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  1. Nizoo

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    Posted 8 months ago
    Tue Apr 10 2018 17:30:02
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    Hello everyone!

    Looks like I need some help here! I read a lot online and I keep getting different answers on Google :/

    Some say bedbugs can be black, others say it's only black right after feeding, and some say it's always brownish color.. could you please tell me what this is :/ and yes when squished it was left a bloody red color.. I am not sure if I have any bite marks



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    Posted 8 months ago
    Tue Apr 10 2018 18:53:05
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    I am not an expert by any means, but the antennae shape is very familiar. If you found this in your bedroom, I would inspect your mattress seams, your box spring, and your bed frame. Not everyone reacts to bed bug bites.

    Also, some pest inspectors will do a free examination of your bedroom to check for bed bugs and will not charge you if they do not find anything. If you go for this route, make sure they actually show you what they find.

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    Posted 8 months ago
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    Thank you, I am in a hotel/motel so I am not worried about that!

    I think I will just make sure I wash all my cloths, even clean ones when I get back home!!!

    Thank you!

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    Posted 8 months ago
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    I would ask for a different room.

    Wash everything with hot water and hot dryer. Be *VERY* careful with your luggage. If you get 91% rubbing alcohol, you can spray down your luggage inside and out to kill bed bugs and their eggs - but it is a contact killer only and will not kill anything that is not directly sprayed.

    Also the alcohol is highly flammable, so you will need to be careful.

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    Thank you for the information, don't think that's a viable option, they are fully booked, but I will try :/

    Thank you for the suggestions, I will make sure I clean everything up

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    Nizoo - 13 hours ago  » 
    Hello everyone!
    Looks like I need some help here! I read a lot online and I keep getting different answers on Google :/
    Some say bedbugs can be black, others say it's only black right after feeding, and some say it's always brownish color.. could you please tell me what this is :/ and yes when squished it was left a bloody red color.. I am not sure if I have any bite marks
    Thank you, I am in a hotel/motel so I am not worried about that!
    I think I will just make sure I wash all my cloths, even clean ones when I get back home!!!
    Thank you!
    Thank you for the information, don't think that's a viable option, they are fully booked, but I will try :/
    Thank you for the suggestions, I will make sure I clean everything up

    Looks like a well fed bed bug nymph. You might not react to bites or the bug already fed on the previous guest. Hotel should bring in pest control. Too bad you took a close-up picture of the tissue, but not of the 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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