Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Parasites in Clothing

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Pearl wrote at 2006-12-06 20:41:16
I too sought this board b/c lately I've been experiencing the same phenomenon in my clothing, particularly in two pairs of jeans that were recently bought from a local department store.  There is some sort of parasite that seems to be rapidly spreading throughout my room in my clothing.  It is NOT a bed bug, and you can not see them at all, but you can feel them when wearing the clothing and they often leave little bites with red marks.  I described this to two military vets (unknown to each other) and found that they too experienced this while living overseas.  They both told me to use nail polish remover on my skin and that seemed to work, but I have no idea how to kill the ones in some pieces of my clothing.  I've laundered them, soaked them in ammonia, put them in the dryer, and nothing seems to work. They are still there and no one seems to have an answer as to what they are or how to stop them from spreading.  I think this person who posted may be on to something.


A.H. wrote at 2008-07-18 00:14:28
I have experienced the same problem. It first occurred when I saw tiny specks that resembled salt covering my black refrigerator. After looking for just a few seconds I noticed them crawling. I called pest control immediately and they came out and found them in a bag of dog food on top of the fridge. He sprayed the fridge, wiped it down and they were gone. For about an hour. I went through this for almost a month until they finally stopped coming back. I now see the white specks in my hair. My scalp often itches, though I have never seen this things crawling, jumping or flying. I'm actually too scared to watch for to long, as this began about 4 months ago, and I really just want to believe it's dandruff. I'm dying for an answer, I'm becoming obsessed with looking at every tiny white speck I see, on any surface, waiting to see if it moves. I really hope someone figures this out soon.


Julie wrote at 2009-02-15 14:30:19
What a relief to find another sufferer with exactly the same problems as I have.  UNLIKE Morgellons, both the person who wrote to you and myself do not have fibres under the skin so that discounts that. However, I am shocked at how you have suggested a psychiatric route without having either examined someone's skin or looked at the samples?  You say that "if there were any other human parasites around, we WOULD know about them because some people, somewhere, would be affected by them".  How many thousands of people with the same symptoms does it take for someone in the medical or entomology field to investigate it!!!  Unfortunately, as soon as someone mentions the word "fibres", the mind of the 'expert' inexplicably switches off and repeats the standard phrase "delusional parasitosis". One has to ask ... WHO is the delusional one when faced with thousands of people from all over the world (I am in the UK) are suffering exactly the same things.  It is too strange to be all a coincidence and as for mass hysteria, well I have never spoken to your reader and they have not spoken to me so how would we know what each other has??   Are we psychic?  When someone's life is being ruined by some 'bug/parasite' which is hurting them and is not acting like normal bugs, yet pest control don't know what it is, what are we supposed to do?  Naturally we do a search on the web detailing the symptoms and then we find others with the same.  There is no delusion or hysteria here, for we ALREADY had the problem before looking on the web otherwise we wouldn't be looking would we??  The most mysterious thing about all this is why no 'expert' wishes to investigate - what are they afraid of?   You are very lucky that you have not experienced this ... yet!  If there are people all over the world with this, it will be spreading all the time and, if no one takes this seriously and finds a cure, then you will surely suffer the same.  How guilty will you and fellow medical professionals feel then at having told geniune sane sufferers that they should see a psychiatrist.  Incidentally I understand that Morgellons sufferers have taken anti-psychotic medicines and it did not change anything!


Anonymous wrote at 2009-07-23 21:48:47
I came across this thread like parasite about 2 years ago there was a programme on the television about it. Some kid from America had gotten this "thing" shall we say , and had it forming out of the side of his mouth, I cant remember the name of it but there was even a programme on ER about it.

Having researched this "thing" on the internet and after watching the programme about the boy from America , it clearly stated from a person that , THE THREAD LIKE PARASITE WAS CREATED BY THE GOVERNMENT, and does not want people to know about it. Its fibres are merely the same as metal. Each time the little boy was taken to the doctors he was told that he was IMAGINING the thread, so does that mean his mother is delusional? after experiencing the act of pulling this thread out from the boys face?

I don't think this parasite is in the UK, yet. But each time you buy new clothes WASH them. There was information on the internet about this but now i cant find much.


Indiana Housewife wrote at 2010-01-30 19:06:16
My comment applys to the morgellons syndrome. I believe it is not a disease or illness but a parasite that actually lives on and in the skin. My mother moved to a 100 year old home that had been occupied by a tenent that was to say the least was dirty. Now I went in to the home to clean and repair it. Eventually I stopped the work because I kept getting bites from the fiber like bugs. There were four different people working on the home and three of the workers all reported seeing or feeling the same thing. Yes After that I saw the bugs in my own home. No I didn't think I was crazy I just figured I have great eye site. I could see smaller insects then others. When My daughter came home seeing the same insects with out any knoledge of my incounters, I thought it was an bug. I did remove the pets from my home. Inconclusion I  think it is a bug that if untreated can cause the human body harm. How much harm I do not know. I have found that good old pinesole does the trick and amonia does well too. These are inexspensive ways to treat your home and clothing. Please note I'm just a housewife all my information is my own experience and opinions.


indiana housewife wrote at 2010-01-30 19:13:00
I believe it is not a disease or illness but a parasite that actually lives on and in the skin. My mother moved to a 100 year old home that had been occupied by a tenent that was to say the least was dirty. Now I went in to the home to clean and repair it. Eventually I stopped the work because I kept seeing the fiber like bugs. Yes After that I saw the bugs in my own home. No I didn't think I was crazy I just figured I have great eye site. I could see smaller insects then others. When My daughter came home seeing the same insects with out any knoledge of my incounters I thought it was an bug. Inconclusion I  think it is a bug that if untreated can cause the human body harm. How much harm I do not know. I have found that good old pinesole does the trick and amonia does well too. These are inexspensive ways to treat your home and clothing. Please note I'm just a housewife with the same visual problem.


Aroberts wrote at 2010-03-08 03:58:23
I would love to send you some "Morgellons" parasites that my local dermatologist can't identify- You have my email address - please contact me with your physical address (or where you would like the critters sent-).  I was a skeptic too - until it happened to me.  I have some of the scariest looking, "reptilianish", horned bug-things under my skin that no one seems able to identify.  What is maddening is there are no answers.. well, no answers that come close to making sense.  Apparently they are either nano-technology sprayed from airplanes in some secret government program called "operation cloverleaf", OR they are the result of food growth hormones that somehow got it on with soil bound nematodes.  I DON'T KNOW.  ButI sure wish you'd tell me.  Where do you want them sent?  


G Ras wrote at 2011-04-25 19:51:43
consider that agrobacterium is the culprit.... please just don't use the if we haven't found it by now it does not exist.I suggest you read up on Dr Vitoly Citovsky's work on morgellons.... it may help you get a handle on the the fact that medicine is not Boolean logic and until you throw your medical book away you will continue to be a technician rather than the scientist you believe you are. You make it sound like evolution stopped with the advent of the microscope.... I find that arrogant and dangerous to any one that enters your practice. It sounds silly to suggest that humans can become infected with a plant pathogen ..... but it has been shown that people with catheters contract a version of agrobacterium..... and I suggest as do many doctors that biotech may have paved the way for this opportune parasite to jump domains. To many people have the same symptoms and to label them all as delusional is ludicrous. DOP is a diagnosis of elimination.... and if there is no test for morgellons than does it automatically make the sufferer delusional? I pray you do a little research before telling people they may be mentally ill. Whomever wrote up the paper on delusional infestation sounds like they followed a Morgellons sufferer around. The symptoms are of like no other disease known.Read some papers by Raphael Stricker and Vitoly Citovsky and you may(probably not) change your ideas on emerging diseases  


Jackie wrote at 2016-07-02 11:25:59
hi well I am glad I'm not crazy I would tell people an they thought I lost it the are so bad its like you wash clothes an dry them nothing help I try to go to sleep an it like there all over they are like apiece of hair but they curl up in a ball then unroll an they have a stinger at the tip I had to pull one out they are even on my cats an it drives them crazy I do not fell so bad now I was glad to see this website I will checking in I live in Ohio  next to West virgina thanks July 2 2016


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