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Bed Bug ID needed, 37 weeks pregnant and afraid

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  1. ginger57

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    Hello,

    I am 37 weeks pregnant and we just moved into a new home where we have been renovating for two months. As soon as I started sleeping there I got what I thought were hives. I have very sensitive skin and didn’t think much of it but I found this bug with blood in it. It was so tiny it was hard to identify and my family assured me it wasn’t a bedbug.

    Fast forward a month my hives had gone away and all of a sudden I got them again. This time I saw a bug in my bed and when I squished it it also had blood.

    Needless to say I immediately think bedbugs. But they were both so tiny it was hard to tell. I’m paranoid and scared. We stripped everything. We checked over the mattress and found nothing, no blood stains or fecal marks. No more bugs. No skins.

    I will try figure out how to post a picture ASAP but I’ve nevee used forums much before. We can’t afford an exterminator with the baby almost here but I can’t sleep and my significant other doesn’t have any noticeable marks or bites and we sleep in the same bed. Please keep watch on the post I will post a pic ASAP.

  2. ginger57

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Fri Mar 2 2018 3:01:49
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    https://imgur.com/gallery/4Vri4

    Hopefully this works!! Please help identify.

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    Sorry.
    It is a bedbug.

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    Bed bug or close relative.

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    my significant other doesn’t have any noticeable marks or bites and we sleep in the same bed.
    Many people don't react to bites (around 30%).

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    Not an adult, but a later instar nymph, maybe 4th or 5th.

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.
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    loubugs - 6 days ago  » 
    Not an adult, but a later instar nymph, maybe 4th or 5th.

    Hello,

    So we have had one treatment done so far. The pest control guy couldn’t find any signs. He also set up sticky traps as indicators and there was nothing. My bites have finally gone down and this evening I find another live bug. Not fed. There was no blood when squished. And the same size as the last one. So you said not an adult. I have yet to find an adult bug. We cannot find the source. Our mattress has been in a special sealed case. We have the guy coming for another treatment on Saturday morning. Why is there no adults? I’m so stressed and I’m due to have this baby in 11 days. I don’t know how to fix this.

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    ginger57 - 3 hours ago  » 

    loubugs - 6 days ago  » 
    Not an adult, but a later instar nymph, maybe 4th or 5th.

    Hello,
    So we have had one treatment done so far. The pest control guy couldn’t find any signs. He also set up sticky traps as indicators and there was nothing. My bites have finally gone down and this evening I find another live bug. Not fed. There was no blood when squished. And the same size as the last one. So you said not an adult. I have yet to find an adult bug. We cannot find the source. Our mattress has been in a special sealed case. We have the guy coming for another treatment on Saturday morning. Why is there no adults? I’m so stressed and I’m due to have this baby in 11 days. I don’t know how to fix this.

    Climb up monitors will work better than sticky traps. You can use folded cloth or paper towel, fan-folded paper. You didn't say if you lived in an apartment or stand-alone house.

  9. ginger57

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    loubugs - 2 hours ago  » 

    ginger57 - 3 hours ago  » 

    loubugs - 6 days ago  » 
    Not an adult, but a later instar nymph, maybe 4th or 5th.

    Hello,
    So we have had one treatment done so far. The pest control guy couldn’t find any signs. He also set up sticky traps as indicators and there was nothing. My bites have finally gone down and this evening I find another live bug. Not fed. There was no blood when squished. And the same size as the last one. So you said not an adult. I have yet to find an adult bug. We cannot find the source. Our mattress has been in a special sealed case. We have the guy coming for another treatment on Saturday morning. Why is there no adults? I’m so stressed and I’m due to have this baby in 11 days. I don’t know how to fix this.

    Climb up monitors will work better than sticky traps. You can use folded cloth or paper towel, fan-folded paper. You didn't say if you lived in an apartment or stand-alone house.

    We live in a stand alone house. Just moved in at the beginning of February 2018. We don’t even have many things here yet and are too worried to move in new items until this is solved.

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    ginger57 - 3 hours ago  » 

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    loubugs - 6 days ago  » 
    Not an adult, but a later instar nymph, maybe 4th or 5th.

    Hello,
    So we have had one treatment done so far. The pest control guy couldn’t find any signs. He also set up sticky traps as indicators and there was nothing. My bites have finally gone down and this evening I find another live bug. Not fed. There was no blood when squished. And the same size as the last one. So you said not an adult. I have yet to find an adult bug. We cannot find the source. Our mattress has been in a special sealed case. We have the guy coming for another treatment on Saturday morning. Why is there no adults? I’m so stressed and I’m due to have this baby in 11 days. I don’t know how to fix this.

    Climb up monitors will work better than sticky traps. You can use folded cloth or paper towel, fan-folded paper. You didn't say if you lived in an apartment or stand-alone house.

    We live in a stand alone house. Just moved in at the beginning of February 2018. We don’t even have many things here yet and are too worried to move in new items until this is solved.

    You don't know if the home had been infested prior to buying it?

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    Yes, bed bugs. Still in nymph stages.


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