Ive been bitten at home alot recently..
The bites are single, and swell up like a large pimple with no head.
I did some investigation, as I was bit many more times, and
found 3 of these litle guys in my light fixture and a live one which
got caught in a sticky trap I placed on the floor. The building is
old, and the basement is damp. I also caught a few cave crickets
on the sticky traps
The left hand image was taken inside a light fixture installed on
a drop ceiling under a slat and plaster ceiling, temperatures are very warm
and the 3 bugs were dead. The one on the right I caught on a trap, alive.
It measures about 2mm in diameter and about 1.5mm in height
Any help would be greatly appreciated.. this bites last weeks and
leave marks on my skin for months. Not sure if this is whats biting me
but Ive found 4 so far and the bites are rather large at times. I have sticky
traps all over under my bed and have used a magnifier to check my
pillows and sheets regularly and have found no other insects except these
These are spider beetles.
Lots of refs, eg.:
But they don't bite humans.
You may have something else as well...
I suggest you explain your problem to your local pest control officer.
Thank you so much! Unfortunately these dont bite, so I havent managed to catch or identify what is giving me these large bites! THe article you linked me too say these live in drop ceilings, well that is exactly where I found them.. not sure what they are eating. The place is clean and I have hardwood floors.
Thanks again, Ill more than likely be back with the culprit which is biting me if I have to wear a sticky suit to catch one haha Thanks!