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Bed Bug ID! I Think it's a book louse?

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  1. cbee

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Mon Aug 19 2019 8:05:07
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    Hey experts!

    I've had bed bugs once before so I'm very paranoid about bites. I noticed a had a lot of bites on my legs (below the knee only) on Saturday morning so my husband and I checked our mattress and in all the seams of the bed frame with a flashlight - we didn't take apart the bed but we did a fairly thorough search and found nothing, not even the slightest evidence. I circled my bites and the next morning I did have two more but I checked the bed and around the bed again more thoroughly (and dusted everything with DE for good measure) and still found nothing. I had seen a nymph-like translucent bug on my windowsill (which is right at the head of our bed) two days before at 12:30 am which had made me suspicious, but I wasn't able to catch it.

    Then, last night at 1:30 am I saw another little translucent bug on the windowsill in the same spot! Managed to get this one and I'm increasingly convinced it's a booklouse but I'd love as many opinions as possible. What do you all think?

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    Mon Aug 19 2019 8:29:51
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    Hi,

    Yes it is.

    Nice clear images as well.

    Hope that helps.

    David Cain
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    Mon Aug 19 2019 8:48:34
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    This is making me feel MUCH better about my life right now. Thank you!

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    Mon Aug 19 2019 9:05:24
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    cbee - 14 minutes ago  » 
    This is making me feel MUCH better about my life right now. Thank you!

    Snap.

    Nothing better to all of us old bites than someone being able to help themselves and seek confirmation. They are the beacons of light that scare the ground hogs away.

    David


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