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  1. PerpetuallyParanoid

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    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Thu Nov 21 2019 13:44:55
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    Hi,

    Please can someone advise what bug this might be? I think it's out of shape due to being squished. Found on a desk.

    Bug ID needed https://imgur.com/a/oeNENcz

    Pretty sure not bed bug related but am wondering.

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    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Thu Nov 21 2019 14:54:36
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    Hi,

    It’s clearly not a bedbug but an unsquished pic might be needed for an ID.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Thu Nov 21 2019 15:03:09
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    Hi,

    Annoyingly I lost it so can't take another picture. Thank you though! I am just hoping it wasn't a flea and obviously good its not bed bug related.

    Thanks

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    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Thu Nov 21 2019 16:10:28
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    PerpetuallyParanoid - 1 hour ago  » 
    Hi,
    Annoyingly I lost it so can't take another picture. Thank you though! I am just hoping it wasn't a flea and obviously good its not bed bug related.
    Thanks

    No, not a flea.

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    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Thu Nov 21 2019 16:20:11
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    Fleas are similar to bb in regards to squishing. They are very hard to destroy beyond recognition. It is a natural defense mechanism. You try to squish the and they still can jump to safety. That‘s why they are so successful.

    This wasn‘t a flea. And David didn‘t want a another pic of the squished bug. To identify a crushed bug would be good.

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    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Fri Nov 22 2019 7:02:21
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    Thanks Lou. Are flea bites the same as all bites in that there is no way to distinguish them? And they are different on everyone?

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    PerpetuallyParanoid - 22 hours ago  » 
    Thanks Lou. Are flea bites the same as all bites in that there is no way to distinguish them? And they are different on everyone?

    It's always easier to identify what has bitten you by the offending animal itself. It's not really true that bites are different on everyone. It doesn't mean that there are a million different ways that bites or stings from particular arthropods will present on every different person in the world. The reactions fall within certain parameters of skin reaction such as redness, puffiness, patterns of feeding or stinging, etc. One end of the spectrum certainly can look different from the other end. Sometimes the reactions look the same between people. People often remark that the skin reaction on a posting resembles the way it appeared on them.


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