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Is this a bed bug?

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  1. cordellwalker

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Mon Jul 9 2012 20:35:31
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    We found this bug in a sock drawer and I am paranoid that it is a bed bug. I just did my laundry two days ago, so it could have hitched a ride in the laundry. So far no bites or bugs found in the bed.

    It is still alive so it was moving when I tried to take a picture of it. It moves very quickly and sometimes gets stuck on its back and squirms for a while.

    It's very skinny but also appears to be very flat. It looks like a reddish-brown color, but I can't seem to make out horizontal stripes on its back.


    photo (7) by cordellwalker123, on Flickr


    photo (8) by cordellwalker123, on Flickr

    Thoughts? I'm very concerned and any advice would be appreciated.

  2. AshamedandScratching

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Mon Jul 9 2012 20:38:09
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    Decidedly not a bed bug. No idea what it is.

  3. thebedbugresource

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Mon Jul 9 2012 20:45:46
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    This is a grain beetle.

  4. cordellwalker

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Mon Jul 9 2012 20:51:11
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    Holy crap, this certainly appears to be a grain beetle. Thanks for the help, guys. This little bugger sat in a cup all day while I was at work googling pictures of bed bugs. A happy ending to a stressful day.


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