What type of bug is it?

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What type of bug is it?

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Insect found on my bed. Size is slightly more than 1 mm (c. 1.3 mm).
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Re: What type of bug is it?

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WiseCat wrote: Sat Sep 30, 2023 2:53 am Insect found on my bed. Size is slightly more than 1 mm (c. 1.3 mm)...
It certainly appears to be a tick -

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Re: What type of bug is it?

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OK thanks! How can we be sure it is not a bed bug?
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Re: What type of bug is it?

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A bed bug has 3 pairs of legs, whereas a tick has 4 pairs. Also bed bugs are more rounded in shape and have a distinctly segmented abdomen. Try a Google search on 'bed bugs' and you can see what they look like.

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Thanks Adam I get your points. It’s reinsuring. I can’t see eight legs on my photo and on other photos / videos I took. How come?

And do you know what tick has this color and body shape? I have googled photos of ticks and can’t find one that looks similar.

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After investigating further, I realize it was a bird mite. I have found some nymphs too and there has been a bird nest over my apartment for 2 months.
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WiseCat wrote: Sun Oct 01, 2023 8:02 am After investigating further, I realize it was a bird mite. I have found some nymphs too and there has been a bird nest over my apartment for 2 months.
Agreed - bird mite.
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