Help me identify? (pics)(5 posts)
I found an adult female bed bug on my mattress about a month ago (I captured it and pest control verified that it was a bed bug). Pest control, with a sniffing dog, couldn't find any more bed bugs in my apartment, but I continue to get *nasty* bites. I found some stuff (baby bed bugs?) in a seam in my couch, similar color as the adult bed bug I found before, but to me, they don't really look like bugs. Can people here help me identify them? I've linked to pictures below. Here are some facts that may be relevant:
- the couch seam they're in is in the top back of the couch, so there's no way that I would get dirt, food or other debris in there, esp because there's always a blanket covering that specific area
- there are also tiny black dots, like black pepper or dirt, scattered among this stuff (bedbug excrement?)
- I just bedbug bombed my apartment, which would explain why they're unmoving/dead
- Some of the things appear much lighter in color (cast off skins?) but they have this wing-like appendage that I've never seen in other people's pics
Here are the photos: one of the affected couch area, one 12X magnified pic of what I think might be a dead baby bedbug, one 12X magnified pic of what I think might be a bedbug exoskeleton/cast off skin (notice the weird flap coming out to its left): http://www.flickr.com/photos/71005865@N06/
Help, please! Are they bed bugs?
Nothing Bed Bug related in those pictures.
Look at images of bed bugs including adults and nymphs and shed skins and then look at your images and you'll see that your's have nothing to do with bed bugs as KQ noted above.
I also agree its 100% bedbug related. I will however hazard the suggestion that you find that the samples are most likely plant in origin and what appear to be thin wings in one of the images are the to help with seed dispersal.
Either way its a result.
Bed Bugs Limited
100% not bed bug related, correct?
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