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I'm saying these are bed bugs but I have been feeling micro bites leading to scratching while sitting on a chair.

My gf has lots of scratch marks all over, where shes been itching im not bad, but I do get random itches or bites. looking around the room and as im not itching in my clothes sitting here, the bed seems like the problem place. Some people have suggested spraying the bed. im in a rented apartment so throwing it out isnt an option. Any ideas for a treatment that won't poison me in bed

 

suggestions appreciated

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This is only a suggestion.

 

It may be ants, tiny little things. A few hours before bedtime, I would suggest get a suitable spray, spray around the base of the bed at floor level. leave the to room ventilate. See if that helps.

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You can buy fumigation bombs from the supermarkets, strip the bed clothing, wash in hot water with some eucalyptus oil added.

use the fumigation bombs through the house, open all cupboards, leave for two hours while the fumigation bombs are in use.

Remove any plants when doing this.

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2 minutes ago, CharlieH said:

This is only a suggestion.

 

It may be ants, tiny little things. A few hours before bedtime, I would suggest get a suitable spray, spray around the base of the bed at floor level. leave the to room ventilate. See if that helps.

yeah it could be micro ant .. .i guess that might stop them and under the doors as well

 

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51 minutes ago, RJRS1301 said:

You can buy fumigation bombs from the supermarkets, strip the bed clothing, wash in hot water with some eucalyptus oil added.

use the fumigation bombs through the house, open all cupboards, leave for two hours while the fumigation bombs are in use.

Remove any plants when doing this.

can you give me  an example of a thai fumigation bomb from google and is it in a big tesco?

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15 hours ago, jaffas21 said:

can you give me  an example of a thai fumigation bomb from google and is it in a big tesco?

Think got mine from either Makro or Big C. Moretein and Raid make some, other brands around. Try looking at Amazon as well

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You must identify by observation the insects that are causing this by close scrutiny of your environment.  Also the nature of the bite will reflect which insect is causing the problem. Have there been any cats around?

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If you have what look like bites, then it's likely to be ants. Bed bugs give you a kind of rash - lots of it everywhere as these pests spread quickly. They're extremely hard to eradicate and it can be a long and costly procedure. Call in the professionals - you'll be fighting a losing battle trying to control an infestation by yourself. In the interim, you can help by using a heater and steam machine - bed bugs die from excessive heat (but not necessarily their eggs), and one of those clothing steam irons is good for your bed and sofa if used frequently (every day). Use the hot air dryer for your clothes and sheets etc (those new Otteri places have them). Clothing etc that's not used for lengthy periods should be put into those vacuum seal bags and the air completely sucked out (but it may take a loooong time to kill any bugs). Good luck.

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Without a clear description, there are a number of possibilities within the insect realm.

1) Scabes -- Mites that burrow into the skin and produce an itchy rash.
2) Fleas -- Produce bites that itch while the insect is small enough to make detection difficult in smaller numbers.
3) Bedbugs -- Insects whose bites are sometimes considered painful, but usually produce an itchy rash-like welt on the skin.
4) Mosquitos -- Smaller varieties of mosquitos can deliver dozens of bites a minute, and they can leave a very itchy swelling, of various degrees of inflammation, depending on their victim's sensitisation/immune response.
5) Thrips and plant lice -- Produce mild bites which are more annoying than harmful.  These insects usually remain outside and feed on plants, with their bites of humans possibly being unintentional on their part.
6) Ants --  produce painful and itchy bites.


Some natural management options:

1) Iron the bed, sheets, pillowcases, blankets, etc., and/or any clothing that may be home to the pests (especially important for scabes and bedbugs).

2) Obtain an ozonator and run it on the air of the room for a few hours while it is not occupied (seems to work well on mosquitos).

3) Use boric acid: for ants, mix about a sixth part boric acid with sugar, peanut butter, or anything else the ants like to eat, and give them a good feed--they'll take it back to their nest and kill the queens, resulting in the colony dying out within a couple weeks or so; for fleas, cockroaches, bedbugs, or anything else, they just need to come into direct contact with the powder somehow, which works to break down their exoskeleton, leaving them to dehydrate and die--they cannot become immune to it.

 

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I am going to guess ants as well... some are tiny tiny tiny... and those are just the adults... 

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If you can find it a non-toxic solution is to use food grade diatomaceous earth (DE).  You can look it up about using it.  I have used vitacost to order some, it's in the pet section.

 

You can also look on lazada for camarcio dust mite killer.  I have no idea how effective it is though.  You attach it to a vacuum.

Or perhaps look for a herbal spray.  

I would use poison on my stuff as a last resort.

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Tiny ants but they give me big, hard itchy lumps.

In my chair, not the bed.

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6 minutes ago, sawadee1947 said:

Buying a latex mattress...... problem solved! 😈

Even a latex matrass has some upper materials in a soft cloth filled with synthetic fabrics like pillow filling can give the nasty  bugs a living place ...

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Just now, david555 said:

Even a latex matrass has some upper materials in a soft cloth filled with synthetic fabrics like pillow filling can give the nasty  bugs a living place ...

Afbeelding(15).jpg

No, there is special anti bug fabric on the market. 

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