Subject: Unidentified tiny bug
Geographic location of the bug: Clearwater, Florida
Time: 07:38 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello, Bugman.
I’m sincerely hoping you can identify this tiny bug that I keep finding crawling on me when I am in my living room at home. This only started a couple of weeks ago.
Fortunately, I’ve ruled out bed bugs. I tried to take useful photos, but I apologize for the poor quality.
I have a cat, but she has never been outside, and I’ve checked her over and found no sign of fleas. I’m almost certain this bug doesn’t fly, but it moves quickly.
I know you’re busy, but I’m grasping at straws.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
How you want your letter signed: Jackie Burger
This looks like a Flea to us. Even indoor cats can get Fleas, and households with no pets can also get Fleas. Once when our editorial staff had no pets, a family of feral cats living under the house cause a major Flea infestation. Squirrels and other rodents living in close proximity to a home might introduce Fleas to the household.