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PLEASE CONFIRM THIS IS A BEDBUG :(

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  1. katherine8325

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Thu Jul 24 2014 12:42:25
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    I was getting dressed, fresh out of the shower, I put my shoes on... all of a sudden my ankle is itchy... I scratch it... then I feel something crawling on me I pull up my pants and see a little bug trying to run up, I grab it, and pretty sure I killed it. The bites itch and spread. Please tell me if it's a bed bug which I'm pretty sure it is... also... can it be possible to have more ?

    here's the link to the picture : http://tinypic.com/r/2iw0v0j/8

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Thu Jul 24 2014 12:49:47
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    Yes, a nymph stage.

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Thu Jul 24 2014 14:13:34
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    loubugs - 1 hour ago  » 
    Yes, a nymph stage.

    do you think it was recently born??? orrr? I'm sorry, I've never had bed bugs but my cousins are infested.. and I recently went over there, but I was careful not to sit down anywhere... but I'm scared the big bed bug is in my house and had babies and that's one who bit me today... although I checked everywhere and I'm currently doing laundry I don't know what to do

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Thu Jul 24 2014 14:32:19
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    My first suggestion to you is to step back and breath.

    Then, take a good read through the FAQs. Then, take a good read through them again.

    Once you've done that, gather up any questions you have a post them on this forum. There are many wonderful people on here, experts and not who will do their best to help and support you.

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Thu Jul 24 2014 17:32:12
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    do you think it was recently born???

    No, it's not a recently hatched one; it's a few instars old and there a total of 5 immature stages (instars) or nymphs.
    It could be the only one that crawled onto you and since it's a nymph, no worry about it laying eggs. As suggested, please read over FAQs. There's no way to know if only one or more unless you inspect or have someone do it who is knowledgeable. You didn't sit, but walking up against something that is infested and has bed bugs actively crawling about will allow them to crawl up and onto an unsuspecting visiting person.


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