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Question DetailsAsked on 6/17/2017

We have multiple bites on the neck and back area. Look like tiny black bugs in the bed sheets that are hard and ju

We caught one--there were only about 3 that we saw---and there was blood when we squished it and yet it was able to continue on.

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Hate to say it, but sounds like almost certainly Bedbugs - google responsible sites like for lots of articles on how to kill them - one of the toughest household insects to kill off, and unfortunately there are a lot of dubious "solutions" out there like high heat which can be injurious to the house and possessions or are not totally effective and hence may reduce the infestation but have it come back again and again.

And they generally spread to other bedrooms and pet bedding in a very few days, so unless you picked up a beginning infestation from leaving clothing or bags on beds or floor at a motel or hotel that was infested, just a spot treatment is not likely to work.

And unfortunately, bait type pesticides and most spot treatment pesticides do not workk or are not able to get to them to kill them (during the day they commonly go into dark places like under the bad, under/into carpet, behind baseboards, etc.

I know if I were to have that problem I might first attempt locally fumigating and bagging the mattresses and the vacuuming route (in the dark when they are out) but unless this is a very limited infestation, I would be looking at a whole-house fumigation - tenting, same as for termites.

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