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Is this a crushed bed bug I found on my bedsheet? Five pictures included.

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  1. meinmic

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    Last summer I had an infestation of bed bugs in my apartment. I had a pest control company do a chemical spray. In the fall I was sleeping on the couch, but later found a just fed one there and crushed it (there was blood). I then had the heat treatment come in. I moved to my dad's and lived there until after fall semester. I moved in during spring (late january). Today (May 3) I think I may have found a dead or crushed bed bug on my sheet, but there were no blood stains to be seen. I recently got worried after finding a carpet beetle and also a cockroach nymph in my room. I am attaching five high quality pics of the sample. Please help me identify, as I think this time it might be a bed bug. It has striations, but is nearly all black. It also looks like the size of a nymph, which doesn't make sense for it to be colored. Thanks for your help.

    http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj528/meinmic/camerapictures335-1.jpg

    http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj528/meinmic/camerapictures334.jpg

    http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj528/meinmic/camerapictures333.jpg

    http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj528/meinmic/camerapictures332.jpg

    http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj528/meinmic/camerapictures331.jpg

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    Fri May 4 2012 0:55:15
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    Nope

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    KillerQueen - 4 minutes ago  » 
    Nope

    How do you know it's not?

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    Because its what I do for a living.

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    KillerQueen - 1 minute ago  » 
    Because its what I do for a living.

    Oh, it just seems very similar to one to my eye. I don't doubt your expertise. Any idea what it might be? Thanks for your response; I need peace of mind because I have to write my finals.

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    Fri May 4 2012 1:07:47
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    Yeah it's not a bed bug.

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    Can't say for sure what it is but I'm 100% certain it's not a bed bug.


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