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Clover Mite or Bed Bug nymph

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  1. ParanoidandExhausted

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    Posted 10 months ago
    Thu Jul 19 2018 19:18:28
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    So I was sitting at work today minding my own damn business when I feel something crawling across the top of my chest. I am not sure exactly what it was, but I’m concerned it could’ve been a bed bug. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture of it - the subsequent murder happened so fast. It was really very red, though. I’ve seen bed bugs before, and they’re brownish. This one was noticeably red. When I squished him, it left a bright red smear on my skin, which easily wiped away. I’m wondering if it was a clover mite, or maybe (hopefully not) a bed bug nymph who just fed or something.

    Either way I didn’t bring anything into my apartment with me but the dress I’m wearing, which I immediately ripped off and stuffed in a ziplock back and took back out to my trunk.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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    Posted 10 months ago
    Thu Jul 19 2018 23:07:03
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    If you another, one key is that while bed bug first instar nymphs that have fed have a red body, their legs and head are not red. See third photo here: https://bedbugger.com/bed-bug-images/

    Clover mites don’t look anything like bed bugs, and their legs are red as well as their bodies.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."

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