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Bedbug ID please [expert ID needed]

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  1. bbcomox

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Thu Oct 17 2013 13:12:06
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    Hi all,

    It seems that I have been posting a lot for the past two days. This morning, 15 minutes ago, I caught this crawling on top of my sheet:

    http://freestuffpage.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/IMG_3270.jpg
    http://freestuffpage.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/IMG_3271.jpg
    http://freestuffpage.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/IMG_3272.jpg

    Could you please confirm that this is a bedbug or not?

    If you want to read my history:
    - First confirmed bedbug in July: http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/bug-identification-please-3
    - Heat treatment on August 9 - installed BB Passive Alert and bought a PackTite Closet for future
    - Getting bites every morning since this Sunday: http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/not-sure-if-i-am-getting-bedbugs-again

    Thank you.

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Thu Oct 17 2013 13:21:31
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    Hi,

    It certainly appears to be bedbug or a very close relative.

    Now the odd thing is the shape of the end of the abdomen. The sections are clearly distended but are not full of blood. I have heard that one of the popular US treatment products can cause bedbugs to distend in this fashion and it may be a sign that it has come from a treated location.

    If you can please focus your efforts on getting a clear in-focus image of the head so we can check the lengths of the hairs on the pads on the side of the head. If this is not possible with a camera you may need a document scanner.

    David Cain
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  3. bbcomox

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Thu Oct 17 2013 13:51:17
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    Hi David,

    Thanks for your help. I took more photos and scanned the bug:
    http://freestuffpage.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/IMG_3274.jpg
    http://freestuffpage.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/IMG_3278.jpg
    http://freestuffpage.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/scannedcropped.jpg

    The scanned version squished the bug, letting out blood.

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Thu Oct 17 2013 13:58:00
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    Hi,

    Sorry non of those are clear or focused enough to show the detail needed.

    If you follow the link below you will see the level of detail that is needed:

    http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2105a.html

    The chances are greatest that you can work this out if you have a 30X or 60X loop.

    David


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