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    Just about a year ago, we had a problem with bed bugs and got rid of them through heat treatment. Just yesterday, I found this bug crawling on my table. I grabbed it with a napkin and tried to squish it and it didn't die even though I put a lot of pressure, just like how a real bed bug would act, as it is resistant to pressure. I sealed it in two zip-lock bags for reference. It does and does not look like a bed bug (back doesn't but stomach does). Stomach is sort of a reddish color just like how I remember bed bugs were, but its back doesn't look like a bed bug. I'm wondering if this a bed bug or not.

    Close up (Backside): https://ibb.co/n1cXWa

    Stomach: https://ibb.co/bCLrPv

    Close up (stomach) : https://ibb.co/kjbHWa

    Size reference: https://ibb.co/byb6Pv

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    An expert's reply would be appreciated and the name of the bug would be too. But, this post is free for anyone to reply.

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    Hi,

    It's a beetle 100% not bed bugs.

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    bed-bugscouk - 6 minutes ago  » 
    Hi,
    It's a beetle 100% not bed bugs.
    David Cain
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    Thank you for the response, how can I be assured 100% it's not a bed bug? The name of the beetle would be appreciated and how do you know its not a bed bug. Also, are you an expert so I can be 100% assured? If not, please show an expert this thread. Thank you for the reply though, now I feel more confident it's not a bed bug, but I just want to be 100% convinced that it's not.

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    rockon2550 - 1 hour ago  » 

    bed-bugscouk - 6 minutes ago  » 
    Hi,
    It's a beetle 100% not bed bugs.
    David Cain
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    Thank you for the response, how can I be assured 100% it's not a bed bug? The name of the beetle would be appreciated and how do you know its not a bed bug. Also, are you an expert so I can be 100% assured? If not, please show an expert this thread. Thank you for the reply though, now I feel more confident it's not a bed bug, but I just want to be 100% convinced that it's not.

    It really is a beetle and not a bed bug. There are no bed bug body parts there even on an insect covered with plastic. You can be 100% sure that it isn't because it was never stated that it could be a bed bug by David. It's difficult to give you an ID with the beetle in a plastic bag because the body structures really can't be seen very well. It could be one of the tenebrionid beetles, but there are 20,000 species and I don't know them all on sight.

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    loubugs - 1 hour ago  » 

    rockon2550 - 1 hour ago  » 

    bed-bugscouk - 6 minutes ago  » 
    Hi,
    It's a beetle 100% not bed bugs.
    David Cain
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    Thank you for the response, how can I be assured 100% it's not a bed bug? The name of the beetle would be appreciated and how do you know its not a bed bug. Also, are you an expert so I can be 100% assured? If not, please show an expert this thread. Thank you for the reply though, now I feel more confident it's not a bed bug, but I just want to be 100% convinced that it's not.

    It really is a beetle and not a bed bug. There are no bed bug body parts there even on an insect covered with plastic. You can be 100% sure that it isn't because it was never stated that it could be a bed bug by David. It's difficult to give you an ID with the beetle in a plastic bag because the body structures really can't be seen very well. It could be one of the tenebrionid beetles, but there are 20,000 species and I don't know them all on sight.

    Ok thank you for your help. Really appreciate it!

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    bed-bugscouk - 2 hours ago  » 
    Hi,
    Try reading here:
    http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/whos-who-at-bedbugger-expertpro-edition
    David

    I saw this a little while after you posted and am convinced now. Keep up the good work.

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    loubugs - 2 hours ago  » 

    rockon2550 - 1 hour ago  » 

    bed-bugscouk - 6 minutes ago  » 
    Hi,
    It's a beetle 100% not bed bugs.
    David Cain
    Bed Bugs Limited

    Thank you for the response, how can I be assured 100% it's not a bed bug? The name of the beetle would be appreciated and how do you know its not a bed bug. Also, are you an expert so I can be 100% assured? If not, please show an expert this thread. Thank you for the reply though, now I feel more confident it's not a bed bug, but I just want to be 100% convinced that it's not.

    It really is a beetle and not a bed bug. There are no bed bug body parts there even on an insect covered with plastic. You can be 100% sure that it isn't because it was never stated that it could be a bed bug by David. It's difficult to give you an ID with the beetle in a plastic bag because the body structures really can't be seen very well. It could be one of the tenebrionid beetles, but there are 20,000 species and I don't know them all on sight.

    Also, 2 days ago, I woke up around 5 A.M. in the morning and found a mark on my arm and it was itching me. These picture are 2 days later and it feels bumpy to the touch. Is it a bed bug bite?

    https://ibb.co/ksCYnF (Looks more red on my camera than actual upload, flash removed a lot of the red)

    https://ibb.co/fvXcEv

    https://ibb.co/n6TZuv

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    rockon2550 - 35 minutes ago  » 

    loubugs - 2 hours ago  » 

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    bed-bugscouk - 6 minutes ago  » 
    Hi,
    It's a beetle 100% not bed bugs.
    David Cain
    Bed Bugs Limited

    Thank you for the response, how can I be assured 100% it's not a bed bug? The name of the beetle would be appreciated and how do you know its not a bed bug. Also, are you an expert so I can be 100% assured? If not, please show an expert this thread. Thank you for the reply though, now I feel more confident it's not a bed bug, but I just want to be 100% convinced that it's not.

    It really is a beetle and not a bed bug. There are no bed bug body parts there even on an insect covered with plastic. You can be 100% sure that it isn't because it was never stated that it could be a bed bug by David. It's difficult to give you an ID with the beetle in a plastic bag because the body structures really can't be seen very well. It could be one of the tenebrionid beetles, but there are 20,000 species and I don't know them all on sight.

    Also, 2 days ago, I woke up around 5 A.M. in the morning and found a mark on my arm and it was itching me. These picture are 2 days later and it feels bumpy to the touch. Is it a bed bug bite?
    https://ibb.co/ksCYnF (Looks more red on my camera than actual upload, flash removed a lot of the red)
    https://ibb.co/fvXcEv
    https://ibb.co/n6TZuv

    I really can't say if the lesions you have on your arm are from insects or mites let alone bed bugs. You need to use some sort of monitoring devices and see if you capture anything.


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