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Is this a bed bug? [a: true bug, but not bed bug]

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  1. numbersgame

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Mon Nov 7 2016 8:40:12
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    http://imgur.com/a/s1sUF

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Mon Nov 7 2016 11:36:40
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    Anyone? Contacted our pest control company and they said "possibly". :-/

  3. misery

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Mon Nov 7 2016 12:07:01
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    Give it a day. The pros here usually ID bugs within a day and your photo is crystal clear, I don't doubt you'll get a good response.

    Not a pro here. Call me Jon Snow...... for I know nothing, except what I've experienced.
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    Posted 3 years ago
    Mon Nov 7 2016 12:11:32
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    I'm not an expert, but that doesn't look like a bedbug to me.

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    misery - 11 minutes ago  » 
    Give it a day. The pros here usually ID bugs within a day and your photo is crystal clear, I don't doubt you'll get a good response.

    Thank you! Patience is not my strong suit.

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    Frauleinash - 7 minutes ago  » 
    I'm not an expert, but that doesn't look like a bedbug to me.

    Fingers crossed that you're right. It looks awfully similar to me, but has darker "shoulders" and doesn't seem to be as round.

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    Actually a true bug very much related to bed bugs. Looks like an anthocorid, lyctocorid or lasiochilid bug. Many if not most are predaceous on other insects, insect eggs, etc. They occasionally bite people just to taste.

    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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    loubugs - 3 days ago  » 
    Actually a true bug very much related to bed bugs. Looks like an anthocorid, lyctocorid or lasiochilid bug. Many if not most are predaceous on other insects, insect eggs, etc. They occasionally bite people just to taste.

    I'm sorry for the delay in response. Thank you so much for identifying the bug for me. I have one additional question: do I need to worry at all about this bug (or other live ones) spreading Chagas disease?


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