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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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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: Ew, some kind of beetle larvae?
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
July 24, 2015 5:20 pm
Found this kibble of dog food behind some kitchen furniture, noticing it is a maggot nursery! What kind of beetle/bug is nesting in my kitchen?’
Thanks 😃
Signature: Maggot spotter

Carpet Beetle Larvae

Carpet Beetle Larvae

Dear Maggot spotter,
Maggots are the larvae of flies.  You have Carpet Beetle Larvae, common household pests that will eat a wide variety of organic substances found in the home.

Thank you 👍  I had carpet beetles in the kitchen for a short while, (I think they hitched a ride with some old dry compost plants I bought at food lion !) but haven’t seen them in a few months …

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Subject: What is this bug?! Are they harmless?!?! Please help!
Location: Windsor, ON Canada
July 23, 2015 2:17 am
Hi there! I’m from Windsor, ON Canada and for a while now I have been seeing these small bugs coming in and out from underneith the moldings of my bathroom wall. I never see them during the day but I work midnights so when I get home and I open the light to the bathroom there it is! It sees the light and scurries back into the cracks. The house is only 3 years old and I’m thinking they’re just visiting from outside because the only place I see them coming from is the one bathroom wall that faces the outside. Haven’t come across them elsewhere in the house. What are these bugs? They’re very small and you can’t even tell they have legs unless you look very close so they just look like a very fast baby worm wiggling away. You can get a better look at the colours and shape of it from the photo I will provide. Thanks!
Signature: Sonia

Silverfish

Silverfish

Dear Sonia,
This is a primitive insect known as a Silverfish, and they are common household pests.  According to BugGuide:  “often found indoors in damp environments; the Common Silverfish is frequently seen in bathrooms and kitchens, whereas the Firebrat is usually found in basements around furnaces and in insulation around hot water and heating pipes; these and other species also occur outdoors under bark, in leaf litter, caves, ant nests, deserts, etc.”  They have plenty to eat indoors.  According to BugGuide, they are:  “omnivorous: starchy foods, cereals, moist wheat flour, glue on book bindings and wallpaper, starch in clothing made of cotton or rayon fabric.”

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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

Bed Bug

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

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Dear nervous renter,
This is a Bed Bug.

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