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  1. diebugsdie22

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Mon Sep 9 2019 19:43:25
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    Hi all--

    Our apartment was treated for an infestation in late July and August. In hopes of being able to unpack everything soon, I placed 5 Bed Bug beacons around the apartment this past weekend since we were out of town. Just came back -- 4 Beacons are empty, but in the 5th there's something (???) that is too small to really see. Nonetheless, pics are attached. Please advise. Is this a nymph? Is it possible for debris/dust or other types of bugs to get in there?

    I'm really upset because I thought we could go back to normal life soon...

    Thank you for your help!

    20190909_194456 by anony mouse, on Flickr

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  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Tue Sep 10 2019 0:54:09
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    Hi,

    Not a clear enough image to ID from but if you compare with the physiology of pscocids / booklice as it is likely to be them.

    Hope that helps.

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    Tue Sep 10 2019 4:07:49
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    Since a bed bug first instar isn't so tiny and it is easy to see, something that is so difficult to view because it is so small rules out bed bugs.

    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 month ago
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    Thank you, David and Lou! Really appreciate your help. I will keep monitoring.


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