Subject: In my bed
Location: West Palm Beach
February 20, 2013 6:48 am
I do not believe these are bed bugs as the head is not pronounced and we have not been bitten. There are not that many of them as well. they are under my mattress and sometimes on top.
Signature: Thank you, Joel T. [Ed. Note: Surname withheld for privacy]
You are correct. This is not a Bed Bug, but it is a blood sucking Tick and it appears to be engorged. We suspect that perhaps you have a pet dog or cat that goes out and sleeps on the bed. You should try to do a thorough cleaning and elimination. Ticks do not prefer humans as prey, but if they are hungry, they will bite people. FYI, we have taken the liberty of editing your surname from this posting in an effort to save you and your family from potential embarrassment.