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Found a dry & dead bug on my bed, bedbug?

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  1. mngreg

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Tue May 22 2018 13:37:19
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    This morning I was doing laundry and noticed this seemingly very dead and dry bug next to where my head usually is on the bed. I'm 95% sure it's a bedbug (and I know a fair bit about the damn things). However, it's a little unusual in that I looked all over my room and saw no signs of an infestation (ie: black poo stains around the bed / under my dresser / under my little couch / around the edges of the wall, no cast skins, no blood marks on my sheets, no other bugs).

    I've lived in this current place for about 2 years with no issues. We have upstairs neighbours but I don't think they have them.

    My best case scenario theory is that because of recent spring cleaning (involving opening all the windows, etc) a gust blew in and knocked a bug down from a perch above my bed (the place is 100 years old and there are cracks around the mouldings / edges of the ceiling near my bed). Seems kinda of far fetched but I suppose anything is possible.

    So, is it a bed bug? Do really old bugs look like this? Should I panic, call a PCO, or remain calm? Thanks for the help!

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  2. ijustwannasleep

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Tue May 22 2018 13:47:41
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    It does look like a bed bug to me, but I am no expert. I would at the very least call someone to perform an inspection.

  3. loubugs

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Wed May 23 2018 17:58:37
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    mngreg:
    Too bad you couldn't get closer to the insect before taking a picture. It looks like an adult bed bug.

    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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