Entomology (Study of Bugs)/unsure of the bug

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My roommate & his dog moved out about a week &a half ago. The day after they left i switched the beds in the 2 rooms. Ever since I've been waking up with bites all over.they look like mosquito bites but there are to many of them to be that. I have checked my bed but have not come across anything. Theses bites are very itchy. I asked my roommate if he was getting but before he left & he said no, he also checked his dog for fleas but could not find anything. I don't know what is biting me, can you please help, & what do i do?

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Kori,

See http://www.livingwithbugs.com/unknown_bug_bites.html for a list of insects and mites that bite people. However, most of the time so called "mystery bites" turn out to be caused by something other than bug bites. Take a look at the info on the page above and see if anything possibly matches. Allergies are a very common cause of these symptoms.

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I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects, insects that bite and sting, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

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20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.

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Ph.D. in Entomology

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