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Bed bug nymph/book lice? [a: book lice, masked hunter nymphs, beetle larva skin]

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  1. Searchingforit

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    I have been getting bitten almost every night, large bites.

    I have found numerous masked Hunter nymphs sitting on the baseboard of numerous rooms and the basement.

    I have seen no evidence of BBs. (Except bites)

    This gave me the idea to look for any baseboard trim with a gap to see if there was anything of interest lurking. I swished a piece of paper under the trim and in the whole perimeter, this one, microscopic, extremely fast bug came running out full tilt. I managed to capture it and stick it to a sticky roller.

    Please Help, I haven't slept well in a week and my anxiety is through the roof.

    https://imgur.com/gallery/nM4rA

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    Hi,

    100% not bed bugs. Appear to be pscocids although focus is not as good as it could be.

    Hope that helps.

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    Thank you so much. My mind is a little more at ease. Though I can't figure out what is biting me. I have found around 5 masked Hunter nymphs around the house in the last few days, one in my room and the others spread out all over the house on the baseboard trim. Could these be biting me?

    I put the masked Hunter in a glass on my night stand, and within 10 minutes a house spider crawled down the wall, jumped over to the table and was staring down the masked Hunter.

    I have tossed my room almost every night with a flashlight, checked mattress seams, all over box spring, disassembled the bed frame, unscrewed the electric sockets and checked inside. No stains on pillows or mattress. Every morning I wake up with a new bite on my face or the back of my head.

    I am at my wits end!

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    Hi,

    As written elsewhere pscocid can indicate a damp issue, damp can cause mold growth and both that and the environmental conditions that support it can cause itching. If it were invoking Occam at this stage I would say environmental or mold induced "no see ums".

    Eastern philosophy would say fix the damp, western would say take an anti-histamine and let your body acclimatize.

    David

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    I'd say booklice, too. Any pictures of your Reduvius bugs?

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    Hi,

    With 8 legs I am going to have to go with spider on the new ones.

    David

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    I just did another toss of some furniture in my room and this shell casing was attached to the underside of a drawer. Also there is a chunk of black solid matter that I found.

    https://imgur.com/gallery/L9rav

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    Searchingforit - 1 hour ago  » 
    https://imgur.com/gallery/QwRqa
    https://imgur.com/gallery/zg7kA

    I think I saw these already. These are nymphs. The adult bug isn't one that camouflages itself with bits of debris.

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    bed-bugscouk - 1 hour ago  » 
    Hi,
    With 8 legs I am going to have to go with spider on the new ones.
    David

    6 legs -- 2 antennae.

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    Did anybody see the new picture of the shell casing?

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    Carpet beetle larval skin or something similar.

    Known to cause skin reactions and lots already written about them for you to read and follow.

    David

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    Ok thank you very much David!

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    This may help with ruling out booklice/psocids in future: booklice or bed bug nymphs?

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."

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