I have been finding long (approx 4mm) and slim (approx 0.05mm wide) black insects on my cat and dog's lower abdomens. My dogs are on Advantix so I thought it was weird that these showed up. I put flea collars on my Cats but the bugs are still present. As far as I know these animals can only host ticks (definitely not), lice (don't know, never seen them), fleas (I thought they were smaller) or mites (longer than those). Each time I look for them I find one but they quickly move into darker or thicker hair so I haven't been able to catch one.
I first found them on my Cat who does explore our backyard.
So far my Husband and I haven't found them on each other's heads but I am going nuts psyching myself into constantly feeling something crawling in my hair.
I would love some helpful input. I've been going a little nuts washing and vacuuming everything I can as I am extremely uncomfortable with the idea of the furniture I lay on and animals I used to cuddle with being infested!!!