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Feb 15, 2014 2:36 AM

Can anyone help identify this bug? (mite)

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

 

 

unknown_mite.jpg

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