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Bug ID from dry ice trap

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  1. plshelpme123

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Mon Aug 12 2019 20:45:44
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    Hello! I’ve been driving myself crazy the past month or so after finding a couple of bedbugs on the outside of my tent that I was living in for an internship this summer. I was living out of my car and sleeping in a tent, and slept in my car a singe night out of the sixty I was there.

    I found two bugs on the outside of the tent and treated everything possible in dryers.

    When I got home I set a dry ice/dog food bowl style trap in my car and left it to sit. I checked it today and found these three little bugs and I’m not super happy. They are about the size of a flake of black pepper. I’ve been trying to ID them and am very much hoping they’re not bed bug nymphs as the anxiety is eating me up.

    Please help me.

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  2. loubugs

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Tue Aug 13 2019 5:28:56
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    They look like first instar bed bug nymphs.

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  3. plshelpme123

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Tue Aug 13 2019 7:21:34
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    Oh no.

    I guess my next step is Nuvan strips for the car.


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