Got Bed Bugs? Bedbugger Forums » Detection / Identification of bed bugs

Nymphs - BB, earwig, or cockroach? Other? [a: beetles]

(4 posts)
  1. Jo145

    newbite
    Joined: Aug '17
    Posts: 2

    offline

    Posted 2 months ago
    Thu Aug 10 2017 23:52:09
    #



    Login to Send PM

    Had BBs two years ago, then again earlier this year but much less severe. In a brand new apartment complex now that was built this year, I am the first tenant. I have seen earwigs and ants recently so I am having pest control come by, but if anyone can possibly ID whether or not these are BBs I would be much relieved!

    I found these dead nymphs along my windowsill, baseboards and the box spring of my mattress - they are translucent brown to brown in color with a larger abdomen, smaller thorax and a head. I do not see any spots that indicate a blood meal in the tranlucent ones, and no bites that seem suspicious. I'm guessing earwigs?

    Sorry for the bad quality, they are really small suckers and my hands are shaky.

  2. bed-bugscouk

    oldtimer
    Joined: Apr '07
    Posts: 15,666

    offline

    Posted 2 months ago
    Fri Aug 11 2017 5:52:53
    #



    Login to Send PM

    Hi,

    100% not bed bugs, they appear to be beetles.

    You might need a clearer and closer image for a species ID but not one to be overly concerned with.

    Hope that helps.

    David Cain
    Bed Bugs Limited

    If you have found this information helpful please consider leaving feedback on social media via google+ or FaceBook or by like/loving the images.

    In accordance with the AUP and FTC (legal requirements) I openly disclose my vested interest in Passive Monitors as the inventor and patent holder. Since 2009 they have become an integral part in how we resolve bed bug infestations. I also have a professional relationship with PackTite in that they distribute my product under their own branding. I do not however receive any financial remuneration for any comments I make about products.
  3. loubugs

    old timer
    Joined: Mar '07
    Posts: 8,954

    offline

    Posted 2 months ago
    Fri Aug 11 2017 7:29:38
    #



    Login to Send PM

    Beetles look like latridiid beetles which are called minute brown scavenger beetles, associates of fungal or mold so some sort of moisture issue. For IDs, it's better to get close-ups of the insects.

    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.
  4. Jo145

    newbite
    Joined: Aug '17
    Posts: 2

    offline

    Posted 2 months ago
    Fri Aug 11 2017 10:02:58
    #



    Login to Send PM

    Really appreciate your expertise and quick responses, gentlemen. Thanks kindly!


RSS feed for this topic


Reply

You must log in to post.

265,622 posts in 43,065 topics over 129 months by 18,896 of 19,457 members. Latest: Bugtimore, Paranoid34, terrifieddd