I have been getting bitten by something when I sleep. I have a pet rabbit
that stays with me occasionally, but the biting started after he left 5
It's been occuring for six weeks, it only happens when in bed. I pulled
everything out of my room, steam cleaned the carpets, washed all the sheets,
and put my mattress outside for the night. While everything was out of the
room, I used a fogger to kill any fleas.
Everything I've read says people are only allergic to dust mites, they don't
bite. I don't have any allergies. If I used a fogger that would kill fleas,
then I'm stumped what could be biting me.
I'm not sure what to do next, any suggestions?
:) I have been getting bitten by something when I sleep. I have a pet rabbit
:) that stays with me occasionally, but the biting started after he left 5
:) months prior.
:) It's been occuring for six weeks, it only happens when in bed. I pulled
:) everything out of my room, steam cleaned the carpets, washed all the sheets,
:) and put my mattress outside for the night. While everything was out of the
:) room, I used a fogger to kill any fleas.
:) Everything I've read says people are only allergic to dust mites, they don't
:) bite. I don't have any allergies. If I used a fogger that would kill fleas,
:) then I'm stumped what could be biting me.
:) I'm not sure what to do next, any suggestions?
Another thing that is possible is during the Winter months, static is up with
the low humidity causing different type of fibers and paper slivers to be
rigid and can irritate the skin. Often it looks like insect bites especially
after scratching from the irritation....humidifiers will often help.
Saw a story on the national news the other day about bedbugs. Seems they
are making a big comeback. And contrary to what you would think, they don't
always hide in the bed. They like to hide behind pictures on the wall and
other hard to get to crevices. Scarey if it was important enough to make
the evening national news.
- Nehmo -
You didn't sterilize the mattress. Putting it outside overnight won't
accomplish anything. But I don't know how to handle the problem. If you
don't have access to an Insecticide, maybe you could soak mattress in
bleach and then let it dry.
We had fleas once in our house - they do bite people. If you want to know
for sure if you have them you can fall back on an old beduin trick. Take out
an old cookie sheet and place it on the floor. Fill it with soapy water. Soap
is necessary to break the surface tension of the water so that fleas will fall in
rather than walk over the surface. Then set up a small desk lamp about 1 foot
over the center of the cookie sheet and let it sit for a few days. Any fleas that
come around will feel the heat from the lamp an jump at it, landing in the
water and drown. After a few days you will know if you have fleas or not.
If you do the best treatment is one of many growth hormone products that
break the reproductive cycle. Since fleas eggs hatch randomly over the course
of 6 months you will not get rid of them no matter how much poison you spread
around on one single day. The growth hormone we used stoped the development
of the eggs, but new ones are out there now.
Fleas require repeat treatment in three days to kill the unhatched eggs
the first treatment didn't kill. Our vet recommended sprinkling carpet
with boric acid powder - purchased from him - but we didn't get around
to it right away. As it turned out, the Advantage we put on the cat did
the trick, with no further treatment of the house.
Biting critters could be scabies, bed bugs, roaches. Mattress should
have been treated, as well as bedding and clothing. A rabbit in the
bedroom? If the rabbit left five months before the bites began, it is
unlikely to be the rabbit. Who else has slept there? Pretty unlikely
that fleas would bother you only in bed.
Do you have any decorative dried flower type wreaths hanging over the bed?
For some reason after 2 years, the one hanging over our bed developed a nest
of these teenie tiny bugs that would fall off on to the bed and bite me. I
took it outside and shook it over a newspaper and a cloud of them fell off.
They weren't fleas but more like beetles half the size of a pin head.
I also read in the newspaper where bedbugs are making a big time comeback in
I have no plants in the house. I'm pretty clean. I've had this mattress
since March. Sealy replaced it because the other one was defective. I did
look on the tag, and it appeared to be manufactured a few days before I
received it. The exterminator should be knocking any moment
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