Subject: What kind of bug is this?
Location: Chicago, IL
November 23, 2013 1:19 pm
We’ve seen a few of these in my home the last day or two. I have never seen it before, nor can I find it online. It’s about 3/8” long, and all of the legs are coming out of the front of his ”mouth” it seems. He seems to be dragging this big, bulbous green-brown body behind him.
This is a Tick, and it appears to be engorged with blood, indicating that it has recently fed. Do you have a pet that goes outdoors? This Tick might have gained access to your home by attaching to a pet outdoors, feeding on the blood of the pet and then dropping off the pet in your home.
Yes, thank you! I finally figured it out after searching, and I was really grossed out. I think it came from my dog.