Cant believe this, the old house we are house sitting isa nightmare. I have been stung by stinging nettles, had about 8 massive spiders inside (one after another) a swarm of bees nesting in the roof, down the chimneys and into the rooms I finally had to get the pest controller in for, swarms of blowflies down the chimney in the kitchen (there are 8 chimneys) I finally sealed it off with paper inside and put a pest control puffer inside) 3 huge leaks in the roof (we have fixed), one over my couch and the whole couch was sopping wet as it happened through the night) Probably other stuff I cant remember and just before christmas, 3 birds came down the chimney, long story short the 2 in the spare room flew madly around the room before we could get them out, leaving feathers etc. everywhere. I cleaned up the debris, then had xmas then we went away. I came back and started to strip the bed to wash sheets and there are crawlies in there. They are tinylong insect like things which squash very easily so are not fleas, I suspect bird lice but they do jump. I have tried to kill them all, but they are all over the sheets, the underbedding, the bed skirt and the doona. I havbe just sprayed everywhere (now feeling crawlie all over) We inherited this bed and I'm wondering it it could have had bed bugs in it, but more likely it was bird lice dropped from when the birds were flying around madly. Any ideas, will washing the bedding kill them, will the ones who have jumped off breed in the carpet, will leaving all the bedding on the line in the heat for the next 3 days kill anything left? Help??!!