Have tiny white flying bug that bites me in my home.

It took me a l o n g tie to be able to kill one and see what was biting me.
Unfortunately it when I tried toget itoff y finger, it just rolled up.
It's near a quarter inch long has two wings and is white.
That's all I can tell you.

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  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on May 31, 2018
    Hi Patsy,
    I found a website that shows common bugs in SD (Thank you for putting in the state where you live. It's a big help.) I only found a few white bugs here, but maybe it will help you. If you find another one, try taking a picture (have you cell phone next to you all the time.) The you can take the picture to your local Extension service/unit. Wishing you the best.
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    • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on May 31, 2018
      Good luck with your search. If you can't find it on the website, try the Extension service. It's sometimes called Cooperative Extension. It's part of a government agency so look for that.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 31, 2018
    I think that is a gnat, or what we call no-seeums. I don't react to mosquitoes anymore, but get fairly large welts from them. Not fun. Put up the gnat bait and a fly strip. The fly strips may be ugly, but they do work. Put them up where you notice them to be thicker. Are they coming from your plants? If so, you need to repot them with fresh soil, clean out the pots with bleach water and give them a spritz of vinegar and let sit for a few minutes before rinsing again. This will kill any spores that remained. Rinse the plant to get the soil off the roots very gently.
    • Patsy Patsy on May 31, 2018
      I son't know where they are coming from. Put sticky things in plants and shook them to see if that;s it but oly got 1 bug per plant and not sure it's the same. Forget the picture. If the ars or leg get bitthey are gone 99.9% f tie before I ca swat them and once I swat them, you can't tell what they were. Only one I swatted and could actually see
      wouldn't coe off my finger. When I fnaly got it off it fell to the rug, not were I was tryig to get it to fall.
      Am moving all but a couple of my plan s outside for the summer.
      Will follow instructions for cleaning pots on ones left inside and take
      care of ones outside before I bringthem back i. Already repotted them.
      Thank you for your help. Any more suggestions?
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 31, 2018
    If there are a lot left in the house, try an attractant like cider vinegar with a couple of drops of dish soap to get them, or the kind you can purchase. When we are camping, I spray Avon's Skin So Soft on the screens of the tent. I have even used it when bugs are in big numbers on the screens at home. Maybe that will help, too.