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Subject:  What’s this bug?
Geographic location of the bug:  Ontario, Canada
Date: 10/28/2018
Time: 02:50 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Can you tell me what type of bug this is, I am tore on distinguishing it between a tick or Pthirus pubis. Found on my significant other. We found about 30 in total. All located on inner thighs, stomach, bum and public area, also two on his arms.
How you want your letter signed:  Trina

Crab Louse

Dear Trina,
This sure looks like a human Crab Louse,
Pthirus pubis, to us, especially when compared to this BugGuide image.  Finding 30 on your significant other indicates this is a problem that has gone unchecked for some time, and the number would indicate that these Crab Lice are reproducing on the host.  Also, you might want to check other members of the household to see if these external parasites have spread beyond the body of your significant other.

Thank you, I have checked myself and the remaining family members and we did not find any on us. I have cleaned my house top to bottom and washed all bedding and clothes throughout the house.

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Subject:  Help!!! What is this bug???
Geographic location of the bug:  Johnson city, tn
Date: 04/25/2018
Time: 05:02 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Help!!!!   My daughter was infested with lice about a month ago.  She is clear.  In the meantime I’ve treated my head 2 times because I’ve pulled these bugs out of my hair and to be cautious.  This makes it the 3rd one I’ve seen.  Head is itchy in the back and sides.
How you want your letter signed:  Really desperate

Louse

Dear Really desperate,
Either your treatment was not effective or you have been reinfested.  This is a Louse.

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Subject:  What’s this!
Geographic location of the bug:  Pillow
Date: 04/04/2018
Time: 10:01 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  My son found a bug on his pillow last night. We killed it. Another was found in middle of night on pillow. We killed it. Another was found on SAME pillow this morning.  Is this lice?
How you want your letter signed:  Bug-shy

Louse

Dear Bug-shy,
Your suspicions are correct.  Your son has Lice.

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Subject:  clear and brown bug
Geographic location of the bug:  bed, hair
Date: 02/23/2018
Time: 10:47 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  it bit me a lot and they keep coming out of my hair
How you want your letter signed:  jenna thibault

Human Louse

Dear Jenna,
This is a Human Louse.

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Subject:  What is this
Geographic location of the bug:  Ohio
Your letter to the bugman:  Found this bug crawling on my leg.Im hoping this is not a bed bug.If u could please tell me I would greatly appreciate it.I have kids so I would like to know before they start to multiply.
How you want your letter signed:  Thank you

Human Louse

This is a very detailed image of a Human Louse.

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Subject:  Bug found on pillow
Geographic location of the bug:  Albuquerque, NM
Date: 01/26/2018
Time: 05:35 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I saw this bug crawling on my pillow and thought it to be a bed bug at first, having never seen one before. It doesn’t seem to be one.
It was sort of translucent.
I realize it may be lice, but I haven’t been anywhere near people who might have head or body lice. I don’t have any new bumps or itching out of the ordinary, and checked my mattress for signs of bed bugs. I also checked clothing seams for eggs but there were none.
So is it just a random adult louse? Am I doomed to infection?
How you want your letter signed:  Sofia

Louse

Dear Sofia,
Though quite degraded, your image does nonetheless resemble a Human Louse.  You are not “doomed to infection” as you seem to have discovered this early, and there are many over the counter remedies available.

Daniel,
Thank you very much! I was in denial since I’ve never had to deal with them before. I’ve scheduled an appointment with a clinic to remove them and am washing my stuff/heat treating things.
I likely got them on a train in Vietnam, I was in a sleeper.
Thanks again for your help.
Sofia

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