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Fairly sure this is a bed bug... please confirm? Also, vinyl records.

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  1. scaryterry

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    Posted 3 months ago
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    https://imgur.com/a/hqJ9G

    Saw this scurry on my wall in the hallway of my room (not near my bed) and killed it. It looks like a bed bug. It was quite red though (doesn't show how red in the pic), almost bright red, not rust red like most bed bugs seem to be.

    I recently bought some floor speakers from craigslist and maybe it had some living in it. They were stored in the closet for a few days outside my room (outside the hallway where it was found)

    I'm freaking out because I have a HUGE record collection in my room (2000 pieces) so treatment would be extremely difficult if there was an infestation. Also worried about them going into my records and dying/defecating.

    I haven't seen another, and I just bought bags for my mattress, box spring, and pillows after examining all 3 and seeing no signs. Help?

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    I sorry.... bed bug, get a PCO asap, if done properly your records should not suffer but get ready for the tedious task of checking them 1 by one, a good option would be to bag/box them with nuvan strips

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    F. Pazos - 2 minutes ago  » 
    I sorry.... bed bug, get a PCO asap, if done properly your records should not suffer but get ready for the tedious task of checking them 1 by one, a good option would be to bag/box them with nuvan strips

    SH*T.

    Is there anything else I can do beyond bagging my bed stuff?

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    yes, you can get an specialized PCO to at leaset inspect so you know how big is your problem and then I suggest to use his services (usually cheaper than DIY as when you start to throw away stuff it tend to get big on money)

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    Scaeyterry- Don’t panic too much about your records. We have about 500 (or more, maybe) and we ended up bagging them with strips like E.Pazos said above. The chemicals have not damaged them.

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    Get an inspection of your home, if the population is still tiny the records may not even need to be treated. How close are they to the bed?

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    BigDummy - 1 hour ago  » 
    Get an inspection of your home, if the population is still tiny the records may not even need to be treated. How close are they to the bed?

    I have an inspector coming today. There is are about 250 to the right of my bed and another 400 in front of my bed (all in 2x2 ikea shelves)

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    scaryterry - 18 hours ago  » You can run but you can't hide, bitch!

    :D

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    Guy came and said it doesn't look like I have any more after doing some inspecting. He said to keep an eye for bites or more on the walls.

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    Do you live in an apartment? Its possible they could be crawling in from a neighbor.

    I'm not an expert. Just sharing what I learned from my experience.
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    bedbugsbugme - 4 hours ago  » 
    Do you live in an apartment? Its possible they could be crawling in from a neighbor.

    Nope, house. I'm thinking one hitched a ride on the speaker. At least I hope.

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    I have these marks on my torso today: https://imgur.com/a/kt7j0

    Any chance these aren't bed bug bites? I feel like throughout my life I've seen things like this before on me.

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    No one can determine what insect bit you, and that's assuming it's an insect bite.

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    bugged-cdn - 11 minutes ago  » 
    No one can determine what insect bit you, and that's assuming it's an insect bite.

    I also have been scratching myself in my sleep for years now so it could be that. I'm just paranoid because of the one I found.

    I cleaned out my car and looked around with a flashlight, didn't see anything there.

    I still haven't seen another in my room. I just don't want to spend money on all this treatment for something that I'm not sure is there. I don't know how else I can check and see.

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    You could use passive monitors.

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    Pattycake - 53 minutes ago  » 
    You could use passive monitors.

    My bed frame doesn't really have legs though, it's just one big square piece.

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    >Packtite Passive Monitors and BBAlert Passive Monitors
    http://bedbugger.com/2009/04/23/bed-bug-monitors/

    I am NOT an expert.
    My opinions are just opinions, they may NOT apply to yours or any situation.
    My advice is to always do a LOT of research.
    A lot of what I read contradicts other stuff on the Interweb.

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