Found male bedbug in bathroom??(3 posts)
I was working at a homeless shelter over the period of a week which has a known bed bug problem. They told me that it was controlled (2 rooms), but thinking about it now I don't know how possible that is in a shelter. iThey said they were "dusting" in it so I am assuming that is using the DE or something similar.vMy role was pretty much limited to the kitchen and the staff room so I thought I would be safe. On my last shift,I had to wash the bedding laundry of a resident who had just left from one of these rooms. Upon arriving home, I sat down on the couch, but after realizing that I should probably take precautions I changed in the bathroom. I left the old clothes in there. I know it wasn't the smartest thing but it was a night shift and my brain was foggy. Two days later I noticed that there was a bug on the floor. I took a picture of it and after looking around on here for several hours I am pretty sure that it was a male bed bug. I am going to call a professional on Monday, but I figured maybe someone on here would be able to calm down my panic a bit (or give me words of encouragement if that's not possible ). My boyfriend said that he had had just one a few years ago and that the professional had not found anything to suggest that there were anymore. Is it possible that I just brought home a dead one on my clothing? Do they normally hang out in the daylight in the bathroom? I have been vaccuming and cleaning and drying stuff that was on my path to the bathroom, and my couch, in case I had something else. I have been sleeping on the couch and havent had any bites yet, but after reading some posts I will suck it up and keep sleeping there to try to contain it if I have an infestation. We are moving within the week so I am tempted to just throw out the couch. Any suggestions, ideas, thoughts, would be appreciated !
Post your image here in a new thread asking for ID. One of the forum's regular experts should be able to give you a definitive ID, providing the image is clear enough.
There are a number of critturs that are very commonly mistaken for BBs, so before you do anything else, you need a positive ID.
How do you upload a photo to this site?
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