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Unusual bug bites I need help with #6597353
08/18/19 01:34 PM
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Last week me and Family went down home to take care of our Kins graves. It was my first experience staying at a air b&b thing. Anyway one night we were outside on a covered patio and shooting the bull and I woke up with two what appeared as skeeter bites, no biggie. Next night we did the same and not only I but all of us woke up with bites. I had the most, over 30. They itched more than a regular skeeter bite and were like a welt, huge lump and both itched and stung. It's been over a week and they are still a huge nuisance. We all have been ate up at times while fishing or hunting but not like this. Anyone have a clue, if not some mutant skeeters what else could do this?


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Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6597354
08/18/19 01:36 PM
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Bed bugs or bird louse bites. Start out as an itch, and as soon as you scratch the swell up to dime size.


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Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6597363
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Oh my, can bed bugs do that?


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Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6597371
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Did you ever notice driving around that you see mattresses out on the lawn that people who rent to Mexicans and other foreigners? Common sight here and as others have already informed you that you were bit by bed bugs, you know where the source was in the bed you slept in.

Back in the day the old folks around here used to talk about bed bugs back in the 30's, that was from immigrants too. Minnesota had Swedes they imported for lumber camps who had half a dozen variety of lice they would crack for sport at night. The old remedy was kerosene rags on a kid's head or kerosene wiped around all the bedsprings and bed. The miracle of DDT got rid of all of that vermin, and America with what has been dumped into the states could use a good dusting. The information on DDT was bogus. It saved Europe from typhus after World War II, and would save Americans from chagas, the tick diseases, mosquitoes and clean all the bed bugs and brown recluse out of homes, as the modern insecticides are not keeping up with the two legged carriers.

As a warning, you better wash your clothes, bedding, and everything else, because odds are you brought your vermin home with you.

Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6597385
08/18/19 02:30 PM
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On the DDT comment, Mom said when the government came through and sprayed their house that they did not have to cover their food up.Safest but most abused pesticide ever made they say. They sprayed the woods for ticks and every town for skeeters here in the south.


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Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6597386
08/18/19 02:31 PM
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Good Lord, I was in SE Kentucky and seen a lot of things in yards but not mattresses. This was a very nice home we stayed in. If the culprit is bed bugs then I'm gonna be PO'd. Is there any other possibilities?


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Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6597387
08/18/19 02:32 PM
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If they are bed bug bites, as Star Flakes stated, you probably have brought the bed bugs home with you. You should also bug bomb your entire house as a preventative measure, to prevent the bed bugs from getting established.

My friend Lauren worked for the city of Cincinnati with poor immigrants, mostly elderly Russians. They gave her a special chair to sit on, with a rest to keep her feet off the floor and treated shoes and socks to wear, when she did home visits with her clients, to prevent her from picking up bed bugs. She was also encouraged to change her clothes and have them laundered, instead of wearing them home.

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Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6597388
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I mean to tell ya, I have been in the woods and crick banks for 45 plus years, never experienced this!


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Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6597391
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If it ain't chiggers....its bed bugs......and it's a sure bet, if its bed bugs....you brought hitchhikers home.


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Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6597392
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I would also notifie the B&B.


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Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6597393
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Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6597396
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My ole late daddy told me when I was a teenager, " you never know what you might catch sleeping in someone else's bed"! Still good advice.

Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6597400
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This is my left ankle, 10 bites, taken 4 days after. Unlike anything I have ever experienced.


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Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: 20scout] #6597403
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Originally Posted by 20scout
I would also notifie the B&B.

I am waiting till I can confirm. I never did anything like this but believe in due process. Ain't looking good so far.


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Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6597404
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Those bites look identical to bed bug bites I have seen pictures of.

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Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6597405
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ddt should be brought back. In the 60's kids would run along behind the "fog truck" that was spraying ditches and creek bottoms in towns. They thought it great fun to play in the fog. I'm sure there are some people reading this who did it. If a kid got head lice it was not an ongoing problem in the elementary school. ddt fixed it right up. Sprayed on the kid and the home was fogged. Got to many chicken hawks now anyway. Assuming it was messing with their eggs. Which I doubt. Guess what commercial chicken houses got fogged with?

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Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6597407
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I'd say chiggers, I've had them BAD before. I've never had bedbugs, but from what I have heard, those bites are more on the torso.

Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6597408
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Could be bed bugs, but could also be fleas. But I am guessing it's chiggers. You could have been bitten while tending those gravesites. They are often located in long grass. Bad news - their bites are painless, until a day or two later, then they are like skeeter bites on steroids. Good news, they only bite the skin to eat the dermis cells - no blood sucking. They do not attach like ticks and are easily brushed off while removing clothes and by showering. You do not have to worry about carrying the critters home and infesting others or other locations. Welts will last for up to 3 weeks. Use anti-itch topical gels and try not to scratch. Worse complication is infection from scratching.

Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6597409
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Just saw your pic after my post. Elk's looks like bed bugs. Your pic is from chiggers.

Re: Unusual bug bites I need help with [Re: Catch22] #6597410
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Could be bed bugs but I'm thinking chiggers.


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