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  1. m86

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    Hi all, I found a dead bug in my bedroom. Looks like it's been dead for some time, but my wife and I just cleaned the carpets in the room about a month ago. I did put some DE on the legs of our bed so that may account for the state of the remains. We don't have any bites or other symptoms of bed bugs, but we did spend a night at a hotel that was a lot sketchier than it seemed on May 20th. Ever since then I've been on alert and this is the first find that alarmed me enough to sign up here and ask the experts. The bug in question is roughly 5mm, maybe a tad bigger and it's head came off when I picked it up. Anyhow, here's a link to the pick I took through a magnifying glass.
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    https://imgur.com/a/PN4zJcL

    Whoops, here's the link. Trying to post with a cell phone is fun. The 2nd one is more zoomed in. Didn't realize how badly imgur resolution is.

    https://imgur.com/a/U2L04Qo

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    m86 - 8 hours ago  » 
    https://imgur.com/a/PN4zJcL
    Whoops, here's the link. Trying to post with a cell phone is fun. The 2nd one is more zoomed in. Didn't realize how badly imgur resolution is.
    https://imgur.com/a/U2L04Qo

    Too bad you didn't turn the big section over to see its other view.

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    loubugs - 7 seconds ago  » 

    m86 - 8 hours ago  » 

    Whoops, here's the link. Trying to post with a cell phone is fun. The 2nd one is more zoomed in. Didn't realize how badly imgur resolution is.

    Too bad you didn't turn the big section over to see its other view. Is phone camera set highest resolution, largest picture size?

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    loubugs - 3 hours ago  » 

    m86 - 8 hours ago  » 
    https://imgur.com/a/PN4zJcL
    Whoops, here's the link. Trying to post with a cell phone is fun. The 2nd one is more zoomed in. Didn't realize how badly imgur resolution is.
    https://imgur.com/a/U2L04Qo

    Too bad you didn't turn the big section over to see its other view.

    https://imgur.com/a/7INWgxT

    As requested. Thanks Lou.

    I looked at the camera settings but I didn't see any regarding resolution for still photos.

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    Not sure exactly. Possibly dried out silverfish, missing some parts.

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    loubugs - 11 minutes ago  » 
    Not sure exactly. Possibly dried out silverfish, missing some parts.

    I did notice some silverfish around the house, not too many though. Didn't realize they had segmented parts. Bit of a relief. Thanks Lou. I'll have my pest control guy look at the remains and see what he thinks as well just to be safe.


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