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Subject: What is this
Location: Ludlow mass
March 10, 2017 9:47 pm
Please tell me what this is it was in my bed!
Signature: Jessica

Tick

Dear Jessica,
This is a Tick.  Perhaps it came in on your pet dog.

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Subject: What bug is it
Location: India
January 31, 2017 2:03 pm
Please if you can help me identify it.
I was cool till I found one in my bedroom. Killed it.
In few hours I found around 4 of them.
Tried to crush them, they don’t die easily.
Signature: Naman Trivedi

Pigeon Tick

Dear Naman,
This is a Tick and we located this image of a Pigeon Tick from India in our own archives and it looks like your individual.  Though Pigeon Ticks feed on the blood of birds, they might bite humans if their preferred hosts are not available.  Do you have pigeons nesting on your roof?  Once the fledgelings leave the nest, the Ticks may migrate away from the nest and into your bedroom searching for food.

Perfect.
I stay on the top floor where we have a lot of pigeons nesting which I shooed away last week. A lot of cleaning yet to be done.
Your help means a lot.
Found around 3 of them in my bedroom. I had something itching while sleeping. Thought would be a bed bug but I could not find any.
Also in the process of killing them, these tick did not die easily. They had blood stored and even after rupturing the same the front half survived for long. And that created a panic attack.
Thanks and regards.
Also would want to know what can be used to disinfect them ?
Naman Trivedi

Hi again Naman,
We provide neither medical advice nor extermination advice.

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Subject: BUGS
Location: On my head
September 30, 2016 2:42 am
today i was bush walking and when I got home after a couple hours one part of my head really started to ache and I felt something scab like and I tried pulling it off, it just would not come off so I went into the bathroom and ripped it off to find it was something that looked like a spider, very small. Now there is a large lump where it was and my head still hurts. What was it?
Signature: I don’t know what this means

Tick

Tick

You picked up a Tick in the bush, and it sounds like it bit you.  You might want to seek medical attention as Ticks spread Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme Disease and other potentially dangerous pathogens.

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Subject: Need to identify bug(s)
Location: New Jersey
May 24, 2016 6:26 am
Thanks in advance for your time and service you provide.
My daughter went to zoo yesterday and her mom found two bugs on her scalp (partially penitrating scalp). I am worried as I have a 9th month old as well at home and wanted to isolate this incident as one time thing. You help will identifying and any recommendation would be of great help.
Signature: As per the procedure

Ticks

Ticks

Your daughter has Ticks.  They will not breed on her, so removing the offensive creatures should eliminate the problem.

Thank you Daniel. They are off her and we monitor her for any fever or rash. I am proactively calling on the pest terminator to examine her room to see if we have more of them.
Anyways thanks again for your prompt response. You are a great resource/help for people like me.
Thanks
Tejas

You are welcome.  Most people pick up Ticks while walking in woods and fields.

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Subject: Thought it was corn
Location: Los Angeles
January 17, 2016 11:15 am
Hi,
Found this morning. May have been on the dog or not. Thought it was an unpopped corn until legs came out of it and started walking.
Signature: Dok

Tick

Tick

Dear Dok,
This is a blood-engorged Tick, and chances are good it fell off the dog.

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Subject: Thus was in my back
Location: Rhode Island
May 9, 2015 8:08 pm
Thank god my wife was bothering me. She found this in my back. What is it?
I was recently in Scottsdale AZ.
Signature: Hopefully ok,

Tick

Tick

Dear Hopefully ok,
You were bitten by a Tick.  Ticks are known vectors for several diseases that can be spread to humans.  We would suggest a visit to a physician.

Tick

Tick

A tick, eh?  It looks different than I remember.  Thank you for helping clear that up.

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