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Bug ID, thanks so much! [a: not bed bugs]

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  1. KMHBB

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    Posted 12 months ago
    Wed Jul 19 2017 0:05:24
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    Hello there! Pictures below!

    Very worried about possible bed bugs in my room. I recently went to the doctor and was diagnosed with mild contact dermatitis after showing him a red line-shaped rash near my armpit.

    The next few mornings I've woken up to large itchy welts on my left arm. I decided to check my bed and DID find insects on my mattress pad. One was a long clear creature that I managed to take a bad photo of in my haste, the other was a black pill-shaped insect that didn't look like a traditional bed bug, another had wings and looked most closely like a mosquito.

    I also found some strange yellow nugget-shaped objects, one had a red inside. I've got a picture of that as well.

    I'm hesitant to call my landlord and bite the bed bug bullet, is it possible I just have a more normal summertime insect issue? I don't see any of the more tell-tale bed-bug signs but needless to say something seems to be biting me and I'd like that to stop!

    IMAGES:

    https://ibb.co/kVKXN5 (small clear larval-looking creature) (this is the one I'm most worried is a BB!)
    https://ibb.co/fVFvaQ (Thin winged creature)

    https://ibb.co/f8sK25 (Black glossy pill-shaped creature)

    https://ibb.co/iMYgFQ (Black pill creature with strange yellowish clumps)

    Thank you so much for any potential help.

  2. KMHBB

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    Posted 12 months ago
    Wed Jul 19 2017 1:18:19
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    UPDATE: Found two more bugs on one of my pillows after I washed the case.

    One was a winged, like a gnat, and the other was thin and crawling until I moved it to try and take the photo. Did my best to get as zoomed in as possible. The larval-looking one, to my eye, doesn't seem to have a traditional bed bug shape but maybe that's just wishful thinking.

    WINGED INSECT:

    https://ibb.co/hs67pk

    https://ibb.co/gF4tUk

    https://ibb.co/n4uSpk

    LARVAL-SEEMING ONE:

    https://ibb.co/cJFYUk

    https://ibb.co/cnViUk

  3. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 12 months ago
    Wed Jul 19 2017 4:33:59
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    Hi,

    Sorry that image service does not allow zooming in on iPhones so I can't get a good look. I would check out the example images of carpet beetle larva as a reference but it's 100% not bed bugs in any of the images.

    Hope that helps.

    David Cain
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