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  1. Camax

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Fri Feb 8 2019 11:04:10
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    Hi,
    Sorry for bothering you guys but we are starting to freak out with my wife. We are traveling for 3 months and don't want to risk bringing unwanted guests with us the whole way. We are Currently in India (Goa).

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_JREsbFKScR_a6CBzcOje1g7YB-g4_Y6/view?usp=drivesdk

    I found a dead bed bug in our previous room (that time I was pretty positive but like an idiot I disposed of it immediately). So we took all the necessary precaution packing our clothes, going through the drier etc, and asked to switch rooms. Tonight we found this little guy in the bathroom. I really "hope" it's some kind of baby cockroach...

    Edit: I hope the picture is showing for you guys, I have trouble with the wifi...

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Fri Feb 8 2019 11:18:51
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    Yep, you're okay, nothing bed bug related.

  3. bed-bugscouk

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    Fri Feb 8 2019 11:19:31
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    Hi,

    100% not bedbug, most likely a roach.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Fri Feb 8 2019 13:12:51
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    Yes, that's a cockroach nymph.

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Fri Feb 8 2019 19:40:45
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    Thanks everyone! Really relieved

  6. Camax

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    Sun Feb 10 2019 2:49:49
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    Hi again,

    I went back twice to our old room to clear our stuff, sort between what was packed safe and what needed to go through the dryer. I checked the bed and found bugs both times, I took pictures even though it's so small that it may be hard to ID, but if you can take a look just in case…

    First visit (one night): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1noz7LFidzkqNaXfDkEGaqzL0GzZKIJ2h

    Second visit (the following morning): https://drive.google.com/open?id=113gbH2Ht55LvgI-UlNEV0BFwq9D_na8a

    These do look like bed bug nymph to me… (which would make sense since I spotted an adult one).

    Thanks again!

  7. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Sun Feb 10 2019 7:59:20
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    Hi,

    Roach again.

    Please look at the example images and once you compare the fine details it obvious these are not bedbug.

    David

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Sun Feb 10 2019 8:34:48
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    Cockroaches have very long, multi-segmented antennae and 2 finger-like projections (cerci) at the rear. Those items usually are obvious and help you to ID.

  9. Camax

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Sun Feb 10 2019 9:23:34
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    Thanks, I had noticed those indeed, but didn't trust myself.

    (To clarify, for the one bug that started our freaking out, I had checked many comparison pictures and it was a 100% match, and matched none of the usual mistakable suspects, so now I'm getting a bit paranoid.)


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