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ID please asap freaking out again [a: not a bed bug; possibly smashed fly]

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  1. Angelique

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    Posted 2 months ago
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    Hello,

    Found a squased bug under my sock. Later I also saw a streak of blood on my white sock, so now I'm freaking out. Because I don't know bugs that leave blood when chrused other than musquito's and bedbugs.
    I couldn't get a beter photo. But I hope it is enough to id.

    Thanks.

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Sun Aug 13 2017 3:42:56
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    Another attempt

    Bedbug?
    Bedbug?

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    Have you looked all around the mattress seams, and box spring, and other hiding places by your bed for other signs like the little pepper spot fecal drops or bugs/skins? It's hard to tell from a smashed one

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    This isn't a bed bug. Too bad it's smashed. Might be a small fly, but wings are missing and I'm going by the legs and some setae that are left on the body.

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    loubugs - 29 minutes ago  » 
    This isn't a bed bug. Too bad it's smashed. Might be a small fly, but wings are missing and I'm going by the legs and some setae that are left on the body.

    Can you explain substance on the sock that was red and looked like fresh blood? It was definitely from the bug. Is it possible it is a flea?

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    Angelique - 12 hours ago  » 

    loubugs - 29 minutes ago  » 
    This isn't a bed bug. Too bad it's smashed. Might be a small fly, but wings are missing and I'm going by the legs and some setae that are left on the body.

    Can you explain substance on the sock that was red and looked like fresh blood? It was definitely from the bug. Is it possible it is a flea?

    No, not really. Sometimes red is a natural color like I said. I said possibly a small fly, not flea.

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    Angelique - 14 hours ago  » 

    loubugs - 29 minutes ago  » 
    This isn't a bed bug. Too bad it's smashed. Might be a small fly, but wings are missing and I'm going by the legs and some setae that are left on the body.

    Can you explain substance on the sock that was red and looked like fresh blood? It was definitely from the bug. Is it possible it is a flea?

    When I kill flies (too often), I noticed that, despite not having true blood, there is almost always a blood-looking substance on the swatter. And we get little red bugs around the pool that are bright red when squished. So, red isn't always blood per se. I guess the red on your sock could be pigments or other fluids from the bug you killed.

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    loubugs - 4 hours ago  » 

    Angelique - 12 hours ago  » 

    loubugs - 29 minutes ago  » 
    This isn't a bed bug. Too bad it's smashed. Might be a small fly, but wings are missing and I'm going by the legs and some setae that are left on the body.

    Can you explain substance on the sock that was red and looked like fresh blood? It was definitely from the bug. Is it possible it is a flea?

    No, not really. Sometimes red is a natural color like I said. I said possibly a small fly, not flea.

    Thanks for your help!

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    nomorebuggs - 2 hours ago  » 

    Angelique - 14 hours ago  » 

    loubugs - 29 minutes ago  » 
    This isn't a bed bug. Too bad it's smashed. Might be a small fly, but wings are missing and I'm going by the legs and some setae that are left on the body.

    Can you explain substance on the sock that was red and looked like fresh blood? It was definitely from the bug. Is it possible it is a flea?

    When I kill flies (too often), I noticed that, despite not having true blood, there is almost always a blood-looking substance on the swatter. And we get little red bugs around the pool that are bright red when squished. So, red isn't always blood per se. I guess the red on your sock could be pigments or other fluids from the bug you killed.

    Thank you!

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    Do you still have the insect in question? If you want to send it to me, I can examine and be able to tell you what it is.

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    loubugs - 1 day ago  » 
    Do you still have the insect in question? If you want to send it to me, I can examine and be able to tell you what it is.

    No sorry I havent got it anymore. And I'm from the Netherlands, so not very easy if I still had it.
    I'm happy it's not a Bedbug.
    Thanks again.


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