ID please - tiny bug on bed and laundry basket [a: mite, possibly parasitic](3 posts)
I found what i thought were bites on my son about two weeks ago while giving him a bath. Bites appear to mainly be on trunk, arms, hands and neck (upper body, none on legs). When I found him with this rash/bites, i scoured his bed and found this tiny speck of a bug on his bedding. I later also found one that was slightly larger filled red color when i shined flash light through its tiny body. I should of posted a photo of the red bug..but my other son squashed it. I found this bug ON my sons body in the middle of the night while he was sleeping. Please help! I have been in manic mode for two weeks now. I called an exterminator/PCO and they said there are no obvious signs of bed bugs. I also have found no signs of bed bugs except for this bug i found on my sons body and also on bed linens and laundry.
Thank you !!
..i found some photos i took of the dark red bugs (not very good resolution =( ..i have added to my photo link..thank you !!
There is a picture of a mite. Looks like it could very be a parasitic one from rodents or birds. First, you have to let us know if there is a rodent or bird issue.Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.
Good Morning Lou! THANK YOU for replying to my post =)
..back to possible rodent or bird issue...
I definitely don't notice a rat or bird issue inside the house. However we do have a large hill in our back yard that have wild bunnies. Wild bunnies are all over our hilly neighborhood. We also have a few fruit trees on the hill where I know various rodents (rats racoons etc.) are eating the fruits as i find chewed up orange and pomegranite rind left behind. My boys sometimes play in the backyard and on the hill (maybe once a week). So my youngest son (4 y.o) is the only one getting bitten. Luckily his first major set of bites first happened about 2-3 weeks ago and have not gotten any new bites this last week. I did a deep vacuum of the house along with some major laundry when i first thought something was biting my son. I was relieved to not find new bites on my son the past week, but was worried all over again when i found the same type of "mite" in my (clean) laundry basket.
The original post had a photos of two different color "mites" one whitish/tan the other dark red. They were both found at the same time on sons bedding. Is the dark red plumper looking one the engorged/fed version of the white/tan mite?
Thanks a million Lou !!!
your input in greatly appreciated
by the way..were you able to see the little video i captured of the mite moving ?
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