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Old 09-10-2019, 12:03 PM   #1
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Trying to figure out what bit me over the weekend. Spent a couple days in the coast range, mostly dry. Rested in some tall dry grasses from time to time. Came away with some annoying bites on my hand that won't go away. There were mosquitoes for sure, but I know mosquito bites and this ain't that. Pattern more like a flea or even bedbug. But only on my hand in one spot. The bite still very present after three days, itch still flares up if I touch it. Noseeums? I killed plenty, but don't recall having a reaction to them before. Chiggers? Anyone seen this before?
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Old 09-10-2019, 03:05 PM   #2
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Ants?
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Old 09-10-2019, 07:35 PM   #3
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Poison oak likes to show up in a line on me.... if it itches like hell and develops blisters soon it just may be.


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Old 09-10-2019, 07:53 PM   #4
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Trying to figure out what bit me over the weekend. Spent a couple days in the coast range, mostly dry. Rested in some tall dry grasses from time to time. Came away with some annoying bites on my hand that won't go away. There were mosquitoes for sure, but I know mosquito bites and this ain't that. Pattern more like a flea or even bedbug. But only on my hand in one spot. The bite still very present after three days, itch still flares up if I touch it. Noseeums? I killed plenty, but don't recall having a reaction to them before. Chiggers? Anyone seen this before?
We all got them this last weekend too. They are tiny bugs that look like fleas with wings. They land and instantly bite, but only when you’re sitting/stationary. Never seen them before, but they are definitely annoying. I still h e bite marks on my hands right now. Anyone have any idea what they are? Seems pretty late for them to be baby mosquitos.
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:50 PM   #5
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Nettles?
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:16 PM   #6
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Nettles?
Don’t think so based on google images. These are black with clear wings. I think they are nosseums after looking up them on google.

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Old 09-10-2019, 10:19 PM   #7
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Try some lavender oil on the spots, it seemed to help me with yellow jacket stings but you have to do it as soon as possible.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:35 PM   #8
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I had the exact same looking bites on my right hand a couple of weeks ago. Was standing in our front yard talking to my neighbor. I felt something bite the back of my hand and looked down. It was a tiny insect with wings. Never noticed it before. It left three bites in a line very similar to yours. The itch was badddd and lasted about a week.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:06 AM   #9
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7 replies and not one right answer? You were bit by noseeems. I always have a pretty good reaction to them. The bite is about 100 times as big as they are. They can be relentless.

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Old 09-11-2019, 07:36 AM   #10
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7 replies and not one right answer? You were bit by noseeems. I always have a pretty good reaction to them. The bite is about 100 times as big as they are. They can be relentless.

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I am familiar with noseeums. They were definitely on us, killed plenty, and yes their bite is much bigger than they are. I don't recall itching several days later though. The spots are still going strong. But I'll accept that as the answer.
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:30 AM   #11
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Everyone hunting the coast range knows about the "no see ums"
they target the hand and fingers. Treat it with anti itch cream and it'll go away within a few days. They do flare up bad at night if you decide to scratch them.

I've tried combating them by wearing gloves while out in the field.
I heard they got worse since the rains came recently. Much worse than early season while it was warm.
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Everyone hunting the coast range knows about the "no see ums"
they target the hand and fingers. Treat it with anti itch cream and it'll go away within a few days. They do flare up bad at night if you decide to scratch them.

I've tried combating them by wearing gloves while out in the field.
I heard they got worse since the rains came recently. Much worse than early season while it was warm.
Obviously not everyone who hunts the coast range knew about them - there’s two of us on this thread. Not really a productive comment for guys just trying to get information.
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:37 AM   #13
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I’d say noseeum or white sox. Not sure we have white sox down here though.
Either bite tends to hang with you a while.
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Don’t think so based on google images. These are black with clear wings. I think they are nosseums after looking up them on google.
Copy, i missed the part where you saw what bit you. I only say nettles because sometimes you don't know you have touched them till a little after and it's usually in a localized spot, makes little welts like that and can itch for a couple days.
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Another vote for noseeums too - hate those friggin' things!

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Old 09-12-2019, 05:55 PM   #16
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Elk hunting this morning was miserable with them. I was literally pinned down (I was the caller) just getting hammered by them. They are spotty. Some places are terrible others not so bad. Can't figure out a rhyme or reason


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Old 09-12-2019, 05:58 PM   #17
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What about deer keds. I thought I flicked 3 different ticks off me but then finally saw one on my arm with clear wings. Anyone ever been bit by one. On a side note are people seeing/dealing with ticks this time of year on oregon coast range and valley?
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:12 PM   #18
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Was watching a dandy 6 point Bull Tuesday morning while at the same time I was under siege by a bunch of hungry angry nats, I will be back in the morning with repell in hand, with the expected rain they might be taking the day,
hopefully the Bull will be up and close.

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Old 09-12-2019, 07:36 PM   #19
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No-see-ums of course. Do not scratch and they go away a lot faster than if you make the mistake of scratching them...
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