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  1. thirdusername

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Wed Dec 27 2017 16:45:32
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    Found this dead on the kitchen floor (I live in a bachelor apartment and the kitchen is beside the bed).
    http://imgur.com/RnXaxU0

    I'm finding too many adults.

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Wed Dec 27 2017 17:15:58
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    Something looks a little off. Can you get a clearer picture?

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Thu Dec 28 2017 11:49:34
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    I already vacuumed it.
    What looks off.
    Maybe it's not a bed bug?
    What else could it be?

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Thu Dec 28 2017 13:21:55
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    The shape of the abdomen and the size of the head make me suspect something other than bed bug, but I'd need a clearer image for a proper ID. Maybe Lou can tell what you have there.

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Thu Dec 28 2017 16:46:28
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    I wish I'd kept it.
    It did seem kind of small so I wondered but it did look enough like a BB to me.

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    Posted 9 months ago
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    BigDummy - 3 days ago  » 
    The shape of the abdomen and the size of the head make me suspect something other than bed bug, but I'd need a clearer image for a proper ID. Maybe Lou can tell what you have there.

    Looks like a bed bug. You have to keep samples.

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Tue Jan 2 2018 1:51:23
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    loubugs - 16 hours ago  » 

    BigDummy - 3 days ago  » 
    The shape of the abdomen and the size of the head make me suspect something other than bed bug, but I'd need a clearer image for a proper ID. Maybe Lou can tell what you have there.

    Looks like a bed bug. You have to keep samples.

    I seem to be better at keeping live ones.
    I'll try to keep dead ones.
    I'll definitely mention it to the PCO/spray jockey on Wed.

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Fri Jan 12 2018 9:27:21
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    Any update on activity since your last spray?

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Fri Jan 12 2018 16:58:31
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    SS864 - 7 hours ago  » 
    Any update on activity since your last spray?

    I vacuumed one shed skin but it may have been there before and I missed it.
    I am horrible at inspecting.
    It has only been 9 nights since treatment and the last one was found 17 days after a treatment.
    I'm confident my bed is a protected safe zone so at least I sleep ok.
    My computer desk worries me when I sit there and my closet is very near my couch so I worry they live there.
    I'm hoping any that try to feed on me get exposed to poison.
    I haven't found any bodies since the last treatment but it has been colder so I don't think it has been long enough yet (or maybe they are gone :-)).


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