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[ID REQUEST] Suspected bedbug nymphs

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  1. rebecgood

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Tue Sep 25 2018 10:26:24
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    Hello all, thanks for humouring me-

    I ended my lease at a place that had found a few baby bed bugs, and after the first spray (second to be done after I left), I moved out. I didn't bring any furniture, and anything in my new place was first in storage for two months and then dry cleaned on high heat... I took all the precautions, or at least I thought I did....

    However, my cat has been acting a bit funky and last night I caught her chasing two of these
    https://imgur.com/a/VEjyaeO

    Am I doomed for a repeat? One was found on the bedroom floor, and the other in the kitchen, but this was right after I was on the bed which could have carried it over. It moves very quick, is small (maybe 1mm) and seems to have reddish antennae/ legs/ whatever the front bit is. His buddy who I accidentally squished seemed to be brighter red, around the same size, and left a red smoosh when I touched him. The body of that one still seems pretty bright red this morning.

    I am supposed to have someone coming to check it out today, but thought I would ask for a second opinion, as I've been creeping the boards for a while and have seen what great advice you folks can give

    Thanks a million and I'm happy to answer more questions if needed,
    Rebecca

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Tue Sep 25 2018 10:30:51
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    Definitely not a bed bug.

  3. rebecgood

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Tue Sep 25 2018 10:32:08
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    Thanks to jebus! Any ideas what it might be? The kitty has been scratching a bit too, so if it's something that might be nipping her I want it looked at anyway...

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Tue Sep 25 2018 10:43:42
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    I don't know what it is, but I only focus on bed bugs. Lou can probably tell you what you've found.

  5. rebecgood

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Tue Sep 25 2018 11:46:01
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    Thank you nonetheless!

    @lou / @loubugger if you have a chance to check, would appreciate it greatly :).

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Wed Sep 26 2018 7:36:49
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    Mite. Looks like a clover mite.

    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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