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Subject: Please help bug on the bed
Location: South Florida browsed county
April 29, 2017 12:41 pm
Hi there please help I found a super tiny black bug on the bed moving know it is not a bed bug but I can’t figure out with it is when I squeezed it it mad a pop sound similar to a tick and blood came out but does not look like a tick it also had a tail that somewhat resembles a scorpion or an ear wick but only one not two and again it was super tiny I got a picture of it but it’s so small it’s not super clear . I have been very itchy with Tiny but marks
Signature: Concerned and itchy

Louse

Dear Concerned and itchy,
This is a Louse, and chances are good that if you found one, there might be more.  You might want to begin by checking the heads of all who slept in the bed.

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Subject: Please tell me this isn’t lice …..
Location: Southern New Hampshire
December 16, 2016 9:07 am
Dear Bugman
My sister found this bug this morning while taking a shower … we’re hoping it’s not lice.
We’re in Southern NH and it’s FRIGID (-20* with the windchill) so we’re not certain where it even came from.
Any help is appreciated!
Signature: Itchy & Hoping

Human Louse

Human Louse

Dear Itchy & Hoping,
This is indeed a Louse.

Yikes!
We were afraid of that!
Thank you

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Subject: BUG In hair!
Location: Arizona
October 13, 2016 5:28 pm
Hi, I was brushing my daughters hair and found a bug on the back of her scalp. It didn’t move when I pulled the hair aside to look at it & after careful inspection of the rest of her head there are no other bugs or nits. While my first inclination was that it was lice (since she literally just started school last week) there are no other symptoms or signs of lice…after doing my own research, i can’t find anything other than info on lice. Please help me! I’m freaking out!
Signature: Worried Mom

Human Louse

Human Louse

Dear Worried Mom,
This is a Louse, and it is very possible that your daughter picked it up at school. 

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Subject: Help
Location: Shower Floor
June 30, 2016 7:23 am
Found these in the shower after showering . What can they be!
Signature: Thanks

Louse

Louse

You have Lice.

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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!
Signature: Jennifer

Human Louse

Human Louse

Dear Jennifer,
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.

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Subject: Big
Location: Virginia
February 16, 2016 11:32 am
I found this in my hair and in really kinda scared. I have no idea what it is. I hope it’s not a mite.
Signature: Maci

Head Louse

Head Louse

Dear Maci,
This is a Head Louse.  There are many over the counter treatments available.

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