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Is this a bed bug or spider beetle?

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  1. anon018

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    We just moved into our apartment a few months ago and haven’t seen or dealt with any bugs until the other day I was playing with my daughter on the carpet and realized something crawling. I put it on a paper and then squished it. I took a photo before cleaning up, but Now I’m wishing I kept it alive and took it to the apartment office. Tonight I saw another one on the sofa and my fiancé freaked out and killed it so fast I wasn’t even able to see what it was. We Checked the entire sofa and nothing. I’m so confused ! Our bedroom doesn’t have anything and the baby’s crib doesn’t seem to have anything either.

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    anon018 - 1 minute ago  » 
    We just moved into our apartment a few months ago and haven’t seen or dealt with any bugs until the other day I was playing with my daughter on the carpet and realized something crawling. I put it on a paper and then squished it. I took a photo before cleaning up, but Now I’m wishing I kept it alive and took it to the apartment office. Tonight I saw another one on the sofa and my fiancé freaked out and killed it so fast I wasn’t even able to see what it was. We Checked the entire sofa and nothing. I’m so confused ! Our bedroom doesn’t have anything and the baby’s crib doesn’t seem to have anything either.

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    http://imgur.com/ZHMHoOt

    Sorry not sure how to post on here

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    Just after posting this, another one on the sofa pillow!

    http://imgur.com/TDzLA3Q

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    anon018 - 20 hours ago  » 
    We just moved into our apartment a few months ago and haven’t seen or dealt with any bugs until the other day I was playing with my daughter on the carpet and realized something crawling. I put it on a paper and then squished it. I took a photo before cleaning up, but Now I’m wishing I kept it alive and took it to the apartment office. Tonight I saw another one on the sofa and my fiancé freaked out and killed it so fast I wasn’t even able to see what it was. We Checked the entire sofa and nothing. I’m so confused ! Our bedroom doesn’t have anything and the baby’s crib doesn’t seem to have anything either.

    It does look like a bed bug. Use monitors to see if you can capture more and get a better picture.

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    We saw another one

    http://imgur.com/g01nfXf

    And threw the sofa away. The woman from the apartment office said someone will be here Wednesday, but we have a daughter and couldn’t just let the sofa stay

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    Yes, it is definitely a damned bed bug. You did the right and most important thing by betting rid of the sofa. Be glad that you found the problem early! If there are any small openings/cracks between a baseboard and the wall, or between the floor and the wall where one or more of those things could fit then it is a good, safe idea to buy a $3 tube of caulk from a hardware store and close them.

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    Westside777 - 2 hours ago  » 
    Yes, it is definitely a damned bed bug. You did the right and most important thing by betting rid of the sofa. Be glad that you found the problem early! If there are any small openings/cracks between a baseboard and the wall, or between the floor and the wall where one or more of those things could fit then it is a good, safe idea to buy a $3 tube of caulk from a hardware store and close them.

    You just moved into the apartment. Was it a brand new sofa? No reason to toss furniture because can be treated especially if your sofa wasn't infested from where you were living in the first place.


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