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Old 09-03-2018, 12:54 PM
 
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The fact that you have no idea what bit you is a big clue.

Black flies, mosquitoes, fleas, etc., are very noticeable and you'd know what bit you because you would have seen them.

Have you looked up images of bed bug bites?

Yes, checked for those. Also removed sheets and blanket and let sunshine in to air the mattress. Haven't seen a thing. I just had a thought. We have a large trash dumpster that we take trash to. Could be around there.


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Old 09-03-2018, 12:56 PM
 
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OP since you didn't post a photo of the bite here is a web site that does show different bug discolorations and markings. Maybe you can match one.
https://www.google.com/search?source...31.axrbrrmDa10

Thank you. I'll take a look.
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Old 09-03-2018, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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I hate chiggers! What I hate about them the most is that I have never caught one in the act of biting me. If they were larger I could slowly torture it to death to make up for all the misery I have suffered from their bites. But; no their too small and I will never get my revenge!
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Old 09-03-2018, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Tyler, Texas
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This post reminds me of a recent time where I am grateful that I am not allergic to bee stings.

I walked outside along my front porch, some small bees had made a nest in between the shutter and the siding.

When I walked past, I was stung repeatedly on my upper arms. After the initial sting, I was able to put salty water
on the big welts. If there is no little bite mark but a welt, than it may be a sting that you never saw coming.

Bug bites tend to have a tiny hole where they get to the blood. Spider bites leave two small holes and a red swelling.
Brown recluse bites are the worse. Bug bites no matter what hurt. Ugh!
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Old 09-03-2018, 03:03 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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OP since you didn't post a photo of the bite here is a web site that does show different bug discolorations and markings. Maybe you can match one.
https://www.google.com/search?source...31.axrbrrmDa10
wow, thanks for the links. An awful lot of those bites resemble one another AND resemble shingles.
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Old 09-03-2018, 05:40 PM
 
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regarding sheets and blankets (and clothes)....put them in the dryer on high for 25 minutes. it "dries out" the bugs.
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Old 09-03-2018, 05:59 PM
 
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If they are mosquito bites and you put white vinegar on them as soon as you see them and they start itching, it will take away the swelling immediately and stop the itching.
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Old 09-04-2018, 04:44 AM
 
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wow, thanks for the links. An awful lot of those bites resemble one another AND resemble shingles.

I don't think shingles but you surely got my attention with mention of shingles. I have decided these are not bites. Just by chance, I have an appointment with a dermatologist tomorrow. We shall find out then - hopefully.


Thanks all. And, yes, a good trip through dryer kills off critters. I changed everything and let the sun shine directly on the mattress all day. Fortunately, I have that kind of southern exposure. Not as hot as the dryer, maybe, but hot enough.


Thanks, all.
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