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.
20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.
Ph.D. in Entomology
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KDS, There are no insects or mites that infest plants (any plants) and also bite people or pets. It is possible that you are experiencing some type of allergic reaction to the plants such as a contact
Rob, Here's some general information about the Asian lady beetles in the US ( http://www.livingwithbugs.com/harmonia.html). I think it is best to just leave them alone at this point. Except for their
Michael, I can't see much detail but the backend (?) looks like a cockroach. I think I can see a pair of cerci which are diagnostic for this group. See http://www.livingwithbugs.com/cockroaches.html
Still a little blurry but the lighting is much better. These look like psocids. Psocids are harmless insects sometimes associated with damp/moldy conditions. They can, for example, be significant pests
Jeff, These are not bed bugs (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/bed_bug.html for comparison) but I can't see them clearly enough to be certain of an id. Can you get a closer photo without the glare?
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