Flea bites from invisible fleas with very selective human tastes

Aloha, I live in an apartment building on a top floor. It has been proven to me that the common area hall carpet is flea infested but the fleas are invisible. (The carpet is vacuumed daily.) I have received more than 100 bites and experienced extremely itchy allergic reactions to all. These bites started at my ankles and feet at first, but later my body from the breast down was eventually bitten, including when I was in bed (weeks later). I was aware that the fleas were inside my apartment even though I could not see them. I had spread EGDE and employed 216 degree steam treatments constantly. However, it has been challenging for me to get the Manager to take care of the problem more than the routine every three months scheduled scrubbing. There have been other people (all women as myself) that have been bitten, but only a few times. We only have one dog on the floor who happens to be next to me, but because the Manager said he inspected the dog two different times and did not find fleas. Ever since I started to protect my feet/legs whenever I must walk over the common area hall carpet by wearing two sets of plastic drawstring bags, I have remained free of flea bites. What is really going on? By the way, my blood type is very rare AB negative; does this matter?

Mahalo,
Frustrated

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Suffering for 4 Years
by: Anonymous

I have been suffering from this issue for 4 years. It started after we got bedbugs which Orkin did a job of killing. However shortly after that I started feeling crawling, squirming, tickling, jumping and biting. The bites are often like little pin pricks. My fiance never felt them and thought I was imagining them. Eventually I had to sleep on the couch because I was constantly squirming, scratching and moving around. I couldn't sleep. I thought the bed was infected, but I also felt them on the sofa. I would find tiny black specs in the bedding the next day. They didn't move. I devised a system of stripping everything every day and washing everything in hot water with Borax and mite detergent then drying on high heat. I bleached what I could. My bedding fell apart from all the washing and bleaching. I threw out my area rug and just had the hardwoods. I even took down my curtains and put plastic on the sofa. I also felt the crawling, squirming and biting while outside the house. Wearing skinny jeans was when I felt them the worst. I washed with everything recommended by others on the internet: sulfur soap, apple cider vinegar, Lysol, Listerine, rubbed tea tree oil, peppermint oil, shampooed with lice shampoo. I also drank shots of apple cider vinegar as well. My general doctor and my dermatologist couldn't find anything. Both said they don't think I suffer from delusional parasitosis. I also saw a psychiatrist and she said I wasn't delusional. My doctor prescribed Ivermectin even though she said she was certain i didn't have scabies. I also used Permethrin cream. I also noticed my dog scratched a lot and would stick her paw in her ear. I never saw fleas on her, but the vet combed her fur with a special comb and found "flea dirt." The vet prescribed pills for my dog. I gave my dog several flea baths and sprayed her bedding daily. I bombed the house a few times. Then I called Orkin and showed him the black specs. He said I had invisible fleas that I got from my dog. He sprayed my home 4 times and still didn't get rid of them. My fiance and I eventually split up. He kept the dog. I moved in with friends and for the first few weeks I didn't experience the bugs. I was so happy to be BUG FREE. Then I travelled to Europe and felt the sensation return. I found black specs in the bed. I took everything to the laundromat and then bagged everything in plastic bags. I scrubbed myself really hard and used tea tree oil again. I switched hotels, but the problem persisted. When I returned to my friends' formerly bug- free house I immediately stripped and went through my delousing process with vinegar and tea tree oil. The problem got worse. I was in agony. It was constant all night and the biting almost felt like my skin was burning. The feeling was on my legs, in my private areas, my ears, my nose, even jumping off my eyelashes. Then I moved to Texas. The sensations slowed down, but remained for a month or so. I continued my delousing routine. I bought new clothes. Eventually it seemed to disappear. I must mention I also changed my diet and went off sugar and carbs. I was so happy to be bug-free again. This lasted for 5 months. Then I travelled to Houston on a business trip and felt a few little sensations that night in the hotel bed. I did laundry before returning home. I also showered and scrubbed myself really hard all over. I bought brand new clothes and put them on, but almost immediately the feeling returned. Now I've brought them home with me. I just can't seem to get rid of them permanently. No one else around me seems to have this problem. Someone on a forum suggested that they burrow in your skin or pores. I am now inclined to think that's true after everything I have tried to get rid of them. What is the medical community doing about this issue? I can't find anything really helpful. Good luck to everyone!!!

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Invisible fleas
by: Anonymous

I have the same issue with these invisible fleas. When I had cats, I wasn't being bitten. When we got rid of them I noticed both me and my boyfriend started getting bitten when we laid in bed...eventually it just became me who was and is still getting bitten every day! I've only ever noticed two tiny fleas but I'm absolutely dying here, I need a solution to get rid of these annoying things!

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Yes, these horrible creatures select who to bite!
by: Rita

I left a comment already, but want to land a hand to a fellow sufferer: they byte me, but no two other people in the household!

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Just got this problem - and they are selective!
by: Rita

About a week ago I was bitten by something- got little itchy bump under arm, than - another one and from then on it continues. I vent to see my dermatologist - expected it to be an allergy, but she confirmed insect bites. I live with my handicapped husband and a caregiver - no one has been bitten but me. We have no pets and leave on the third floor in a condominium. The caregiver suggested these are invisible fleas that may have been brought in by the birds- we have many on the balcony, they make nests and have the little ones. Want to thank everyone for their input . will start fight in the morning with vinegar . Will report my progress here ( if there is any).

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Invisable Fleas
by: Samantha

My car & house were infested by fleas , in the car I could see them , tiny black specks , I dont recall them jumping . I nearly killed my self with pesticides spraying down the bed then sheets with a flea spray , that kills fleas & eggs . Sprayed our body with a can spray . Nothing worked really then a friend of mine said to soak towels in vinegar and put them along every door , I did it and they were gone . I was totally amazed . They must be in yard and all the ones in house died. When the Towels dried out they were coming back . Vinegar is the go, and also soak your back yard and squirt dish washing liquid all over it . I swear to you this works . I was in such a distressed state I was crying & Vinegar saved me & my little son . They also love blood with sugar in it , eat lots of yogurt ( plain or Greek ) . They go mad for sugar blood . Good Luck

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Tortured and tormented by fleas
by: Flea Frustrated!

My neighbors had 14 dogs for about a year Where I live there are no city codes controlling that. They're down to about seven dogs now, but about a 6 weeks ago we started getting flea bites. I seldom actually see any, yet I'm covered in terrible bites They don't bother my husband much. He smokes menthol cigarettes, and we wonder if that's what makes the difference
We're treating the yard every three weeks, trying to break that life cycle. Since my neighbors don't treat, it feels like a futile effort.
I tried the homemade flea trap where you put water in a cookie sheet with dish soap and then shine a light on it, and it does work We catch about 20 fleas a day in that trap. But that's just the tip of the iceberg, I'm sure. I've tried several sprays all of which guarantee to kill fleas, of course, but don't. I've ordered Flea-go, which is a borax crystal product that you have to leave on your carpet and floors for three solid weeks without vacuuming. It's out of stock but as soon as it gets in I am going to try it. It attacks fleas by drying out their skeletal structure, and that makes sense. I hope and pray it works because I'm tired of not being able to have my grandchildren come or have company come over. Meanwhile, we scratch !!!

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invisible fleas solved
by: Anonymous

There is no flea at work.until the racoon nest underground the building.they come out at night frome the air exhaust on the bottomside of the building they destroyed.everybody is infested with fleas.they infested their homes too.i can feel it jumping when im sleeping.the racoon was trapped one by one.and the fleas dissapear very slowy until its gone.fleas came back.they found out couple of racoons in the ceiling by reviewing the cctv camera.it was trapped again and the fleas are gone.i hope this will help everybody.i suffered more than two years from flea bites.

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No-see-ums
by: Anonymous

I have been fighting the invisible flea problem for over two years. I first noticed the bites when I went to the movies. We're talking about a very nice multi-plex theater.But these critters prefer dark humid areas. Air conditioning creates a very humid environment. Consequently, I carried the invisible bugs back to my car and infected it. Then my home. I had to get rid of the rugs and install tile and wood flooring. I have to use tie-up bags around my legs and on the seats when driving, I use a professional steam mop daily. I wash my bedding everyday and keep them at bay by running a dehumidifier whenever the humidity gets too high. If the humidity gets over 60, I have increased problems with the painful bug biting.I use cornstarch baby powder on my toes, legs, and any other sweat prone areas at night. All of this helps. Also soaking clothes in water with a bit of Pinealen (like Pinesol) mixed in and rinsing them extra times helps. But on a recent cruise to Puerta Vallarte, Mexico, I discovered that bugs that the locals call "noseeums" are very prevalent and feel exactly like the invisible fleas that I have been dealing with. The locals have plastic covering all rug areas in taxis/passenger vans, and their floors are tile. They say these bugs have crawled out of the rain forest down there, and recently have become prevalent in humid areas of the US around sea ports, especially in southern Texas. I can testify to that, as the airport we traveled through outside Houston had infested carpeting near the gates. Someone even wrote an article about "noseeums" on Wikipedia. For those of us that have alergies to these invisible bugs and their painful bites, life can become a daily struggle since so many department stores, schools, hotels, and restaurants are carpeted, but unfortunately the rugs are either old or very poorly maintained. And air conditioning puts so much moisture/humidity into the air that I have to forgo air conditioning my home. My problem may not seem like a big deal when compared to the health issues of others, but it has become life altering for me.

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Same!
by: Anonymous

I have the same problem when I go to my boyfriends house who owns 3 cats. It's the worse! I don't see them all the time but I always have a new one.. They scar too! I'm also ab negative but that could be coincidence. My boyfriend shows no sign to any biting though. And I've been to the doctor only for them to tell me that I'm getting bit by a bug but they don't know... :(( I take brewers yeast to repel them but it doesn't always work. I find being in better health keeps them at bay. I'm sick right now so they are all over me.

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Natural Flea Repellent
by: Anonymous

Eucalyptus trees are known to be very helpful for getting rid of fleas...causing them to flee that is...I don't believe it will cause them to die.
Read up about it on the internet for how to go about spreading the leaves indoors and outdoors to keep yourself and your
pet(s) safe.

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More invisible fleas
by: Anonymous

I have that problem when I stick my feet under my computer desk at night. I see nothing but I feel them. Have sprayed many times. They are next to impossable to get rid of. I also have fleas in my bedroom that I can see.Have used every product I can find cannot get rid of them. First noticed on my cat who never has been out. One day she had none, the next day she was covered. I have used Frontline for many years without any problem. Now it doesn't work.

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No, you are not mad!
by: boldstripe

We have no pets, yet I have had problems with fleas for more than a year. I can feel wriggling some times but I have only ever seen one dead flea and one live flea in all that time. I also managed to infect three other homes I stayed in. Strangely, my wife who sleeps next to me, has only been bitten twice in all this time. She is skeptical about whether I have fleas, because they don't affect her and there is nothing to see. This makes it twice as bad: having to fight the fleas and having to fight your partner to take the hard discipline it takes to eradicate them. Good luck!

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