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  1. Meb1

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Fri Jun 21 2019 18:53:25
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    Found this bug skin casing on my cats fur like she picked it up somewhere. I’ve never seen any bedbug skins and the photos online aren’t helpful. It was hard to take a photo of and very small. I went through a big bedbug scare this past year so freaked out.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/k9JzsQm4qsYtUAK59
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/oTSYGDUu97R2vG7e7

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Sat Jun 22 2019 0:33:27
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    Not a skin casing. It is a mite. It has 8 legs.

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Sat Jun 22 2019 6:12:20
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    Meb1 - 11 hours ago  » 
    Found this bug skin casing on my cats fur like she picked it up somewhere. I’ve never seen any bedbug skins and the photos online aren’t helpful. It was hard to take a photo of and very small. I went through a big bedbug scare this past year so freaked out.

    Not sure if a body or a shed skin of a mite. It does look entire but empty. Either way, not a bed bug, but arachnid.

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Tue Jun 25 2019 16:52:13
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    Thanks. Mites sound just as awful....

  5. Meb1

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Thu Jun 27 2019 23:47:41
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    I found something else this time in my bed. It’s was absolutely tiny. I only saw it cause it moved. I know it isn’t a bedbug but I am concerned about what it might be, Ive never seen anything like that. And it looks like pictures of lice so I’m freaked out now. Please help!
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/rVXAZg7MDwzk8Thv7

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Fri Jun 28 2019 4:00:31
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    Hi,

    No its not a lice, nor is it bedbug.

    It is one for Lou but the fact I don't recognize it means its not a known pest issue.

    Hope that helps.

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