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Trying again - [a: dermacentor tick; duplicate post]

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  1. pleasedontbe

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Mon Apr 27 2015 2:30:54
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    I'm sorry for all of the posts but I can't seem to figure out out how to delete a post or how to attach a picture. Please help me ID this bug

    Pictures:
    http://s1072.photobucket.com/user/pleasedontbe/media/IMG_9877_zpsqryxs4j2.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2
    http://s1072.photobucket.com/user/pleasedontbe/media/IMG_9876_zpslysrsxhp.jpg.html?sort=3&o=3

  2. AbsolutelyFreaking

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Mon Apr 27 2015 2:50:16
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    It is absolutely NOT a bed bug.

    You might need to wait for Loubugs or one of the experts to ID exactly what it is for you (I'm not sure if the front two appendages are legs or antennae, they do look like legs to me though (especially in the second picture), so maybe spider, but wait for an expert) . . .

    But 100% not a bed bug.

  3. KillerQueen

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Mon Apr 27 2015 4:10:49
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    That's a tick

  4. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Mon Apr 27 2015 9:42:20
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    Lou has already provided a more specific ID in this thread:

    http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/please-help-me-id-3

    (Note to user: please post just one thread next time-- I deleted several more which I think you weren't aware were successfully posted.)

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Posted 4 years ago
    Mon Apr 27 2015 9:52:22
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    KQ is correct.

    Looks to be an American Dog Tick or Dermacentor variabilis.

    Ticks are robust critters that can be difficult to control and are capable of spreading certain diseases.

    As per online:
    Dermacentor variabilis, also known as the American dog tick or Wood tick, is a species of tick that is known to carry bacteria responsible for several diseases in humans, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia.

    Be sure to inspect and properly treat your pet(s).

    pjb


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