If you are not following the developments on the Nightline website, please read the updates on this post from yesterday. It’s now been updated twice with screenshots of the ABC team’s various attempts at including a photo of a bed bug.
They started out with a photo of dust mites, and have moved away from the concept of “things that live in your bed,” and are now displaying some sort of cockroach-like creature on yet another Nightline landing page. (Entomologists, please hit the comment button below and help us with a precise identification!)
Update: Having now seen the Nightline spot, the cockroach also features there — as a cockroach.
However, I know that many Nightline viewers will happen upon one or the other websites with “bed bug” headlines under a photo of dust mites or a cockroach and they simply will assume this is what bed bugs look like. We’ve seen this in the past.