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bed bug? help [a: louse; probably head louse]

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  1. poopmcfly3

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Mon Jun 25 2018 16:11:07
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    Hi,

    I have recently been noticing bites on my body after I wake up in the morning, but I was sure it was just summer biting insects flying around my room. But while rubbing my the back of my head at work this morning, a white/greyish bug fell out and onto my desk. I was able to take a picture, and my immediate reaction was that it was a bed bug. But after further inspection it looks like it could be lice?

    I live in Brooklyn and take the subway everyday so I'm hoping I just picked up a stray bug somewhere on my way to work this morning.

    Thanks for helping me out!

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  2. loubugs

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Mon Jun 25 2018 17:36:53
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    poopmcfly3 - 1 hour ago  » 
    Hi,
    I have recently been noticing bites on my body after I wake up in the morning, but I was sure it was just summer biting insects flying around my room. But while rubbing my the back of my head at work this morning, a white/greyish bug fell out and onto my desk. I was able to take a picture, and my immediate reaction was that it was a bed bug. But after further inspection it looks like it could be lice?
    I live in Brooklyn and take the subway everyday so I'm hoping I just picked up a stray bug somewhere on my way to work this morning.
    Thanks for helping me out!

    You guessed it. Looks like head louse by your description of rubbing the back of your neck.

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