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URGENT BUG ID (A:not a bed bug)

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  1. iamscared

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Sep 19 2012 6:06:33
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    Hello,

    Its been a while since I posted here since I came to a understanding that I was just paranoid - thanks to great advice from David and PBello. **I did find some carpet beetle larvae**

    I came to India for vacation and have been staying at my mothers place for almost 3 months now. She has never had any bed bug problem *touchwood* and everything was fine here. Due to partial renovation in my house I had purchased a new mattress for my room and it got delivered today.

    Since I am still careful about these things (slight OCD and paranoia) I started inspecting the mattress (that was still covered by plastic but had some holes on the cover due to transportation) and found a dead bug.. needless to stay I panicked.

    I have taken some photos of the bug, as clearly as I could ... after handing it it disintegrated so I do not have the specimen with me any more.

    Photos:
    http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/560/photo3jar.jpg

    http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/802/photo1vk.jpg

    http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/4333/photo2kc.jpg

    After it broke : http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/1576/photoaqw.jpg

    I cant remember the colour perfectly, but it was about dark brown.

    Please could someone help me ID this bug? I looked at the mattress carefully after this, and found nothing else. So if someone can shed some light on this I would really appreciate!

    Thank you.

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Sep 19 2012 6:13:43
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    Hi,

    100% not bedbug.

    I cant see clearly enough to say more than likley to be be spider or ant.

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Sep 19 2012 6:16:22
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    bed-bugscouk - 47 seconds ago  » 
    Hi,
    100% not bedbug.
    I cant see clearly enough to say more than likley to be be spider or ant.
    David Cain
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    Thank you very much David! This is extremely relieving. I was dreading the idea of a whole new series of paranoia after the last one!

    Could you please tell me what led you to ID it as a NOT bed bug (even when its partially disfigured)? Just curious

    Thank you.

    Edit: The first photo raised most alarms for me..

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    Wed Sep 19 2012 6:17:47
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    Hi,

    The segments of the body are all wrong, the leg architecture is all wrong.

    In fact its one of those where its so wrong I do have to wonder what made you think it could have been a bedbug.

    David

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Sep 19 2012 6:29:53
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    You need this; http://bedbugger.com/photos-of-bed-bugs-and-signs-of-bed-bugs/
    Follow the links to other images too - especially those from Lou Sorkin.

    Knowing exactly what BBs look like will save you an awful lot of blood pressure spikes, as well as potentially saving you a lot stress & money if ever you do come across the little varmints.

  6. loubugs

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Sep 19 2012 8:00:54
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    Maybe an ant.

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  7. EffeCi

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    Posted 7 years ago
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    Or a crushed little lone bee.
    IMHO legs are too big and thick for an ant


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