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  1. psychologically_messed_up

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Tue Aug 22 2017 10:06:15
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    This is one of the lil guys I found a few weeks after no sightings. I'd treated, and one night, completely randomly, something told me to check the chair. Not 30 seconds and I found this and another a couple inches away. I couldn't find my alcohol spray bottle, so I grabbed a can of multi-insect Raid with BB listed on the back. I purposely wanted to spray and kill so as to not squash it.

    The question: is this male or female, and is this 'recently fed' or not? Also, I apologize for the kinda crap quality- I couldn't get a decent photo closeup because of its location. The other one (few inches down) was impossible to photograph, and I'll be honest, I don't even know how I saw it- it was inside a fold of the chair)

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    Tue Aug 22 2017 10:12:51
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    Hi,

    Its not fed in a least a few days but the angle and focus is not good enough for me to sex, other than that its not an adult as best as I can tell.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 2 years ago
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    Thank you!! I'd sprayed/sprinkled, and roughly 2-3 weeks had gone by with no bites or sightings.... then these 2. The other was shaped slightly differently. This was about a week ago. Maybe a tad more? Now I'm seeing 1st instars on this chair in the same general location (I've sprayed and sprinkled again)... and told my husband not to be surprised if he comes home from work to see it by the outside bins. Haha

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    Tue Aug 22 2017 10:26:01
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    For any ID you have to set the phone/camera to highest resolution and largest picture size.

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    psychologically_messed_up - 17 hours ago  » 
    Thank you!! I'd sprayed/sprinkled, and roughly 2-3 weeks had gone by with no bites or sightings.... then these 2. The other was shaped slightly differently. This was about a week ago. Maybe a tad more? Now I'm seeing 1st instars on this chair in the same general location (I've sprayed and sprinkled again)... and told my husband not to be surprised if he comes home from work to see it by the outside bins. Haha

    Hi. If you put it out with the bins then please destroy it so no one else takes it home. You could try steaming it if you want to keep it but that would be difficult. Otherwise spray it and put it in a sealed bag and leave it in an outbuilding for 18 months.

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    frightened - 1 hour ago  » 

    psychologically_messed_up - 17 hours ago  » 
    Thank you!! I'd sprayed/sprinkled, and roughly 2-3 weeks had gone by with no bites or sightings.... then these 2. The other was shaped slightly differently. This was about a week ago. Maybe a tad more? Now I'm seeing 1st instars on this chair in the same general location (I've sprayed and sprinkled again)... and told my husband not to be surprised if he comes home from work to see it by the outside bins. Haha

    Hi. If you put it out with the bins then please destroy it so no one else takes it home. You could try steaming it if you want to keep it but that would be difficult. Otherwise spray it and put it in a sealed bag and leave it in an outbuilding for 18 months.

    Yes!! Any furniture I've gotten rid of thus far has either been dismantled and taken to the street in pieces (not on the same days), or I've taken a knife to it and made it so no one would want it.


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