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NO bites, but found one adult/nymph bug. (probably!)

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  1. narikin

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Mar 15 2011 18:48:48
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    small panicky help question:

    girlfriend caught one bug the other week. middle of the sunny day walking across the comforter. neither of us has had any bites at all, and we both are pretty sensitive to insects.
    yes I am inclined to believe it is a bedbug (will post pic soon, I have it in alcohol) but I did study Microbiology, and it matches the images pretty darn perfectly.
    nothing since seen - about 10 days now.

    is this unheard off (bugs but no bites)?
    should we get a sniffer dog in or some one to check?
    Is there a chance that we caught the one and only walking across our bed in the middle of daytime? (remote I know, but... there has to be a first!)

  2. EffeCi

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Mar 15 2011 19:03:29
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    Post the pic....

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    Not everyone reacts to bed bugs, so yes, it is possible to have them with no known bites.

    Bed bugs aren't really nocturnal but they are sneaky. They usually come out at night because that's when their food (us) is usually sound asleep. But they will come out during the day if they have to.

  4. narikin

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    Wed Mar 16 2011 8:56:20
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    OK pics, hope this works:
    bug 2
    bug 1
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  5. narikin

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    It looks to my like a BB, but you guys are hopefully the experts.

    Once again the weird thing is not a single bite on either of us, and we are both people who react to every insect/mosquito bite. been 10 days and still nada.

    found zip under our mattress. and I looked darn closely.
    There is a small chance its a loner picked up outside, making its way in - a lucky catch - but.... full inspection +treat anyways?

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    It is an adult female. Proceed with a full inspection. She may have laid eggs.

    Jim

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    thanks. though I wish it was otherwise.
    made the call already. still no bites, but better safe than sorry.

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    Yeah, I confirm too, an adult female... sorry...

  9. narikin

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    UPDATE: Got the all clear today, after a thorough professional check nothing was found. still no bites on either of us, no skins or fecal signs, no other bugs anywhere. I think we might have got very lucky, and by random chance caught the one and only as it came in on our coattails. cinema? subway? restaurant? travel? who knows. worse possibility is a neighbor whose not telling.
    Its been 10 days since discovery and nothing more. hope I'm right, but by now any others should have had to feed, and/or eggs would have hatched. So far so good.

  10. murukku

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    Posted 3 years ago
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    You got the all clear from a PCO or a K9?

  11. narikin

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    Posted 3 years ago
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    PCO.

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    Hmm. I would be wary for a while still and continue to check your bed, since others have said you found an adult female bb. With our PCO and first treatment things seemed to be looking good for about 3 weeks and then we discovered a nymph in my sister's bed. She does not react to bites either. Since then we have had another treatment (under a week ago).

    I think 10 days is not enough to safely say you're in the clear, especially if you have no bites/not reacting. I think you should continue to check for signs just in case! At least for a little while longer? These are just my thoughts, as I am no expert. Maybe others can weigh in.

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    Posted 3 years ago
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    <---- Cleared

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    Haha well then!

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    UPDATE NEW bug found - looks different - a different beast, or BB in dift stage?

    sorry for poor photos it had stuck itself in girlfriends moisturiser cream:
    it seems to have wings or a shell - is this a BedBug? from the top it doesn't look like one, from underneath it does: or - did we have a false "CLEAR"

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    Female dermestid beetle, one of the carpet beetles.

    Professional consulting entomologist/arachnologist in all matters dealing with insects and arachnids.
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    narikin - 1 week ago  » 
    It looks to my like a BB, but you guys are hopefully the experts.
    Once again the weird thing is not a single bite on either of us, and we are both people who react to every insect/mosquito bite. been 10 days and still nada.
    found zip under our mattress. and I looked darn closely.
    There is a small chance its a loner picked up outside, making its way in - a lucky catch - but.... full inspection +treat anyways?

    You can react to one insect bite and not another. I itch from mosquito and black fly bites but not so much from bed bugs; in fact, the itchiness, if it occurs, subsides rather quickly from the latter.

  19. narikin

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    Fri Mar 25 2011 12:37:55
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    Thanks PCO (KQ) did say we had carpet beetles , so fair dibs to him.
    first time we've seen one. man underneath they look like BB's, on top - yes it does look like a beetle.

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    narikin - 53 minutes ago <a href="http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/no-bites-
    sorry for poor photos

    Jeeze what do you consider a good photo? Those are beautiful shots for ID.

    Forget the bottom views. If on the top they have the split down the center they are not BBs. No exceptions.

    Jim

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    False Clear? .... Narikin those words are not in my vocabulary


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