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  1. looking2identify

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    I have found some things- brown streaks on my sheets, marks on my hip, a tiny bug- that make me afraid I have bed bugs.

    Last week I found a blood spot on my pillow. I had a spot on my shoulder that I had picked at during the day so it's possible I may have picked at it at night:

    some concerning marks on my hip:

    and then when I looked closer, some dirt on the vertical plane of my bottom sheet, on the right side but near my head, where the sheet might meet the wall:

    I also found this little bug on the floor:

    I bought two different kinds of spray- Cedarcide and Ortho Home Defense Dual-Action bed bug killer previously, and I sprayed the Ortho on my bedframe and around the corners of my room, and sprayed the Cedarcide in some places as well.

    I didn't notice anything for a week, but this morning I woke up with a painful spot on my right hip/buttocks, and immediately got scared that it was a bed bug bite. I noticed some marks on the underside of my top sheet where my feet would be as well:

    I've since realized the painful spot is an inflamed pimple or pore, and maybe the marks/dirt I saw on my sheet were from my feet.

    Either way, I am scared, and am looking for some professional advice on what I should do/ the likelihood these are bed bugs.

    Thank you.

  2. looking2identify

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Sun Aug 18 2019 11:47:03
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    My bad, looks like the links weren't working. Here are the pictures in sequential order:

    Blood spot
    Bites
    Dirt on edge of bed
    Bug
    Dirt under top sheet

    looking2identify - 2 minutes ago  » 
    I have found some things- brown streaks on my sheets, marks on my hip, a tiny bug- that make me afraid I have bed bugs.
    Last week I found a blood spot on my pillow. I had a spot on my shoulder that I had picked at during the day so it's possible I may have picked at it at night:

    some concerning marks on my hip:

    and then when I looked closer, some dirt on the vertical plane of my bottom sheet, on the right side but near my head, where the sheet might meet the wall:

    I also found this little bug on the floor:

    I bought two different kinds of spray- Cedarcide and Ortho Home Defense Dual-Action bed bug killer previously, and I sprayed the Ortho on my bedframe and around the corners of my room, and sprayed the Cedarcide in some places as well.
    I didn't notice anything for a week, but this morning I woke up with a painful spot on my right hip/buttocks, and immediately got scared that it was a bed bug bite. I noticed some marks on the underside of my top sheet where my feet would be as well:

    I've since realized the painful spot is an inflamed pimple or pore, and maybe the marks/dirt I saw on my sheet were from my feet.
    Either way, I am scared, and am looking for some professional advice on what I should do/ the likelihood these are bed bugs.
    Thank you.

  3. looking2identify

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    Posted 1 month ago
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    Even though the image link is broken you can right click, hit see image, and it will show up, but i re-uploaded them and pasted them below:

    https://imgur.com/ctldei3
    https://imgur.com/zMgwG9W
    https://imgur.com/DDCdovj
    https://imgur.com/oTzUC9r
    https://imgur.com/UNs230I

  4. Mawiwala

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    Sun Aug 18 2019 13:39:43
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    Can you make a better picture of the bug?

  5. loubugs

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    looking2identify - 2 hours ago  » 
    I have found some things- brown streaks on my sheets, marks on my hip, a tiny bug- that make me afraid I have bed bugs.
    Last week I found a blood spot on my pillow. I had a spot on my shoulder that I had picked at during the day so it's possible I may have picked at it at night:
    some concerning marks on my hip:
    and then when I looked closer, some dirt on the vertical plane of my bottom sheet, on the right side but near my head, where the sheet might meet the wall:
    I also found this little bug on the floor:
    I bought two different kinds of spray- Cedarcide and Ortho Home Defense Dual-Action bed bug killer previously, and I sprayed the Ortho on my bedframe and around the corners of my room, and sprayed the Cedarcide in some places as well.
    I didn't notice anything for a week, but this morning I woke up with a painful spot on my right hip/buttocks, and immediately got scared that it was a bed bug bite. I noticed some marks on the underside of my top sheet where my feet would be as well:
    I've since realized the painful spot is an inflamed pimple or pore, and maybe the marks/dirt I saw on my sheet were from my feet.
    Either way, I am scared, and am looking for some professional advice on what I should do/ the likelihood these are bed bugs.
    Thank you.

    The insect looks like an adult female bed bug. Maybe you can take different views and post them.

    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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