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Observed: 20th December 2012 By: spinny

Found this bug from face / head hair region.
Symptoms are: all over body itching, particularly in hair region.
Seems to be a bed bug or bird mite - long antennae suggest that it's not body or head louse but may be wrong? please help!! desperate!

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Not a louse and I do not

Not a louse and I do not think it is a bed bug as the antennae seem too long. Really need a better photo. Why not ask your local environmental health officer for advice.

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Thank you both

Yes I think it looks like a book louse, I read that it can cause irritation in people so perhaps it's just that. thanks for your help!