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  1. bedbugsproblem

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Sat Jul 27 2019 19:59:35
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    Have been experiencing itching lately a lot , I saw 2 bugs crawling on my laptop screen and phone screen but no red areas on the bed , are these bed bugs ? should I be worried ?
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    Sun Jul 28 2019 2:38:34
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    It’s a mite and most likely a bird or rodent mite. (Picture is blurry. I recommend to google them) They bite and suck blood, what would explain the itchiness. Do you have birds nesting, pet birds or rodents in the house.? If you don’t know, you should go looking.

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    Mawiwala - 5 hours ago  » 
    It’s a mite and most likely a bird or rodent mite. (Picture is blurry. I recommend to google them) They bite and suck blood, what would explain the itchiness. Do you have birds nesting, pet birds or rodents in the house.? If you don’t know, you should go looking.

    This happens with bird and/or rodent mites in that bed bugs are often thought to be the issue until you find something that is 8-legged and smaller. These will be red when feeding on you until (as happens in bed bugs) digestion takes place.

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    Sun Jul 28 2019 10:33:56
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    Should I be worried about infestation in my home ? do they go away on their own ?

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    First thing is to find the source meaning bird nests, rodents nest etc. and get rid of them. If it is bird mites it is possible, that there were nests and the young have left them. Now the mites are looking for a new blood source, but they don't like humans very much. They tast you but you are not a suitable host to feed on and they can't reproduce with your blood.

    Like I said, look for rodents and birds. As long as they are somewhere the mites will stay.


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