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  1. SingleMama

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    Posted 6 years ago
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    I just woke up to something crawling on me. I smacked at it then woke up to it crawling on me again. I was able to catch it in a ziploc. I am moving in ONE WEEK. My home is clean. I've moved most of my things to storage as I'm currently showing and trying to sell my current house.

    1) Is this a bed bug? (I'm about to have a level 10 break down because I know the answer)
    2) Can I still move or am I stuck?
    3) I had plans for a friend to visit next week. Do I need to cancel that?
    4) I have plans for a small get together tomorrow. Do I need to cancel that?
    5) Isn't there a way to have PC heat the whole house to ENSURE they are gone?

    http://i.imgur.com/vK5GAyc.jpg

    Please help me. I am running back and forth to bathroom to throw up.

  2. rs1971

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sat Jul 20 2013 2:24:47
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    I'm not an expert but that is clearly not a bed bug. I'm reasonably certain that it is a tick.

  3. SingleMama

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sat Jul 20 2013 2:29:57
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    I pray pray pray you are right. Thank you! Anyone else have an opinion one way or the other? I will kiss your face if you are right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sat Jul 20 2013 2:33:40
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    SingleMama - 1 minute ago  » 
    I pray pray pray you are right.

    If you're praying that I'm right about it not being a bed bug, there is no question. Your sample has eight legs. It's an arachnid.

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sat Jul 20 2013 2:40:34
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    hi,

    100% not bedbugs, it is a tick.

    David Cain
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  6. SingleMama

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    Posted 6 years ago
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    I am crazy in love with you both. I got ate up a couple weeks ago (July 4) by (doctor diagnosed) chiggers. So I had that in mind (forgot to mention in post) when I woke up to this guy ... size of an apple seed, crawling at the speed of an ant... crawling on my hand. I am entomophobic!

    So I'm SO glad I found this forum and even MORE glad you guys were up to ease my pain. THANK YOU for responding so quickly! (Before I canceled my get together and moving plans!)

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sat Jul 20 2013 2:54:09
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    What can I say people with entomology skills are the new sexy pin ups. We even have our own calendar as you can see in the green stickies above.

    Geek is the new chic.

    David

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sat Jul 20 2013 6:26:57
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    I have never seen someone so happy to have found a tick crawling on them!

  9. SingleMama

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    Posted 6 years ago
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    ECSTATIC! My morning had a bright beginning!

  10. BBNewbie

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sat Jul 20 2013 8:49:36
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    Not only should you be glad it was just a a tick...it looks to be unfed. Which means it probably didn't bite you and possibly give you Lyme disease. Ticks blow up like little balloons after a meal...so you lucked out twice. Woot!!

    S

  11. nightmarebug

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sun Jul 21 2013 12:04:00
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    YOu are so blessed. I would rather have ticks in my house!
    Congrats!


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