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Subject: Found this bug on my daughter’s forehead
Location: Okc ok
July 28, 2015 10:23 pm
Dear bug man please help me figure out what kind of bug this is I found on my daughters forehead on her hairline
Signature: Suzy worried mom

Human Louse

Human Louse

Dear Suzy worried mom,
You have legitimate cause for concern.  This is a Human Louse and we strongly recommend that you initiate treatment immediately.  You can get over the counter remedies from your local pharmacy.  You should also check family members as Lice can spread.

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Subject: I don’t know what bug it is
Location: Florida
May 12, 2015 3:51 am
I see this bug all the time. I’ve found it in my hair, on my towel, and in my shirt. I don’t know what kind of bug it is and I’m worried.
Signature: Sure

Louse

Louse

You have Lice.

HOW DO I GET EID OF IT!!!!!!!!

There are over the counter remedies.  Check with your pharmacist.

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Subject: United States
Location: Southeastern GA
April 6, 2015 8:01 pm
I have found a total of 3 of these in the last 72 hours. My husband has checked my head very closely and isn’t finding more, or any nit evidence or any bites (I also have very thin hair). Tonight I came in from being outside awhile and felt something move on the top of my head and found this one so I took some pics. After having seen your website the other night, when researching to see if what I found was lice, I was hoping you could tell me for sure what this is. Every year around this time we start seeing evidence of termites in the area, so was wondering if that could be what this is since we aren’t finding any other evidence of Head lice.
Signature: confused and concerned

Head Louse

Head Louse

Dear confused and concerned,
Your image is quite blurry, but this sure looks like a Human Head Louse to us, and we would recommend that you take action before you spread Lice to friends and family members.

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Subject: concerned about head lice
Location: Ontario Canada
December 29, 2014 10:17 pm
Hi i recently got a new girl friend and at the beginning of are relationship i pulled a single creature from her hair, thinking nothing of it i meirly flicked it away and searched her head for more of them and found nothing. Sometime later my head was itching and i pulled a similar creature from my head and took a picture of it, concerned i looked at my gfs hair and found one in her hair again but there only seemed to be one and i took a picture of it to can you please tell me what bug or creature this is and how to deal with it?
Signature: Ky from Ontario

Head Louse

Head Louse

Dear Ky,
You are correct in your concern that this is a Head Louse.  Shaving your heads is one method of control, but should you prefer something less obvious, you can either take advantage of over the counter medications or consult with your physician.

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Subject: Bug attached to skin
Location: Iowa
April 30, 2014 5:56 pm
My husband found these little bugs on/under his skin, upper thighs. Any thoughts on what these little guys are? Very frustrating!
Signature: Kell

Crab Lice

Crab Lice

Dear Kell,
These sure look like Crab Lice,
Phthiris pubis, to us.  BugGuide only has a few images and very little information.  You can learn more about this human parasite on the Penn State Entomology site where it states:  “These lice are found mostly in the hair of the pubic area. They may also be found under the armpits, in the beard or mustache and on the eyebrows and eyelashes. Their development from egg to adult normally requires from 30 to 41 days. Adult crab lice live about 30 days. Females deposit 30-50 eggs (in her lifetime).”

Crab Louse

Crab Louse

 

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Subject: Mystery bothersome big
Location: Illinois
April 12, 2014 3:08 pm
Hello
I really need help to identify this bug because I thought it was lice but I don’t think so. So I want to know what it is so I can figure out how to get rid of them.
Signature: Really annoyed and concerned

Human Louse

Human Louse

Dear Really annoyed and concerned,
Your initial identification was correct.  Sadly, this is a Human Louse.

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