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Found a dead bug while vacuuming - is it a bed bug?

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  1. Samworriesaboutbedbugs

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Sat May 18 2019 9:06:21
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    I just found a dead bug while vacuuming my apartment. I believe it was in the bathroom. I immediately wrapped it in sticky tape just in case it was still alive... (turns out it wasn't). I took a photo of both front and back...am a bit freaked out right now and really hope it's not a bed bug....

    Is it though?

    https://i.imgur.com/AL52Qv8.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/NYq8KwJ.jpg

    Thanks for your help, am freaking out a little...

  2. Samworriesaboutbedbugs

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    Sat May 18 2019 9:08:43
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    Oh and is it male or female? Could it have laid eggs?? It looked pretty dried up and there wasn't any blood, so I hope that's a good sign...

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    Sat May 18 2019 10:23:45
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    Hi,

    100% not bedbug.

    I believe its a sting bug.

    Hope that helps.

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    Sat May 18 2019 10:36:02
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    Thank you for the super fast response, much appreciated. I did some googling and only came across "stink" bugs - is that what you meant? This one didn't stink though, but maybe so because it's been long dead.
    Thank you so much for IDing - i was really worried.

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    Hi,

    Sorry auto correct accident, I did mean stink bug.

    Yes, it’s always good to get a fast and accurate ID.

    David

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    Sat May 18 2019 19:19:17
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    Yes, pentatomid bug. This one looks like Halyomorpha halys, an introduced species into the US.

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