Unknown Insect

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by lixluke, May 15, 2007.

  1. lixluke Refined Reinvention Valued Senior Member

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    I think I have an infestation if bedbugs, but none of the pics I see online really look like what I have. It's like a small roach colored bug. With a line in the middle probably for wings. Maybe it is a different type of bed bug than those pics.

    Every few nights for the last week, one would crawl on me while I am in bed.
    Gross! I also found some of their random dead bodies in my bedroom floor.

    I usually keep clean, but I haven't vacuumed in awhile. So I did today.

    I called my friend up about this, and he said they were bedbugs. I have never experienced bedbugs in my life. I have had roaches before, but I don't have any ants or roaches now. Instead, I have these weird insects. What do they want from me? How do I make them go away?
     
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  3. darksidZz Valued Senior Member

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    I have the same exact problem, only I'm the insect!
     
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  5. Roman Banned Banned

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    Post a picture so we know what you're talking about.

    I also find it hilarious that your cool skills have you sleeping on the floor as bugs climb over you.
     
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  7. Nickelodeon Banned Banned

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    Maybe its some kind of parasite. Oh wait thats you.
     
  8. lixluke Refined Reinvention Valued Senior Member

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    I didn't take a pic. I vacuumed it up.
    Think of a lady bug. Not as round though. More of an oval shape. A little bigger too. Also with the skin of a cockroach.

    I don't like full out beds. I hate them. I have always used a matress on the floor. I don't like all those worthless frames and box springs. I have always slept on an individual sized matress on the floor at the corner of the room.

    So I took my matress, and all of my pillows/blankets out of my room. Then I vacuumed the entire floor. I checked the matress which looked fine. I put the sheet back on, and put it back in my room. Then I looked at the pillows and blankets which were all fine. No sign of any bedbugs anywhere. No sign of any hive of bedbugs. Hopefully tonight, I won't find another one crawling on me.
     
  9. Roman Banned Banned

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    Think back, think back hard. Did it have a pattern similar to these here:

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    or these here:

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  10. Varda The Bug Lady Valued Senior Member

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    Did you notice any itches or bumps on your body?

    Since you don't have any pictures, could you try to make a drawing? We might be able to identify it if we get an idea of what it looks like.
     
  11. darksidZz Valued Senior Member

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    Be careful, the insect will merge with your DNA and absorb you
     
  12. valich Registered Senior Member

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    Attracted by exhaled carbon dioxide, not by dirt, and they feed on blood, not waste. Cleanliness of environment has no effect on bedbugs. Their numbers may be reduced temporarily by vacuuming, but will recover and require vacuuming again. According to Wiki:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bed_bug


    8 different species: brown, red-brown, flattened, oval, wingless:

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  13. Sock puppet path GRRRRRRRRRRRR Valued Senior Member

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    I am familiar with the bugs you described they are worker crab larvae. Thier favorite habitat is the lair of the social sponge ( they require moisture you see). There are several possible ways to get rid of the infestation.

    1: get a job (least likely scenario in this case)
    2: Post a list detailing your cool skills (so redarmy11 can review and see if there is a position for you down at the parade grounds)
    3: shoot yourself and apply for disability (this will not permanently get rid of the infestation but will confuse the bugs sufficiently to give you a few months peace)
     
  14. redarmy11 Registered Senior Member

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    Reporting for duty.

    Just get a new bed. Or sleep on the floor.
     
  15. valich Registered Senior Member

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    It's also possible that they could be Kissing Bugs (Triatominae), fleas or mites:

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  16. Sock puppet path GRRRRRRRRRRRR Valued Senior Member

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    Kissing bugs can be serious bad news, but I don't think the dangerous ones live in the US, not sure.
     
  17. Sputnik Banned Banned

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    They actually do , but the Chagas disease they carry do not .......Only in South America and Central America ......
     
  18. Sputnik Banned Banned

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    If they haven´t bitten you yet , then it is probably not bedbugs ...........
    They want your blood and a roof over their head without paying the rent .....
    Charge them rent ......heh,heh ........or gas them .......
     
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    However, if it's the dreaded Blue Bed Bug, there is no way to get rid of it. You must run for your life immediately. There is no cure, and no hope!

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    RUN!!!! QUICK!!!!

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  22. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    i think they might be leaf cutter insects, we have those in the uk, i like them personaly i think they are cute.


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    is this him?


    peace,
     
  23. Sock puppet path GRRRRRRRRRRRR Valued Senior Member

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    Don't be so daft EFOC those wouldn't be caught dead in bed with lixluke (they have some pride you know)

    I personally vote for the last pic valich posted...because it looks like what lixluke should be infested with.
     

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