Please help identify bug and bites pics!!(6 posts)
So here's my story.... I lived in an apartment 2 1/2 years ago that had bed bugs. We got the bugs in July 2009, received the full extermination treatment in August and then I moved back into my parents house in September. Since then, every summer, I'll get a couple bite marks. I do spend a lot of time out doors so I thought it could be anything... however, I just noticed a couple bite marks the other day and they are linear. I checked my bed yesterday for the heck of it and A) found a skinny, brown spider but it moved too fast for me to get it and B)found a dead beetle looking bug in the crease of my mattress. At first I thought it was a shell of a bed bug, but I have it in a plastic bag and it definitely has legs- plus, doesn't look like a bed bug but I'd like to be sure. Any feedback will be appreciative!!
You can't tell anything from the skin reactions.
The bug in the first photo does not look like a bed bug.
THANKS! That's what I thought... I'm just freakin' out since I've had them before...I've done some research and been thinking some crazy things. Since they can technically live for over a year without feeding, I feel like what if just ONE made it back to my parents house and only feeds every so often. Are they that smart??! .... I'll post if I find anything else...
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Thank you for the ID!! Do you happen to know if those types of beetles bite?? From what I see online, I don't believe they do.
Do you guys know of anyone online who is good at identifying what type of bites they could be? Do you think they could POSSIBLY be bed bug bites? Like I said, I did have them before and they do have a linear shape... can any other type of bug bite in a row like that? The skinny brown spider I saw perhaps?
Is it possible for bed bugs to live in cars? What if I transported one while moving my stuff from my apartment to my house 3 years ago, and he's just hanging in my car?! Or, again, if there's literally one male bug living in my bed... and he just feeds off me whenever he's hungry. How would anyone be able to find that? It was hard enough to figure out we had bed bugs 3 years ago- there was NO evidence besides our bites. There was no blood on the mattress, eggs, babies, shells- nada!! The only reason they found it is because they flipped over my pillow and they found an actual bug
I know I have a million questions, but any advice or answers will definitely help.
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