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ID Please! [a: not bed bug; expert ID needed]

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  1. HelpPlease92

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Wed Dec 20 2017 22:47:57
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    I've been getting bit in clusters on my back, presumably in my sleep because it's underneath where I'd be wearing clothing. I have found 2 adult, 3 medium and 1 baby bug in my apartment in places where bed bugs hide (bed sheets, on stuffed animals, in carpet next to foot board) and a couple of cast skins. However, they have left no blood stains, no eggs or droppings on corners of my mattress cover/ sheets, and two pest control companies have inspected my apartment . They've said there's no signs of bed bugs, and after seeing the ones I've collected, told me they're not bed bugs but cannot ID them or figure out where they're harboring and replicating. PLEASE HELP

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  2. thirdusername

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Wed Dec 20 2017 23:31:16
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    They don't look like BBs.
    Shouldn't every PCO know what they are?

    Wait for an expert though.

    I am NOT an expert.
    My opinions are just opinions, they may NOT apply to yours or any situation.
    My advice is to always do a LOT of research.
    A lot of what I read contradicts other stuff on the Interweb.
  3. HelpPlease92

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Wed Dec 20 2017 23:39:36
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    Thirdusername, Thank you!! I really wish the PCO's weren't so dumb...
    The technician from Orkin told my front desk a month ago that I had bed bugs based on my evidence, sprayed my unit, leaving no paperwork about where or what they sprayed or inspection results. He took all of my bagged evidence with him without permission.

    Today I found out he confessed that they WEREN'T bb's, and just said so and sprayed to "make me feel better." He brought the bag of dead bugs to his supervisor who also doesn't know what they are, making it impossible for PCO#2 who came by today to ID the bug because my evidence was stolen lol...

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Wed Dec 20 2017 23:46:04
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    Not a bed bug. Wait for a more specific ID.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
  5. HelpPlease92

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Thu Dec 21 2017 0:13:57
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    Nobugsonme Thanks! I think I picked them up on a trip to Yosemite, so maybe it's an outdoorsy bug that can replicate and survive inside/ feeds on people if available.

  6. loubugs

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Thu Dec 21 2017 4:41:58
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    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.
  7. thirdusername

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Thu Dec 21 2017 9:37:10
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    Do you live in an apartment?
    My landlord-supplied PCO sucks too but at least he leaves my evidence alone.

    Maybe whatever he sprayed kills silverfish.

  8. Buglacey

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Fri Dec 22 2017 15:29:58
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    I need to post picture for identification on type of bug. How do I do that?


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