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  1. buggered1980

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    Posted 1 week ago
    Sat Aug 11 2018 15:33:25
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    I have got pest control done but I still see some dead and some alive ones. I don't get any bites on my body at all. They are usually around my dog. I'm confused as to what they are.

    much much help.

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  2. Buggy Smalls

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    Sat Aug 11 2018 16:33:38
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    I am new here, so don’t take my opinion as any guideline or a resolution.

    Looking at the pictures, which are a little unclear, it looks more like an adult tick, with a black, smooth round back body, 8 legs ( bed bugs have six legs + 2 antennas)

    Try searching and looking at ‘tick vs bed bugs’ online and study this one accordingly

    Could be wrong though..

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    Posted 6 days ago
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    It's definitely a tick.

  4. buggered1980

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    ijustwannasleep - 6 hours ago  » 
    It's definitely a tick.

    That would say why I am not getting any bites at all. I did find one of these on my dog the other day. My dog is a mini white poodle and it's very easy to see if any of these are on his body. He is clean so I don't know where are they coming from.

    I have done pest control and still see one or two but they are mostly dead or about to die. When I break them there is blood in it. I thought its bed bugs and got the home treated.

    I am so confused as to what else to do. Any advice?

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    Larval ticks have 6 legs; nymphs and adults have 8. It's difficult to say which tick species you have here.

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    loubugs - 7 hours ago  » 
    Larval ticks have 6 legs; nymphs and adults have 8. It's difficult to say which tick species you have here.

    So is it safe to assume its not a bedbug? I believe it is a tick as the ones I have found were around my dog. However, they are too small in size. Today I put the tick medicine on my dog. I also have run through a round of pest control at home that kills bedbugs. (well I thought they were bed bugs at first). They used Deltamethrin 2.5%. Post pest control I still say one or two in almost a dead state.

    I have drycleaned all the dog beds, sheets, comforters etc. They are gonna do a second round of pest control on the bed area again this Friday.

    Is there anything else I should know or anything wrong I'm doing?

    thank you so much everyone.

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    buggered1980 - 16 minutes ago  » 

    loubugs - 7 hours ago  » 
    Larval ticks have 6 legs; nymphs and adults have 8. It's difficult to say which tick species you have here.

    So is it safe to assume its not a bedbug? I believe it is a tick as the ones I have found were around my dog. However, they are too small in size. Today I put the tick medicine on my dog. I also have run through a round of pest control at home that kills bedbugs. (well I thought they were bed bugs at first). They used Deltamethrin 2.5%. Post pest control I still say one or two in almost a dead state.
    I have drycleaned all the dog beds, sheets, comforters etc. They are gonna do a second round of pest control on the bed area again this Friday.
    Is there anything else I should know or anything wrong I'm doing?
    thank you so much everyone.

    Of course, it is not a bed bug. These are ticks. Brown dog tick is one that can hatch from eggs indoors. A problem in kennels. Your ticks are not larvae; didn't hatch indoors. I can't tell from the photos which tick you have. Your dog picked them up outdoors.

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    loubugs - 8 hours ago  » 

    buggered1980 - 16 minutes ago  » 

    loubugs - 7 hours ago  » 
    Larval ticks have 6 legs; nymphs and adults have 8. It's difficult to say which tick species you have here.

    So is it safe to assume its not a bedbug? I believe it is a tick as the ones I have found were around my dog. However, they are too small in size. Today I put the tick medicine on my dog. I also have run through a round of pest control at home that kills bedbugs. (well I thought they were bed bugs at first). They used Deltamethrin 2.5%. Post pest control I still say one or two in almost a dead state.
    I have drycleaned all the dog beds, sheets, comforters etc. They are gonna do a second round of pest control on the bed area again this Friday.
    Is there anything else I should know or anything wrong I'm doing?
    thank you so much everyone.

    Of course, it is not a bed bug. These are ticks. Brown dog tick is one that can hatch from eggs indoors. A problem in kennels. Your ticks are not larvae; didn't hatch indoors. I can't tell from the photos which tick you have. Your dog picked them up outdoors.

    Thank you so much. I have not seen a tick since a day anywhere at home. The bed seems clean. However, I have scheduled the second round of pest control on Friday.

    Are they very hard to get rid off? I am sure it is a tick because the other day I was just scratching my dog and pulled one out. Prior to the pest control, I saw two ticks one morning on my bed. One was right below my dog (he sleeps with me) and one was inside my pillow sheet. I wonder how it got inside there.

    Since then I have dry cleaned all the pillows, duvet, goose down, washed sheets. etc. It seems clean now.

    Do you recommend I NOT go ahead with the second round of pest control? This time I plan to make the person spray inside the couch cushions which he missed the last time.

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    The ticks you found are engorged. That means that they already fed (on you dog from what I gather reading your post). They are leaving to digest not to feed further.

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    loubugs - 5 hours ago  » 
    The ticks you found are engorged. That means that they already fed (on you dog from what I gather reading your post). They are leaving to digest not to feed further.

    I don't see any more on my dog after the flee medicine. I'm not sure if there are more at home. How can I know they are gone for good? I keep checking the bed throughout the night.


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