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I'm in Bergen County, NJ & have noticed stink bugs in my house occasionally, starting about a year or more ago. The other day I tried to catch 1 I saw and it fell into my boot (I think). I tried to shake it out, but nothing happened. Since then (I've worn the boots) I've developed a series of possible bites on the inside of my L leg going up. Extremely itchy & red, about dime size with swelling beyond the red and has begunturning black & blue between close bites. Saw the dermatologist today who confirmed the diagnosis & gave me clobex lotion.
I rolled over onto a stink bug while sleeping. The smell woke me up and i found the dead bug beneath me. The bite mark on the underside of my arm itched at first, then turned bright yellow, and it lasted for almost a week.Apparently, this bug had shot all his juice into my arm to protect itself. i don't know if it was just a coincidence or not, but I got sick a few days after I was bitten. Felt like I had a fever, and I was extremely tired, and achy in my joints.After a week, I'm feeling better.
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