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Not sure if I saw dead bed bug or a molt of skin?

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  1. rosiehatesbedbugs

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    Tue Sep 4 2012 8:25:06
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    Hi all and good morning! So, I was treated 3 days ago. But was only treated on my bed and lazyboy chair.I have a one room apartment. Very small. So, today no bites that I can see. And saw no bugs that I could see. Only saw one dead at the corner of my mattress. I think it was dead but it could have been a molt? It was dark in color almost black. So, from all caste pics I have seen they are light brown. So I am hoping this was a dead one. Cannot see if there were legs cause I need glasses for seeing close up. But for now I am taking it as a dead one cause my anxiety is less.

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    Tue Sep 4 2012 8:28:50
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    Hi,

    Description indicates its likley to be a dead one, only an image would confirm 100%.

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    bed-bugscouk - 6 minutes ago  » 
    Hi,
    Description indicates its likley to be a dead one, only an image would confirm 100%.
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    Yes, thanks, I thought of that, but to late as I just threw on the floor in disgust. But will remember about photos next time as it would be much help.

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lou_bugs_pix/5424454836/in/photostream

    Here's a 5th instar nymph molt. A close-up. Look at the other 2 pictures. As comparison to bugs themselves.

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    Posted 7 years ago
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    loubugs - 1 hour ago  » 
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lou_bugs_pix/5424454836/in/photostream
    Here's a 5th instar nymph molt. A close-up. Look at the other 2 pictures. As comparison to bugs themselves.

    ok thanks, what I saw was thicker than that and looked blackish. Not a cockroach as I know them all to well.


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