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  1. bedbugscare

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Sun Apr 7 2019 1:38:25
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    Hi,

    I found these, all dead probably during washing, in our shared house washing machine filter (there was another nymph which fell into the toilet bowl). I had a bed bug scare earlier this year and occassionally still found one or two on the wall or in the kitchen/living room attached to my footwear.

    The landlady lives in this house with me and she was cleaning the house recently. She keeps doing this on her own and no pest control have been called.

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    Everything I found today

    The bug in the center (beside the nymph) has visible hair covering the rear end while the one on the right does not. Their colors slightly differ - yellowish brown for the center and reddish brown for the right.

    I live in South East Asia.
    I'm not sure if the squeaking sound outside my window is from mouse or bat.
    Please help with ID (bed bugs? bat bugs? bug from bird or other things).

    Also, the washing machine has no hot water access and there is no drier in the house (being a traditional Asian household). Do you have any advice so bed bugs won't get transferred to my clothes? Will dousing the load with excess detergent, soaking and making sure the water covers all parts of the load help?

    Thank you!

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Sun Apr 7 2019 1:51:55
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    Hi,

    It’s a bedbug or close relative, it’s not possible to ID which from the images as there is not enough detail.

    I would read the FAQ section and have a chat with everyone in the house, someone has an issue.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Sun Apr 7 2019 7:55:46
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    There's a male in the center, but it's a bit odd looking for the common bed bug.

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    Thank you, David and Lou.

    Any possibilities that it is not a bed bug i.e. bat bug? Or is it the tropical bed bug? I read somewhere that they are more hairy than the normal bed bug.

    Anyway, tried to speak with people in the house and they don't say a thing.

    Thank you!

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    bedbugscare - 10 hours ago  » 
    Thank you, David and Lou.
    Any possibilities that it is not a bed bug i.e. bat bug? Or is it the tropical bed bug? I read somewhere that they are more hairy than the normal bed bug.
    Anyway, tried to speak with people in the house and they don't say a thing.
    Thank you!

    The insects look most like Cimex hemipterus, the tropical bed bug. Bat bugs have a different morphology of the body setae compared with common bed bug. The pronotum doesn't have the lateral flaring of the common bed bug.
    If you capture more, I'd be interested in any specimens to examine.

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    loubugs - 15 hours ago  » 

    bedbugscare - 10 hours ago  » 
    Thank you, David and Lou.
    Any possibilities that it is not a bed bug i.e. bat bug? Or is it the tropical bed bug? I read somewhere that they are more hairy than the normal bed bug.
    Anyway, tried to speak with people in the house and they don't say a thing.
    Thank you!

    The insects look most like Cimex hemipterus, the tropical bed bug. Bat bugs have a different morphology of the body setae compared with common bed bug. The pronotum doesn't have the lateral flaring of the common bed bug.
    If you capture more, I'd be interested in any specimens to examine.

    Hi Lou,

    Even though I'm not hoping to see any of them anymore - yeah I try to get some photos for you if I capture more.
    Do you think both adult bugs are Cimex hemipterus?

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    Mon Apr 8 2019 21:29:56
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    Interesting shape on that male sample. It's subtle but the abdomen appears different. I've yet to come across the tropical bed bug, thank you for posting.

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    bedbugscare - 2 hours ago  » 

    loubugs - 15 hours ago  » 

    bedbugscare - 10 hours ago  » 
    Thank you, David and Lou.
    Any possibilities that it is not a bed bug i.e. bat bug? Or is it the tropical bed bug? I read somewhere that they are more hairy than the normal bed bug.
    Anyway, tried to speak with people in the house and they don't say a thing.
    Thank you!

    The insects look most like Cimex hemipterus, the tropical bed bug. Bat bugs have a different morphology of the body setae compared with common bed bug. The pronotum doesn't have the lateral flaring of the common bed bug.
    If you capture more, I'd be interested in any specimens to examine.

    Hi Lou,
    Even though I'm not hoping to see any of them anymore - yeah I try to get some photos for you if I capture more.
    Do you think both adult bugs are Cimex hemipterus?

    I believe both are conspecific. More photos but actually specimens would be interesting.


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