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Bug ID: picture, found on bed

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  1. Chuck3

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Fri Aug 30 2019 2:55:06
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    Hello!

    Any chance this is a bedbug? It darted across the bed. A bit longer than 1/4 inch.

    https://i.imgur.com/dnSluwd.jpg
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    (Bottom pic is under a 10x magnifier.) I can take more if needed. I poured clear soap over it to kill it and it's in ziplock bag now.

    I had One bedbug 5 years ago, PCO came, none since. This looks much smaller, and different, but perhaps it is a nymph? and I see they can be narrow sometimes. It looks to me like a dark spot inside it?

    No bites on me or my partner (although, hives lately that last 5-10 minutes for me)

    I hope I am overreacting!
    Thank you very much!

  2. Mawiwala

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Fri Aug 30 2019 3:23:43
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    Hi,

    definitly not a bed bug. They are not narrow, not even sometimes, and when you refer to a fed nymph they would have a more red abdomen and a little longer but never really that narrow especially not when tan colored.

  3. loubugs

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Fri Aug 30 2019 10:58:15
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    Mawiwala - 7 hours ago  » 
    Hi,
    definitly not a bed bug. They are not narrow, not even sometimes, and when you refer to a fed nymph they would have a more red abdomen and a little longer but never really that narrow especially not when tan colored.

    Definitely not a bed bug. This is a very young silverfish. They don't have body scales when first hatched.

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  4. Chuck3

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Fri Aug 30 2019 23:34:16
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    Thank you so much Lou & Mawiwala

    I've been seeing many silverfish lately, I guess they've been busy making babies!

    Thanks


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