Please help with identification(5 posts)
I'm not sure what this is... I apologize for some of the blur but please help ID if you can. I found it on my bathroom floor this morning. It doesn't seem to have the midsection and head in the body shape of bed bugs I saw in the other photos online, but I can't trust my wishful thinking sometimes.
Some backstory / reason for my panic:
I recently moved out of San Francisco to the North Bay when my apartment building started getting bedbugs in several units, including my roommate's room. When he continued to have signs of bites for 3 months and continued (incompetent) treatments had no effect, we both took off to new places. If I ever had them in my room, I never had any signs of bites like my roommate did.
I took lots of precautions including heating all of my clothing and bedding in the dryer (and a packtite container until temps were 120F), keeping them sealed in plastic bags, and basically sealing everything else up in plastic bins with duct tape around the edges too. I dusted food grade DE on everything I own and all around and in my bedframe as I re-assembled it in the new place, and I've been heating everything in a packtite container as I unpack it. I've been really worried that they may have followed me.
Not an expert but looks like a sow bug or isopod. An expert should be along today to give a positive id.
Yes, good call, ventral view of a sowbug.
Thanks Lou, to have you say good call makes me feel great. Just trying to pick up some amateur skills, I will leave the harder stuff to you and Paul and the other "bug experts."
Thanks very much for the quick response guys!
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