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Pieces of a dead bug?

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  1. repulsedbybb

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Tue Apr 18 2017 10:27:28
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    Found pieces of an insect on my bed, I think....I never find whole bugs, just pieces, which is frustrating when monitoring. Also found what I think might be a blood spot?

    https://flic.kr/p/TK426Y

    https://flic.kr/p/TYVBHi

    https://flic.kr/p/TK43h5

    https://flic.kr/p/TYVXdF

    https://flic.kr/p/TVk365

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Tue Apr 18 2017 10:30:52
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    Hi,

    100% not bed bugs. Not 100% convinced it is insect. The red spot is not consistent with blood, more like fruit squash.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Tue Apr 18 2017 11:40:21
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    One item in the pictures looks it could be a head of an insect. It's difficult to review the other, longer and darker item(s). Not 100% sure of the "head" ID, just a guess.

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    Posted 3 months ago
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    Thank you guys for your ideas!! I truly, truly appreciate any help you can lend. If it helps, I think (though I imagine it won't) the little piece was loosely connected before I tried to move it. Also, the coloring is VERY dark....if it is an insect, could it possibly be a bed bug or would a bed bug typically stay in tact? They seem like they are somewhat durable bugs....is it common to find one in pieces? As for the ted stain, I know it's not an entirely accurate test but it fizzed when I put peroxide on it, although I'm sure lots of elements could fizz. I don't have any Bed Bug Blue... :/


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