Bed bugs question?

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Question by bibadive:
Bed bugs question?


about two days ago, i found two small insects on my bed that look like some kind of lice. they were crawling on top of my bed, which is sealed with two plastic bags. I touched one with one of my fingers lightly and squash it. Then, i saw another one crawling, and it was about 1/8 of an inch with a long transparent body, and legs. I try grabbing this one to show it to one of my friends, but i don’t know if i squash it, cause i wasn’t able to see anything. Anyways, i spray my bed and closet with an outdoor insectiside, but i’m terrified that i might have that pest at home. Does anyone know what it can be? Does anyone know whether this could be a dust mite, a body loose or anything like that please? Someone told me that bed bugs have a hard body and it isn’t easy to crunch.

Also, about a week ago to be exact, i bought a used ipod from someone, and i also bought a pair of shoes from a thrift shop? I don’t know if it came from there.

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Answer by Barbara E
Probably from the shoes at the thrift shop: check out wikipedia on the subject:

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Skull April 12, 2011 at 12:18 am

Bed bugs are reddish brown, flattened, oval, and wingless

dust mite can only be seen under a magnifying glass, when the subject is well lit and placed on a black background.

Cotton fleahopper The adult cotton fleahopper is approximately 1/8 inch long. It is flat with an elongated, oval outline and prominent antennae. The body usually is yellowish-green, although it may be white or yellow with minute black hairs and spots on the upper surface. After feeding, the immature stage is pale green with prominent, often reddish eyes. Other parts of the body also may be reddish. Cotton fleahopper eggs are yellowish-white, about 1/30 of an inch long

whitefly fourth instars which look like semi-transparent, flat, oval scales

Lacebugs are small, broad, flat insects about 1/8″ long.

It would certainly help to know what part of the hemisphere you are from. My suggestion would be collect a few specimens and contact your local pest control agency.

See if they have an onboard entomologist or can send samples of the insects out to have them analized.



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