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ID this bug please [a: bed bug or close relative]

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  1. OMGPLZNOBUGS

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Fri Aug 11 2017 23:43:48
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    Found this on my bed, no other evidence.
    Is this a bed bug? What are the chances it could be something else?

    sorry about the shade of the image, it's in a prescription bottle, also the image is zoomed in a lot, the bug is small.

    Thanks!

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Sat Aug 12 2017 2:04:35
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    That looks like a bed bug or closely related species. The ID of closely related species can only be done on a clear shot. Bird or bat bugs are only a possibility if you have birds or bats nesting in or on the structure.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Posted 2 months ago
    Sun Aug 13 2017 8:37:03
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    Looks like a plump female; too bad it's hidden behind amber plastic. Really doesn't look so hairy to be a bat bug and not a different genus of cimicid that would be a bird bug.

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Tue Aug 15 2017 0:45:24
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    Thanks for replying! Even though it's bad news, it's still comforting to have people to help me / talk to me.

    Looks like I have a lot of work ahead of. I'm glad my place is already clean and rather minimalist.

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    OMGPLZNOBUGS - 5 hours ago  » 
    Thanks for replying! Even though it's bad news, it's still comforting to have people to help me / talk to me.
    Looks like I have a lot of work ahead of. I'm glad my place is already clean and rather minimalist.

    Well, now you can figure out reasons. Neighbors? Visitors? Office? Inspect home?


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