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Hi, my name is Jennessa.  Lately I've been waking up with small bumps on me, at first, I thought BED BUGS!  But after research I'm not so sure.  I find them everywhere I go, as if I harbor them the bites are small, very unnoticeable.  But they hurt and itch.  Tonight I managed to take a picture.  Any ideas?

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Jennessa,

This is a springtail. These primitive insects live in soil and feed on soil fungi. They get inside homes in flower pots and sometimes enter living spaces after a heavy rain. They do not bite and do not infest homes so no treatment is needed. See http://www.livingwithbugs.com/springtails.html for more images.

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Jack DeAngelis

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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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see www.livingwithbugs.com/resume.html

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Ph.D. in Entomology

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