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  1. Tangelo444

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Mon Jul 9 2018 15:14:32
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    So Ive posted in this forum a bunch the past few days, but I have found zero evidence of bed bugs but have been itchy. I came home at about 1 pm today and found this crawling on my bed. Is this a nymph? I sent to a PCO and they said maybe, so im gonna get a free inspection regardless.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/142076306@N02/41495639660/in/dateposted-public/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/142076306@N02/28435896127/in/dateposted-public/

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    Mon Jul 9 2018 16:50:29
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    Looks like a book louse to me, definitely not a bed bug. Any PCO who thought that was a bed bug isn't worth even a free inspection.

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    Well I kinda want to get it just to ease my nerves, but how do I make sure they're not lying to me/ripping me off by claiming theres a bed bug infestation when theres not?

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    For starters don’t have a PCO inspect that can’t ID a bed bug correctly. You’re setting yourself up for being ripped off. Perhaps maybe passively monitoring for now would be a better choice. If you google pics of bedbugs you can familiarize yourself with what they look like. Any bug you find in a passive monitor can be compared to online pics of bed bugs. Or even post the pic here and you can get it ID’d. Lots of things can make you itchy. I’d wait for more sign like an actual bed bug or cast skin or fecal spots.

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    Posted 4 months ago
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    micachica - 42 minutes ago  » 
    For starters don’t have a PCO inspect that can’t ID a bed bug correctly. You’re setting yourself up for being ripped off. Perhaps maybe passively monitoring for now would be a better choice. If you google pics of bedbugs you can familiarize yourself with what they look like. Any bug you find in a passive monitor can be compared to online pics of bed bugs. Or even post the pic here and you can get it ID’d. Lots of things can make you itchy. I’d wait for more sign like an actual bed bug or cast skin or fecal spots.

    Thanks for the advice. Here are two clearer pictures. I got a second opinion from another PCO and they said probably not a bed bug.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/142076306@N02/43259138022/in/dateposted-public/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/142076306@N02/43259133872/in/dateposted-public/

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    Tangelo444 - 3 hours ago  » 

    micachica - 42 minutes ago  » 
    So Ive posted in this forum a bunch the past few days, but I have found zero evidence of bed bugs but have been itchy. I came home at about 1 pm today and found this crawling on my bed. Is this a nymph? I sent to a PCO and they said maybe, so im gonna get a free inspection regardless.

    For starters don’t have a PCO inspect that can’t ID a bed bug correctly. You’re setting yourself up for being ripped off. Perhaps maybe passively monitoring for now would be a better choice. If you google pics of bedbugs you can familiarize yourself with what they look like. Any bug you find in a passive monitor can be compared to online pics of bed bugs. Or even post the pic here and you can get it ID’d. Lots of things can make you itchy. I’d wait for more sign like an actual bed bug or cast skin or fecal spots.

    Thanks for the advice. Here are two clearer pictures. I got a second opinion from another PCO and they said probably not a bed bug.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/142076306@N02/43259138022/in/dateposted-public/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/142076306@N02/43259133872/in/dateposted-public/

    Obviously not a bed bug -- yes, a booklouse.

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