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Bug ID: Help identifying potential bedbug

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  1. n8dog62

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Sep 29 2015 11:58:11
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    Hi all,

    About 1 month ago I got back from Panama. I had gotten a large number of bites and suspected bedbugs. My girlfriend and I put everything into garbage bags, laundered everything that could be laundered, and put the rest of the bags into a chest freezer that I have (the bottom is -10, the top is around 15 degrees F). My girlfriend took her bag out after 3 days and flew to another city. She found a bedbug in her bag a few days later. I have kept the bags in the freezer and have started taking the bags at the bottom of the freezer out (to rotate the ones up top down). I haven't gotten a bite yet and have put out yeast/co2 traps into ClimbUp interceptors.

    Today I found this little guy crawling around a piece of paper in the kitchen (where the freezer is). Pardon the bad photos.

    Any help would be great!

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  2. BigDummy

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Sep 29 2015 12:22:49
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    Not a bed bug. Antennae shape is easy to pick out as not being segmented like a bed bug.

  3. n8dog62

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Sep 29 2015 13:13:26
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    Thank you!

  4. loubugs

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Sep 29 2015 14:48:10
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    Looks most like a booklouse. Your freezer is actually "warm", so bed bug killing will take weeks, i believe.

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