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Luciano23
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Found this randomly crawling on my kitchen counter. It only has 6 legs. Does it look like a tick to you? I have been in Lyme treatment for years and am finally feeling better. Hoping I'm just being paranoid.

http://imgur.com/a/xhg7q

http://imgur.com/rT6AHCy

http://imgur.com/vJSgVDF

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lapis29
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these folks can help you ID this, they are very good

https://www.reddit.com/r/whatsthisbug/

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Luciano23
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I will give that try. I've never used reddit before :-/

This is a bit nerveracking.

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register, then go back to the page i linked, hit the "submit a bug!" button, and submit your post. be sure to include imgur links.
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Luciano23
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Thank you. Anyone on lymenet want to take a guess?
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TF
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It doesn't look like a tick to me.
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Doesn't look like a tick to me, either, esp if only 6 legs. But check. I don't blame you for freaking out, however.
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Luciano23
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so far, no luck with the reddit posting. It doesn't appear to be tear shaped like most ticks. Also, from what I understand, only larvae sized ticks have 6 legs but it looks too large to be a larvae
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Right.
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I don't think it is a tick.

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It's not a tick.

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It looks like an engorged beetle to me but I am by no means knowledgeable on this. I also recommend going to that sub-reddit or another science-y one and getting a student or someone who follows bugs to help you out.

There are some sites/apps you can look at similar pics and possibly self identify and ones you can upload the pic and get a similar bug look but I don't recall the names.

I wouldn't worry in terms of tick but you don't want any creepy crawlers hanging out haha.

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thank you everyone for the feedback
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Baby roach?

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I don't think it is a tick. Larva ticks have six legs.

Compare the bug to the photos at http://www.tickencounter.org/tick_identification/tickid_nonflash

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