Got Bed Bugs? Bedbugger Forums » Detection / Identification of bed bugs

Identification please

(4 posts)
  1. HowdyDoo

    newbite
    Joined: Nov '16
    Posts: 18

    offline

    Posted 1 week ago
    Thu May 17 2018 4:18:24
    #



    Login to Send PM

    I've been feeling bites for quite awhile, but never found any bugs or seen visible bites on my skin.
    Vacuuming and steaming ended up helping for several days, but no matter how well I cleaned, the sensations would return if I lapsed in my daily cleaning.

    Finally tonight, I think I finally got pictures of what I think is a bug. It's small. Really small. I don't think it's a bedbug (but I guess it could be a first stage). I think it might be a mite or very small flea.

    The pictures were taken using a microscope
    https://flic.kr/p/27f2sQr
    https://flic.kr/p/25Sq826

    I got an itch I just can't scratch
  2. HowdyDoo

    newbite
    Joined: Nov '16
    Posts: 18

    offline

    Posted 1 week ago
    Thu May 17 2018 4:20:04
    #



    Login to Send PM


  3. loubugs

    old timer
    Joined: Mar '07
    Posts: 9,941

    offline

    Posted 1 week ago
    Thu May 17 2018 5:25:46
    #



    Login to Send PM

    Looks like debris

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.
  4. HowdyDoo

    newbite
    Joined: Nov '16
    Posts: 18

    offline

    Posted 1 week ago
    Thu May 17 2018 10:21:36
    #



    Login to Send PM

    loubugs - 4 hours ago  » 
    Looks like debris

    Thanks for the prompt reply. Guess debris is better than some critters, like a bedbug nymph. I'll keep looking and cleaning.


RSS feed for this topic


Reply

You must log in to post.

273,661 posts in 44,814 topics over 137 months by 19,670 of 20,375 members. Latest: Aryn, JASM, Tashagene