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Mar 28, 2012 5:36 PM

Please help, I know Im not going mad!

For approximately the past 2 weeks, I have been getting bitten really badly. Ive always been prone to mosquito bites, and always suffer bad reactions from them. However my husband insists that you dont get mosquitoes in the UK in winter time, even though I think that you do. He will also argue that what Ive got all over my legs, feet and arms arent bites!! But they are of course! So anyway, I just assumed they were mosquito bites again, but then my husband mentioned the possibility of bedbugs. That got me thinking, and the pattern of my bites are in little clusters which seems characteristic of bed bugs? But Ive turned my bed upside down and cant find anything at all. So then I was just left utterly dumb founded and frustrated.

 

Then today I found this critter in the kitchen- this is a mosquito right? So could this be the source of my bites and not bed bugs after all?

 

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    Mar 28, 2012 7:08 PM (in response to Lauramarie)
    Re: Please help, I know Im not going mad!

    yes it is a mosquito i know because we are studying insects at my high school and it looks ecsacally like a mosquito

    p.s you are not mad

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    Mar 29, 2012 7:49 AM (in response to Lauramarie)
    Re: Please help, I know Im not going mad!

    Hello there.

    The pictured fly is not a mosquito. I would have thought your bites are from another source. I don't think they are typical of bedbugs either, which tend to leave a number of bites in a line and your husband would be just as affected as you. With these bites being below the sockline I would consider flea bites as my first option. Fleas can be active all year round in our centrally heated world and t might also explain an absence of bites on your husband as some people do not get a reaction to their bites and belive that they don't get bitten.

    Best wishes Lewis

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