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Bedbugs or roach or something else?

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  1. curious62114

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Fri Nov 30 2018 0:00:03
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    Found this dead on my bed. Any indication of what it could be?


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    Posted 6 months ago
    Fri Nov 30 2018 1:12:54
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    Hi,

    100% not bed bug, almost certainly roach.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Fri Nov 30 2018 1:18:37
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    @bed-bugscouk thank you! Would you happen to know what kind of roach?

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    Fri Nov 30 2018 1:48:12
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    Hi,

    Sorry, missing too many features for me to be 100% on species.

    I also don’t think it appears to be a recent kill as fresh kills are not as brittle.

    David

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Fri Nov 30 2018 6:51:43
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    It's a cockroach nymph. Adult cockroach stage is easier to identify to species even though the nymph stage can be used for identification.

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Fri Nov 30 2018 8:01:21
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    @loubugs thank you! Is it possible to tell what kind? Is this something I should call an exterminator for? It was found already dead if that makes a difference.


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