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Dead bed bug?? Please help [a: bed bug or possibly bat bug; more detail needed]

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  1. liindsay

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Mon Nov 26 2012 15:06:43

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    I found this on the window ledge and am pretty certain it is a dead bed bug. This is a nightmare! Thank you for your help!

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  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Mon Nov 26 2012 15:48:29

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    Sorry it's highly likely to be a bedbug. The window location unless very close to the bed may indicate bat bugs or swallow bugs which is why I have said highly likely.

    Have a look for the other confirming signs in the room, if you can't f d cast skins keep the sample for confirmation of species.

    Hope that helps, give the FAQ's a thorough read.

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  3. loubugs

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Mon Nov 26 2012 16:01:50

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    Difficult to say which species but it's a cimicid bug (bed bug, bat bug). A microscopic exam is needed for confirmation. Maybe some hunting will give you additional samples or harborage areas.

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.

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