posted on May, 3 2020 @ 04:39 PM
This is gonna be gross!
I hate pests. Silverfish was my intro into the pest business and next was cockroaches. I friggin hate those things! I have found bedbugs in my place
and have been dealing with them (waiting to toss my mattress out) but this was unexpected.
Mites are little spider-like things that normally fly around outside. Bird mites are ones that attack mammals like birds and humans (when have to, to
stay alive). These things swarm around your face since it is a source of carbon dioxide.
These things are bad!! After a while, they started to swarm, and ended up in my mouth!! It made me gag and spit out heavy phlegm and sputum. These
things were crawling in my nose and digging into my blood vessels, turning into eggs, and dying there. I could clear my nose out but in less than an
hour it was as bad or worse than before. They were on my face turning the whole surface into dead skin, even after showing, that even if you cleaned
it off it would be back. This was gross. But the crawling in the ear at 3 am was too much.
I saw them on Thursday in a swarm around me. I grabbed my kitchen torch and fried them with a butane jet!! It was like a bug zapper. And after
forty-five minutes, I was able to sleep for a half hour or too.
I went to work with clean clothes on Friday. When I got there, I saw a few flying around. (I had not been to work in 30 days so they came with me). I
did my thing and they did theirs! It was gross. I didn't even have a blow torch this time! So after watching them float around me, I did some
googling and found out they are bird mites.
Little (0.5 mm white bugs) arachnids that cannot fly but scissor kick and may as well fly. They are attracted to CO2 and land on your face. Then they
either feed and leave or burrow in and lay eggs. Then you have a swarm of dust motes that attack you! And I don't know about anybody else but they
pissed me off! I used a blowtorch to kill them on Thursday night. On Friday, I bought some industrial bug killer.
This stuff rules! I sprayed the couch and the ceiling above the couch. Things were falling out of the air!! A few more squirts in my small apartment,
I got most everything covered. I was not "bugged" in the night when I slept. They are still around but not like they used to be!
Bedbugs are gross (and slow, use masking tape to pick them up and vacuum like there is no tomorrow), but these are worse. Washing your clothes and
drying them does not kill them. They drift down like dust motes but land on your arm hair follicles and drill down towards the root then bite you.
Then they jump boat (when they are young they seem to be more active). They jump around you from them on. If you are stupid enough to not bother with
socks, then that thing that is super fast running across your foot is them carpet bombing you with pheromones and they will attack you later (usually
at night). They had a orgy on Thursday night for whatever reason.
These things have been with me for a while (years). My face has splotches of dry skin islands that attests to this. But on Friday, my whole entire
face was covered (even under my chin... all three of them!! Joking. Maybe two!!). And I saw them "flying" around.
I normally hate chemicals but I now swear by [deleted]!!!
You can get it Kroger's. It was the only thing that even mentioned fleas so I figured that it might be effective against mites (they fell out of the
Fight them if you need too. Don't let the "masters" tell you what they think it is (without even listening to you). Kill them ASAP!
ETA: This is kind of a rant, but has anybody else run across these things?