These sound like bedbugs to you?(3 posts)
Undergoing the procedure outlined in my other thread (http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/going-home-soon-quarantinemonitoring-tips - please read, BTW), I found at the bottom of the bathtub three little bugs. Since I'd obviously been outside, and put my shoes in, they weren't necessarily bedbugs, but I was concerned, so I caught them. (Well, caught two - one got squished). They don't look like the photos in the FAQs, but I thought I'd ask for confirmation.
I tried taking photos, but they didn't turn out well. So for now, I can describe: The tiniest ones thin teardrop shaped (nothing obviously rounded), with distinct tiny ridges near the tail end. The larger one looks similar: capsule shaped, with a distinct head and tail end with tiny articulated ridges in between. The squashed one seems to have had some whitish fluid/guts in it. All were really small (the bigger one is about the size of a grain of rice, the smaller about 1/2 to 1/4 that). Both intact ones seem to have many legs and/or are kinda "hairy".
Will try to get better photos. Until then, thanks!
Bed bugs have six legs and do not produce a whitish fluid / guts when squished.
Post some good marco photos for a better ID, but I don't think you are describing bed bugs.
Yeah, I'm having trouble getting a good pic because they're so small. I'm pretty sure neither of the survivors have six distinct legs, though.
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