Subject: Biting bug causing allergic reaction
Location: Sydney, Australia
November 26, 2013 1:51 am
We live in Sydney, Australia and have just moved into a new apartment.
After an unusually warm winter, my wife and I were both bitten by some kind of bug.
Initially I thought it was fleas, as the bites were located around the ankles, elbows and stomach area.
My wife has had a severe allergic reaction, with her body itching all over and large areas of her thigs covered in spots.
I set up a basic trap (bowl of soapy water and desk lamp), but all I ’caught’ were these bugs. One looks like a fungus gnat, but unsure what the larvae are.
Can you help us?
These are benign Springtails, and they are not responsible for the bites you are experiencing.
Very much appreciated!
So the search continues – something is still biting us…