Bug ID Please help(5 posts)
After a recent stay at a church camp (bring your own sheets, beds are provided) Another attendee and I came home with some bites on our arms. These bites look very similar to photos of bed bug bites. A call to the camp confirmed that they have had problems with bed bugs. I'm terrified I brought these bugs home with me into my house. Working on searching for signs of bed bugs. Found a bug that at first I thought was a bed bug but on closer inspection and comparison with photos on bedbugger I am not so sure. To me it seems that the antennae are too long and not segmented and there appear to be two small pincer-like things on the tail end of my bug. This is the largest bug I found, I also found a couple of smaller versions of a bug that looks very similar. I took a picture through a magnifier with my phone camera. If this is not good enough I can try again with a better camera. Any help identifying the bug would be greatly appreciated. I'm in quite a panic and having trouble sleeping imagining bugs climbing out of my bed onto me and my family. Here is a link to the photo I took:
100% not a bedbug.
I strongly suspect a roach.
Top marks for getting such a clear image with a phone camera and magnifier, I tend to jump to the link for a quick look before delving in to the details but you had better get ready to answer the questions about to follow about what combination of phone and magnifier it was as its the clearest I have seen.
Bed Bugs Limited
Agreed on roach.
You guys are amazing - what a fast response! Thank you thank you thank you! I hope the size was not overstated by the magnification. It is a very tiny (approx. 4 mm) bug. Photo taken with iphone and I'll post name of magnifier in a bit, I don't have it with me.
If you are curious, the magnifier is Tasco 3X and probably a zillion years old. The price tag says JCPenney.
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