Any bug experts in the house?

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    Aug 12, 2011 3:30 AM GMT
    Hi.

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    I took pics of these bugs from my room. What are they?

    LONG VERSION:
    I've been having an itchy face, and lately body, for well over a year now. 8 dermatologists...no answer. I started searching the web for other kinds of causes after my sister suggested parasites. It also brought me into the mindset to look for bugs (like the notorious bedbug). Within the past few days I came across THESE bugs (see pics). I have no idea if they are simply ubiquitous house bugs or if they are blood sucking mini-monsters. Do they look familiar to you? It would help me to know what they are in case I need some kind of special shampoo, extermination treatment, or don't need to do anything at all. Any REAL advice would be greatly appreciated either in public or private. My apologies the picture isn't perfect. I don't have a microscope, just a consumer camera. =(

    UPDATE! VIDEO! =)

    Press #7 when on YouTube...that's where my cam zooms in and you can see them better

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    If you're attention deficit but have miraculously read up to this point, you can reward yourself by trying to be funny and upload an off-topic GIF.
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    Aug 12, 2011 3:36 AM GMT
    JakeBenson saidHi.

    SHORT VERSION:
    I took pics of these bugs from my room. What are they?

    LONG VERSION:
    I've been having an itchy face, and lately body, for well over a year now. 8 dermatologists...no answer. I started searching the web for other kinds of causes after my sister suggested parasites. It also brought me into the mindset to look for bugs (like the notorious bedbug). Within the past few days I came across THESE bugs (see pics). I have no idea if they are simply ubiquitous house bugs or if they are blood sucking mini-monsters. Do they look familiar to you? It would help me to know what they are in case I need some kind of special shampoo, extermination treatment, or don't need to do anything at all. Any REAL advice would be greatly appreciated either in public or private. My apologies the picture isn't perfect. I don't have a microscope, just a consumer camera. =(

    IMG_6480psd0.jpg

    IMG_6475.jpg

    If you're attention deficit but have miraculously read up to this point, you can reward yourself by trying to be funny and upload an off-topic GIF.

    I have the same type of bug in my room the one in the first pic towards the bottom. I have no clue what it is. That one on the top looks like it has stingers or something sort of looks like a scorpion.
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    Aug 12, 2011 3:41 AM GMT
    From facebook leads I think the middle of the first pic is a carpet beetle larva. Yeah the one that looks like a mini-scorpion has me COMPLETELY perplexed.

    I hope none of these look like TICKS. Otherwise I need to go get tested for Lyme Disease now.
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    Aug 12, 2011 3:59 AM GMT
    I think I once found a site that allowed people to post pictures of bugs and the users would identify it for you. Try googling for such a site.
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    Aug 12, 2011 4:01 AM GMT
    bed bugs?
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    Aug 12, 2011 4:12 AM GMT
    I'd have better luck if you posted pictures of the bite icon_razz.gif

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    Aug 12, 2011 4:19 AM GMT
    adam228 saidI'd have better luck if you posted pictures of the bite icon_razz.gif



    Did that a year ago, got no good leads. I'll try again in about a week. I'm visiting a HOSPITAL with dozens of specialists on Monday. It's ruined my life...the CONSTANT non-stop itching (notice I don't post here much anymore).
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    Aug 12, 2011 4:20 AM GMT
    ZennedDaFuckOut saidbed bugs?


    doesnt look like em
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    Aug 12, 2011 4:31 AM GMT
    Do you notice any blood spots or fecal matter in or around your bedding area? That'd be a clear sign of bed bugs.

    I thought I had a bed bug infestation, I was itching myself to the point I was bleeding, and I had these weird travelling rashes that would break out everywhere, but turns out it was a wheat allergy. Removing it from my diet stopped the symptoms completely. Not saying that yours is, but it sounds like it could possibly be an allergy as well.
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    Aug 12, 2011 4:32 AM GMT
    Holy cow, what awesome pics! I see a small scorpion!
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    Aug 12, 2011 4:36 AM GMT
    JakeBenson saidFrom facebook leads I think the middle of the first pic is a carpet beetle larva. Yeah the one that looks like a mini-scorpion has me COMPLETELY perplexed.

    I hope none of these look like TICKS. Otherwise I need to go get tested for Lyme Disease now.



    Omgosh I hope you're ok.
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    Aug 12, 2011 4:37 AM GMT
    I don't know what kind of bugs they are, but they look really tasty.
    Have you tried dipping them in chocolate or wrapping them in bacon - or both?
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    Aug 12, 2011 4:39 AM GMT
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    Pseudoscorpions are small arachnids with a flat, pear-shaped body and pincers that resemble those of scorpions. They usually range from 2 to 8 millimetres (0.08 to 0.31 in) in length.[1] The largest known species is Garypus titanius of Ascension Island at up to 12 mm (0.5 in).[2][3]

    Pseudoscorpion hitchhiking on a fly

    The abdomen, known as the opisthosoma, is made up of twelve segments, each protected by plates (called tergites above and sternites below) made of chitin. The abdomen is short and rounded at the rear, rather than extending into a segmented tail and stinger like true scorpions (the fact that they look exactly like scorpions, aside from not having a stinger tail, is the source of the name "Pseudoscorpion"). The color of the body can be yellowish-tan to dark-brown, with the paired claws often a contrasting color. They may have two, four or no eyes.[3]

    A pseudoscorpion has eight legs with five to seven segments; the number of fused segments is used to distinguish families and genera. They have two very long palpal chelae (pedipalps or pincers) which strongly resemble the pincers found on a scorpion.

    The pedipalps generally consist of an immobile "hand" and "finger", with a separate movable finger controlled by an adductor muscle. A venom gland and duct are usually located in the mobile finger; the poison is used to capture and immobilize the pseudoscorpion's prey. During digestion, pseudoscorpions pour a mildly corrosive fluid over the prey, then ingest the liquefied remains.

    Pseudoscorpions spin silk from a gland in their jaws to make disk-shaped cocoons for mating, molting, or waiting out cold weather. However, they do not have book lungs as most of their closest relatives, the spiders, do. They breathe through spiracles, a trait they share with the insects.
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    Aug 12, 2011 4:39 AM GMT
    BTW, judging from your itching, and your blood pressure, and your worries about these things... that you may be having stress problems... like I said, start meditating.. it helped me!!!

    You dont need a teacher or a book to do it.... all you need to do is breath ten times AS SLOW AS POSSIBLE... ans this is important.... as slow as possible, and if you forget what breath you're on, or that you're doing it, start over, untill you reach the ten slowest breaths you've ever taken in your life...

    You'll start noticing differences for sure, though maybe not yet in the itch... so once you've gone for ten.. do some more and watch the clock, untill you've breathed as SLOW as possible for ten full minutes..

    BTW, do not time your breathing, it is likely that after a few breaths or so, your body will adjust to the slow breathing, and you can slow it down more... KEEP slowing it down for the full ten minutes, this is the trick, to focus on slowing it down continuously

    I let many family members do this.. it helps with runny noses, with allergic rashes, with cold hands and feet, with asthma, blood pressure, dry eyes and mouth, muscle cramps, nervous ticks, digestive cramps, ... Im not kidding you.. it really works! So give this a try! Then, you can still go to the doctor and ask him about it, but this shuold give you some relief either way
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    Aug 12, 2011 6:35 AM GMT
    Dermestidae(carpet beetle) & a Pseudoscorpions.



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    Aug 12, 2011 7:25 AM GMT
    Lenoxx saidDermestidae(carpet beetle) & a Pseudoscorpions.



    I have leather beetles (according to Dermestidae wiki) in my room fml
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    Aug 12, 2011 9:15 AM GMT
    Might be worth getting in a pest control guy to spray your room. They might also know more about the types of bugs...or for a cheaper option you could set off one of those bug bombs.

    Get rid of the bugs and if the itching persists then you'll know if it's something else.
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    Aug 12, 2011 9:26 AM GMT
    These are not ticks. If you had lyme disease, you wouldn't be dealing with itching. Instead, you'd be feeling like all of your joints had swollen together, and you would have severe pain.

    Have you tried switching laundry detergent? You could be experiencing an allergy or sensitivity.