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  1. Shine.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Oct 4 2011 1:15:56
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    Hi there,

    So for two weeks i've been having bites on my body, i thought it could be bedbugs (i'm kind of sure i have them) but was still in denial. It wasn't until tonight that when i was half asleep i felt something on my shoulder, i freaked out got up and opened the lights. Nothing was on my white sheets but when i moved my purple duvet cover i saw it!! i didn't see how it looks like but it seemed big. I will have to call a professional for help.

    The only thing i'm worried about is that i just can't see myself sleeping in my bed. I can't imagine going to sleep and a big bug would crawl on me. It's completely freaking me out. Another thing, i live in a studio flat and i have so much stuff that alot of it is on the floor, near the bed. The flat is full of clutter. I can't bring a PCO until i tidy up and clean but im worried that it may spread them if they were living there.

    Was anyone else so scared of them? how did you manage to sleep?

  2. Alberta has bugs

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Oct 4 2011 1:24:10
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    Slept on the coffee table in the livingroom, then vacumed and isolated bed.

    Freaked me out too!

    However I assume someone is going to tell you to identify what you have.

  3. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Oct 4 2011 1:30:33
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    Don't panic.

    If you have the sample, please take a photo and post it here, so someone can help you identify it. You'd be surprised how often people think they have bed bugs but it ends up being something else.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
  4. Shine.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Oct 4 2011 2:00:53
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    I don't have the sample for the one i saw. However, my place is infested with spiders now (it's their season) and as i am scared of insects there is a spider and a spider web near my window and it has killed two same looking bugs. i didn't clean that up yet. i just realised that these two bugs maybe bedbugs.

    could someone identify it?
    http://postimage.org/image/1ozr1yfd0/

  5. jrbtnyc

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Oct 4 2011 6:42:35
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    That's definitely not a bed bug in my confident but non-expert view. It could be a pillbug or sowbug judging from its general shape, but also the two little tails – known as cerci – on the left suggest it's a cockroach. Anyway wait for one of the specialists to weigh in. If you can post additional photos from different angles that could be helpful, and include a coin or ruler for size comparison.

  6. OhNoes

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Oct 4 2011 7:34:53
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    Fairly certain it's not a BB (can you take a top shot of it)?

  7. BBFSTyler

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Oct 4 2011 7:55:03
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    Going with NOT a bed bug from that angle...body shape doesnt indicate BB. Most profile shots of BB show them to be flatter (unless having recently fed, then color would be more red) than that bug. I'd go with pill bug too...but I am not an entomologist. Good luck!

  8. bedbugsuptown

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sat Oct 15 2011 23:11:56
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    Shine-

    This is not a bedbug. And it's not a roach. I'm not a bug expert or even a hobbiest, (see the video of Lou Sorkin and a bunch of buggy bug eaters on the Home-page of this sacred site....er, you may want to skip that since you have bbs on your mind.)

    Shine, I don't know what bit you in the bed but I caught my first BB at around 10 in the morning. I'd been all over the internet and at this site for (not exactly sure) but probably an easy two weeks before the catch. I tell you this so that you can begin to educate yourself. You may not have BBs
    which is not to say that you don't. Read the FAQ's on this sacred site. It will help you in making some important decisions re- what/what not to do.

    Most important: TRY, give it all u got, not to FREAK-OUT. That is the common response. You freak out and you open the window to make matters worse. If not physically you could unnecessarily turn yourself into an angst-ridden OCD wreck in short order.

    I'm not diagnosing whatever is going on in your place. I am not an expert or a PCO. The picture you posted looks like something that I was horrified to find on the floor behind an old dresser in my bedroom. Looks just like the dead bug I found. I'm not sure if this happened after my first k9
    alert or after my 1st treatment. The point here being that BBs will leave evidence. It's just hard to find that evidence when your new to this and gathering so much information that your head is spinning. I sincerely hope that this fyi helps you deal with what ever is going on in your apartment.

    My hope is that you get sprung from this wonderful community because the bites that your thinking are bedbugs turn out to merely be mosquito's. Just-don't-panic. I took the time to type all this stuff so that should your suspicion be correct you'll know what to do. Good Luck

  9. spideyjg

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sun Oct 16 2011 0:29:01
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    Woodlouse or other isopod.

    Jim


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