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bug ID, please! bed bug? [image added! Expert ID needed]

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  1. JHinKS

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Tue Aug 8 2017 15:21:40
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    This is my first time posting, please let me know if I've uploaded incorrectly.

    We moved into our house and realized we had inherited a few roaches from the warehouse where our items were stored for about a month. Everything I found was dead, but we had the house professionally treated to be safe.

    Once last week and again today I found this bug -- last week on a bed pillow that was on the floor and today in a hallway bathroom. Trying to determine if it's residual from the roach issue or if we are dealing with something different this time?

    I am considering bed bug because of it's appearance, but also because my husband traveled recently. I woke up over the weekend with about 50 bites, but based on their placement on my body and our recent outdoor activity I assumed they were from chiggers.

    Other than these bugs I haven't found any evidence. We have all white bedding so I assumed maybe I would see blood stains, fecal stains, etc. I also haven't slept well the last few nights worried about bed bugs, but a flashlight in our bed in the middle of the night hasn't shown anything either.

    PLEASE HELP! Freaking out at the thought of bed bugs. I got quotes for the bed bug dogs and/or heat treatment by a professional in our area and couldn't believe how expensive it is. Looking to get an ID before I even consider that route.

    bedbug by JKinKS, on Flickr

  2. loubugs

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Tue Aug 8 2017 16:12:24
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    Nothing posted??

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Tue Aug 8 2017 16:19:42
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