What is this bug?
Location: milwaukee, wi usa
June 15, 2011 11:00 pm
Hello, we are freaked out. This was on my daughter’s head. It was not burrowing in, but on the service, we pried it off easily but there was some blood on her scalp. Is it a tick, bedbug, lice? Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Signature: craig


Hi Craig,
This is a Tick.  Human are not the primary host for Ticks, but in the absence of a cat, dog or deer, these opportunistic feeders may feed off of the blood of a human host.

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  1. We just found an American Dog Tick on my sister yesterday. It was flat as a pancake, so it was obviously a hungry tick. For some reason, people around here find more ticks on themselves than on the dogs they walk. I think that may be due to the flea drops people give to their pets, because some brands claim they repel ticks as well. I’m not sure if it’s true or not, but it sure would explain a few things.


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