Is this a bedbug? Girlfriend is scared.(6 posts)
I'm not an expert so I'm not sure. The experts may not be on until tomorrow.
I can see the picture, but there are different stages (ie nymph/baby, 2, 3, 4, etc) of different types of bugs. It helps the experts to have a point of reference. Can you put a penny next to it and take another picture and post below?
It may also help the experts if you tell a little more of your story (apt/house). I'd suggest reading the FAQ sheet. I don't have BBs but thought I was exposed on a trip and I began reading the FAQ sheets and have done some things to help protect myself...so, it wouldn't do any harm (or at least I hope not, someone please let me know if I"m wrong)...if you tell a little bit about your story and read the FAQs...
I'm a newbie so not much info I can give you; however, remember when you read this site that a lot of people who "stay" here are the unlucky 5-10% with horror stories...most people get a few treatments and are fine... I found reading the bite primer helpful since it lets you know that experts don't rely on bites....
Finally, good for you for keeping the bug and taking its picture and posting here!!! You are being proactive...Keep the bug in the freezer or in a couple of ziplocs..the experts may want front and back pics to identify further if it is one...
Good luck...my thoughts are with you.
Sorry to break it to you but it is. Save it for proof and get reading the FAQs.
Do not tear the place apart! Get a game plan to deal with them before disturbing them.
Sorry for the bad news...Spideyg is so right...don't tear the place apart, bomb, or sprays...they may be mostly around your bed and you don't want to disturb them...
Also, if you have a landlord, you may want to look up tenant rights in your state..
Don't tell us any identifying information (city, apartment management, etc) on this site....internet comments are forever..unfortunately....
Thank you for your very quick replies. Couple questions;
1) Is it possible for it to be the first one? It happened a few days ago, she has a little puppy that sleeps with her and he wakes her up in the middle of the night that's actually how she saw it. Is it possible it's in the early stages and it's easier to get rid of?
2) Can they stay in my car, and when people come in they get them also?
3) Can they carry from her puppy?
Thanks again for your help.
It certainly could be the first one you've seen. It's not a young one which doesn't mean it has been with you growing up for a long time either. Might be a single invasive. Inspection will tell.
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