Subject: Seattle Bed Bug
Location: Seattle, WA
August 23, 2012 12:15 pm
For about a week, my wife and I were getting bites all over our bodies. First we thought it was mosquitos, but our friends, (grown) children and neighbors were not getting nearly as many bites per day. Yesterday, I combed through the sheets of our bed and found two live ones less than 1mm each. Their bodies are translucent and you can see that there is blood inside. Found it! Now curious to know what it is.
Signature: Scratching in Seattle
Dear Scratching in Seattle,
Based on this photo on BugGuide, this sure looks to us like a Common Bed Bug, Cimex lectularius, though we cannot say for certain that it isn’t one of the other species in the Bed Bug family Cimicidae. You might want to get professional assistance, especially since you found two and they appear to be not fully grown.
Thank you. We are getting it professionally taken care of. Greatly appreciate your help.