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Bed bugs (from the insect family Cimicidae) are small, reddish-brown tick-like insects that feed by sucking the blood of mammals. They are often found in poorly sanitized areas or in crowded living quarters.

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      • What types of items get stuck in the ear (causes)?
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      • Should I try to remove the object from the ear myself?
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