What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: What is this bug?
Location: Ohio
July 12, 2017 6:54 pm
I first noticed this bug when it was on my phone screen. The next day the same thing happened. I sprayed the entire couch that I was sitting on with 91% alcohol and laid white paper because they are hard to see other wise. I eventually find one and photographed it
Signature: Cc

Dime and Black Speck

Dear Cc,
This is not a bug.  It is a dime, unless you mean the unidentifiable black speck next to the dime.  There is not enough detail for us to identify the black speck.

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

2 Responses to Dime Found on Couch in Ohio

  1. Toby G says:

    Probably some kind of mite. Unless OP can take to local veterinary clinic, they might put it under a microscope for free to see what it is and they might have a camera to that microscope or you could put your phone camera lens to the eye piece and line it up just right to see. Good luck!

  2. Paula Waknitz says:

    I’m sure the dime was put next to the “black speck” for scale. I’m surprised with the seemingly flippant response from What’s That Bug.
    While the photo is not that clear, it could be a deer tick.( Ixodes dammini or Ixodes scapularis ). It has been a particularly bad year for those of us living in an endemic area (which is growing year by year). I’d take Toby G.’s advice (above in comments). Good luck, indeed!

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