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Nymph/Adults? Help ID please!!

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  1. nemosbitch

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Thu Sep 5 2019 22:22:33
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    Found these three bugs in interceptor traps under couch. First image could be a bedbug nymph?? The other two possibly adults? They two look similar, but one got curled up on the tape.

    https://imgur.com/a/tJg3Wna

    Thank you!!

  2. nemosbitch

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    Fri Sep 6 2019 0:09:39
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    Also: I checked a Packtite Passive Monitor under my bed and there was a small spot on it. Didn’t manage to get a picture but please let me know if this sounds consistent with bedbug feces: the single small spot did not smear when i ran my finger over it and lifted off easily without leaving a mark on the monitor. I put it back on and ran my finger over it with saliva and again it didnt smear or leave a mark on the monitor’s edge. I dont believe this is consistent with bedbug fecal presentation but want to be absolutely sure!

    Thanks!

  3. Mawiwala

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    Fri Sep 6 2019 0:25:20
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    Non of the bugs are bed bugs. Second are most likely woodlouse and the first a booklouse.

    The spot don‘t sound like fecal but want to wait for David. It should have smeared with salvia.

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    Fri Sep 6 2019 6:21:24
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    Hi,

    Samples 100% not bedbugs.

    The detection skirt was selected because it absorbs in a particular way. Its simply not possible to remove bedbug faecal from a detection skirt without leaving a mark, as illustrated below:

    wp0_wp2f0669a6 by David Cain, on Flickr

    Hope that is clear.

    David Cain
    Bed Bugs Limited

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