Got Bed Bugs? Bedbugger Forums » Detection / Identification of bed bugs

Anyone know - can bed bugs have red heads?! Identification please!

(3 posts)
  1. sagrawoo

    newbite
    Joined: Oct '11
    Posts: 2

    offline

    Posted 2 years ago
    Fri Oct 21 2011 12:01:46
    #



    Login to Send PM

    I stupidly smashed a bug I saw in my bed instead of capturing or taking a picture first. It was flat, the size of a bed bug, IN MY BED, but it had a dark/black body and it's head was distinctly a different color - red. Upon smashing it it exploded blood, so my sheet now has a large smear. We had bed bugs over three years ago and took care of them with constant laundering and an exterminator. It was not a large infestation, we could never find any when we looked for them, just had the bites. I am hoping we don't have another bed bug problem on our hands now. I don't want to worry my husband if it's nothing.

    Facts:
    We live in the NYC area, which is known for problems
    We returned from a trip to Paris and various places in Italy one month ago

  2. loubugs

    old timer
    Joined: Mar '07
    Posts: 2,395

    offline

    Posted 2 years ago
    Fri Oct 21 2011 12:11:22
    #



    Login to Send PM

    Did you save the bug? Take a picture and post, send me the bug for identification, if you like.

    Professional consulting entomologist/arachnologist in all matters dealing with insects and arachnids.
  3. sagrawoo

    newbite
    Joined: Oct '11
    Posts: 2

    offline

    Posted 2 years ago
    Fri Oct 21 2011 12:28:02
    #



    Login to Send PM

    I didn't, I stupidly smashed it before taking a picture. !

    From what I have looked up, some people say they don't ever have red heads. I looked at tons of pictures of bed bugs and did not come across any that had dark bodies with red heads (they are all brown or clear).

    But I am assuming the blood inside was not only it's blood. So WHATEVER it was bit one of us. Is there any other type of bug that bites/takes in blood that could be found indoors and resembles a bed bug in flat shape?


RSS feed for this topic


Reply

You must log in to post.

184,123 posts in 28,293 topics over 87 months by 12,191 of 19,346 members. Latest: falc, falc2, jazzychazzy
Site Meter