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Please help me identify these bugs.

Discussion in 'Nevermore' started by Det Som Engang Var, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    I know it's a random thread to be making here, but you guys are smart and I'd rather keep this off Facebook. The picture sucks but it's as clear of a shot as I can get of the little things, and this was one of the big ones.

    http://i58.tinypic.com/amtyio.jpg

    Most of them are barely visible, but some get to be about a centimeter large. (Maybe a little less). Their bites itch like hell, and they bite and bite and bite. Raid seems to have no effect on them. If I smash them, they bleed over my walls, so I've taken to burning them with a lighter.

    For the last few months these little bastards have eaten me alive every night and kept me awake. I've burned them by the score. Burned them on my walls. Burned them on my bed. Thing is, I really like my bed and I can't afford another one. It's a little memory foam mattress that stays on the floor because I don't have a frame for it.

    Even if I did do away with the bed, they're still on the walls, from floor to ceiling. So I really don't think the bed is the problem. There's rarely more than one or two on it anyway, the majority stay on the walls. Seemingly just one corner of my room. I hunt them down and burn them until I can't see them anymore, and they keep coming back. Sometimes I think they're finally done for a few days, but then they always reappear. Presumably they'd be bed bugs, but those don't live on walls, do they?

    What the hell are these things? I got some Raid fumigater things but I haven't used them yet. Not sure if it'd even help or not.
     
  2. BasilisK

    BasilisK Good day, pusscake.

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    Ticks, if not bed bugs.
     
  3. Talking Backwards

    Talking Backwards Senior Citizen

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    First things that came to mind, although you would probably know if it was a tick latched on you.

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

    nckissfan Civil War reenactor

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    I would say bed bugs, or some other mite type insect.

    that does not sound like a fun situation
     
  5. Nightshade

    Nightshade Blonde to the bone

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    The pic isn't helpful, but your description is. My vote is also for bedbugs. They're tenacious. I'm super sorry, man.
     
  6. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    It's cool. They don't nest in the bed, I think. So I can take them out. I fucking massacred hoardes of them in new spots I found the night I made the first post, and I've had just a few bites since then. I'll get em.
     
  7. WhiteBeastofWotan

    WhiteBeastofWotan Apostitutes!

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    BURN IT LIKE LINDISFARNE!
     
  8. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    Dude, I pretend I'm sacrificing them to the Lord of Light from Game of Thrones.
     
  9. Carabeu

    Carabeu ct_thrash

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    From the color and general shape, I'd also say bed bugs. If you rent the place that you live, your landlord may be responsible for extermination. If not, you still need an exterminator! Those things are very hard to get rid of. Good luck!
     
  10. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    Thanks, everyone!
     
  11. El Stormo

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    They're penisbugs. They'll eat your penis.
     
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    I like breaking your balls, but those are bed bugs.

    Should have your place treated. Landlord should be responsible.

    Also you've likely carried them to friends/family. Should let them know and see if they have similar issues.
     
  13. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    Thanks, guys. Landlord said they are not responsible. I can barely pay rent, exterminator is out of the question. I guess I'll be sleeping on the floor for awhile. Ah, well. At least now I know.
     
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    El Stormo Member

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    Are ticks even a possibility by the way? Ticks don't live in houses, do they?
     
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    neal wizard in black

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    i doubt it's ticks. the picture was extremely blurry, but ticks look more like fat spiders than potatoes. also, ticks dont 'bite', they burrow into the skin, and i dont think they really travel in swarms inside the house like that.
     
  16. rebirth

    rebirth spacestation '76film

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    They are ticks...swollen imo
     
  17. ~Lynn~

    ~Lynn~ Bah...

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    move now.. and leave all your shit behind.
     
  18. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    Wish I could afford to. Even as I type this, they bite.
     
  19. rebirth

    rebirth spacestation '76film

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    Then enjoy the tick borne disease later on

    Remember not to eat red meat now for the rest
    Of your life!!

    Think I am joking look up the journals
     
  20. nckissfan

    nckissfan Civil War reenactor

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    they are not ticks. ticks do not bite and let go. like others have said, they burrow on the skin. besides, they are not the shape of the bug shown. They are round, and flat. And, if they are bed bugs, they do not pose a high risk. They are, basically, an annoyance.
     

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