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  1. leslielittle

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Tue Oct 23 2012 19:05:04
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    Posted 6 years ago
    Tue Oct 23 2012 19:27:01
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    Hi,

    Too out of focus to confirm other than too small for bedbugs.

    You need to retake without the coin which the camera focuses on rather than the samples.

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  3. leslielittle

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Tue Oct 23 2012 19:51:17
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    Posted 6 years ago
    Tue Oct 23 2012 20:12:46
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    Hi,

    Where are you finding these?

    What kind of numbers are they being found in?

    What part of the country are you in?

    Is it a city or rural environment?

    A little background would help and i have to say it would be polite to actually give some background to help us to help you.

    David

  5. leslielittle

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    Wed Oct 24 2012 7:21:48
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    hello,
    sorry, i didn't include context because i didn't want to color the response, but if this will help you:

    location of apartment: nyc/brownstone
    location of bugs: in a dust ball by the bedside table
    number of bugs: 5 to 10

    please let me know if you need additional information.

  6. leslielittle

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    +and also, thank you so much for this service you provide. i know you are helping loads of people. i apologize for not understanding the guidelines for posting.

  7. bed-bugscouk

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    Wed Oct 24 2012 9:00:32
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    Hi,

    This one will require an entomologist to confirm beyond 100% not bedbugs.

    Aspects remind me of Australian spider beetles but I don't think this one is native to the UK as I don't recognise it.

    David

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    Wed Oct 24 2012 10:29:58
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    Realize the quality of the picture is poor, but I've had it identified by an entomologist in the US as a spider beetle.

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    Wed Oct 24 2012 15:02:40
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    Out of focus. I don't even know if I'd call them insects or insect parts.

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