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  1. ParanoidSad

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    Hi all

    We had a bedbug infestation last year and, as I foolishly believed, got rid of them. The bedbugs were under the mattress (threw it out) and on the bed frame (brushed, washed, sprinkled with DE). Not a bite for over a year, I started feeling safe. I also turned the mattress and cleaned on a regular basis. Last night I was on the sofa in the living room when I saw a little bug on my sleeve close to my hand, I took it to the sink and tried to take the picture. The bug was moving very fast (not what I remember from the first time, those were almost lethargic, probably good fed). I took a picture and it does look a lot like a bedbug. It did bite me, I think, as I have a bite mark on the same hand. I am obsessive by nature and spent all day researching instead of working
    Could please someone help to identify this bug? I do hope, it is "just" a bat bug, bird mite or bird bug. The sofa is in the living room quite close to the fireplace and we sometimes can here the birds up the chimney.

    Also, I don't understand how this bug got so big without us having no bites and we do spend time on that sofa.

    Sorry for the long read... I went through all stages from panic, sadness, anger and hope and am now back at zero.

    Many thanks!

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    ParanoidSad - 7 seconds ago  » 
    Hi all
    We had a bedbug infestation last year and, as I foolishly believed, got rid of them. The bedbugs were under the mattress (threw it out) and on the bed frame (brushed, washed, sprinkled with DE). Not a bite for over a year, I started feeling safe. I also turned the mattress and cleaned on a regular basis. Last night I was on the sofa in the living room when I saw a little bug on my sleeve close to my hand, I took it to the sink and tried to take the picture. The bug was moving very fast (not what I remember from the first time, those were almost lethargic, probably good fed). I took a picture and it does look a lot like a bedbug. It did bite me, I think, as I have a bite mark on the same hand. I am obsessive by nature and spent all day researching instead of working
    Could please someone help to identify this bug? I do hope, it is "just" a bat bug, bird mite or bird bug. The sofa is in the living room quite close to the fireplace and we sometimes can here the birds up the chimney.
    Also, I don't understand how this bug got so big without us having no bites and we do spend time on that sofa.
    Sorry for the long read... I went through all stages from panic, sadness, anger and hope and am now back at zero.
    Many thanks!

    Sorry, how do I upload pictures?

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    I'm not an expert, but it looks like a beg bug nymph, almost to the adult stage, but not quite.

    Lou might be able to help you determine if it is of the bat bug variety, I know it's not easy to determine from afar though.

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    Yes, looks like a late stage bed bug nymph. They're not crisp pictures to be able to say much else about ID.

    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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    Posted 1 year ago
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    Thank you all. I am back in fighting modus.
    Scrubbed, brushed, vacuumed and powdered with
    DE.

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    ParanoidSad - 2 hours ago  » 
    Thank you all. I am back in fighting modus.
    Scrubbed, brushed, vacuumed and powdered with
    DE.

    Cimexa dust works faster and has no crystalline component. These dusts are not meant for broadcast application.


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