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CDC Monitor caught a bug, is this a mite or bed bug? Photo

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  1. bitten123

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Mon Mar 23 2009 22:11:49
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    Hello, I need some advice. I finally caught something in my CDC3000 monitor and I'm trying not to freak out. I had to actually put it under my microscope and adjust the magnification to the second magnification (10 x 10 so I guess it is 100 times larger...sorry but I'm horrible with microscopes) It is approximately the size of a period dot a sharpened pencil would make. I have looked around on the internet and think it might be a mite of some sort, perhaps a clover mite.

    Does this look like a bed bug to anyone?
    http://s408.photobucket.com/albums/pp168/bitten123/?action=view&current=IMG_0176.jpg
    http://s408.photobucket.com/albums/pp168/bitten123/?action=view&current=IMG_0177.jpg

    I did a search for mites, and this looks kind of like it but not exactly. http://www.rottler.com/pest-library/images/CLOVER%20%20MITE2.jpg

    Any ideas kind folks? I'm truly freaked out hoping this is not a bed bug, but I do need to know for sure. Thanks.

  2. djames1921

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Mon Mar 23 2009 22:24:48
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    Not a bed bug

  3. spideyjg

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Mon Mar 23 2009 22:38:11
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    No way is that a BB. Go ahead and exhale.

    Jim

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Mon Mar 23 2009 22:57:30
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    Not a be bug. I'm not even sure if it's from this planet :O

  5. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Mon Mar 23 2009 23:33:37
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    You might want to look into what kind of creature is is (maybe some kind of mite). You could contact Lou Sorkin. Let me know by PM if you want his email.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Posted 10 years ago
    Mon Mar 23 2009 23:38:07
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    bedbugdude - 40 minutes ago  » 
    Not a be bug. I'm not even sure if it's from this planet :O

    ALIENS! Game over man! Game over!

    Seriously get in touch with Lou so he can ID that thang. Ummmmm it is dead right.

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Tue Mar 24 2009 2:54:42
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    Not a bed bug... it looks more like a longlegged mite, so may be a harvestman sling...

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Tue Mar 24 2009 6:08:01
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    Not a bed bug. But big wow to you for even seeing that that thing. Have you had the windows open recently or been outside during the nice break in the weather? Looks like some wort of mite, maybe clover mite like you said. But good to know that at least it's not a bed bug.
    Last spring I found a wood louse in my kitchen and had heart failure until I had an ID on it.

  9. bitten123

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Tue Mar 24 2009 9:21:13
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    Thanks djames, Spideyjg, Nobugs, bedbugdude, EffCi and Paula !
    My heart was pounding so badly from finding anything, especially after my oldest child had some tiny weird/odd bite on leg.
    Paula, no windows have been open, but my home is older so I suppose things could make their way in. I barely noticed it, I was about to say the slide was clean and decided to take my super loop magnifier (yea the one Spidey tells everyone to get) and went over it and saw it. I found it after running machine at foot of bed in kids room. I do wonder if they bite or maybe my kid could be allergic to them after skin getting sensitive to bedbug bites.
    Thanks again, and I do think it is an alien

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Tue Mar 24 2009 12:39:37
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    Looks like some kind of mite IMO...


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