A week or two ago, my dog started scratching, and it only increased. Not long after, I started getting bit by something that itches something awful. I thought it was fleas so got some medication and moved my dog out of my room. He stopped scratching immediately. After deep cleaning, I let him back in my room the next day. He shortly thereafter scratched again, but not intensely or frequently. My bites have continued.
I set out a flea trap (water, dish soap, flashlight on the water) and it caught the bug you see in the pic (it has only caught four of them).
Is that a biting midge, or something else?
Also, I'm in New York City.
- https://i.stack.imgur.com/GC0iL.jpg -- close-up pic, color and pattern
- https://i.stack.imgur.com/CVgnl.jpg -- several from a distance to show size
- https://i.stack.imgur.com/rQqp4.jpg -- same one as in the first pic
The size is maybe as big as the hole a small nail makes in the wall, a very small ant, or a freckle.