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Vent/rant. Bite ID

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  1. slothslothsloth

    Joined: Jul '18
    Posts: 4


    Posted 1 year ago
    Wed Jul 18 2018 21:28:43

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    Hi everyone.

    Quick backstory. Lived in a place that had carpet beetles for several months. They were everywhere. I honestly felt traumatized... the constant vacuuming and the constant checking. I moved home at the end of May. Parents think I’m batshit crazy cuz I was so worried about finding them here. History of anxiety.

    Well, I haven’t seen any carpet beetles. And I started to relax after about 4 weeks, doing weekly washing of my bedding as well as vacuuming.

    HOWEVER, here we are today, My dad stayed at a nice hotel from 7/8 through 7/11. Due to the posts I’ve read on here and the info I gathered, all I can think about is if my dad brought home bedbugs from the hotel. Now I have never thought about bedbugs and stayed at multiple hotels/lived in several apartments in my 20-something-years. Yet I still feel extremely anxious. I have checked my sheets every single day since he’s come back and can not find anything. No fecal stains. No bugs. No blood. Lift up my mattress and I still see nothing. Checked dads sheets. More nothing. This morning I woke up and felt itching at the back of my neck and it’s continued to itch throughout the day. And now I am for sure I have bugs. I know I have seen frequent spiders and some type of moth in this house but that’s about it. I have not seen any other significant spots on my body. I have “thin” skin in general as I tend to get scrapes/scratches/bruises easy.

    Don’t know what to do at this point. When I still thought I had carpet beetles my legs would itch constantly. But I noticed when I stopped worrying about them it subsided. But this seems like evidence to me 🤷🏼‍♀️

    If you’re still reading this... thank you.

    Neck pic:

  2. BigDummy

    Joined: Dec '13
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    Posted 1 year ago
    Thu Jul 19 2018 8:53:09

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    Skin lesions should never be used to determine a bed bug infestation. Live samples, cast skins and fecal deposits are what you should be looking for. If it eats it poops.

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