Ball of Lint Bites Woman and Freedom of Speech on the Internet

Subject: Can you help identify this bug?
Location: Aiea, HI
September 19, 2015 1:55 pm
I’ve been getting bites and cannot figure out where I am getting them and what kind of bites they are. They are definitely not mosquito bites. I found this bug in my dryer…
Thank you so much!
Signature: Dina Nishioka

Ball of Lint
Ball of Lint

Dear Dina,
It appears you were bitten by a ball of lint.

That just made me laugh out loud!
Dina

We really couldn’t make out any identifiable insect in the ball of lint.

41 thoughts on “Ball of Lint Bites Woman and Freedom of Speech on the Internet”

  1. I have seen the same thing while cleaning for make readies on homes and apartments. And yes they move too. I find it disturbing that this woman has come to this site asking for people’s health and people are laughing at her it’s no laughing matter there shouldn’t be any dumb questions.

    It’s like this crazy parasite infection I’ve been fighting for 2 years and the doctors have no idea as to what to do or even detecting the damn thing.

    Yes I’ve seen this before Houston Texas

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    • The editorial staff of What’s That Bug? takes full responsibility for identifying the ball of lint, and the response on the actual posting that reads “That just made me laugh out loud.” was written by Dina, who wrote in with the initial identification request. There is clearly not much visible in the image but a ball of lint, and it is our opinion that you need to lighten up a bit when it comes to what we have chosen to post on our own site. You have also been given a platform on our site for the “crazy parasite infection” so that you and others with the same condition may share your own experiences. The editorial staff of What’s That Bug? remains the paying entity that has permitted that very platform to exist and you have no right to censor us. Also, while we are at it, mind your cussing language when you are commenting on our site, and you should also take better care and stop butchering the English language with poor grammar.

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      • Oh now…. You are telling her to lighten up about what you post on your site. Which I agree to, by the way. However then you pick at her about her cussing & her grammar. I didn’t find her cussing offensive personally. I do, however, tend to cuss myself. I am quite fluent in cussing and can come up with things that noone else has heard of. So i guess I’m just saying to both parties involved…. lighten up. 🙂 make it a good day today. Also this has happened to me before…. it’s crazy!!!! and we have a dog so it could be fleas or ants…. We have those something terrible. Everyone have a great ~hopefully bug free~ day!!!

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      • It’s STILL true.. Face it OR not. The lady did come to YOUR site and really got called CRAZY. IM JUST A passer buyer.. . And in no way trying to belittle anyone. But I guess what I’m trying to say is..”Try and put yourself in the other person’s shoes, if they fit”…thx

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    • Oh my god, these have been driving me crazy for 2 years. Exactly the same, Dr’s blow me off. But now they are on my 2 month old baby girl ‘s private parts, tied, cheek, and yummy. I am mortified with guilt. I have them from head to toe now. It’s insane. I wash one area and I turn around and 1 will be there and that’s all it takes .

      Please help!
      San Antonio, TX

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    • How do you get rid of it. I recently moved into a place 5 months ago n have came in contact with the same thing. My kids & I wake up with different areas bitten. People say we are crazy & hallucinating & I even lost my doctor because he thought I was on drugs. This has consumes & confined me to my home. I feel”it” or “them” on me all the time & my clothes.I have tried everything to buying bug spray to paying & exhausting my life savings of 78+ to multiple peat control services. Please help me

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    • My daughter has the same problem,says all bug men make fun of her,said they get on fridge also,it’s tearing her apart,help

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  2. I have seen the same thing while cleaning for make readies on homes and apartments. And yes they move too. I find it disturbing that this woman has come to this site asking for people’s health and people are laughing at her it’s no laughing matter there shouldn’t be any dumb questions.

    It’s like this crazy parasite infection I’ve been fighting for 2 years and the doctors have no idea as to what to do or even detecting the damn thing.

    Yes I’ve seen this before Houston Texas

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    • Oh my god, these have been driving me crazy for 2 years. Exactly the same, Dr’s blow me off. But now they are on my 2 month old baby girl ‘s private parts, tied, cheek, and yummy. I am mortified with guilt. I have them from head to toe now. It’s insane. I wash one area and I turn around and 1 will be there and that’s all it takes .

      Please help!
      San Antonio, TX

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  3. I’ve been finding the fuzz ball things everywhere I bought a steamer to do my couch well I thought my kids had got some sticky something on it well I found a bunch of little bugs so I threw my couch out well let’s just say the whole living room anything cloth had to go I thought it was bird mits but i really don’t know I got rid of the bird also I’m still finding these fuzz ball white things and they get in your clothes and bit like crazy hell I think I’m going crazy my husband didn’t believe me for a whole week till he seen it with his own eyes and when you pull them out of your clothes a long string comes out first if you don’t brake the string a little black bug is on the end these things are taking over my house please help and when they nest it’s a sticky hard to get up or off anything and they make sticky webs also

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    • I am being tormented by the same things, and have videos of these bugs that are covered in long hai (what appears to be cotton or lint). They capture and eat other bugs by covering them in web like hairs. They live in or on cloth material and move from room to room. They have infected both myself and my animals.

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  4. I have been dealing with something like this for the past 6 months and am reaching a breaking point. It started with pinprick bites by something you can’t see, but then I found they were inside my body, and the doctors don’t take the time to get to the bottom of it. Now everything I own is covered in these lint balls and I feel like these things are crawling all over me. My PC put me permethrin cream which just seemed to spread whatever this is then we tried Mebendazole and it almost goes away but comes right back because nobody has taken the time to find out what is feeding off of me, and the Dermatologist was a joke, he thinks I should see a shrink. I have a dog and a cat I believe I’m dealing with a cheyletiella mite, but have no idea how to get rid of them.

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    • Tea tree oil.Mix with water and vinegar.And any other parasite remedy oils.works great .Kills the dirty bitches quick.I like to catch them and torture them with fire and other things.They can mutate quick too

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  5. Omg i have whatever these are and tgey are inside me i thought parisite idk im going to hospital b7t dont jnow what to say what are they

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  6. Check out Morgellons it is as crazy as they portray in order not to alarm the masses. I’ve never really been into judgemental remarks spoken offhand as they deeper affect is harmful to people, whether intended or not . words are powerful we need to build each other up with support, kindness, compassion and unconditional love no matter what. There’s enough crap going on we need more love!! Like she’s obviously reaching out for help and perhaps getting poopooed at every attempt to learn about her health. I believe “professionals” can look into this phenomenon and help not harmfelliw human beings. Unfortunately suicides have occurred when this is ignored. Its my hope you can treat your requests seriously as we are looking to you for a professional opinion not ridicule and meanness.

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  7. I’ve been dealing with this infestation for about 9mths. I’ve been to the doctors seeking treatment and in turn I get treated like I’m crazy… Automatically the doctor assumed that I was using meth because meth users feel like they have bugs. Well I will not deny or admit to the drug use, but not all meth users see or feel bugs and this infestation is real… So with that all being said, Instead of making irrelevant comments to this topic and troubling situation, can anyone shed some light as to how one might get rid of them..?

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  8. Its been year or so for me SALT from table helps control itch or the “20 mule team” I put Nu-Stock it stops itch but then I saw blackmass grouping like the manage a dog would have! Now I can feel movement in hair on scalp and in ears! Please it also has some type of webbing or bio-film also it eats fabric I have shaved my head with relief did not kill them ! Demertoloist said I was a hair puller NOT I’m a hairdresser for the last 20 yrs have NEVER dealt with this before!

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  9. After dealing with this problem for the last few years, reading everything I could find, collecting samples and buying a microscope to get a closer look at my opponent. I believe these bugs to be an unnamed and possibly unstudied mite and seem to pass between humans and there pets. I also believe they are transparent making it very hard to identify them but it can be done with alot of luck and just the right angle. I’m no bug expert but these things are real your not crazy. The things I have found that help with the itching are teatree oil & lavander oil mixed with bakeing soda and lemon juice. I’m not sure on the mesurements yet it’s a test run at the moment but of all the past thing’s I have tried after spraying it on my bed, carpet and the bug infested fluffy balls I had collected it seems to be having some impact although for how long I don’t know.

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    • A. Ug can get in anything the green outside it sad they then bring all this stuff to the USA but I believe it been around eye mite body mites and stuff that why I dnt like going to ppl house lint that be on clothes Trum into bugs

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  10. So I too have been searching everywhere for this since I came across a ball of lint looking bug yesterday while I was laying out by my pool. I thought it was cigarette ash even though i don’t smoke but then it started moving and I killed it and a lot of blood came out of it.

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  11. I am dealing with whatever this lint mites are as it stole my entire summer due to home infestand infestation now in my scalp. I think the excessive amount of humidity and rain most likely brought concens of mold mites and dust mites and or possible bird mites too. Too itchy to get any rest or sleep and so preoccupied with trying to clean surfaces and vaccuum and comb my scalp I have not been able to do much else. I consulted with two exterminators, and lo al board of health and no one knows what the issue is and they just assume its every day lint and dust, but lint and dust have been around my entire life without hurting me with severe itchiness that affects quality of life. I also found out that our wash machine had signs of black mold and that could add also cause itchiness. Eirher way, I vaccuum with a hepa filter and lint roll tape everyday now jut to survive my new itchy normal… I even bought the book called the year of the mite to learn more but am to itchy to read a book right now…. praying for relief

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  12. These things are real and if you tell anyone you are classified as crazy. The lint isn’t the bug. The bug is a tiny black stick or 2. I’ve seen them outside of the lint, and they are scary as hell. They basically take on the shape of whatever they’re on. Don’t believe me? Grab a “lint bug”, put it on a white plate and light it on.fire. watch what jumps out. Be careful! Don’t let it on you. Then cover it with a white paper towel. When you pick the white paper towel up, the black sticks will be gone. Why? They’re in the paper towel. Again – don’t let it on you! Put the paper towel in a zip lock bag and throw it away.

    Now you know the problem. How do you get rid of an invisible attacker?

    I have one triple bagged in my freezer. I’m going to bring it to the infectious disease doctor in my area.

    These things have ruined the carpet in my home, my clothes, my poor dogs fur, my hair, etc.

    I have literally pulled carpet fibers out and set them on fire. I’ve never seen a piece of carpet yarn wriggle and try to hide before.

    Wash everything you own in hot water and store in airtight containers. Get rid of carpets. Wash floors and surfaces daily. This won’t get rid of them but it will slow things down greatly.

    Bombs designed to kill house infestations do nothing. I’ve tried twice. No help.

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  13. I am battling the same thing that so many of you have described here & I am at my wits end!!! For whatever reason, I’m the only person effected in my household. These things embed into my skin & at first, resemble a freckle or mole. They ruin everything they come into contact with. I’ve had to throw away so many items. They seem to nest in lint as a disguise maybe. There are no Words to describe the utter loneliness you feel when your the only one experiencing something out of the ordinary and everyone else seems to be oblivious or unaffected. I’m so glad I came across this blog. It’s so nice to see that I’m not alone even though I hate that others are e experiencing this hell. I’ve actually collected many samples throughout my two years and thought about notifying or contacting the CDC.

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  14. Ok everyone i am an expert on these mites..they.are a hybrid of nematodes and mites.they reproduce faster then ticks in the millions their easy to kill but extremely hard to exterminate all of them.due to their ability to render themself invisable to the human eye and their ability to comoflouge and disguise itself make no mistake they are smart hive minded creatures.they will take the aperance of your sorounding to get to you. Like ticks they like to reproduce and drop on your head they prefer hights so you.will.find them.mostly.in walls and ceiling and clothing blankets ect. After many years i have come up with what i belive to be the only solution to the problem.but before i tell you let me enlighten you guys. It took me a while to figure them out and the reason as to why even tho you bomb and try insane methods.of killing them in the end they still survive now hold on to.yuur pants cause the truth is harder to swallow then anything u could. Imagine..these creatures are a parasite that like to enter the human skin they live their but humans are not the main target nor are we needed for their survival just like they reside in our skin they dont go any deeper then skinnlevel they also reside and infest our homes in the paint they use the paint of our homes as skin so they fully.live out their life cycle using our homes when they have spread threw the entire home am talking about paint and Sheetrock they then have no other place to spread but you thats when you get bombarded by them but that only happenss after about 6 months of one of them.first gettinf into.your home thats because it takes them abiut that long to fully spread to entire home run out of space then come onto you full force. Thays why you expirience them differently some only get a few others get bombarded. now the reason why any type of poison doesnt work is because the paint protects.them.just like your skin .poison only touches and remains in the surface.of paint while parasite is inside of paint so bombs pestiside will never work unless you are able to penetrate the paint this leads me to my solution and in am at this momment in the final stage of testing this fully . To win you have to evict them from.your home or negate them the walls and ceiling at least with out ceiling they have nothing because thats their spawning place so the goal here is to take away their home like they are doijg to us . So heres how ..remove the paint completly.then buy new paint inside the paint mix in pesticide not just any pesticide it must have 3 type of pesticide and a Igr insec grown inhibitor . Here are the ones am using cypermithrin deltamitrin 3-1 bio advance and u can use any igr just amazon it . Mix them.all into the new paint stir well paint the ceiling and walls now this will kill any type of insect including our lint from hell but it wont stop them. They will still try to get to you but will encounter the paint with poison and die in essense you will convert their home.into a black hole they will come and die after painting buy polyurethane or epoxy and mix same pesticide in it and cover the paint with at lest.4.to.5 layers it will make it hard as rock and impossible for them to penetrate it .if you don this i theorize that you will be free of them in a few weeks . I say weeeks because remmeber they are in your clothing and sofa and so on ..suggestion is to buy space bags those that you can take.oxygen out off and put everything in them even socks shoes all of it take.out oxygen and keep them like that for atleadt 48 hours you can wash your clothing and evertthinf linene with permithrin. Only permithrin sothis will kill them if they come back into yur clothing ect . Sofa and everyhing else bomb and permithrin . And the other pesticide i mentioned . One of my best tools tuse is a hair dryer or blower the heat from it kills them.

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  15. Me and my family are experiencing some of the same symptoms. It’s in our hair, eyebrows, eye l, ears, face, body. Yes we see lint, crazy forms of it. When we take a bath there is all kinds of particles in our water. Sometimes thousands of sparkly things. I have never seen anything like this. It happened about 2 year’s ago. I think they came from the home we live in or the area. That’s just my opinion because when we moved here is when it started. About a year after we moved in. I use everything tea tree and wash in hot water. This has consumed our lives. My hair moves and things fly up out of my hair. Last I recall hair doesn’t fly. I sparkly things all over everything. I see them on my walls but they won’t wipe off all the time. Desperate for help. Anyone anywhere just HELP see these

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  16. I am experiencing the same thing as the other comments, I am in Phoenix, AZ. Me and my 4 daughters all have this in our hair and they go onto other parts of our bodies as well, I am the main one affected. I would think at this point with all of the FB groups and comments on blogs and websites, there’s enough people to roundup and protest at the CDC or White House. Something has to give, we are blown off by our doctors as crazy and addicts, well if we ALL get together they can’t blow us off, we are fighting something we have no idea what it is, we speculate but we don’t know, only a handful of ppl claim to have rid themselves of this, and it’s a nightmare, losing my hair has to be one of the worst results of all this besides being infested by a tiny mite that causes me to itch, makes my floors and surfaces filthy in hours after washing them, my kids itchy and coughing now, who knows what it’s actually doing to our health, this is not ok. Anyone feel free to email me to start an organized protest asap, whenever we can get enough ppl together to protest, maybe tax time when some ppl may have extra funds to travel with. I know I will. I will organize the entire protest if others will offer to assist me, we can all create and bring our own signs write your story on one and pics and attention grabbing statements on another, just get there, if I can get at least 10 ppl I will look for a hotel near the CDC and we can all stay at the same hotel together in separate rooms, I will communicate with each one of you and offer contact information for others so that if you live near one another you can travel and correspond together, nothing will change if nothing changes, we need to do something to be heard‼️🙏🏼♥️[email protected]

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  17. Tea tree oil.Mix with water and vinegar.And any other parasite remedy oils.works great .Kills the dirty bitches quick.I like to catch them and torture them with fire and other things.They can mutate quick too

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