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posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 12:11 AM
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Almost two years ago, I underwent several simultaneous life changing events. I suffered total burnout and gave up a career I had spent more than 20 years creating, I had several major medical problems that all came to a head and I had a spiritual awakening that had been knocking on the walls of my consciousness for a long time. The strange thing, though, is that at the time that all of this tumult was occurring, I started to have a series of problems with insects, which continue to this day, and I'm wondering if anyone might know why this has happened and what can be done to stop it.

To give you a brief description, a former apartment attracted visits from many insect friends, some welcome and others not. It started with an infestation of fleas that were attributed by my landlord to my indoor cat. I realize that anyone's environment can be afflicted with fleas, but these never seemed to leave, regardless of how diligent I was in treating my environment and four-footed friend. Next was the arrival of those huge hairy bees who bored right through one of my eaves and attacked anything/anyone else in the environment. I don't care what anyone says; I can personally attest that those things sting. Shortly thereafter, my apartment was invaded by bird mites which wreaked havoc on both my sanity and health. Then I had an invasion of huge horse flies which just showed up in one of my bedrooms during the middle of the winter. Now I seem to have what we think is an infestation of Collumbera, otherwise known as Springtails, (again, dont listen when people say that dont bite or are not attracted to humans and domestic animals), which are theorized to be involved in the whole Morgellons/CNS theory.

I have physically moved to get away from these things yet they continue to follow me. Im a middle-aged woman in fairly decent health and yes, for those wisea**es out there, I shower every day and practice good hygiene. It was initially somewhat funny in that my friends called me the Pied Piper of Bugs and where ever I showed up, an insect would as well (i.e. I visited a friend Who lives in another state this past January and shortly after I arrived, a horse fly managed to get in the house) He joked that he was going to ask me to leave, though I'm not sure how much of a joke it was.

It's getting to the point where I have so many bites and irritations from these things that they are taking over my life. Any thoughts as to why this is happening and what can be done to make it stop? Any suggestions at all would be appreciated!

Timidgal

EDIT: Forgot to mention a battle with two huge nests of Sac spiders, one of which prematurely hatched and hundred of tiny baby spiders patrolled the apt biting me and my cat.
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posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 12:16 AM
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Get some poison and tell them to get the %&^* out of your house.

It sounds like you tried alternative means to rid your house of bugs... and made the problem worse... because youve foudn some rediculous identity in being "gross bug lady".



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 12:19 AM
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See a doctor for treatment of the parasites... you might need something strong and ez to overdose on like IVERMECTIN internally, so be ever so careful.

There are topicals also like Hartz mange/scabies dusting powder to use all around the house to prevent constant reinfections.. but like me, I think u need a CHANGE IN ENVIRONMENT pronto.

pick up and move it will do ya some good! along with the medical attention from a professiona.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 12:22 AM
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Do yourself a favor, and NEVER watch the movie 'Bug' LOL!

As to your inquiry... I have no idea what could be possibly the solution or reason for your apparent relationship with bugs.

Maybe an anteater would make a great pet, or adopt some Bats before they become extinct.

Ok, I apologize for the jokes, but I'm seriously at a loss for words in suggesting a solution.

Maybe move to Antarctica?



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 12:23 AM
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reply to post by Wertdagf
 
Sorry but wrong assumption and not sure where you got the idea that I tried alternative methods of eradication. I went the whole poison route multiple times though I hated to do so. Ive breathed so much residual poison left in my environment that im surprised they dont drop dead at the sight of me. Finally moved and don't think of myself as gross bug lady at all but the fact is that where I go, these things seem to go as well.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 12:26 AM
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reply to post by BiggerPicture
 
Already saw all of the professionals and am not ashamed to admit I insisted they check for everything from scabies, lice to intestinal parasites. All tests came back negative. Just changed environments but I think the Springtails got in my car before I left so I brought them with me.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 12:28 AM
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Lol I just read an article on Ashley Judd in which they described the movie. This has everyone, from the doctors to the exterminators, stumped.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 12:29 AM
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1. Fruits. Do you have store or eat large quantities of strange fruits?
2. Fragrance. Do you consistently wear perfume?
3. Sugar. Do you store or consume large amounts of candy or raw sugar?

All are insect attractive. All 3 might be insect nirvana. Just a query.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 12:29 AM
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Whereabouts do you live? What sort of climate? Do you run the air conditioner all the time? Do you vacuum or sweep your floors? What method of flea and mite control do you use on your cat?



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 12:35 AM
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Originally posted by MESSAGEFROMTHESTARS


Do yourself a favor, and NEVER watch the movie 'Bug' LOL!



this movie bored me

but helped lessen my hypochondria

it help but my own fears in perspective.

basically, don't freak out.it could be worse. pyrethrins and stuff will eventually help.

do you have bed bugs? roaches? mice?

2012 = 666 years since Bubonic Plague wiped out half the world's population




posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 12:35 AM
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All good questions. In order - no to fruits (I won't bring them in the house and only eat them sparingly now), no to perfume all the time and yes to some sugar but not an exorbitant amount.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 12:36 AM
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Originally posted by charlyv
1. Fruits. Do you have store or eat large quantities of strange fruits?
2. Fragrance. Do you consistently wear perfume?
3. Sugar. Do you store or consume large amounts of candy or raw sugar?

All are insect attractive. All 3 might be insect nirvana. Just a query.


Very good points! I've had insect issues maybe the past 5 years or so. It doesn't matter where I live or what time of year it is. Just last night my son pointed out (hysterically!) that a spider was dropping from the ceiling onto my head. Which made me hysterical!
I do all 3 of the above things. I had over 30 mosquito bites on the 4th of July last year. I'm going to make some changes and see if it helps.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 12:38 AM
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Eating garlic should be good against insect bites, they simply don't like it.

I found a list of thinks to eat or rub on your skin, to keep the bugs away, try them out, you might be lucky.

8 Foods to Defend Against Bug Bites
www.rd.com...


1. Garlic Several days before you take a camping or hiking trip into bug-filled territory, start eating garlic. Have a clove or two every day. As you sweat out the garlic odor, it repels many insects. Maybe this is where the myth of garlic repelling bloodsuckers came from!


There are other good benefits from eating garlic.

www.wellness-with-natural-health-supplements.com...
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posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 12:38 AM
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lemongrass, cinnamon, citronella and peppermint essential oil used in various ways should do the trick for most pests
D.E (diatomaceous earth) food grade or codex will eliminate the flea problem fo sho



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 12:39 AM
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Originally posted by seentoomuch
Whereabouts do you live? What sort of climate? Do you run the air conditioner all the time? Do you vacuum or sweep your floors? What method of flea and mite control do you use on your cat?
I live in the Northeastern part of the US, there was a point where i was vacuuming every single day, I've been treating my cat with Revolution for over a year (and pre-dating the flea infestation) and I've had the exterminator bomb the house and treat the car with insecticide to get rid of the fleas and mites.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 12:41 AM
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reply to post by Mianeye
 

These are great recommendations and I'll try them right away. Thanks for taking the time to find the link...



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 12:43 AM
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reply to post by Rustami
 

Will stock up on each. Thanks for the tips.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 12:44 AM
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I just have to ask, but do other people see the bugs?



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 12:47 AM
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Originally posted by BiggerPicture

Originally posted by MESSAGEFROMTHESTARS


Do yourself a favor, and NEVER watch the movie 'Bug' LOL!



this movie bored me

but helped lessen my hypochondria

it help but my own fears in perspective.

basically, don't freak out.it could be worse. pyrethrins and stuff will eventually help.

do you have bed bugs? roaches? mice?

2012 = 666 years since Bubonic Plague wiped out half the world's population



Have tried pyre thins in the insecticide to no avail.

Had exterminator check three times for bed bugs, never saw evidence of roaches but definitely heard things scurrying around in attic. Landlord insisted there was nothing up there but he would check during the day and scurrying was always at night.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 12:54 AM
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Don't mind you asking at all because i've had to consider all possibilities including delusional parasitosis but yes, friends, family, landlord and exterminator saw them all.





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