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Subject: Spiderscorpion
Location: Watersmeet, MI.
February 18, 2017 8:08 pm
Found this little creature crawling on the wall. I live in the upper peninsula of Michigan. We have been driven crazy by the government flies that were brought here 20 years ago to control the tent caterpillars and the Asian beetles that just won’t go home. What is this creature?
Signature: Grandma Mary

Pseudoscorpion

Dear Grandma Mary,
This is a harmless, predatory Pseudoscorpion, and they are often found inside homes.

Thank you for your time and knowledge.  No two look alike that I have seen.  But I have a lot of bugs for them and the spiders too.

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Subject: What is this?!
Location: Michigan
January 22, 2017 5:11 am
Found this thing on the wall as got out of the shower!!
Signature: Aprile

Pseudoscorpion

Dear Aprile,
The harmless, predatory, beneficial Pseudoscorpion seems to have adapted to living indoors with humans where it preys upon other less desirable creatures in the home since almost all of the numerous images in our archives are interiors.

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Subject: what is this
Location: Nova Scotia Canada
December 14, 2016 11:51 am
hey just wondering what this is…found it in my house
Signature: mr.ennis

Pseudoscorpion

Pseudoscorpion

Dear Mr. Ennis,
This marvelous creature is a harmless, predatory Pseudoscorpion, a species that has adapted quite well to living in homes.

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Subject: What is that??
Location: Alberta canada
June 30, 2016 11:38 pm
We found the bug in the bathroom and we are leaving in a apartment building having dogs and cats
Signature: English

Pseudoscorpion

Pseudoscorpion

Dear English,
This is a harmless, predatory Pseudoscorpion.

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Subject: Is this a tick?
Location: Central Alberta, Canada
April 10, 2016 12:49 am
Over the course of the past year I have found several of these in my home, and at my workplace. I have always found them crawling on walls, always very small (smaller than the size of a pin head). They squish very easily (I did not want the chance of anyone getting bitten if it was a tick) and do not move quickly. We do have a cat that goes in and out, and live in a heavily wooded area, so thought they could possibly be tick in a nymph or larvae stage coming in on the cat. As I have said, always found on walls, sometimes quite high up.
Signature: Kayla

Pseudoscorpion

Pseudoscorpion

Dear Kayla,
This is a harmless, beneficial Pseudoscorpion that will help keep your home and work free of other, potentially problematic pest species as it is a predator.

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Subject: Creepy thing I found in my bAthroom
Location: Manitoba Canada
March 27, 2016 3:13 am
Found this bug in my seasonal home. Year or 2 back I found one filled with eggs, I thought I ended my battle with these creepy things. But they’re now back. My 3yo freaked out cause she found one in her potty. Now she won’t use a toilet unless it’s pristine cause “there’s spiders in it.”
Help.!
Signature: Elegantly

Pseudoscorpion

Pseudoscorpion

This is a harmless Pseudoscorpion.

K, but where are they coming from ? What do they survive on?

They come from a previous generation of Pseudoscorpions.  According to BugLife:  “Using a gland in their jaws pseudoscorpions can make disc shaped cocoons which can be used for mating, moulting or to provide shelter in cold weather. The males of some pseudoscorpion species use an elaborate mating dance by tapping their legs and abdomens to ensure that the eggs of the female become fertilised. The female will make a nest from silk and debris and will lay between 2 and 50 eggs into a brood pouch under her abdomen. Pseudoscorpions moult several times before they reach adulthood and once they reach this stage can live up to three years.”  They are predators that feed upon small insects and other Arachnids and they are considered beneficial.  More information can be found in our archives and on BugGuide.

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