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bed bug/flea/mite IDs pls? [a: flea, some type of mite, true bugs]

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  1. Biteybites

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Sat May 31 2014 11:54:05
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    Hi,

    I underwent a chemical treatment two weeks ago for bed bugs and fleas. We didn't have a good specimen before treatment, but went ahead anyway.

    Recently I've been getting bites and collecting some bugs. My PCO has said that these are most likely a flea, a rat mite, and two bugs that are NOT bed bugs.

    Interested in your thoughts. These were the best pictures I could manage.

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Sat May 31 2014 13:41:44
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    Hi,

    One is almost certainly a flea (the top one).

    The same picture appears to be mite like.

    The other two I don't recognise as local to me.

    Might be worth focusing your search on faecal traces as without any it may be that you were facing a flea issue only.

    Hope that helps.

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    Sat May 31 2014 15:14:57
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    His assessment looks correct. Looks like a flea and next to it (near penny) is a mite or a tick (I don't know if really a rat mite -- it's not the typical parasitic mites found on mice and rodents) and there are 2 bugs in the other photo. These are true bugs but not bed bugs, possibly plant bugs.

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