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  1. freakingout123

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    I know this has been talked about but I just had one question. I know they will try to avoid the traps but can they actually cross them? I've been trying to figure what's biting me at night. I've had my mattress and box spring inspected by myself (several times) and by a pco. Can't find anything. We did have fleas at one point, which I never reacted to but the pco says he couldn't find any trace of fleas or bed bugs. I've had these sticky glue traps under each leg of my bed for over a month now and haven't caught anything but I continue to wake up with a single itchy bump every couple days. Just curious if anyone has witnessed them walk across a sticky glue trap. Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated. Thanks

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    https://www.flickr.com/photos/140170088@N04/38634580625/in/datetaken/
    This is the only "evidence" that I have found. This is on my sons pillow. The pco says it's nothing. It kind of looks like my son stabbed his pillow with a pencil. Any thoughts?

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    My thoughts are I don't know how to use Flickr.

    I am NOT an expert.
    My opinions are just opinions, they may NOT apply to yours or any situation.
    My advice is to always do a LOT of research.
    A lot of what I read contradicts other stuff on the Interweb.
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    It doesn't look bed bug related to me

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    freakingout123 - 37 minutes ago  » 
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/140170088@N04/38634580625/in/datetaken/
    This is the only "evidence" that I have found. This is on my sons pillow. The pco says it's nothing. It kind of looks like my son stabbed his pillow with a pencil. Any thoughts?

    There are myrmecine ants. These can sting.

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    loubugs - 5 hours ago  » 

    freakingout123 - 37 minutes ago  » 
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/140170088@N04/38634580625/in/datetaken/
    This is the only "evidence" that I have found. This is on my sons pillow. The pco says it's nothing. It kind of looks like my son stabbed his pillow with a pencil. Any thoughts?

    There are myrmecine ants. These can sting.

    Thanks. Is it possible to know what the stings would look like on human skin? I know it's hard to distinguish bed bug bites from other things but I'm curious if ant bites have a particular reaction. This sticky board is by my sons bed. He gets tiny bumps on his stomach and back but they don't itch. I get super tiny somewhat sometimes itchy bumps on my arms and hands but then I get a super itchy larger bump every few days on my face or neck. Thanks again.

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    Also, any thoughts on the possibility of bed bugs crossing the sticky glue traps? I'm still not convinced we don't have them. I think I have ptsd since having then 8 years ago. Thanks

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    I have the pco coming in Friday to do a more thorough search. I hate to say it but I kind of hope they find something just so I have an explanation for these "bites" my son and I are getting. What kind of luck do I have to possibly have theses a second time.

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    thirdusername - 1 day ago  » 
    My thoughts are I don't know how to use Flickr.

    If you need help with that, start a new thread.

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    20180104_094633 by Sarah McDaniel, on Flickr

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    loubugs - 2 days ago  » 

    freakingout123 - 37 minutes ago  » 
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/140170088@N04/38634580625/in/datetaken/
    This is the only "evidence" that I have found. This is on my sons pillow. The pco says it's nothing. It kind of looks like my son stabbed his pillow with a pencil. Any thoughts?

    There are myrmecine ants. These can sting.

    Can the ants leave itchy bumps on the skin? Kind of simular to flea bites? These are all that I'm finding in my sons room.


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