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ID this bug please!

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  1. bugging me

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Sat Jul 14 2018 1:34:42
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    We've had bed bugs before and it was awful, but we got rid of them about 1 1/2 years ago and life went back to normal. I just got back from a vacation where we stayed at our family's house for a week then a friends house for the night. I am usually good at IDing these devils now but I cannot tell with this one, it seems too long but has similar coloring and I don't want to get up in arms about anything until I am absolutely sure. I took the picture under a pocket microscope so hopefully it will be easy to tell. No bites or anything and I pulled apart the bed looking around and no signs of others anywhere (sheds, fecal matter, other bugs). Thank you!

    https://imgur.com/a/I3Tq6tG

  2. mannrw61

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Sat Jul 14 2018 8:56:55
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    That's not a bed bug

    Current fighter of bed bugs, survivor of one previous bout of bed bugs, and ironically enough I'm the IPM manager where I work.
  3. bugging me

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Tue Jul 24 2018 21:50:22
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    Thank you so much, a weight is lifted! Good luck in your fight!

  4. loubugs

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Wed Jul 25 2018 6:28:41
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    It's a beetle that resembles 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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