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Subject: ?? what the!?
Location: northeast u.s.
August 22, 2015 3:02 pm
I live close to buffalo. NY. Find these guys occasionally crawling on me. Have had a skin rash that has diagnosed as hives. I think these may have something to do with it. Happen to find them on my skin while sitting on my couch. Explode with blood when If I crush em!
Signature: sean

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Bed Bug

Dear Sean,
This is a Bed Bug.  Is this a recently acquired second hand couch?  Have you had recent house guests staying on the couch?  You need to deal with this problem before you have a full scale infestation on your hands.

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Subject: Help!!!
Location: Monroe Mi
August 7, 2015 8:54 pm
it is currently 11:50 in the good ole state of Michigan right now, and as I was laying in bed about 10 minutes ago I felt something crawling on my arm. My first thought when I seen the little thing was that it was a sick, however I don’t believe it is. Can someone help me identify this little bugger?
Signature: laura

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Bed Bug

Dear Laura,
This is a Bed Bug and you should immediately investigate to determine if this is an isolated individual or a possible infestation.

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Subject: I need to know what this is
Location: East central Wisconsin
July 30, 2015 8:13 pm
I need to find out exactly what this bug is. I’ve done all the things my landlord told me to do to get rid of them, and i just found this one… i just want to make sure she was correct with what she told me it was and what i should be doing to get rid of them. Thank you.
Signature: Frustrated

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Bed Bug

Dear Frustrated,
We don’t know what your landlady told you, but this is a Bed Bug, a blood sucking insect that will bite you in your sleep.  If there is one Bed Bug in your apartment, chances are there are more.  Bed Bugs can be very difficult to eradicate, but our suggestion is that you take immediate action.

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Subject: Identify this bug please!
Location: Kansas City Kansas
June 8, 2015 9:50 pm
For about two – three months note this bug appears on beds and blankets. We’ve only found in total about 5. I don’t what they are and I don’t like them in the house. I want to find a way to get them out and keep them out.
Signature: Carolina

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Bed Bug

Dear Carolina,
This is a Bed Bug.  Bed Bugs will bite sleeping humans and suck blood.  We would urge you to get professional assistance in their removal.

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Subject: Tell me this isn’t a beg bug
Location: philadelphia
May 20, 2015 5:00 am
Hello,
I am hoping you can help me figure out what this is. This is the third one of this bugs I have seen in my apartment, the first was on the wall by our linen closet, the second on the couch, and this was on the wall above my bed. I flushed the first and squished the second two and both had a blood like color left behind when I squished it. I live with roommates so any of us could have tracked something like this in. We also live around a few large trees so it is not uncommon for us to see various bugs/spiders. I have also checked my mattress and have not seen anything suspicious.
Signature: nervous renter

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Bed Bug

Dear nervous renter,
This is a Bed Bug.

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Subject: HELP!! I’m not a bug person and this is very frustrating
Location: Dayton, OH
May 15, 2015 2:31 am
These guys come through the window, I’ve watched them do it. But here lately, they’re invading EVERYWHERE. My 8 month old sleeps in the room with us, and the first time I seen one flying about was around her and her bed. Then I noticed them more on my blankets and hiding around, what are they, every time I see them they make my skin crawl.
Signature: Chew Concerned Mommy

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Bed Bug

Dear Chew Concerned Mommy,
Because collectively the members of the family Cimicidae are known as Bed Bugs, we do not feel we are in error by informing you that this is a Bed Bug, however, BugGuide notes they are:  “ectoparasites of birds and mammals; most are associated with birds & bats, only 2 spp. (
Cimex lectularius and C. hemipterus) are permanently associated with humans.”  So this might not be the true Common Bed Bug, Cimex lectularius , but rather a Bat Bug, Swallow Bug or other species, you can be assured that it is a blood sucker and if its regular prey is not available, it will feed on you and your children, so you have cause for concern.  Since you have observed them coming in through the windows, we are presuming that they may have been feeding on the blood of birds, but when the fledgelings flew the nest, the Cimicids are entering the home in search of food.  Of the Eastern Bat Bug, BugGuide notes:  “Large infestations may occur with bat populations in the attics of buildings. Adults may move from bat roosting places in homes to occupied rooms and bite people during the night”

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