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Subject:  Bug that looks like bed bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Waterloo iowa
Date: 12/14/2017
Time: 02:28 AM EDT
Please tell me this isnt a bed bug
How you want your letter signed:  Melissa payne

Squashed Bed Bug

Dear Melissa,
We are sorry, but this does appear to be a squashed Bed Bug.

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Subject:  Cockroach??
Geographic location of the bug:  North Jersey
Date: 12/13/2017
Time: 10:34 PM EDT
Found this staring at when I opened my pantry. Found another dead one in the upstairs bathroom tub that is never used
How you want your letter signed:  Mary

Cockroach

Hi Mary,
This certainly is a Cockroach, and the image is too blurry to be certain, but it looks to us like a German Cockroach, a species that frequently infests homes.

Thank you so much, I think. : o
We’ve been in this house for over 10 years, is there a reason I am just seeing them (2 so far, one alive one dead) now? We did have our basement remediated for mold and they used something called Tim-Bor to treat the wood. Does it mean they’ve been in our house all this time? I’m disgusted to say the least.

German Cockroaches have adapted to living near humans and have benefitted from cohabitation, especially because of the food we provide for them.  You may have introduced Cockroaches to your home in a purse taken to a restaurant, in a brown bag brought home from the grocery, or even in a basket taken to a laundromat.
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Subject:  What is this
Geographic location of the bug:  Kentucky
Date: 12/04/2017
Time: 10:43 PM EDT
I’ve been bite by something for years when I  on my dad’s couch… Finally seen the critter but  don’t  what is…. Help me please
How you want your letter signed:  Debbra Smith

Weevils

Dear Debbra,
We believe you should look elsewhere for your biters.  These are Grain Weevils.  They are a common household pest that will infest stored food products including rice, bird seed and pet food.  We do not believe they are biting you.

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Subject:  Curious bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Western washington
Date: 12/01/2017
Time: 09:19 PM EDT
I found this in my bathroom sink  after brushing my hair.  I’m hoping it wasn’t IN my hair. HELP!!!!!  What is it?
How you want your letter signed:  Rose M [Ed. Note:  surname withheld to avoid stigma]

Human Louse

Dear Rose,
This looks like a Human Louse, and you should probably check for more.

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Subject:  bug identify
Geographic location of the bug:  NYC
Date: 11/30/2017
Time: 02:41 PM EDT
These are bugs we have seen at night in our apt
How you want your letter signed :  David

Cockroach Nymph

Dear David,
This is an immature Cockroach, and it sounds like you might have an infestation in your apartment.

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Subject:  Some type of tick maybe?
Geographic location of the bug:  North Mississippi
Date: 11/11/2017
Time: 09:23 PM EDT
Hi there, curious what this little guy is. I have had no luck researching on the internet 🙁
How you want your letter signed:  Rob Thompson

Tick

Dear Rob,
This is definitely a Tick, and it resembles this BugGuide image of an American Dog Tick, but we are not certain if that is a correct species identification because it also looks like this image of a Gulf Coast Tick, a species with a more limited range that includes Mississippi.

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