What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Bug in Bed
Location: Southern Minnesota, USA
January 9, 2014 8:32 pm
Late last night, I found a bug in my bed. It made me nervous ask had never seen it before. It was found isolated and no others were found. It was a mahogany brown the size of a small seed. It had 6 small legs with two large “pinches” in the front. Do you know what it is?
Signature: Anne

Pseudoscorpion

Pseudoscorpion

Dear Anne,
Due to internet hysteria about Bed Bug infestations being on the rise, we understand that finding any bug in the bed might be cause for concern, however, this Pseudoscorpion will not cause you any problems.  These tiny predators will not bite people, but they will help to control other undesirable insects and other arthropods in the home, including young Cockroaches and quite possibly Bed Bugs as well.  Pseudoscorpions do not have venom, so they are perfectly harmless to humans.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Minnesota

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