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Bed bug egg? [a: no]

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  1. Terrified27

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    Posted 7 months ago
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    I discovered what I think is a bed bug on my mattress and I don't recall seeing it the day prior. I googled a lot because I had already suspected bedbugs as me and my kids had experienced one bite each.
    I am going to post the pics I have but I had initially placed it in the toilet in a bottle cap but then realized it could be evidence for an exterminator so I took it out, put it in a container and bagged it (twice), then placing it in my garage. I sent it to the exterminator who is supposed to come on Monday and he kept saying he cannot tell and wanted me to take another pic. So, about 6 hours later I go for it and it had turned into a very small amount of sticky substance??!!
    Do bed bug eggs do that when exposed to water?

    http://imgur.com/a/d6iGj

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    Posted 7 months ago
    Sat Apr 15 2017 10:20:16
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    Hi,

    As you can see by comparing with the image below of a hatched and unhatched egg it is neither:

    eggsmicroscopestacker by David Cain, on Flickr

    I would search for faecal traces as the most obvious and least movable sign.

    Hope that helps.

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  3. Terrified27

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    Posted 7 months ago
    Sat Apr 15 2017 13:29:38
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    bed-bugscouk - 3 hours ago  » 
    Hi,
    As you can see by comparing with the image below of a hatched and unhatched egg it is neither:
    eggsmicroscopestacker by David Cain, on Flickr
    I would search for faecal traces as the most obvious and least movable sign.
    Hope that helps.
    David Cain
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    I have taken my bed apart and wasn't able to find anything other than the eggs and of course the initial bites. I am still considering throwing out everything in my room but I guess I'll wait till Monday.

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    Posted 7 months ago
    Mon Apr 17 2017 1:30:42
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    Terrified27 - 1 day ago  » 

    I have taken my bed apart and wasn't able to find anything other than the eggs and of course the initial bites. I am still considering throwing out everything in my room but I guess I'll wait till Monday.

    But as David said, you didn't find a bed bug egg.

    You have no evidence and as such are likely to regret throwing everything away. That's not necessary if you find bed bug evidence, but without it is completely irrational.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."

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