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So for months now randomly you would see little black bugs flying around can barely notice them unless your looking for them zipping around the house and landing on my monitor and such. never really got to me but yesterday i thought there was 2 moths in my room swated one dead, the other was flying around tried to swing at it and it dive bombed me. i lost visuale and never found it. It was slightly different from a moth though it had the face (like nose thingy) of a masquito (possibly were masquitos?) not really sure wtf they would be doing in my house but anyways i wake up this morning with a nice big red bump on my hand that itchs.... so I am starting to think it was probably a masquito that is now loose in my house and i cant find it... so i wanted to identify the other corpse to check and make sure i was dealing with masquitos. I got off work today and grabbed my flashlight and started to comb my apartment for the dead corpse. No such luck but as i was scanning i went under my computer desk and started looking at the wall right as it hits the carpet (where the corpse should have landed) and i noticed little larva on the wall/carpet 3 to be exact with a tiny little bug garding them... WTF so then i pulled out my bed and found a nasty spider web behind it (possible source of bite?) but im pretty sure usualy spider bites A. dont itch and B. have two points of entry instead of just one big red bump.. dont know i just know i am incredibly grossedo out now and i cant fall asleep instead I just keep scratching myself all over just thinking about it. Im going to pull out everything in my house and vaccume every corner and then go buy a new vaccume bag tomorrow its just to late(early) to vaccume right now 5am in a upstairs apartment. oh yeah i live upstairs i thought bugs were supposed to stay downstairs daget... ugh so grossed out right now. Was telling my manager about bugs and he had to tell me that spiders like to drink the water that pools up on the sides of your eyes when you sleep and thats how you tend to end up eating spiders in your sleep.... that did not help me at all... i hate bugs... would just bomb the hell out of my house but i dont want to risk getting my kittys sick (and no the little bugs are not fleas) thought that tiny little guy that was guarding the larva did kind of look like one but it had a red body not black. anyways not even sure why im posting this or ranting on and on just really grossed out and i can not sleep because of it

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I am so sorry. I hate bugs too. They freak me out, which is why I love my exterminator. Actually - it's pretty funny - he also hates bugs. Guess he enjoys getting rid of them. I have a bunch of cats and our exterminator uses a type of chemical that is not harmful to cats, children or pregnant women. I don't know what it is but it works and none of my cats have ever gotten sick from it. You might want to call a few bug companys and see if they offer the same thing.

Spider bites definitely leave two small puncture wounds. I know, I got bit in the face by one. Sometimes the marks are extremely tiny though.

Good luck with the bugs. I've got the creepy crawlies just thinking about it.

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Lister, sorry to hear about the bugs...I am not fond of bugs either except ladybugs since they are harmless. They are cute too.

Currently my apartment balcony has been taken over by spiders and webs. I have to go and raid them tonight. I love summer but the bugs are a downside.

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I am not fond of bugs either except ladybugs since they are harmless. They are cute too.

You obviously don't live in Indiana!!!! They introduced Asian beetles into Georgia ... they are essentially ladybugs ... to eat the aphids off the peach trees. Well, these guys migrate ... I would literally vacuum up HUNDREDS of them EVERY DAY during the two times per year they passed through our town!

These guys have a defense mechanism ... if you touch them, they put off a foul odor ... so when you vacuum them up, your house stinks.

I liked ladybugs until I saw these pests!

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Carla....make sure when you vacuum up those little suckers that you throw the bag out right away b/c they will crawl out of the vacuum!!!! I hate those things.

Also some spider bites swell up into a bump too, you can't always see the bite site...especially if you ahve really senstive skin...they then look like masquito bites!!!

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Carla....make sure when you vacuum up those little suckers that you throw the bag out right away b/c they will crawl out of the vacuum!!!! I hate those things.

Thanks. We live in Ohio now, and though the climate is the same, we don't get them here, thankfully. :)

I actually saw a "real" ladybug this summer!

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Keep a bottle of hairspray next to your monitor. Next time you see something zap it with that. It will freeze their wings so they can't fly off and won't hurt your cats. Works on any bug not just the flying one's.

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I noticed you're from OR. I live in SW Washington, the spiders and mosquitos are really bad this year. Keep oscillating fans going, mosquitos don't fly well/at all in wind. Good luck with the spiders I'm killing them all the time. Keep your place sealed up, make sure there are no cracks around the screens. I woke up one morning, all of us including my kids were covered in bites, I found fourty + mosuitos on my bedroom window. I killed them all and started keeping all the fans going, and fixed a screen that was crooked and an open area around the air cinditioner. I still kill about two mosquitos a week in my house, but my kids forget to close the door when they go out to play. Good luck.

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