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Is this a bedbug? [a: yes]

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  1. jimdavis

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Sun Jul 23 2017 4:14:12
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    I have a sinking feeling that I already know the answer to this, but is this a bedbug? Is there anything else it could be?

    http://imgur.com/Ok6YXEb

    We about a month ago were getting bitten... an inspector came out and found nothing of concern, and said he didn't think we had bedbugs because he couldn't find any telltale signs. However, he couldn't rule out that we might have a very small number of bugs, "maybe even just one". Then we didn't get bitten for nearly a month and we were beginning to feel reassured that we might have dodged the bullet. Suddenly the past few days I'm getting bitten again... and then tonight we found this crawling on the bed. Sorry the image isn't great (this is a scan).

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Sun Jul 23 2017 5:30:49
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    Young nymph and as you know it had been feeding, but not recently.

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.
  3. jimdavis

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Sat Aug 12 2017 15:53:35
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    [code]Hi loubugs,

    Just looking over my posts and realized I never said thank you for the ID. Thank you very much for your expertise!

    Obviously it's not great to have BB's, but it's good to know definitively. So I really appreciated the ID.

  4. loubugs

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Sun Aug 13 2017 8:34:52
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    You're welcome. Now you can take care of it properly. Good luck.


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