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An adult? Sex? Very thin- dying?

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  1. Myworstnightmare

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    I have not seen any bugs outside the bug room until today. This was running outside the bathroom in the middle of the day. I have been sleeping in the original infested bed every night so there has been a host. This looks like an adult? I am so concerned after three chemical treatments I would find this in broad daylight away from where all the activity has been. What is going on??????

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    It does appear to be quite thin, and if not an adult, than almost one...

    I don't have the professional experience to say what's happening- but I can tell you that after treating, and seeing no signs for about 2 weeks, I also found one that looked almost exact to yours on the side of my husbands video game chair. The sight of it threw me right back to where I had been weeks earlier, and Lou commented that it appeared to be an older nymph that hadn't recently fed. If I had to guess, based on all I've read, they go in to super survival mode. Chemicals are down to kill them, and they break the normal behaviors in an effort to find food and not die.

    Those 2 I saw on my husbands chair were the last ones I ever found. That was somewhere around August 10th. I continue my 2x weekly searches, daily or every other day bedsheets laundering, and clothing is all still in tied bags... I wish you the very best of luck, and hope that it's just bugs in survival mode but that you are, in fact, winning!

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    Thank you for the response - it is so helpful to hear other experiences if only to know I'm not alone! My pco did tell me that the bugs could start exhibiting abnormal behavior as they are dying. I've bagged this for him to look at - he said there would be notable physical changes if they are affected by the poison, he just asked me this morning to try and bag one that I didn't squish first but I have only seen one since treatment started- until this afternoon! So I guess that's a positive????

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    Myworstnightmare - 1 minute ago  » 
    So I guess that's a positive????

    Funny what we look at as a 'positive' now, right?? 😂

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    Yes! I have to try and find something to keep myself from going crazy. I just really hope this was a random one-I switched rooms with my girls and they have had no bites since. I just pray that continues. I've held on to a little bit of my sanity with the thought this was in one room. 6 weeks later and three treatments I hope it's not spreading!!!!

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    I'm with ya!! Lets both cross our fingers for you!!!

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    Thank you!!! I would not wish this problem on anyone!!!!

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    Myworstnightmare - 15 hours ago  » 
    Thank you for the response - it is so helpful to hear other experiences if only to know I'm not alone! My pco did tell me that the bugs could start exhibiting abnormal behavior as they are dying. I've bagged this for him to look at - he said there would be notable physical changes if they are affected by the poison, he just asked me this morning to try and bag one that I didn't squish first but I have only seen one since treatment started- until this afternoon! So I guess that's a positive????

    It's a very flat female bed bug. There wouldn't be any notable physical changes if affected by the poison. This one hasn't eaten in some time and could have crawled away due to insecticide application.

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