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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

Bed Bug

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: Identify this bug
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
August 17, 2015 1:12 pm
These bugs are in my pantry, what are they? How do i get rid of them?
Signature: Nicky Levy

Indian Meal Moth

Indian Meal Moth

Dear Nicky,
This is an Indian Meal Moth, a common household pest that will infest a variety of stored grain products as well as spices and nuts.  Check the pantry and try to find the source of the infestation, which might be an old container of oatmeal or cornmeal.  If there is nothing in the pantry, check the bargain bag of pet food or bird seed.  The moths do not eat the grain products as adults.  Rather it is the larval form that does the damage.

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Subject: Click clogged and found bugs
Location: New York City
August 13, 2015 11:28 am
I just moved into a new apartment in Brooklyn, New York – NYC. The apartment was refernished about 2 years ago. When I moved into the aparmtent, the bathroom sink was clogged and asked the superatendent to fix it. When I came home I found these bugs in the toilet. Can you indicate what bugs these are? I believe they have only 6 legs, and look similar to bed bugs or a spider.
Signature: Any way

Spider Beetles

Spider Beetles

Dear Any way,
We are a bit confused about the connection between the clogged drain and your discovery in the toilet because we can’t imagine the superintendent leaving them there if they were removed from the drain.  Do you suspect that in unclogging the drain, the water came up in the toilet and that these insects were the cause of the clog?  While the circumstances are quite confusing, we can tell you that the insects you found in the toilet are Spider Beetles in the Subfamily Ptininae, and that they infest stored foods and will eat a wide variety of organic substances in the home.  According to BugGuide:  “several species occur in homes, granaries, mills, warehouses.”

Spider Beetles

Spider Beetles

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Subject: Parasites
Location: Everywhere
August 9, 2015 12:03 pm
There are black or white things that burrow into me. They are microscopic when they hatch and I have seen white ones 3″-4″ long, looking like dried spaghetti and a black one 6″ long and fuzzy, looking like a black fuzzy pencil. I have seen them all over the U.S. . They have been in me for two years and I feel them moving throughout my body. My area to pee and poo are so swollen that it takes me 5 min. To fully pee and I can not go poo unless I take a a lot of thing to keep it moving and then it comes out in poo the diameter of my thumb.
There is something else hurting me. It is airborne and when adult it looks like the tiniest cream colored ball ,fuzzy you have ever seen.
We are spreading the airborne ones every where we go. 16 hotels, 8 family members homes, numerous people that came through our house before we sold it in Texas. Now I am in Ohio and staying with my sister in law who has both parasites in her house. My sister in Texas has the stinging ones and both of her arms veins have collapsed . My hands look green sometimes and the shin dries everywhere they go in .
My hands feel things moving all the time as do my chest and legs and arms. Please try to find out what they are. My sister Dr. In TX told me they were in Africa. He told me when my heart can’t pump anymore because of the parasites, I will drop dead! I feel this will happen soon. Please help me as I am running out of places to go that won’t sting me and Every restaurant has them in the dinning area or in the kitchen. So many will die from these. What are they?
Signature: Terry Rose

Parasites

Parasites

Dear Terry,
We empathize with your situation, but we haven’t the necessary skills to assist you with your problem.  We cannot find any evidence in the images you have provided, but we are posting them with your request in the hopes that one of our readers may provide some assistance.  We do have a robust network of readers who comment on our Unknown Parasite posting and you may be able to gain some valuable information there.

Parasites

Parasites

Thank you for trying.  Before I die I would just like people to know.  These things are dangerous.  Terry Rose

You should visit our site for the posting Terry.  There are some cruel comments, but there are also some compassionate and helpful comments.

Parasites

Parasites

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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

Bed Bug

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

Bed Bug

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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