I used to know who my enemies in the bug world were. Blackflies, bees, wasps, hornets, mosquitoes.
I've had to add a few in the past couple of years. Cockroaches, red ants, termites, bok-bok, mosquitoes that actually carry diseases like dengue and malaria, and unknown bugs with big mouths.
Sometimes when I wake Miss Muffet up in the morning her little legs look like this with big red bites all over them:
Sometimes it happens to us too, but we don't know what causes it. The bites are different than a mosquito bite. A thorough investigation of the bed doesn't lead us anywhere. We can't find any sign of anything.
When Filipinos see the spots they say it is caused by "surot." They say it is a little bug too small to see but that it leaves marks like that and is very itchy. The remedy, apparently, is to sun the mattress outside, which is all fine and dandy if your mattress isn't too big.
Usually I just change the sheets and, if it is Miss Muffet who is getting chewed, I wipe down the walls of her crib. Then we wait for another few weeks until we wake up with more bites.
These are some of our itch weapons, but sadly I don't really use any of these on our baby so she just has to deal with the itch from the terrible, invisible bug.
Maybe someone has some ideas on how to combat invisible bugs and how to ease the itchiness for a baby?