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Subject: Unknown Bug – Portugal
Location: Lourinhã, Portugal
March 6, 2017 12:39 pm
Hi,
I moved an old wardrobe from my laundry room to the street. When I was dismantling the wardrobe I noticed this very little bug on the place that I was using to put the old screws on.
I don’t know if it was on the wardrobe or already outside…
For the record, I live in the contryside, so bugs in and outsider the house are common (very few inside the house 😉 ) but I never saw one like these.
Can you help me?
P.S.: I let it go 😉
Signature: David Marcos

Pseudoscorpion

Dear David,
This is a harmless, beneficial Pseudoscorpion, a nocturnal predator that will help keep your place free of small, unwanted critters.

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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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