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Harold from Apple Valley, Mn writes,

We were told we have fleas by two people.We used many products on our own. Then we called Termix, no relief....

Than we called Orkin, no relief. Except now. thing have CHANGED we do not see any fleas. But I have something crawling on my face and hair that I can not see. And get bites but do not see any marks just scratching. Sometimes I find small white things on my skin that look like a grain of sugar, very small and hard. And have gotten what feels like a scab near my ears that feel like a bunch of little bumps, and I can scratch them off. Sitting on our sofa we are bothered the most. I am bothered at nite when I go to bed. From the beginning to now has been about a year. WE REALLY NEED HELP. Thanks Harold


Without a proper identification of the insect, we are unable to recommend any products. You can use the Catchmaster Insect Glue Boards to obtain a sample and take to your Local Extension Office for proper identification. Identification is crucial in deciding if or any products are needed. 

For non-chemical relief, you may do heat treatments on all bedding, sheets, pillows, throws, etc in your dryer. Dry all fabrics for 45min at the high heat setting. Also, doing steam treatment with a steamer to your couch will kill any insect or its eggs that might be present. 

Answer last updated on: 04/13/2015

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