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.


St. George