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    • My favorite pet spider is a male false black widow. I had one once his name was d’angelo like the singer he would always defend his territory I would feed him big beetles and I had put a comments house spider male in. With him they fought and d’angelo won multiple times. My next DEBATE will be a male false black widow spider vs a male orchard spider who wins.

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    • My bug man I’ll make it short I believe I have the same bugs as in that story I’m not sure if that was you or somebody else I live here in Hanford California and I just contracted something that my friends think I’m crazy some kind of bug that boils in and out of my skin at will the heat brings it out it’s like a sticky gooey tiny creature that’s really elastic please call me back 559-77-60025 Robert Scott

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  1. I was in Lamar , Okla the first part of May and a very strange thing happened. Swarms of Australian green beeltes were everywhere. Even in the house. No one had ever seen them before . It was like they came from the earth and disappered two weeks later. This area is about 3 hours east of Moore Okla where they had a catagory 5 tornadoes. Is there any way, these beetles come from the earth prior to the tornadoes and then buried them selves again? All the old people in the little towns have never seen them before. Where did they come from? They were shiny and green with fuzzy legs. They actually had a sting to it. No one knows anything about them.. Can you help

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    • Not the stag beetles I see around here. The ones we have have jaws that look like they can take a human finger off of their hand.

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  2. no rush, just wondering if you will reply to my email once you identify my mystery bug or if I need to keep checking this website. I left a photo of a strange againts a ruler a week or so ago.

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    • We can only respond to a few letters per day. Please resend the original request with the photo and all necessary information. Then put “second attempt” in the subject line.

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  3. In my pasta, cereals, flour + a few other spots are very small critters that appear on my shelves also black about 1 mm etc. Look like a microscopic turtle without a shell. Of course we have cleaned, restored, thrown out sprayed and now have everything in jars or sealed containers. What are they? any suggestions? Many thanks Oh yes, we are in S.E. Florida but not rural.

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    • Resending is recommended if you didn’t get a response. We are unable to respond to every request. Please put second attempt in the subject line.

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  4. i’m from N. Florida, and I’ve been recently hearing buzzing noises, somewhat to what a fly sounds like in window blinds, coming in from my walls of one of the bedrooms. I have no ideas to what it is or what it may be. Is there a chance I may have some sort of bug crawling, and possibly mulitplying, in my walls. I’ve also been experiencing sudden knocks on my windows. The knocking is coming from moths outside, quite certain of that, but is it normal to have them hit your window as if they’re trying to break in? I don’t have any light sources on when it happens.

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    • If you are still interested contact me after August fourth,I know exactly what you are dealing with,my name is Brad Costain from Wheeling Wv,fb me if interested but only after fourth

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  5. Hi Eden,

    I’m no expert. Not even a decent amateur :). But I have had the same experiences here on the Space Coast. The buzzing: I heard that one night in a previous home, and after some investigating found out I had a huge yellow jacket nest in my wall. I recommend a professional if that is the case. (my father took care of mine, and having yellow jackets flying through my home is enough to give you PTSD).

    The knocking into windows: I found that annual cicadas were attracted to light in the house and didn’t realize there was a “window” in between them and the inside. They are strong and sound pretty loud knocking into windows and doors. They are great fliers but their vision is apparently poor from what I have read.

    Hope you find the source,

    Linda

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  6. I posted a picture of my mystery bug a few weeks ago and I was just wondering if you have found anything! because my assignment is due tomorrow and I would love to have the answer as to what bug it is,
    Thanks Chelsea.

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  7. I’m trying to find a bug simalliar to the one I see in my house I don’t know the name and nothi ng is related can u help

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  8. Hello,
    I am Account Manager from Adzos.com.
    I am here to get compliance upon starting our business collaboration buying your ad spaces. Is it possible?

    Best wishes
    Publisher Manager
    Alexandr Adzos

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  9. I’m seeing fireflies in the trees around my house in the Redding area of northern Cal. I’ve lived here all my life and spend a lot of time in the outdoors. This is something I have never seen before.

    Are there other similar reports?

    This is in late January and February.

    They were there two nights ago after a heavy storm about an hour after dark.

    The first time I saw them, early January, they were very bright and not flashing, the next two night they weren’t quite as bright and flashing, all at the same time a little less than a second apart.

    First sighting was on an Oak tree, last night they were on a Deador Cedar.

    Thought you might like to now.

    Jeff L Haynes
    Millville Ca.

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  10. Yes, Please help me I have some type of bug or insects. Its really too small to see, U can catch movement out of the corner of your eyes or on your clothes Which makes your clothe look like they have bubbles filled with some type of fluid,alot of lint balls, and old worn out and dirty. on your skin feels like a chemical burn Some days are worse than others. We have used every insecticide that we know of, also got a pest control company with no luck

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    • For years I struggled with what sounds like the same thing you are dealing with. Thousands of dollars spent on pesticides with no luck and probably in years to come over exposure to such harsh chemicals will reveal many other health problems. Another piece of advice I’ll offer is be careful who you seek help and advice from…in my situation, not only did my friends and family not believe me and even tried to have me committed…but it also destroyed most of those relationships.. even doctors were of no help….if you have a sensation of something crawling all over your skin with nothing visibly there, sometimes feels like being bitten by something much smaller than a mosquito yet hurts much more… finally 1 day I googled the right search…something like “is there a parasite that looks like lint”? I came across something called “morgellons Disease”…a very controversial condition.. Not accepted by 99% of the medical community as a physical condition…they prefer to simply say it’s form of psychosis…but if you spend sometime going through the mountain of stuff on the internet, you can come across some info that might help (that is if morgellons is what you’re actually dealing with)….there are also alot of wild theories, and even scamsters offering products and cures…in my case I can’t say I’m 100% cured but there are some remedies I found online that did help some…they include: drinking pure red grape juice, swishing red wine around in your mouth and spitting it out, also drinking red wine, this 1 sounds crazy but worked for me: making a body scrub that you use all over in the shower. The scrub is borax mixed with dawn dish soap (I forget the proportions)….but I also found pure lemon as well as cinnamon to be powerful repellents when ingested…but I also added both to my body scrub…this combo smells a bit funky but you’re already in the shower…I found using the scrub with an abrasive body exfoliating sponge worked….finally, after using the scrub in the shower, after out of shower apply a generous layer of pure glycerin also known as vegetable glycerin all over your body…it’s very thick like hair styling gel so being totally covered in it can be somewhat uncomfortable as it takes a long time to dry on its own…but again if you are dealing with morgellons it burrows in the skin, attacks organs, and I’ve read that untreated will eventually kill you…the grape juice, red wine, lemon and cinnamon I’d mix with water and drink (not very tasty)…those all help to repel from inside the body…the shower scrub, and glycerin help remove from the skin…1 more thing: food grade diatomaceous earth is a universal thing that seems to kill all insects…I added a spoonful to my cinnamon & lemon & water drink…but also added to my scrub, and even put some in the washing machine with my laundry….like I said I cant say these things totally solved my problem but when I consider how tormented I was for years my quality of life greatly improved with a combination of these remedies…good luck!

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      • I have had same thing now for long time,I have found and on Aug fourth I meet with ppl to sign papers and for me to bring it into national news

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        • Brad please tell me you got this publicized because they actually were going to take my little girl away from me and have me committed! I will stand by you to confirm that this us a real thing. Please contact me
          Bellafamily4113@yahoo.com I think anyone on here who struggled with parasites feels the same way. This country needs to stop hiding this and start treating it. The doctor actually told me we aren’t a 3rd world country, I said someone needs to tell that to Covid-19 then bc it crossed our border and didnt care about our countries status on the totem pole or our egos!

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  11. We i.d.’d a Dobsonfly tonight (Dallas TX). After further research we determined it to be a female. I read that sometimes they will eat honey water so we put a few drops near her. She crawled to it and starting licking the honey water mixture!

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  12. I have been dealing with these worms for about 6-8 months and like u my Drs and people around me just think I’m hallucinating I’ve tried everything under the sun even prescriptions from Dr for lice and parasites. Well the dismonizan earth stuff. Sprinkled it all over everything in my room but before I bought it I had some carpet fresh after I had cleaned my carpet it seemed to stay moist feeling so I figured they like moist environment so did carpet fresh they didn’t seem to like it u could see there tracks all through it and looked like maybe they were péeing it make it moist again when I did the diamonsizad earth they did the same thing they are all in my scalp I take two showers a day and go through my hair with a lice comb all the time I hardly have any hair left. It’s driving me crazy I cry all the time I hate when the crawl it’s so disgusting feeling I’m tired of people thinking I’m crazy I went to hosp wanted them to do a MRI they wouldn’t I’m scheduled for a sonogram of my head this week I hope it shows something.my head hurts feels tight feels like I can feel them curled up in my head I’m tired of this

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  13. I have seen Broad-necked Root Borera on my trees, I see you recommend “ Pyrethroid insecticides with Cypermethrin” to get rid of them. Could you let me know a name/ brand a link to purchase- what I should look for? Thank you!

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  14. I need some help please?? I’m
    currently suffering with these parasites on my head on my skin and in my clothing and in my home. I have also lost a excessive amount of hair in a matter of a month when this was abruptly brought to my attention as a serious problem when I was seriously traumatized by this nightmare situaion. I have been hospitalized two times now due to these parasites which has caused me to have a bowel obstruction and diverticulosis. The doctors have only given me antibiotics for the infection due that I believe are due to these parasites. I have gotten treatment with Permithium cream for mites and or lice. I used this prescription cream on three separate occasions with 3 full tube applications on my head and body with minimal relief. I left it on my body and head for 14 hours and used the lice comb until my hair was more than half gone and my head was literally raw. I have washed vacuumed and cleaned endlessly nothing is helping me. I’ve used vinegar and baking soda with a little bit of relief. I really don’t know what to do next but my quality of life is diminishing and now I have cellulitis that is in my opinion due to this infestation I can’t work anymore and I also have a newly diagnosed auto immune disease with inflammation due to these horrible unknown parasitical nusance that I feel like I’m looked at as crazy and delusional for by the doctors and most individuals Please consider helping me because I’m truly desperate and I feel helpless.

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  15. Hey Bug man,
    I got this weird bug/bugs that are infesting me and my daughter. She is pooping out blood. Took her to the ER 9 times and they think I’m crazy, and called CPS on me. I have seen 3 infectious disease doctors and one suspects giardia but did not treat me bc did I mention all of our samples were either canceled or destroyed or unfounded. This has been going on for 4 months now. Every 6 weeks my 10 year old gets a 105 fever like clock work. I am worse than she is as far as appearance I’m getting round large larvae looking indents in my face and I feel things going up and down my back. I ripped out another sample from my lip and ran to the ER with it. 2 guys in hazmat suits came in took it and when I went back they said no specimen was ever recovered from me??
    This started in the Northeast and now I’m in texas. My daughter has significantly been getting sicker and so have I. They prescribed us enverm the last ER visit 1 week ago but our insurance was anonymously cancelled.the medicine is 1,000 per pill and we are suppose to take 6 now and 6 in 3 weeks. I have pics of these bugs but there are different ones. It even infected my dog Thors nose and his whole nose opened up. They look star shaped with a long snout for a breather tube. Also little stick like things price me n my daughter throughout the day on our feet. Then she has little black flies and so do I coming out of her. As well as white hair with like eggs coming out of our pores.
    Couldn’t get the medicine and we couldn’t be sick for long so I did what any red blooded American woman would do, I self medicated. I got the meds from an undisclosed location and it’s keeping them at bay but I’m not cured. It’s almost as if it’s an alien parasite. It attempts to control your pain giving you false pain and makes you bleed but it’s not really me bleeding it’s the parasite whenever I try to remove them manually. So again I do what any red blooded American woman would do, lidocaine OTC slab it all over wait a few and get a good set of tweezers with sharp ends. I ripped it out of me and 2 look star shaped one looks like a snail. Then I have like a snake like hair like thing on my foot. I’m just thinking about relocating to the rainforest and living among “MY NEW FAMILY MEMBERS” JK- Seriously tho can you help identify? How do I send you a pic of these jerk bugs- P.S. parasites are older than we are so they have evolved and are smart. How do we out smart them if they know and may even be controlling some of our behavior?

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  16. I have two questions:

    1) Jumping Spiders will chase a laser pointer, I am concerned when they jump on the dot it might strike their eyes… are they positioned in a way to be at risk from a 70-90 degree angle from above? Especially since they are looking at the dot, not the laser pointer. Also, do you think its “mean” to the spider or potentially fun? I know jumping spiders are super curious and have been noted to play/investigate with certain things. She has three jumping spiders.

    2) Black Widow breeding. Almost impossible to google about due to just pulling up pest control agencies. We got a side-opening spider cage and will have high up anchor points via branches to make feeding easy. We are both experienced with spiders and their behaviors (except the questions I am asking here). Is there a way to discourage connecting to the door, such as packaging tape (for a slick surface, not sticky), that we can do in addition to the high anchor points? Also, every spider breeder we have talked to says don’t do black widows… because they are so predatory and/or because they have so many spiderlings with the egg sacs. We have a separate container for eggs and spiderlings, so they don’t go out the air holes of the main enclosure. Any tips you have for us?

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  17. I’ve recently been seeing these xtra large mosquitos come in my house at nights they are not crane flys they are bigger than them and crane flys don’t bother or bite bug these do one bite my arm and it felt like a horse fly bite but I caught one it’s a giant mosquito with a black stripe from its head to the tip of its tail what are these

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