Is it a bedbug? [a: tick](8 posts)
-It had a rather hard exoskeleton
-It looked black under the normal light
-I do seem to have small bite marks, but I usually have a handful of small raised lumps most of the time.
-I had just recently come back from staying at a hotel in Chicago.
100% not bedbug.
It's a tick.
Bed Bugs Limited
And I am thinking dog tick, based on this chart.
But you might want an expert to confirm that because I'm not one!
Nice chart. Yes, a female Dermacentor.
It's a tick. Sorry, but i don't have time right now to tell you the species for certain but it appears to be Amer Dog tick.
You need to figure out:
> Are you in a lyme or other tick borne disease area?
> How did you get this tick in your house (walk, hike, camping, etc.)?
> Do you have pets?
> What family members do you have living with you?
> Is your yard in need of treatment?
Hope tis helps ! paul b.
Yes I do have a dog and I was sleeping with him when I found it.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE RESPONSES!
Except, I just noticed that the tick has 8 legs while the bug I found had 6.
Ticks, being arachnids, have 8 legs in the adult stage (larval ticks have 6 legs, nymphs have 8 legs).
Insects have 6 legs in their immature forms (i.e., larvae or nymphs) and 6 in the adult form (unless for some reason it is legless and/or larviform).
You didn't post the insect picture?
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