Scary-looking, Biting Bugs May Be Mites, Though Professional Consultation is Advised

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“I have some scary-looking, biting bugs of some sort in my house,” states this reader in her submission. She is referring to the small, brown bugs pictured below, and she asks that we help her identify them.

The clearest image we get of the organism is atop what looks to be a scratch ticket or a Sudoku game (see above), while the other two photos are taken of what we presume to be a lint roller with the organisms supposedly stuck to its surface (see below). Our reader mentions that she thinks the organisms are going through “different stages of metamorphosis”. Now, the details on these organisms are unfortunately not very crisp, which makes it difficult to identify the organisms based on their appearance. Likewise, if they truly are undergoing metamorphosis, they might be in between two stages of their life cycle, which makes it even harder to get a grasp on what they usually look like at any given stage.

Now, since our reader reports getting bitten by these bugs, as well as that she has not been able to sleep in her own bed due to these organisms, we question whether or not this situation is medical in nature. Of course, it is only for our reader to determine if she thinks she needs help, but if these organisms are truly disrupting her life and causing her harm, then it might be worth consulting a professional. If she thinks these are merely pests, then she might want to consider calling pest control. In this case, we would assume that these are some kind of mite. What has us doubting that conclusion is that most mites are microscopic, meaning they cannot be seen by the naked eye.

However, if she thinks these might be a health threat, and she starts developing symptoms as a cause of their bites, then we recommend that she consult a medical parasitologist. If the latter option is the case, then we would not be qualified to identify these organisms anyway, since we are not medical professionals. To find someone who is qualified to identify an organism that is a potential health threat, we can recommend that our reader do one or more of the following:

1) Search for a medical parasitologist in her area using this directory of medical parasitology consultants: https://www.astmh.org/for-astmh-members/clinical-consultants-directory.
2) Search for a local parasitologist by doing a Google search for “medical parasitologist (name of the closest big city)” or “tropical medicine specialist (name of the closest big city)”.
3) Get in touch with Dr. Omar Amin at the Parasitology Center at https://www.parasitetesting.com.
4) Contact Dr. Vipul Savaliya of Infectious Disease Care (“IDCare”) at idcarepa.com.

We should note that both Dr. Amin and Dr. Savaliya are available for online consultation, and we have received positive feedback about them from our other readers.

To conclude, we do not know what these organisms are. And in the case that they may be negatively affecting our reader’s health, we are neither qualified to identify them for her. Despite not being able to provide any concrete answers, we hope that we were able to help our reader in some way. We wish her the best.

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Scary-looking, Biting Bugs May Be Mites, Though Professional Consultation is Advised
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Scary-looking, Biting Bugs May Be Mites, Though Professional Consultation is Advised
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"I have some scary-looking, biting bugs of some sort in my house," states this reader in her submission. She is referring to the small, brown bugs pictured below, and she asks that we help her identify them.
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  1. Will u ever tell the readers the real name of the site? It’s “welcome to moregellons hell. Com”.. Im a regular. I have had ever single obscure thing on this site.. Even things with bodies and no heads… Well one had a head but it was like a punk rock stud helmet.. Not a real species. and once a perfect hexagon with 2 sides like a cut out chip. I have the fuzzy candida like stool and have become sort of a parasite and insect expert over the stages which lasted a full 2 years… Lile most. Skin bios always have cellulose and ive lost so many white filaments, the one day me and my sons feet were covered. I got dressed that day and they’re poured out of my abdomen. I was infesting the family i waited 36 years for. Luckily my husband stood by me even when my hands blew up with bloody crust that wiped away after a year with essential oils… Never was real blood and the wounds sealed when i pushed them closed. Till this day i can still look and find a real living bug with in a few feet. Roached b line to me. Flies get mad and tons and tons of turned up roly polys… Always. Its gets better. I ignore it and find the lest that i true to pull out of me with crazy debrement things, the better i am. I average a lesion every few months. Seeems to happen with colds or stress

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