Bites and Psuedoscorpion Spider sitings: Possible return of bedbugs?(5 posts)
We had a run in with a very light infestation of bed bugs in early February. However, the past couple weeks I have found 3 psuedoscorpion spiders which until i found the first one I had no clue exsisted: one in our bed room, one in the hallway from our bed room, and one in the bathroom across the hall from our bedroom. I have also developed tiny, unreddened "bumps" on my right arm that are breifly itchy. After our bed bug incident I have done nothing but worry about a return of the infestation.
I have not found any skin castings, fecal matter on mattress encasements, or actual beg bugs but I am still worried.
Could the newly found sitings of pseudoscorpion spiders and unexplained bumps on my arm indicate a reinfestation?
What is a pseudoscorpion spider? I work in arachnology for over 35 years. Pseudoscorpions don't bite (or sting as a scorpion does).
I'm sorry. What I meant to ask is do pseudoscorpions eat bed bugs? Because since i have lived in my house for over 3 years this is the very first time I have seen them and it has me wondering if they are praying on bed bugs that might still be in the house. I am not current on arachnology. My apologies.
No need for apology; I just never heard of something called a pseudoscorpion spider. I thought it was a local name for something. Since pseudoscorpions are relatively small (there are big ones, but not in USA & big is a relative term, too), they might be able to feed on first instar nymphs or eggs (I have no definitive data, actually just a guess. The bed bug alarm pheromone might deter pseudoscorpion predation anyway), but probably not make much of an impact at all on the bed bug population.
Alrighty. Thank you. I am not even sure if we have bed bugs again to tell the truth. I dont know if the random various "bites" are just a reaction to something outside or if I am becoming beyond paranoid about bed bugs. But thank you for your information and for getting back to me.
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