We just moved into an garden level apartment and the carpet was not replaced. The manager had the carpet cleaned. Since we’ve been there we have been bitten by what I think are dust mites, nats or something. We vacuum the carpet daily and we still get bit. My concern is that my husband is a diabetic and I don’t want anything to happen to him. I brought some Raid Max bug barrior, and sprayed it all around the apartment window seals, door frame base board, every where possible and it seems like we are still getting bit. What can I use to get rid of this? We really like the apartment and don’t want to move.
First, it’s important to know exactly what is doing the biting. Only then can you identify a viable treatment option that will solve the problem. And since randomly spraying will not solve any problem, stop doing that for the time being and change to a proactive process that will help identify what’s at large.
To accomplish this task, there are two “tools” we carry that can help. The first is a heated FLEA TRAP. These traps use a light bulb to heat the “hood” of the trap which in turn will attract biting insects. We’ve seen this trap capture mosquitos, nats, fleas, bed bugs and more. I suggest you set several out throughout the apartment and within a week or two, you should have plenty of specimen pests captured. These can then be sent to us for review or brought to a local pest control service who should be able to identify what you captured at no charge.
Now if cost is a factor, you could opt to set out some INSECT MONITORS. These won’t attract nearly as many pests as the Flea Trap but they can help. These are no doubt more cost effective and if you’re on a limited budget, the monitors will be a less costly investment that might yield the results you need to identify the pest that’s active.
Trapper Monitor: http://www.bugspraycart.com/traps/glue/trapper-insect-glue-boards
On a side note, we’ve seen where apartment carpeting can harbor fleas from a previous pet owner that lived there so my first guess is you could have some hatching pupae doing the biting. And of course, gnats or mosquitoes could be involved too.
Flea Article: http://www.flea.net/flea-control