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  1. Felix811

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Sun Aug 16 2015 21:51:12
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    Tonight, my crazy had me browsing the web about bedbugs, because I'm dumb and obviously haven't learned to come here for my information, and read a woman freaking out about possible bedbugs in her vagina. I laughed it off, but the nagging doubt had already settled in.

    So, can bedbugs/will bedbugs seek out hiding inside the body- vagina, anus... Or even ears, nose, etc?

    God, google really shouldn't allow me on it sometimes.

  2. Bitten22

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Sun Aug 16 2015 22:04:41
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    I don't know but you're freaking me out.

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    Sun Aug 16 2015 22:25:50
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    Sorry. For what it's worth, I highly doubt it. Being they don't like heat and we are 98 degrees... Plus the human body is kind of a hostile environment... But stranger things have happened. Then again, if it was possible, I would think we would know about it... I hope.

    Damn you interwebs!

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    I would guess that we move around too much for them to want to "nest" in our body.

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    They don't want a moving harborage.

    They might "hitch a ride" in a pocket or trouser cuff, or in a bag, but they don't want to crawl into body orifices or live in or on people.

    More likely, they will crawl on, bite the most obvious location, and walk away to hide somewhere cozy.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    The simple answer is No. Most of the mind wanderings occur because you don't know the insect. I think science fiction cinema is based on that, too (not familiar with reality). There are movies out there that if you knew something about the animal in question, the movie would have ended a few minutes after it began.

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    I like Lou's explanation.

    I've seen other experts say that if all of your bites are UNDER your clothes (with none on the hands, face, etc), it increases the likelihood that it might be something else. BBs aren't going to climb under clothes to feed if there is skin before that.

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    Lou let you off easy and did not go into detail that while bed bugs will not seek out these dark moist locations, it is a choice location for various larvae and maggots for when forensic entomology steps in when life leaves the body behind .......film at eleven.

  9. Felix811

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    Posted 4 years ago
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    Hahahah. Well, as long as I'm alive, it sounds like I'll be ok in that arena (please don't correct me on this one if I'm wrong haha)

    Thanks to all who replied.


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