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Describe a dead bedbug

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  1. Scar

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    I woke up this morning & while fixing my sheets I found a dark brown colored bug under one of my pillows. It was already dead and falling apart. Just touching it caused parts of it to fall off. I don't know whether it was a bedbug or any random bug.

    Can you describe the anatomy of a bedbug, and what a dead bedbug would look like? Will the body parts separate themselves from each other?

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    Dead ones look like lives ones but don't move.

    Long dead insects get dried out and fragile so losing bits is to be expected. They will drop legs, antennae and heads easily when handled.

    Jim

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    Posted 5 years ago
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    It couldn't have been there long, I just put on fresh sheets two or three days ago. Could it dry out fast enough to lose bits that quickly?

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    Thu Sep 5 2013 9:46:11
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    spideyjg - 13 minutes ago  » 
    Dead ones look like lives ones but don't move.

    You beat me to the punchline on that one.

    A picture however is worth a thousand words, in all the time I have hung out here I am yet to see a post where someone was able to accurately describe a bedbug well enough for an ID. We are visual people, help us to help you by following the guidelines and posting an image.

    The processes and recommendations are there for a dam fine reason and were written with the benefit of thousands of posts.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Thu Sep 5 2013 12:21:10
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    This sounds like a creative writing assignment. My submission:

    Dead Bed Bug

    The bed bug, dead, dry--
    inquisitive child pokes it,
    bed bug head falls off.

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Thu Sep 5 2013 12:43:49
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    Dear Nemo,

    Are you asking to resurrect the bedbug Haiku thread?

    David

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Thu Sep 5 2013 12:57:01
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    There is a bed bug haiku thread!?! Point me toward it!

    Edit: Found it!

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    Posted 5 years ago
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    Hi,

    http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/bedbug-naikus

    There are some very good ones.

    David


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