Got Bed Bugs? Bedbugger Forums » Detection / Identification of bed bugs

ID Needed! Found this crawling across my laptop at 5AM this morning (dark room)

(6 posts)
  1. verynervoushere

    newbite
    Joined: Sep '14
    Posts: 4

    offline

    Posted 5 years ago
    Thu Sep 18 2014 19:08:54
    #



    Login to Send PM

    just returned from a trip overseas. no bugs spotted there, and tried to be careful. I woke up while it was still dark and started using my laptop, and after 10 minutes or so I saw this little bug running down my laptop screen. I was able to capture him and tried not to squish him too much, but not sure if he is still identifiable.

    http://imgur.com/a/e77v1#0

    the last photo is next to an M&M for scale, on (1) sheet of toilet paper, so quite small... no bites and I checked my luggage and bed seams without any success for other bugs. does this appear to be a bed bug?

  2. BigDummy

    oldtimer
    Joined: Dec '13
    Posts: 4,692

    offline

    Posted 5 years ago
    Thu Sep 18 2014 19:23:20
    #



    Login to Send PM

    Not a bed bug.
    Looks a bit spidery in the head department, but that's merely a guess as to what you've found there.

  3. verynervoushere

    newbite
    Joined: Sep '14
    Posts: 4

    offline

    Posted 5 years ago
    Thu Sep 18 2014 20:20:04
    #



    Login to Send PM

    interesting. hadn't really considered the possibility of a spider. here is another pic, it's difficult to get a clear photo even with a good lens because this guy is so small...

    http://i.imgur.com/rrLtgIC.png

    thanks for your time.

  4. sleepyhead22

    junior member
    Joined: Sep '14
    Posts: 83

    offline

    Posted 5 years ago
    Thu Sep 18 2014 22:21:06
    #



    Login to Send PM

    I agree, I'm not an expert, but that doesn't look like a bed bug to me (i am currently fighting infestation).

  5. verynervoushere

    newbite
    Joined: Sep '14
    Posts: 4

    offline

    Posted 5 years ago
    Fri Sep 19 2014 14:29:09
    #



    Login to Send PM

    thank you for your feedback guys. any other IDs on this little bugger?

  6. bed-bugscouk

    oldtimer
    Joined: Apr '07
    Posts: 18,164

    offline

    Posted 5 years ago
    Fri Sep 19 2014 14:49:54
    #



    Login to Send PM

    Hi,

    Confirming 8 legs and the 2 clear body parts = spider and thus nothing bedbug related.

    Hope that helps.

    David Cain
    Bed Bugs Limited

    I am happy to answer questions in public but will not reply to message sent directly or via my company / social media. I am here to help everyone and not just one case at a time.

    In accordance with the AUP and FTC I openly disclose my vested interest in Passive Monitors as the inventor and patent holder. Since 2009 they have become an integral part in how we resolve bed bug infestations. I also have a professional relationship with PackTite in that they distribute my product under their own branding. I do not however receive any financial remuneration for any comments I make about pro

RSS feed for this topic


Reply

You must log in to post.

296,891 posts in 50,057 topics over 155 months by 21,882 of 22,369 members. Latest: sai, Mary Borges, Pleasebegone2019