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  1. OnceBittenTwiceVengeful

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    Posted 5 months ago
    Mon Jan 9 2017 18:53:48
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    Hives. I have hives from these things. They only seem to like me, not my partner or cat. Ugh. I though I spent too much time on Reddit.. Now I haven't been there in days cause I'm here plotting the mass murder of these bugs.

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    Posted 5 months ago
    Mon Jan 9 2017 20:52:59
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    I get hives, too. In fact for months I thought I was having an allergic reaction to my own body because I would scratch one spot then suddenly break out in hives. I now know it was multiple bites appearing. I feel stupid now. I saw all the signs of bed bugs but I didn't know what it all meant and never considered them bed bug related. The bites, blood spots on the sheets, fecal stains, I even saw a couple bugs and squashed them and went on with my day. I feel so stupid!!

    There were even a dozen or so assassin bugs outside the window of my bedroom every day and I kept thinking "such odd bugs I've lived here 15 years and never saw a bug like these." I suspect they smelled the bed bugs and wanted a meal.

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  3. BigDummy

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    Posted 5 months ago
    Tue Jan 10 2017 12:03:47
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    Poiqm - 15 hours ago  » 
    There were even a dozen or so assassin bugs outside the window of my bedroom every day and I kept thinking "such odd bugs I've lived here 15 years and never saw a bug like these." I suspect they smelled the bed bugs and wanted a meal.

    Where do you live?
    Hopefully those were masked hunters; assassin bugs have been known to transmit chagas.

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    Posted 5 months ago
    Tue Jan 10 2017 12:32:15
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    Where do you live?
    Hopefully those were masked hunters; assassin bugs have been known to transmit chagas.

    Washington state. I don't know exactly what they were but when I was reading about which insects ate bed bugs I read assassin bugs, looked up the picture and it was an AH-HA moment because it was the bug that I had seen all summer around the window on my bedroom wall. They are gone now because it's winter... maybe because my window is closed, maybe because it's cold out.

    Looking at the pictures now and pulling from my memory... it looked more like the assassin bug than Masked Hunter. More broad and brownish, not slender and black. I'll be sure to get a picture the next time they appear.

  5. Norestnosleepnopeace

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    Posted 5 months ago
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    They love me too, don't feel bad. So did every mosquito I ever had the misfortune to be around growing up.


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