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  1. Lodo956

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Sat Sep 14 2019 21:40:48
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    So this is my current story:
    I went hiking a week ago and the next day had lots of itchy bumps on my ankles and one on my arm. Almost certainly not from bed bugs, and rather from some woodland creature. It was around this time, though, that I began noticing little blood spots showing up on my white sheets. Upon further research though, I know that blood spots don’t really indicate bed bugs. I can try not to worry. Plus, although they don’t really match the places on the sheets with the places I itched, it’s possible I was scratching myself in my sleep and creating the blood spots. (Relax a little). Nonetheless, with the price tag of bb treatments I worry. I recently traveled a lot. And I did have a new bump show up on my butt, the very morning that I slept with said butt unclothed. I dismantled my bedding and bed frame and found no signs of bed bugs. I’ve noticed no fecal stains. I did find a lot of these bugs, though. They don’t appear to be bb but can someone ID them? Also, due to my newfound anxiety, what practical measures should someone take to avoid a bed bug infestation?

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Sat Sep 14 2019 21:46:35
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  3. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Sun Sep 15 2019 1:47:54
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    Hi,

    As it looks nothing like the example images it’s safe to say it’s not a bedbug.

    Learn to check when you travel and above all learn what bedbugs actually look it, it’s a sound investment to reducing your stress.

    Hope that helps.

    David Cain
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    Posted 1 month ago
    Sun Sep 15 2019 5:54:55
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    It´s a nymph of a smokey brown cockroach.


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