Subject: What type of bug is this
Location: Oahu, hawaii
May 8, 2016 1:31 pm
Hello, we live in Hawaii and I found this bug on my daughters pillow. It did cause red small bites on her neck. The bites were itchy but not raised. I did not find any additional bugs after taking the mattress off, cleaning all bedding, taking out all stuffed animals. We did pet sit last week for a friends dog. Not sure if it a flea or possibly a kite or bedbug. Thanks for all your help!
This is a Human Louse, and your daughter may have gotten it at school. If you found one, there are likely more in her hair and scalp. They can be removed manually by carefully combing through her hair with a louse comb, and there are many over the counter remedies available.