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ID help please - pregnant and scared bed bugs are back

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  1. Sammy

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Fri Aug 3 2018 8:49:04
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    Recently returned from holiday, 7 months pregnant and 8 years on from my last confirmed large scale bed bug infestation.

    Had a few (four) bites during the week since we've been back but not for a few days and didn't think they looked especially bedbug-like, though I know bites may show up on me differently now I'm pregnant. Absolutely no sign in our hotel while away. We also took precautions re: clothes we slept in, luggage, etc etc. Thought we may have brought home a random bed bug from holiday last year, but after initially hot wash of bedding etc etc no further signs.

    Found these bugs (?) in our bed today - one just looks like a seed or pip, at least one looks like a squished bug. I am not sure about size-have photo taken next to coin for scale.

    We really can't afford to treat this right now, or the mental anguish that I know goes with a bed bug infestation, so if anyone can set our minds at ease / let us know we need to get exterminators in stat I'd really appreciate it.

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  2. loubugs

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Fri Aug 3 2018 9:34:24
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    Pictures are small and low resolution -- too difficult to say what these are. Guess - rear end of an ant.

    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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