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Is this a bed bug?

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  1. Smlbig

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    Posted 2 weeks ago
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    Found this on my bathroom floor after watching my neighbors kids. So scared they have brought bed bugs here. Had an exterminator look at it and they think it's too big for a bed bug but what else could it be?? About the size of a large rick/ladybug. We want to sell our house this spring! Do we have to treat for bed bugs?!

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    http://imgur.com/gallery/319YTxj

    Can't get the pic to show

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    Almost looks like one without a head. Can you put a coin or something else in the picture to give prospective for the experts? The size seems like it could potentially be that of an adult but it's hard to tell in that picture.

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    Ugh, I can't. The exterminator took it with him to confer with his colleagues. They decided it wasn't because it was too big but couldn't ID it as anything else.

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    SalsaVince - 8 hours ago  » 
    Almost looks like one without a head. Can you put a coin or something else in the picture to give prospective for the experts? The size seems like it could potentially be that of an adult but it's hard to tell in that picture.

    Just a rear section, but might not be a bed bug. Not really focused. Would need a dorsal and ventral views to be sure. Could be ladybird beetle related. Hope the PMP can bring it back for pictures.

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