Can you identify this bug for us? (see attached pictures - the bug is on a mm scale in the first picture).
I found attached to my daughter this morning. It's 2mm long, with a black, flattened oviod, unsegmented body. It must have managed to attach itself quite quickly as this happened whilst she was getting dressed / running around the bedroom with no trousers on, rather than when she was asleep. I had to give it quite a tug to get it off her and it left a big (considering the bug's size) bite. We have found similar bugs in our bedroom and have had similar bites, although we hadn't associated the two before.
Thanks for your help!
Hi, this is a tick not a bed bug. People get bitten by ticks all the time and nothing happens, I've been bitten loads but Lyme disease is a possibility in this country. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Lyme-disease/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Keep an eye out for any cold or flue like symptoms in the next few weeks and tell the dr she was bitten by a tick if she starts to feel unwell. It is more of a problem if people don't know they have had a tick (which happens frequently) and then there is a delay in diagnosis and treatment.
FWIW, I was trying to count the legs and came to the conclusion it had six legs and two feelers... although I am definitely not an expert. I appreciate the pictures aren't that clear.
Hello there. Yes I agree it's a tick, eight legs etc, but it has what looks like a segmented abdomen in both photos on my monitor.