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Bug id needed asap please!!! [a: silverfish]

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  1. ShiningStarr

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sat Sep 2 2017 20:30:43
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    We had a bed bug infestation almost 2 years ago, today we started packing to move to our new apartment which is the upper level of the same house and i found this. From what i remember it looks like a bed bug, but since it was such a traumatizing time i try to block out anything and everything about it ( i have a phobia of all bugs and it put me into a huge depression). Before this finding there has been no signs, i have checked all mattress and couchs for live/dead bugs and any black marks and have found nothing, no one has any visible signs of being bit either. I just dont want to start moving stuff up and they get up there to.
    Please see picture below

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    Sat Sep 2 2017 22:40:13
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    There's no photo...

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    https://flic.kr/p/Y6wsrG

    Sorry hope this one works

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    Does not appear to be bedbug related. An expert may be able to offer more info.

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    nomorebuggs - 4 hours ago  » 
    Does not appear to be bedbug related. An expert may be able to offer more info.

    Looks like most of body of silverfish.

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    That definitly made me feel alittle better, i also have another question. If you were to squish a bed bug eggs would it be mushy or is the outter shell kinda hard and it would shatter? Are the eggs a yellowish/orangeish color? Every little thing i see is making me freak out, i cant tell for a fact if there here again without more evidence since mattress and sheets are clear.

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    Mon Sep 4 2017 20:18:22
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    BB eggs are white, shaped like a grain of rice, but about the size of 2 pieces of table salt.

    This photo has eggs, fecal drops, and 1st instars on a piece of clear packing tape: https://www.flickr.com/photos/157967708@N08/36406160962/in/dateposted/


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