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Subject: Wtf?
Location: West Virginia
February 9, 2016 12:13 am
I found him on my work shirt (which i leave in my locker) hours after being at work. Im freaked out.
Signature: Brooke

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Dear Brooke,
You are lucky you left it at work.  This is a Bed Bug.  You should carefully check your belongings in the future before heading home.

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Subject: What is this?
Location: Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA
January 31, 2016 12:39 pm
I have found a few of these in my home.
What are they.
Signature: Dave Douthett

Case Bearing Moth Larva

Case Bearing Moth Larva

Dear Dave,
This is a Household Casebearer,
Phereoeca uterella, a common household pest.  According to BugGuide:  “The larval case is silk-lined inside and open at both ends. The case is constructed by the earliest larval stage (1st instar) before it hatches, and is enlarged by each successive instar. In constructing the case, the larva secretes silk to build an arch attached at both ends to the substrate. Very small particles of sand, soil, iron rust, insect droppings, arthropod remains, hairs and other fibers are added on the outside. The inside of the arch is lined exclusively by silk, and is gradually extended to form a tunnel, while the larva stays inside. The tunnel is closed beneath by the larva to form a tube free from the substrate, and open at both ends. After the first case is completed, the larva starts moving around, pulling its case behind. With each molt, the larva enlarges its case. Later cases are flattened and widest in the middle, allowing the larva to turn around inside.”

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Subject: What kind of bug is this
Location: USA
January 29, 2016 9:13 am
I just want to find out what kind of bug this is
Signature: Marvin Vasquez

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Dear Marvin,
This is a blood-sucking Bed Bug and chances are good that if you found one, there are more lurking about.

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Subject: Tiny jumping bugs
Location: Colorado. Ft Collins
January 25, 2016 9:35 pm
I found these in my house. These little guys jump. Found some on my daughters hair. Couple on the dog. Maybe they are hard to kill, maybe they aren’t. I done know as my daughter put them in vacileen. I have one live one to take pictures of in a mason jar with no lid. He can’t get out.
We found these in our house today. Our daughter had five on her. Our dog had two on her. Smash easy. Barely touch them and you squash them. Small black jumping bug. You move towards it and it jumps. Almost looks tall and skinny. We put a little vacileen on him to keep him from jumping. So he is a little out of shape.
Signature: Bryguy

Flea

Flea

Dear Bryguy,
This is a Flea.  Fleas can be easily identified by their small size, ability to jump great distances, and their lateral compression.

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Subject: Head lice or nah?
Location: Ireland
January 23, 2016 8:08 am
I found this bug in my bed the other bight and i think it looks like headlice, i asked a few people and they all said it wasnt but im not too sure, the only thing thats weird is that its very big for headlice, my head was itchy the past few days but i think it might just be me paranoid, but idk my head isnt itchy anymore so like help pls
Signature: Idk

Louse

Louse

Dear Idk,
This is definitely a Human Louse, and chances are good that if you found one, there are more.

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Subject: What is this bug ?!?
Location: Winnipeg
January 20, 2016 8:25 pm
I found this ugly little thing crawling on my pants, I have no clue what it is ! Please help me
Signature: Macy

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Dear Macy,
We are sorry to inform you that this is a blood-sucking Bed Bug and if you found one, there are most likely more.

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