Nov 05, 2014 - 11:51 AM
We get this question a lot. It always seems to pop up with change of seasons. Usually it is early spring, but we also get it mid - late fall.
Here is my certified opinion on invisible bug cases. 99% of the time it is not insect related, it is environmentally related (irritant or allergen) and also possibly skin or health related.
Insects can be seen, they leave bite marks, you can capture them with glue boards, etc. Insects account for about 1% of the cases of invisible bug bites that I receive.
Unless I know exactly what insect you are dealing with, I cannot make any recommendations for pesticides. You can overapply pesticides and make yourself sick before they will cure any problem like this.
I would consider allergens as the possible problem. Also, bedbugs, mosquitoes, and / or spiders, mites, chiggers, there are a lot of possible insects that can cause bites and rashes, but you see them with the naked eye most of the time.
You can use glue traps to capture insects and set them along the baseboards and under furniture to capture them. The ePest IPM Bug Trap works great at capturing a wide variety of insects. If you can capture some insects on these traps, I can diagnose what the problem is and how to fix it.
I am sorry to be so vague, but honestly, if you can't see any insects, it probably is not insect related.
Jul 11, 2017 - 11:28 AM
Any flea insecticide sprayed on the carpet and floors will help. Also, spraying the yard with a good insecticide will help. It may take several applications to control them if they are in fact chiggers.