Please help identify - photo link from my kitchen(14 posts)
Finally able to get a good shot, through the little 30x magnifier no less. Thanks for clarifying what this might be. Have been finding these on my kitchen window? one at a time, three in last week.
Many thanks to you experts out there.
It's a thick.
I think he means tick.
What is a thick? It looks so much like a nymph to me? Is that the same thing?
It's a tick. look at the legs
EffeCi is a entomologist from Italy so it may be a linguistic thing and he means a tick.
See these and see what you think.
The legs look nothing like in the image Spidey, of the tick next to the coins. Whatever it is, I don't think it's that...what do you think..? tTicks have their legs in the front more.
If these, this, are BB it probably means I'm abandoning my house, which is a very sad thought indeed. But if it's bb, I NEED TO KNOW.
Count the legs. If it has 8 it is very likely a tick species. If it doesn't have 6, no more, it is 100% not a bed bug.
EffeCi seemed positive it was not a BB. The body doesn't appear to have the abdominal segments like a BB.
Get a PCO or entomologist to examine the bug in person for the definitive ID.
woops... obviously is "tick" (I always wrong typing it...)
Definitively, it's not a bedbug.
Thank good ness it is not a bedbug - but I really don't think a tick is anything to rejoice about - they can carry Lyme disease
Can you call your PCO back?
Thanks all for your id of this critter. It's bizarre, I'm on the 2nd floor of a brick building facing south with lots of windows (for a tiny place). Can a tick like that come into a building? I thought they just liked the forest and meadows, and dogs, and deer. (Did I just hatch?). Does everybody knows stuff but me?
I still feel like I'm getting nibbles. Bummer, some in my head, some on my arm/leg...so I have no idea where I am with the BB problem. If you are ever curious, I have an actual bed bug young adult in the freezer (in ziplock, although I like to refer to it being..on ice.
It's my "free pass" to treatment bug since you often need "evidence." I captured it under my bed on March 27th. Might put it on Flicker soon just to make it feel more exposed and vulnerable...then it's back in the freezer, Mr. Dead Bug, with your little ticky friend or whatever it is.
Thank you for your ID, REALLY...My spirits dropped last Sunday (I think it was last Sunday) when I caught and killed this little red bug and it's been keeping me blue and rather hopelessly depressed all week. With this problem, you get a little hope, and then you just get flattened, rinse and repeat. The only Oregon PCO with a dog moved to MA, or CT, or somewhere east and took his little dog too. So I can't even find a residential dog to inspect.
I thought they just liked the forest and meadows, and dogs, and deer.
It depends... there are birds ticks species too, and they can be very common in towns.
When I walk my dog at night, I sometimes see specimens of pigeon tick (Argas reflexus) climbing on buildings external walls...
Again, a giant Thank You for your feedback. I wouldn't even trust a PCO out here to identify a bear running through the halls, much less something tiny like that. They are mostly ant people, they really don't seem to know their bugs.
I looked up bird mites and found this. http://medent.usyd.edu.au/fact/birdmite.html. I have actually seen something like the image on the left under my microscope, and wondered what in the world it was. We do have sea gulls, oddly up on our roof so I guess now I have to bug our mgt company to find a solution. They are not solution oriented...at all. They don't even return phone calls. But that's ok, I've got their number and know how to use it.
How anything can survive in my little house with all the de, recent poison treatment, steaming and vacuuming, boggles my mind.
Thanks again to all for your analysis. You save lives and sanity with your generous wisdom.
It's a sunny day.. inside and out : )
Hoo - those things are probably coming from outside your apartment and the fact that you have all that pesticide stuff in there is probably keeping them at a minimum versus what they would be if you did not have all that stuff down
I would get on your management company to check out the building
bedbugs are not vectors for disease but ticks certainly can be
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