Okay, I'm hoping that this post will draw 47 comments, because I'm desperate!
Some subversive critters of the most vicious variety are eating me alive in bed at night. Itchy, itchy bites, and over the last 4 or 5 days, I probably have a dozen or two bites on me. I have found two or three tiny little unidentified buggers, and when I mash them, they explode with blood. And I do mean TINY... as in about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.
My first thought was bedbugs... crap! But, I have inspected the seams of the mattress & boxsprings, and between the two, and I can find absolutely ZERO evidence of that. From what I can gather, bedbugs are pretty easily visible to the eye, about the size of a non-engorged tick.
Now I'm leaning toward chiggers. But, can chiggers live indoors? We have indoor/outdoor dogs, one of whom sleeps with us at night... could she have picked them up in the grass, transferred them to our bed, where they are having all-night drunken raves in our bed? And what can we do to get rid of them?
I'm really starting to swerve psychotically toward delusional parasitosis at this point. AAAAAAAAARRRRRGH!
Note: My stats tell me that this post is one of my most viewed. If you have come here through Google and are having an unsolvable insect mystery, you can find an update on our situation in this post. Good luck!