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Please help me identify if this is a bed bug [a: beetles]

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  1. kayla081998

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    Posted 8 months ago
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    Bug identify .
    I found this bug in my shower. It was between the lid and bottle of my soap.

    https://flic.kr/p/QSMe6g

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    Posted 8 months ago
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    Hi,

    If possible please post a clearer image by placing it on a flat surface.

    The segmentation makes it unlikely to be a bed bug but a better image would help.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 8 months ago
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    I washed it down the sink because I was scared of it but here is some more pictures I took of it. I haven't seen anything on the matewss. I'm in college and I'm freakingn out that it's a bed bug. I just got back from winter break and took a shower and found that https://flic.kr/p/QSMe6g

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    Posted 8 months ago
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    Heres a zoomed in photo https://flic.kr/p/QSQvRp

    Thanks so much for help

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    Hi,

    That's a shame.

    All I can say is that what appears to be a clear separation of head, thorax and abdomen would automatically exclude bed bugs. If you read the FAQS and useful tools you will be able to see what avoidance steps you can take and how do inspect and monitor your sleeping area.

    David

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    Posted 8 months ago
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    Thank you so much ! I only found one and in my shower so I'm thinking it's not bed bugs then. There appears to be nothing on my mattress and no other signs of bugs. Thank you again for your help

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    kayla081998 - 1 hour ago  » 
    Heres a zoomed in photo https://flic.kr/p/QSQvRp
    Thanks so much for help

    Just a small beetle.

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    Posted 8 months ago
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    bed-bugscouk - 1 hour ago  » 
    Hi,
    That's a shame.
    All I can say is that what appears to be a clear separation of head, thorax and abdomen would automatically exclude bed bugs. If you read the FAQS and useful tools you will be able to see what avoidance steps you can take and how do inspect and monitor your sleeping area.
    David

    When I look at bed bugs I see a clear separation of head, thorax and abdomen. If they have just eaten, it's a little more obvious. The front wings (pad-like) stick out more after sucking up the blood meal, too.

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    Posted 8 months ago
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    So it's definatly not a bed bug? I am nervous to sleep there lol.

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    Posted 8 months ago
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    kayla081998 - 6 hours ago  » 
    So it's definatly not a bed bug? I am nervous to sleep there lol.

    That's a small beetle.

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    Posted 8 months ago
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    Thank you so much

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    Posted 8 months ago
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    So I don't kind another one of thoes bugs on my base bored . Deffitatly don't think it's a bed bug but can anyone tell me what this is ? https://flic.kr/p/R9Hg9F

    I also found a fire ant not to far from it? Can it be a baby fire ant maybe ? Not sure. Thanks for any help.

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    Posted 8 months ago
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    Found * not don't kind

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    Posted 8 months ago
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    The last one is a beetle.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."

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