Possible to Identify? [a: not bed bugs](2 posts)
5 Weeks ago I found a dead adult female bedbug in my bathtub.
Had 3 potential bites over the next few days, laid down diamateous (s?) earth 4 weeks ago and no bites, no signs of anything since.
Am left believing that I had 1 or 3 that might have crawled over from a n neighbouring apartment but just found out last night that the tenant of that apartment moved out last week so I wouldn't be able to ask her anything anyhow.
I have found the company that has the contract for our building and as sympathetic as she was to me, she said she could not legally tell me IF my building had been sprayed for bed bugs in the recent past, or at all, ever. She had done so once before for someone else and got into a lot of trouble so her hands were tied.
BUT, I have seen now, 2 mattresses outside of my apartment in the garbage area, since this that have me wondering.
The first one I posted but no one responded so as dirty as it looked, I am not sure anything definite could be made of it.
I came across this one this morning. It appears to be a mattress to a long reclining chair of some sort, but not a bed as it wasn't wide enough.
It was white and I saw tons and tons of bugs moving on it as I walked by, which was why I stopped to look closer at it.
Most of the bugs I could tell were not BB's. They were longer and green. There were some longer ones that were also brown.
I could be wrong but I think i saw one fly away, but not sure of that.
I did however see dozens of smaller brown bugs t hat were almost too small for me to make out.
There is a possibility they were bed bugs, but again they might not have been.
IF it is sill out there tomorrow, I will take out my camera, although I suspect it will be removed by then.
Unfortunately I did not have my camera with me at the time and only had my iPhone so the photos are not great. And they were all walking around so quickly it was hard to get them in focus on my iPhone
What I am curious about is what these green bugs might be for starters? I am wondering if they are some sort of outside bug?
Curious because when I looked around at other things beside this, nothing had bugs on it but his mattress so I was wondering WHY?
Or is it possible that the small brown bugs I saw were food for the bigger bugs, hence the reason there were, Oh, Id say a good hundred bugs visible to me anyhow on this mattress? An that was without touching it to turn it over or even look a the other sides, etc.
IF the smaller brown ones are bed bugs, I would have bought someone would have taken a marker to the mattress to say hey were bedbugs and not to touch. It didn't have any s ugh warnings so if it is out there tomorrow I will get better photos of the tiny brown bugs which could tell me the a lot more.
I undersand I might be clutching at straws here. I am hoping to find some evidence of BBs in this building for if i did, I would then be absolutely sure that was what had happened in my place. I have checked bedbugregisry.com but there aren't any listens for my place + not sure there would be even if someone had them. This is not a building that fosters friendliness between tenants and I suspect most people here wold keep it quiet rather than go to management about if it they did find bugs.
This was a very clean upscale apartment but is changing for the worse and never before would I expect to have seen dirty mattresses outside in our dump.
In any event, I am curious to understand why this mattress wold be crawling with so many bugs and wondering IF it is a all possible, in the short time it was out there, 1/2 a day perhaps, the bugs might have all come to it once outside, rather than this having carried outside with bugs on it?
In these photos, not only will you see bigger bugs but there are, what appear o be dots in the photos but those are the small brown bugs, I said could possibly be smaller baby BBs but am not sure. They might be too small in fact although brown.
This is not an issue I am neurotic/emotional about but I am just REALLY curious to figure it all out
Not necessarily important, but here are the 4 earlier photos of the first mattress i found. I didn't see any bed bugs on it when I looked but was appalled at how filthy it was and wondered IF the stains i saw were fecal matter or just a very dirty mattress. I could not tell, but wondered how anyone could even sleep on a mattress like this ;-P
One appears to have a possible bug but I think it was a leaf stuck to it
Some of the bugs are what look to be plant bugs, family Miridae of the insect order Hemiptera (same order as bed bugs). One was a bug by itself and I think others are in some of the other photos. It's possible that the bugs had been attracted to the mattress after it had been placed outdoors. Don't worry about these. Not sure what the small bugs are that you refer to.
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