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Found my first bedbug. ID please. [a: bed bug nymph]

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  1. FoundASpot

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Mon Apr 11 2016 1:19:38
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    Hi,
    After three weeks of occasional mystery bites but zero evidence in or around the bed, I started to suspect the couch. Sure enough, I just caught this one bug:
    http://imgur.com/a/J7l5q

    I guess the darkened abdomen means it's recently fed?

    I'm going to call a PCO but in the meantime, are there specific procedures for couch bedbugs that I should start right away, that are different from bedroom bedbugs?

    Do I still have to start washing and bagging all clothes, even though there are no clothes in the living room area?

    The living room has a hardwood floor and an area rug, btw.

    Thanks.

  2. GrossBeasts

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Mon Apr 11 2016 5:23:22
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    Yup, bed bug. Yes you have to still follow the same procedures.

  3. jim danca

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Mon Apr 11 2016 6:24:57
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    Looks like a female.

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Mon Apr 11 2016 6:39:15
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    If I was you, speak to the PCO, say the photo has confirmed a female BB and ask what you should do to prepare. You may be able to save yourself a lot of unnecessary work.

  5. loubugs

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Mon Apr 11 2016 6:47:54
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    It's not the clearest because you taking the picture through a plastic bag. It's an immature bed bug, a large nymph.

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Mon Apr 11 2016 21:35:24
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    how far away is your bedroom from the living room? did you have climb ups on your bed since you suspected bb activity?

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    Mon Apr 11 2016 23:27:40
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    GrossBeasts - 18 hours ago  » 
    Yup, bed bug. Yes you have to still follow the same procedures.

    What procedures when there is no standard for treatment? Everyone has different ways of approaching treatment so unless you're doing the treatment - you can't answer that question.

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    Mon Apr 11 2016 23:28:17
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    jim danca - 17 hours ago  » 
    Looks like a female.

    Clearly an immature bed bug. Sex can't be determined until adulthood.

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    PS. Third stage nymph at best.


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