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Bed Bug ID Needed [a: spider]

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  1. jpat

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Tue Aug 15 2017 22:56:04
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    I have been treated for and cleared of bed bugs. I haven't gotten any new bites that are similar to the ones I've had in the past, but of course my paranoia has me inspecting every new skin blemish.

    I found this on the side of my mattress today. The good news is it's dead (I painted my bed frame with Cimexa), but I can't even tell if it's really a bed bug since it's been flattened, and I've never seen one in person before. It kind of looks like a smooshed carpet beetle.

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    Wed Aug 16 2017 6:11:50
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    Hi,

    The bag draws the focus of the camera away from the sample and makes species ID not possible for me other than it does not appear to be a bed bug.

    Please take it out of the bag, place it on lined paper, and take the picture from above looking down on the sample.

    Hope that helps.

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    Wed Aug 16 2017 8:35:18
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    Good to hear! Looking at it again this morning (removed from the initial shock) it also doesn't look like a BB to me, but knowing an alternative species would be helpful!

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    Hi,

    Much better, now I can confirm 100% it's not a bed bug.

    Might have to wait for Lou to species ID though.

    David

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    Wed Aug 16 2017 8:51:01
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    What a RELIEF. Thank you David! Curious what Lou says too!

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    jpat - 2 hours ago  » 
    What a RELIEF. Thank you David! Curious what Lou says too!

    Thanks for removing from the plastic covering. Not an insect but a spider. I'm not sure which spider because the picture isn't really clear. It's a bit dehydrated and wrinkled. Possibly an oecobiid spider.

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    Thanks so much Lou! I've been finding desiccated spiders around my place because of the Cimexa, but this one must have been drying out for a while


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