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Old 09-04-2010, 12:33 PM
 
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I have had these ugly sores on the sides of my torso up just below my armpits. About a year ago they were just there when I woke up. I didn't think a whole lot about it. Until just recently, I was laying on my side, on my bed, with one hand propping up my head.
All the sudden, a little 5/8 inch long, 1/16 inch thick black bug (or parasite)(no extremeties, just a little tube). Now I have seen these bugs around the house on occassion, I thought it just fell off my headboard and landed on my arm somehow, so I grabbed it quickly and flushed it, foolishly.
It struck me that it fell out right about where my sore was. So I checked it out, and I see a little gooey fresh flesh red dot, right in the middle of the sore I have. Looking an awful lot like a potential exit hole.
I have searched for a few days now as to what this bug could be. Nothing even close. Asked around, nobody has seen what I've described. Has anyone seen these and better yet, DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS? I will surely be saving the next one I see. I have seen these on occassion around the house, laying on the floor, whatever. They don't seem to bite or anything. When I pick them up to flush them, they kinda just twist their body around while I have them between my fingers.
Black, shiney, 5/8 long (roughly), 1/16 thick (roughly), no visible legs or antenae, just a slick torpedo-like body.
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:09 PM
 
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The only thing that would leave a bite like what you explained would be a Bed Bug. But if you have had them for over a year, you would be seeing the bugs everywhere.
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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BugBully, doesn't the bug sound like a harmless earwig?

Have you been getting customers that have bed bugs here, or can they live here?
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:49 PM
 
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BugBully, doesn't the bug sound like a harmless earwig?

Have you been getting customers that have bed bugs here, or can they live here?
Bed bugs are on the rise World Wide including Clark County.
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Old 09-04-2010, 02:35 PM
 
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BugBully, doesn't the bug sound like a harmless earwig?

Have you been getting customers that have bed bugs here, or can they live here?

It kinda sounds like an earwig, but he said something about not legs.

And yes, Bed Bugs are very bad here. We get about 3 to 5 calls a week regarding them.
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Old 09-04-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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They definetly arent earwigs. Atleast not the earwigs I know of. Like I said, absolutely, no extremeties. Just a body. Earwigs (the ones I've seen) have litlle pincher looking things on their butt.
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Old 09-04-2010, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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sounds more like a larvae to me....something ready to hatch....
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Old 09-04-2010, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Bed bugs are on the rise World Wide including Clark County.
ONE thing that we have noticed....everytime we have a LARGE tour from China or korea, we have to put 3 floors our of order for thelittle devils.....and yet the tour people never seem to be eaten up by them....they're just carriers....
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Old 09-04-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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I'm hoping I find one of these bugs soon so I can post a photo up.
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Old 09-04-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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ONE thing that we have noticed....everytime we have a LARGE tour from China or korea, we have to put 3 floors our of order for thelittle devils.....and yet the tour people never seem to be eaten up by them....they're just carriers....
They get bit too or the bed bugs wouldn't be hanging around them. If you are not allergic, you may not see any sign of being bit.
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