Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Can you identify?

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Biting Mites
Biting Mites  

Biting Mites
Biting Mites  
Is this a Bird, Rodent or Clover Mites? Found inside kitchen bay window. Threw away all my indoor plants, but still feel something biting us. Do these mites bites and burrow under skin and scalp? Experiencing something that leaps or flys and burrows that can't be seen just felt. I have also found Thrips and springtails inside too. Please let me know what kind of mites are these, and how do I get rid of them? Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
God bless,
Trisha

Picture taken with a microscopic camera.

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Trisha:

Technically, mites are not insects, and they are way above my level of expertise.  You need an acarologist (mite expert).

In the past I have asked people to contact Dr. Barry O'Connor, who is one mite expert who does not mind periodic interaction with the public.  Just tell him I sent you:

https://www.lsa.umich.edu/eeb/people/faculty/ci.oconnorbarry_ci.detail

In fact, if you would have him copy his answer to you, I'd appreciate it.  That way, I can learn more, too.  Thanks.  BugEric247ATgmail.com.

Eric

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Expertise

I answer insect and spider identification questions ONLY. Attach images if possible. No "what bit me?", "what do I feed this bug in captivity?", or science fair project questions please. NO TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT INSECT PHYSIOLOGY.

Experience

Principal author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America. Professional entomologist employed previously at University of Massachusetts, Chase Studio, Inc., and Cincinnati Zoo; contract work for West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Smithsonian Institution, and Portland (Oregon) State University.

Publications
Author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Missouri Conservationist magazine, Ranger Rick, Birds & Blooms, Timeline (journal of the Ohio Historical Society). I have contributed to several books as well.

Education/Credentials
Oregon State University, undergraduate major in entomology, did not receive degree.

Awards and Honors
One of the top 50 experts in all categories for AllExperts.com, 2009.

Past/Present Clients
Principal author of the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Smithsonian Institution (contract), Cincinnati Zoo (employer), Portland State University (contract), Chase Studio, Inc (employer), Arkansas Museum of Discovery (guest speaker). Currently seeking speaking engagements, leadership roles at nature festivals, workshops, and ecotours.

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