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Is this a bed bug? [a: German cockroach nymph]

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  1. Gahhh

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    I had a PCO inspect, and he said there were no bed bugs. I recently moved in with a friend and came from an apartment with bedbugs. I was very careful about placing items in large Ziploc bags and air-tight and water-tight containers, so as not to bring them with me. Anyway, I saw what looked like bites a few times, and my friend may also have been bitten.

    Anyway, the PCO, who is from a highly reputable company and seemed to be on the ball, was here about 11.5 hours ago. However, about a half-hour ago, I found this bug crawling up the tub. I put it in a plastic container, and it was able to crawl up the container. I put a lid on it so it can't get out, so it can be identified by those more knowledgeable than me.

    Thank you!

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    I meant to say here it is.

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    Hi,

    100% not bedbugs it's a beetle larva.

    If you look at the example images in the FAQ section the differences will be clear.

    Hope that helps.

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    Thanks, bed-bugscouk! I will take a look at the example images.

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    100% not bedbugs it's a beetle larva.
    I think it looks more like a very young cockroach nymph. German cockroach nymph. The body happens to be extended.

    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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    Confirming cockroach nymph

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    loubugs - 2 hours ago  » 

    100% not bedbugs it's a beetle larva.
    I think it looks more like a very young cockroach nymph. German cockroach nymph. The body happens to be extended.

    Thanks Lou, I was looking on the small screen, its clearer on the bigger one.

    David

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    Two longitudinal dark parallel lines on the pronotum + Presence of tiny, little upward projecting cerci at tip of abdomen = Immature German cockroach pretty much every time.

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