repels and kills moths and carpet beetles to put in my husbands closet. Thinking back, i don't even know why i got it…..but as i was cleaning out his closet, i noticed tons of white lint balls on everything in his closet. I lint rolled a lot of it, but i got tired after a while and just gave up. My mom came over a few days ago, and asked what i was talking about on the clothing..i went to show her my husbands closet as an example and do you know they are all but gone. I would say maybe they are moths but we have been bitten, and we have them all over the house and i don't see any moths. This evening after i realized his closet looked better after a week, i went to home depot again and got 6 more to hang around and i put one in my car on the way home. Can i tell you it's the most comfortable ride i've had in months. I don't know if it kills them, stuns them, or makes them move on to the next poor victim, but frankly i don't really care. I feel i've more than served my penance with them, not that i wish this on anyone else, but i just want my life to be normal again. My poor 1 yr old seems to be affected the worst and it just breaks my heart. The name of this stuff i purchased is O' Cedars moth bar..it's a little white hanging thingy with two white crystalized air freshener like things that are unwrapped. Be forewarned that it smells like your grandmothers house but i could care less…i would wear it as deoderant at this point if i thought i could. Read the label because i know its toxic..but honestly tonight has been a much better night than i remember having for quite some time. I even noticed some of them coming out of my skin..i think they hate it! Which is wonderful!! Oh…has anyone else had a pet affected?? My poor Lab is miserable, and it look like the same thing is on her. The vet has no clue. I did find some larval samples (the black specks) clustered together on my back patio chair. I went to pick up the chair and it appeared to be dirt on my hand..then they began moving. I brought them to the vet, who recommended we send them to the LSU Parisitology dept…still waiting to hear back. When we looked at it under the vets scope it look almost like a grub worm with suction cups as feet with hooks on the end. She said it's definitely the larval stage of something..just not sure what. She said to her it appeared to be a fly species because of the large bulging eyes that appeared under the scope. mind you that this was no larger than a speck of dirt or sand….freaking weird! One thing is for sure…i have prayed more in the past few months than i have in quite some time. I almost feel as though this is something that's bigger than all of us, and it's lead me to reflect on revelations in the bible. It's very scary to think that this could be some sort of plague…

  112. tucker says

    I have good and bad news. The good news is I finally found a way to kill these things. For the first time in months I have found relief. EPSOM SALT. There’s two things you have to do. You have to fill any container with water and epsom salt and shake well. I have a 16 oz. bottle and I put 1/4 epsom salt and the rest water. You have to fill the bath tub and put a good handful of epsom salt in the bath. After taking a bath in epsom salt (covering your whole body) pour the mixture of water and epsom salt you have in your bottle over your head and rub in good. The next step is very important. DON’T towel off. You can use a hair dryer or if possible, let your body try itself. If you do this before going to bed, you will not get bitten while your sleeping. It’s an extra bonus if you can do this during the day also. The problem I have is, they hide in my clothes, but they won’t bite if you have epsom salt on your body. For the first time, I can sit in my house and not feel these bugs crawling on me and biting me. Now, the bad news. I’m still trying to find a way of getting them out of my house.

  113. Angie says

    I have them too…white….look like lint….fuzzy…fly and crawl! Been living in South Carolina for 5 years and this is the first I have ever seen them! I’ve been asking EVERYONE what the heck they are! Seem to be mainly in my back yard and on back deck. I have dogs that stay indoors but I usually keep a water dish outside as well for when they are out playing…afraid to do that anymore…not knowing if these things carry disease or are poisonous!!! Most people think I’m nuts…my husband sees them…hard to miss they are EVERYWHERE…but he is not concerned. My next step is to call the city or health department to see if they will test!

  114. Dorian Swanson says

    @Helpman

    My boyfriend is experiencing these lint bugs and yes i did think he was crazy until i saw them for myself. Any idea where there things come from? What state do u live in? We are in delaware. Any suggestions other than what you already wrote?
    thank you, Dorian

  115. tucker says

    Tucker :I am so glad I found this website. I’ve been getting bit for two months now. I called a pest control co. last week and they told me to catch as many as I can and they will analyze the bug so they can identify the bug that is driving me crazy. I sprayed the bed with something I bought off the internet because I thought I had lice. I waited about an hour and found about four or five dead. I used a lint picker upper and met the pest control guy at one of his stops the next day. He called me and told me what I thought was a bug, was just lint. I tried to convince him that he was wrong so he emailed me the pictures that he magnified, and sure enough , lint. I don’t know why, but I decided to go on the internet and see if there is a bug that looks like lint. I was so happy to find out that I’m not going crazy. The bugs that I have are red and they bite me all over , including my head. I bought nix, applied it to my head, and took a shower per the instructions. After I was done rinsing my head, I look down in the tub and there were little red bugs all over the place. I jumped out of the tub and couldn’t believe what I was looking at. I looked down on the floor and there were little red bugs all over the floor. I ran out of the bathroom still wet and closed the door. I didn’t go in that bathroom until the next day. I had never seened lice before , so I was surprised to see that they looked like little fuss balls. I continued to get bit, so that’s when I decided to call a pest control company. I am going to call the pest control company tomorrow and give them this website, and I am praying that they can come up with a solution. I’ve been taking baths with epsom salt and baking soda and seems to help the itching. I spray my bed often and continue to use the lint picker upper. It’s ironic that I used a link picker upper to show the pest control guy, and the bugs end up looking like lint.
    VA:F [1.9.9_1125]

    <A id=gdsrX7624XupXcX43X12XY class=gdt-starrating rel=nofollow jQuery1311

    Tucker :I am so glad I found this website. I’ve been getting bit for two months now. I called a pest control co. last week and they told me to catch as many as I can and they will analyze the bug so they can identify the bug that is driving me crazy. I sprayed the bed with something I bought off the internet because I thought I had lice. I waited about an hour and found about four or five dead. I used a lint picker upper and met the pest control guy at one of his stops the next day. He called me and told me what I thought was a bug, was just lint. I tried to convince him that he was wrong so he emailed me the pictures that he magnified, and sure enough , lint. I don’t know why, but I decided to go on the internet and see if there is a bug that looks like lint. I was so happy to find out that I’m not going crazy. The bugs that I have are red and they bite me all over , including my head. I bought nix, applied it to my head, and took a shower per the instructions. After I was done rinsing my head, I look down in the tub and there were little red bugs all over the place. I jumped out of the tub and couldn’t believe what I was looking at. I looked down on the floor and there were little red bugs all over the floor. I ran out of the bathroom still wet and closed the door. I didn’t go in that bathroom until the next day. I had never seened lice before , so I was surprised to see that they looked like little fuss balls. I continued to get bit, so that’s when I decided to call a pest control company. I am going to call the pest control company tomorrow and give them this website, and I am praying that they can come up with a solution. I’ve been taking baths with epsom salt and baking soda and seems to help the itching. I spray my bed often and continue to use the lint picker upper. It’s ironic that I used a link picker upper to show the pest control guy, and the bugs end up looking like lint.
    VA:F [1.9.9_1125]

    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

    @Tucker

    @Marie
    I just read comments about bird mites. They mentioned when bird mites mature to adults they turn white and wrap themself in lint.

  116. alysa fields says

    @kimberly dawslin I have the same problem have spent 4000.00 dollars for about 12 different men to tell me I am crazy nothing wrong with the houe. My husband said I am scaring him with all this bug stuff. I am not crazy, have bites on arms and legs.
    ALysa

  117. Pest-Control-Stories says

    @jenerationy Where are you? Got your shirt at the #SMXbing

  118. Tucker says

    I am so glad I found this website. I’ve been getting bit for two months now. I called a pest control co. last week and they told me to catch as many as I can and they will analyze the bug so they can identify the bug that is driving me crazy. I sprayed the bed with something I bought off the internet because I thought I had lice. I waited about an hour and found about four or five dead. I used a lint picker upper and met the pest control guy at one of his stops the next day. He called me and told me what I thought was a bug, was just lint. I tried to convince him that he was wrong so he emailed me the pictures that he magnified, and sure enough , lint. I don’t know why, but I decided to go on the internet and see if there is a bug that looks like lint. I was so happy to find out that I’m not going crazy. The bugs that I have are red and they bite me all over , including my head. I bought nix, applied it to my head, and took a shower per the instructions. After I was done rinsing my head, I look down in the tub and there were little red bugs all over the place. I jumped out of the tub and couldn’t believe what I was looking at. I looked down on the floor and there were little red bugs all over the floor. I ran out of the bathroom still wet and closed the door. I didn’t go in that bathroom until the next day. I had never seened lice before , so I was surprised to see that they looked like little fuss balls. I continued to get bit, so that’s when I decided to call a pest control company. I am going to call the pest control company tomorrow and give them this website, and I am praying that they can come up with a solution. I’ve been taking baths with epsom salt and baking soda and seems to help the itching. I spray my bed often and continue to use the lint picker upper. It’s ironic that I used a link picker upper to show the pest control guy, and the bugs end up looking like lint.

  119. Marie says

    About 2 weeks ago I was in a older couples home, they were telling me they haven’t vacuum in a year because they are not able. So I was being nice and I vacuum the whole house and mattress. The next day when I got dark me and a friend start getting bit by something we couldn’t see we were driving in the car and little white bugs start flying off of me. I went to 2 doctors and they treating me like I was crazy. I was scared to go home because I was scared it was to spread. Finally I called a pest control and the man took me serious. I got my house sprayed and my cars. Washed everything and dried 2x and vacuum everything really well. I was still getting bit I start looking at my skin and I have little white bumps on my legs. I start pulling them out and they were eggs. Its awful! I got the bug tested and its a lint bug. Its a mite, a super mite! They said to boil all clothes and Pyretherin 1% its a soap every 3 days til its gone completely. I use rubbing alcohol and kerosene NOT together to open my pores so I can pull them. I also use STOP BUGGING ME! I got it from CVS. It says it kills and prevent bed bugs and mites on contact and It does. I spray inside my clothes before I put them on. I spray my sheets, pillows and blankets before going in to bed. I spray it in my hair. I will spray myself down and less then a min later I have a brown spots on me. Its the lint bug dead. They go from white to brown. I woke up yesterday and when I was sleeping they laid eggs on the roof of my mouth. Doctor gave a antibiotic. I can feel them moving in my legs. I feel like I’m going crazy at times. I haven’t been back to work yet. I was scared I was going to spread the the bugs because they fly. But since yesterday when I start using stop bugging me spray I feel like I’m getting a little more control. Nothing is flying off of me. I just need to get all the eggs out so I can get rid of them completely. I didn’t itch. When I get bit it feels like a little shock. I can’t wait till they are gone for good. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy

  120. Marie says
  121. kyler says

    @Sharyn
    damn… finally these things have been annoying the hell out of me and literally eating me its soo annoying and everyone thinks im just crazy…

  122. chulangel123 says

    I have had the same things that everyone here is describeing I went to the doc they gave me scabies medication as they did most of you but now it has been almost two weeks and it is back to itch time it gets really bad when I am in the heat. I have also seen the cotten like fibers on me and have inspected them and if I hold one and hold my finger over it move my finger close to it the fiber will move curl down it is alive one hundred percent. Someone knows what is going on but none is talking that is for sure. This started happening after I got home from a short stay in the pokie country club jailhouse and I am thinking maybe I contracted it from the cotten stuffed matts they give you to sleep on although I did not itch there I did a week after I got home we also got a new puppy from New Jersey I am in Florida the duplex I live in moved in 5 months ago bedrooms have old carpet the landlord said he shampooed them but when I vacumed them the first time my entier vacume was filled with dirt from one room so I am not sure exactly where I contracted it from but I am scared my child will get it I hope it is not contagouse my husband dose not seem to have it either and he works outside all day in reclaimed water. At first I was sure he gave it to me but he is not going through anything I am or he just thinks itching all the time is normal. Someone owes us atleast a answer to all of our questions is it Morgellons? I Pray to GOD that it is not and if it is I pray I do not pass it to anyone.

  123. Hella says

    @tammy

    @Elizabeth
    Here’s a tip that has helped me: Leave your car sitting out in the hot sunlight as many days a week as you can instead of parking it in shade or in your garage – I don’t have a garage but when I stopped covering my car with a car cover and letting it really heat up in direct sun it has eliminated bites I was getting in my car. I do put a sunshade inside the windshield to protect the dash from drying out over time but in my opinion the hot florida sun is heating my car so hot each day now in the summer that it is helping to keep my car free from this invisible plague for now.

  124. Mari Julia Jimenez says

    LLa tengo seis meses de tener este problema llo me quejo mis hijos dicen no es nada hadecer alguna medicina le da alerjia pero no es cierto pus toda mi ropa esta llena de estos bichos y me pican la ropa de cama cuando la cambio sale como polvo y tienen puntitos negros parecen estar muertos pero cuando los quito seme pegan en la piel semeten devabajo de las unas me da miedo porque tengo ninos y hay veces se rascan lo pero es que asta en la ropa interior estan llo e comprado ropa interior cuatro veces solo la uso dos o tres veces y la tiro pues es terrible las picaduras llo limpio mi cuarto con blechs con pinesol amonia vinagre blanco la verdad es que lla me tienen alvorde dela locura mis hijos no me cren pues ellos solo miran la bolita de hilo me dicen solo a udted la pican las cosas estan lla en toda la casa le digo ami esposo que fumige tampoco hace caso el mueble donde esta mi ropa el dia que lo limpie con cloro saque un monton de aserrin se los comente y me dijeron eso es de cuando se sacan las gabetas por fabor diganme que puedo hacer lla vino una persona pest control y le encene loque habia colectado y me dijo llo no miro nada es alerjia lo tu tienes.

  125. brian says

    IM GOING THROUGH THE HELL EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT!!!IT STARTED ABOUT THREE MONTH AGO AND IT IS PURE HELL. MY DOCTOR THINKS IM NUTS AND NO ONE HAS A ANSWER FOR THIS!!I FEEL THEM MOVING ON MY SKIN AND FLYING AROUND EVERYWERE!THEY GET INTO YOUR WALLET,CLOTHE,CAR ETC!!!IF ANYONE HAS HELP OR KNOWS WERE TO GET IT PLEASE POST!!!

  126. amy says

    T@Jana t
    This is so gross, we r infested w these lint bugs, my kids r attacked nightly, now I am too. They hurt and sting, how do u get rid of them?

  127. michelle says

    i also have had biting, stinging, and sometimes burning. pimple like bump that itch like crazy, my house was treated over and over for bugs, they never found anything, i continue to find cotton ball everywhere all over my clothes carpet and car, also floating lint everywhere, at first i thought mites dust mites maybe, but after months of itching i went to the doctors and he prescribe rid to treat for scabies, after applying the lotion the same night i could feel these bugs crawling all over my body..THSES ARE SCABIES POSTIVE TRY THIS AND LEARN AS MUCH AS YOU CAN ABOUT SCABIES

  128. Djm says

    I can definitely relate to what everybody has been saying. I was first affected in 2001 when I moved into a room formerly inhabited by a roomate of my brother. The carpeting was old and dirty and when I walked on it barefoot, I felt a sharp stinging and biting all over my feet. Little did I know that it was too late and they had already infested my body. They resemble little black and white specks with filamentous fibers that look like lint. Some of it even resembles grains of salt or sand. Then the itching began. I noticed that the itching was worse when I was under halogen lighting that is in most modern buildings. They particularly fed off my scalp and the bottoms of my feet. Ive used everything from Neem, cedar, and tea tree oil to Kwell and scabies medications. Ive been to numerous doctors who told me I was delusional to those who gave me ineffective treatments. I am at my wits end as how to deal with this illness. Stress, and wet humid weather also seems to make it worsen. I heard it was morgellons disease and I did own research on it as well. It does seem to be the worst on both the East and West coasts and Florida. It is probably from some foreign country or bio-engineered in some lab and got out. No one is talking. The CDC has only recently added it in 2007. Ive had it since 2001-2002. Its been nine years of pure hell.

  129. Jami says

    I would really appreciate it if you would send me a picture. I think this is what’s infesting my house.

  130. me again says

    @Jex
    yes have been doing the borax and dawn works also. cdc isnt doing anything… they have no money to. Contagious wise im still looking towards the fact it prob is contagious. can take a few yrs from research ive done to come down with more symptoms. Morgellons…The out of control cotton/ mite bug genetically enginered im sure.

  131. me again says

    I took some pictures with a digital scope i just bought, Still to wierd to me but its whats biting. I dont think i can post , but i can send if someone wants.

  132. Jex says

    By the way, some great options for controlling this lint monsters are borax and epsom salts. Wash your clothes with borax and Arm & Hammer powdered detergent. This can help control them, but erradicating them completely is still a mystery and we don’t know yet if it’s possible. Been battling this for over a year and after ridding myself of 90% of my belongings (especially cotton and wooden furniture) I still have a residual infestation. It doesn’t seem to be contagious thank God, but if you got it, I cannot ensure you will get rid of it.

  133. Jex says

    I think this might be related to Morgellons disease. I went through hell with this stuff. There are many theories about the fibers.

    I would recommend joining this newsgroup. It’s about birdmites, but they have now covered everything related to Morgellons, the fibers, the lint bugs, etc.
    http://groups.yahoo.com/search?query=birdmites&submit=Search

    And here’s a CNN report on this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNb2XhqW-7c

    I had this stuff to a point where it ruled my life. I fought with these things daily, lived my life cleaning them away while they would continue reproducing to come back and replace the ones I killed. It was a nightmare just trying to sleep. I used special vinyl bed protectors, and they would dig and dig till they made holes in them to get to me. Gosh, I cannot even begin to describe the nightmare.

    About a year later and having moved away I still have some residual discomfort, but nothing like before. The CDC is researching this, google “unexplained dermopathy” for info on the matter.

  134. gettingcloser says

    @me again
    I have had exactly the same problem described here now for nine months. I can tell you a couple of things that definitely help. Last December I travelled back to my home for Christmas. I am an Australian living in London UK, the flight from London to Melbourne, Australia is one of the longest flights you can take – 22 hours in duration. About 6 or so hours into the flight the bugs were gone, dead, finito. Completely. I spent 2 weeks in Australia – not once did I have any problems. Upon my return to my home in the UK, the problem slowly started coming back again. It seems that the cabin pressure in a plane over a significant duration stops them dead in their tracks. And their eggs. So if I think I need to move home to finally rid myself of this scourge, I will take a long holiday (that includes a long plane flight) in between. Also I noticed that antibacterial sprays and washes seem to kill them instantly – I’ve seen them drop out of the air, tiny though they are when using these. I am now starting to understand that they are an internal parasite, whereas for quite a long time I thought there were a skin parasite – so my next effort to rid myself of them will include internal parasite medicines. I’ll post back any results. Good luck to all!

  135. Alicia says

    Hi I’m back. A part of me wants to ignore and pretend this isn’t happenning. But after reading the other similar stories about these “Lint Bugs” I can’t ignore it. Please if anyone can help or refer me to someone, I am going through this alone. I know this sounds strange, but is there a support group, where you can meet and talk to people who are going through similar situations. After finding this blog and reading the stories, I feel like there has to be alot more people going through the same thing. Could anyone please leave a comment.

  136. Alicia says

    Alicia
    :
    @Pest-Control-Stories Oh my gosh! After hearing these stories I don’t feel like I’m going insane. I have beeen at the end of my rope and I didn’t know how much more I could take. The stories that I’ve been reading are the same issues that I have been going through! Is there anyone that can help us? Ihave been to numerous doctors and spoken with many Exterminators. I also have a Lupus and the bites make me real sick. Everyone I talk to thinks I’m crazy.
    VA:F [1.9.7_1111]

    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

  137. Alicia Valenzuela says

    @Pest-Control-Stories
    Oh my gosh! After hearing these stories I don’t feel like I’m going insane. I have beeen at the end of my rope and I didn’t know how much more I could take. The stories that I’ve been reading are the same issues that I have been going through! Is there anyone that can help us? Ihave been to numerous doctors and spoken with many Exterminators. I also have a Lupus and the bites make me real sick. Everyone I talk to thinks I’m crazy.

  138. me again says

    It is truely like a horror movie to see what is invading us. I really wish i didnt look so close. I just cant get rid of them.. Scabies is always the thing they treat you for because they dont know.. Peroxide gets some out, but not the deep ones. Just wish this was done and over with. I wonder what someone is waiting for to help or are they(govern.) afraid to say they screwed something up? The things ive seen i also found on a morgellens site.

  139. crazy bugs says

    I just called the exterminator – is there anything that can do to get rid of these lint bugs?

  140. me again says

    yes they come in all shapes.. Colored wise all black or white here then the added fibers..but doesnt matter. What matters is preventing them from going in the skin or finding a way to get them out.. They are making a home in our bodies….

  141. BO BUGGS says

    since I wrote on this site back in october 2010,I have done hours of research,and my advice to everyone is to go to radio shack,they have a mini microscope that is hand held,about 4 inchs x 2inches it zooms from 60x to 100x has a focus adjustment,a built in lite that takes 2 aaa batteries,don’t know the brand has c e ingraved real small on it,its only about 12 bucks,the reason I suggest this over the larger more powerfull microscopes is simple,you can walk up to a small black speck on your sheets,pillow,floor,wall where ever simply place it over the subject adjust the focus or zoom and bame,you have just entered a new world you never knew exsisted,I have collected 100’s of samples by tearing a 2 inch strip of scotch tape sticking it on the subject,then sticking it on the back of a business card,with a written description of what it is,everything from large peices of gray fuzzy lint to small black specs have the same type of fibers,the dominate ones are red with a smooth bell shape head,they seam to be the brains of the lint.seams they wrap thereself in all types of fiber and take on different shapes you would never know without a microscope,what I have learned is there is a world out there that knows a lot about these so called bugs,this site is for us beginners,google these words and dig deep in your search engines and hold on to your hats,this stuff is scary and it is dismissed by big brother the same way they dismiss UFO’s, google (morgellons) (nano technolegy) (chem trails) it’s as wild as it sounds,you will learn more everytime you dig,I know this sounds crazy,40 years ago if someone told you there would be cell phones,black berries,internet you would say yea right, remember that when you learn about nano tubes,thats why doctors dismiss it,even scientist are not familar with them,and everytime the media gets a hold of a story,they are put to rest by the powers to be so ask yourself why see photos of morgellon’s then get a microscope

  142. jp says

    @donette hoecherl
    i was on the invisible bug site also i cant believe this has become a catastropy doesnt anyone on the planet have a clue how to rid these mites they are about one tenth of an inch i wrote 5 news stations and no body wants to help ..what kind of people are you anyway

  143. Thomson says

    I have just finished my treatment for Scabies. I had 2 months of mysterious bites that lasted 2 weeks beforre going away. I never found any dead bugs and the 3 visits from the exterminator showed no bugs either. If you are suffering from these invisible bites don’t rule out Scabies. The most popular treatment is Permethrin 5% cream (prescription only). Wash everything you have worn over the last 4 days including the bed covers and clean your car( I used a fogger spray). Here is what i did to rid myself of Scabies. Picked up a bottle of lice shampoo and a exfoliation pad. Shampoo myself head to toe then after 10 min I took a shower and scrubbed myself. Then I dried off and applied the Permethrin cream head to toe. The first night I had the cream on I could not sleep the scabies were running away from the treated areas. When 11:00pm came around the scabbies began moving and they move pretty fast on top of the skin. If you survive the night take another shower and exfoliate. Good Luck as I never thought I could be so bad!

  144. ceecee says

    I started getting bit/stung? in August. just had some birds nests removed so exterminater told me i had birdmites. Im finding most in clothing seems and blankets and they look like lint balls but when i put one on my finger to look at with magnifying glass, it seemed to pop up and little hairs started spreading out and went into my skin and there was the bite/stinging feeling. The real scary part is another one of the legs/hairs hooked on to my shirt sleeve and started pulling fibers from my shirt and then disappeared in my skin. And yes the go in the pores and when i feel real itchy/buggy, i swear i see little tiny white things floating away from skin like a piece of cotton with a seed. Have not a clue what it is, been using dawn and borax in wash and dawn and water in a spray bottle..This is awful. I also get red marks and pimple type things and at times it looks like liquid comes up around the areas. How can no one know about this??

  145. lo says

    @Bo Buggs
    i have the same problem i now have them all over my house on my furniture my mattress on my floors i noticed if u squezz them betwenn ur finger nails u can feel them an see them in the middle of the white lint its a lil black dot an they also have what i call ther tail which is actualy a sring of lint they also if u get two or more together they will magnatize together an i do belive they are contagious meaning they can be transported to freinds an family homes this is scarey an redicules an nobody seems to no what were talkin about or do they im startin to think they could be keepin secret like they offten do so we dont have every body floodin hospitals an going crazy neway i hope we solve this mystery real soon befor i go crazy god bless

  146. Bo Buggs says

    They are very real,they look like lint because they use lint as some type of cacoon,the inner bug is very small,they can fly,looking like a nat,only flying so fast you only get a glimpse,they dont wear their lint,when they fly,the scarey part about them,they can enter your body through your skin porse,and exit,you feel a itchy crawling sensation,yet you cant see them,as the exit you body,they leave a red line with a small scrach at the end,I actually watched one try to work its way out,when I started to pick on it,it went back in,I have watched them come out of mattress fabric as a small dark dot,and end up laying like a lifeless peice of lint you would bet your life on that was just lint if you didn’t see it,I have found ways to combat them,science hasn’t notice them yet,they are beleived to be transported here from south america’s cotton market,a mutant product created by the industry to help the cotton crops against other pest,there little vampire, ghost,body snatchers,that live on your blood,you cant see them when they strike

  147. bettina mouzon says

    i had this problem i went to a feed store got injectable ivermectin mixed with a gallon of vinegar,mule team borax,blue dawn,baking soda,peroxide,and rock salt .this became my staple for baths i also added my regular soap,cleaning bleach where possible,with my laundry i would allow my laundry to soak and boil water when possible.i have been dealing with this for three months but started these products about 2 weeks ago it has been the most sleep i have had .i pray this help some one

  148. UNDERSTANDING says

    Hello,

    I work with adult with disability and realized that I have encounterd the same situation. I have the Itching arround the Legs, Ankles and the wrist as well, when I used Vinagar / Rid and the 1 time body usage from the doctor it starting to ease up. Well , I checked my clothes as well and dried them 2wice as normal they will go away. I bath more than ever, and use bleach as well in my water, I am starting to see them less. i have a friend from one of the pest control company gave me some lice spray , and I spray all clothes and bedding and anything and any were I am , I have no been seeing them lately, but when i get that itching feeling any where, I will use some rid, and I will see them come off my skin. I am currently waiting on a skin result, the Dr, did a skin draft because i want to know whats going on here and how to totally kill this crap. I have had all my carpet removed from my home and all clothes . There need to be an ending to this. I have been on top of this and i will beat it. But the main key is to keep some spray werwe ever you go , not everyone cares as we all do. You can come incounter with this problem without knowing it. i feel my encounter was while working and he has no feeling in his lower part of his body, and now i told my employer I cant not go back into that site until he is tested for all parasites.

    1 luv understanding

  149. Jana says

    Could you tell me what state you reside in? Your description matches ours exactly.

  150. kimberly dawslin says

    i started noticeing lint balls all over my house and i started to look closer and saw a little black speck inside these lint balls.
    so, i showed my husband and he said i was crazy, so the one night i was watching t v in bed, i noticed that they were moveing, ever so slightly.
    so, i went downstairs to show my husband and again, he said there was nothing there, then my daughter came downstairs and i showed her and still the samething, theres nothing there. (they wanted to have me comitted, to the hospital)
    and again, the next night, i saw them again, so i was grabbing little lint balls and putting them inside the ashtray, nat paying attention, i put my cigarette in the ashtray and when i looked over, i saw these straight black bugs coming out, so i tried showing everyone again.
    my husnand started to yell and he said the next time i try talking or looking at these things, he was gonna have me locked up. (the best i here)
    upon seeing these little black staight bugs comeing out, i noticed when
    touching them, they would turn white, then back to black.
    (during the day, they won’t move, only at night)
    i showed my son and he beleives me now, but nobody else will.

  151. Helpman says

    My wife and i have been suffering now for 5 months and now my wife is free and I am almost free of them too. We have gone to extreme efforts to get free. We moved out of our apartment and threw everything away, Lived in hotels and sublets for 4 months moving as often as possible, sometimes daily. Now for a brief answer we found to this problem. Mites or parasites we don’t know nor do our doctors. Our solution was eliminate everything in your environment, wash clothes after every time you wear them put in plastic bag, soak in borax and soap, dry in dryer and bake in oven at 300 degrees, this includes bed sheets daily. Avoid all carpet or other fabric furniture, and cotton clothing. Wash hard surfaces and floor several times a day with vinegar and or bleach and water mixture. And here is the most important part. Spend hours a day cleaning yourself. I took ivermectin 7 times, twice by prescription and 5 times horse medicine from Amazon for $10 since my doctor refused to believe me and prescribe more. I use the horse ivermecting topically on lesions or what appear to be bites. Also very helpful was getting some surgical soap, the kind that doctors use to wash up before surgery. I got Chlorhexidine Glusconate soulution 4.0 % and wow with days of washing with it twice a day (more than doctor recomended) my skin began to clear up rapidly. We had spent thousands on all kinds of oils, and other supposed miracle cures we found on the net and none of them worked!! This soap cleans the skin really well.

    The other strange solution we found was this. Use hand sanitizer jell on rub is in a circular motion on the bottoms of your feet and ankles and these white and black graduals (eggs or larva) come out of our skin by the hundreds! This sounds crazy but it is true. When I felt the crawling sensation on my leg or arm using this method often yielded these white eggs and sensation stopped. The trick is to clean these critters out of your skin enough that you reduce the numbers since they seem to start in the feet and then migrate all over the body. We have spend 4- 5 hours a day doing this and we now my wife is free and I am within weeks of being clean too. These eggs or larva of these insects or whatever kind of parasites need to be reduced in numbers to get free and the only way to do it is by taking the time yourself. Take all the miracle cures you like but unless you draw them out of the skin it will not help.

    We used mineral spirits, cedar oil, Epsom salts, salt water, tee tree oil, enzyme, bleach, vinegar, MMS, orange oil, permithrim cream repeatedly, pesticides and more and went broke financially and mentally. If you have a crawling, biting, pricking, sensation that does not itch much and leaves what look like pimples or strange cut marks or lesions I would try what we have done. Also, use horse ivermectin as a cream directly on bad lesions and it will help. I have read many horror stories and few if any solutions or anyone who has gotten free of this. I am happy to say whatever it is and I am not convinced it is mites but is some kind of bizarre parasite, made or other our efforts have been successful.

    Important!….live with supper clean protocol, avoid physical contact with others, wash daily, use alcohol on everything you touch, never wear anything twice and always put clothes in plastic bags, avoid sugar, take lots of vitamins and fresh live food, clean feet and legs with antiseptic hand sanitizer jell 3, 4 ,5 times a day and get these things to come out of your skin, it is the only way!!!!! Don’t give up and don’t be lazy or put others at risk please. This as you know is a nightmare and needs the kind of attention and effort that most doctors will not give you. I hope our experience helps you and saves you some money on all the crazy products that so nothing except empty your pocket book. Every time you feel an itch or crawling sensation put some sanitizer on it rub in circular motion until white or black granules come out. Good Luck!!

  152. Elizabeth says

    I’m not positive this is the same thing, because I haven’t seen the type of infestation the rest of you are describing, but I have seen the biting “lint bugs.” They are real!

    It started last year, sitting on the stoop in front of my apartment in Tampa, FL. Occasionally I would feel a sting/pinch and look down, but all I could see near the site would be a little ball of lint, fluff, or what I assumed was some sort of Spanish-moss debris that had fallen on me from the trees above. I would brush it off and wonder what stung me.

    Then after this happened several times over the course of several weeks, I started to make the connection and began wondering if I was allergic to this tree debris. The next time I felt the sting, instead of brushing it off, I inspected the little fuzz ball — and was completely surprised to see it start walking about! Underneath the fuzzy Spanish-moss-looking tuft was a tiny insect! I told some people about it, but no one knew what I was talking about.

    I had forgotten about them until today when, while sitting on my back deck, I felt a pinch and looked down to see another tiny fluff ball on my arm. I flicked it on the table and it started walking around. I decided to do some internet research and here I am. No one seems to know what these are!

    The first reports seem to be appearing in the last year or so, which makes me wonder if this isn’t a new outbreak of some sort of fungal parasite that’s attacking some otherwise ordinary mite. Any entomologists here care to weigh in?

  153. janedoe says

    LINT DOES BITE!!! it does! of course it hid when the dude came to his house, its hard to get samples of them because they are nearly invisable, you can grab them in the air, when they land they bland in with surrounding.you feel it when your being eaten, but you dont see anything, just a blood spot start to bleed.( they dont alway make you bleed)now later, you get a spot, that will turn into what looks like a mole,then red sores.
    when you get in my dads truck, it looks like a snow globe got shook up. i cant sit in it, i get eaten bad. in my car, i keep the window up inside the garage even. if i spray bug spray in my car, no more ‘lint’.i cant spray it in my dad truck though because hes 83 ( yes, he still drives) i moved back here a year ago because hes getting up in years, and for the first time ever i broke out and am STILL broke out! i dont do drugs, its not STD, ive had two biopsys that say bug bites.these damn things are real, i think i caught one, ill try to take a picture of it. but they are very real, and they will make you crazy!!!!

  154. Bugged says

    @donette hoecherl I am going through this as well Shryn, and believe you 100%. Anybody I tell this to thinks I’m crazy. The lint like bugs are in my home, my car and my workplace, they like to get on my face, eyes, ears, nose and mouth. This is HELL. They may be associated with bird mites. In my car, I tried to wipe them with a paper towel that had a window cleaning solution (blue liquid spray bottle) and they started jumping around and out of the way. They can either fly or float where ever they want. This is really driving me crazy.

  155. tammy says

    I have been experiencing the same thing for about four years now. some people called them no-see-em bugs while others thought i was crazy. i work in a recycling company and thought it was something i was bringing home. some other things ive noticed…….my house is dusty no matter how often i dust-a layer comes across my furniture.
    my clothes, hair towels when shook are dusty.
    i get bumps that sometimes itch looks like a bite, or a pimple
    i do have a dog
    i garden and cut my grass
    no smoking is allowed in my home and i dont smoke
    i have a magneted filter and clean it often (heat/air)

  156. Pest-Control-Stories says

    @donette hoecherl
    Thanks for adding to our discussion here. Please post the article on the invisible bugs to which you are referring. Thanks.

  157. donette hoecherl says

    @Sharyn
    Oh my goodness!! finally someone describes what I have in my house. at first you see what looks like floating fibers, that sting i mite add, and small white lint bugs. they are worse on cotton. the more cotton in the fabric, the more you see. i am throwing away tons of clothes because they are ruining them, shirts and towels mostly, but anything that has cotton. the fibers sting and the white lint bites. i have found many of the balls of lint have black specks on them. i have found one article called the invisible bug, it gives a very accurate account for describing the lint. I took samples to the “bug people” for the county, after him not finding anything, he pretty much shut me out. I could tell he wasn’t listening and then he suggested i see a doctor, it was probably allergies. i am frustrated to the hilt. every piece of clothing or towel I use has to be rolled with a lint roller then shaved with a cloth shaver…i’m hitting dead ends, and this effects my daily life so much…if i find anything out i will certainly let you know…this really sucks, especially when people quit listening to you and more so DO NOT BELIEVE YOU…

  158. Pest-Control-Stories says

    Sharyn,

    Unfortunately we have no answer for you on this. If you feel that you have lint bugs then you may want to collect some samples and mail them to a local University for research. Unfortunately we are unable to identify a pest that we can not see. Certain small pests, like fleas, lice, and even springtails may seem invisible and can hide very well, but they can still be seen with the naked eye. There are indoor products that you could use to spay your lint, but its not recommend that you do so until you have identified the pest.

  159. Sharyn says

    Plus these things are first like a hair or say dust and then into dust or fuzz ball it’s everywhere

  160. Sharyn says

    Please I have something like this also it’s everywhere and everyone thinks im crazy what the hell is this please respond