Difference betwen bed bug and centipede nymphs(4 posts)
Found yesterday three creamy coloured nymphs in my bathroom sink - an unlikely place to find bed bug nymphs except that sometimes I empty/sort things I am concerned about there. One of them looks scarily like a bed bug nymph, except that the neck is longer and the legs seem to be longer. Could this be a centipede nymph? I know its hard to give an opinion without a picture, but they are so small I can't get a picture with any degree of clarity at all. I have been post infestation for 3 months. I know they are centipedes, spider beetles and carpet beetles in my place...
Yes its an unlikely place to find bedbugs unless they are coming through from an adjoining neighbour.
They however could equally be pscocids from your description.
In this case I can only really add anything with a picture of the samples so that they can be visually confirmed.
Bed Bugs Limited
I was thinking to psocids too... centipede pedelings are really similar to adults (same look, same behaviour, same quickness) but just smaller...
Insects have 6 legs, house centipede has more than 6 legs (adult has 15 pair or 30 legs). Head, body in a centipede not like head, body of insect. Really very different animals. A picture would help, but a creature with more than 6 legs or more than 8 legs (except just hatched house centipedes) automatically tells you that it's not an insect but another kind of arthropod.
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