bed bugs? please help
April 17, 2012 6:19 pm
hi my name is josh i have no idea about bed bugs we have been seeing there pod looking things for a couple of weeks now just on out sheets none on the matress it self and we do sleep with a yorkie that just started going outside and has all her shots and we gave her flea treatmeant the night before and a bath and the next day i found these all over the sheet and but them all together and tooks some pics and i have no idea what they are can your please help me thank you i hate not knowing what it is
Though there has been a significant rise in the occurrence of Bedbugs in recent years, the internet hysteria on the topic is greatly disproportional. Do you eat sesame bagels in bed very often? These are sesame seeds and you are not the first person who has contacted us with this paranoia. See this account from our archives which is the second most popular posting on our site.
Correction: January 29, 2018
After receiving more than a few hostile comments challenging our knowledge and credibility in this matter, we concede we were hasty in jumping to the conclusion that these might be sesame seeds, a conclusion we made after a prior posting that more than likely were sesame seeds as the submitter admitted “We have no pets” and “Realize, suddenly, you were EATING SESAME SEED CRACKERS IN EACH OF THE DISCOVERY LOCATIONS.” Indications are that in this particular posting, what we initially mistook for sesame seeds are more than likely Tapeworm Segments (prolottids) like the ones pictured on Kentucky Pest News with the caption “Tapeworm segments (prolottids) can be found where pets sleep. The tapeworm eggs in the segments can be ingested by developing flea larvae.” Our editorial staff never claimed to be entomologists, and we frequently respond with a disclaimer that we are not qualified to dispense medical advice. We have no legitimate credentials to identify insects, and we have no shortage of misidentifications on our site. We turn to experts when they are available, and we frequently defer to comments correcting our mistakes. Our mission has always been to promote tolerance of the lower beasts and to educate the public regarding the interconnectivity of all creatures with whom we share our fragile planet. Still the internet trolls post hateful and insulting comments seeking to discredit any benefits we might provide.