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Pic Identification- please please help me

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  1. Omgyikes

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Wed Feb 19 2014 0:53:17

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    Hi everyone,

    My husband was repairing our dishwasher that had been on the fritz for a few months. When he removed the outside door cover he found a bug shell stuck there and a couple of more shells in the some plastic joints, of some type of bug. We have had all kinds of weird bugs in this apartment like beetles, ladybugs, silver fish etc. but we are freaking out that this is a bedbug shell. But we are freaking out that this might be a bedbug?? The dishwasher runs really hot, are these things attracted to heat?? Could someone please please ID this for me??? Is it weird that such a big obvious one would be in our dishwasher yet no signs in our bedding (we have all white bedding and i thought these things can dirty linens??)

    Here are three pics:

  2. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Wed Feb 19 2014 1:05:48

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    I am not an expert but it doesn't look like a bed bug. I think I see cerci, and I'm thinking cockroach.

    Hang on for an expert in the morning, but don't panic! Get some sleep.

    Compare the outline of the bug in your photo-- particularly the shape of where the head and body meet, legs, and cerci (those dangly bits at the bottom on your bug):

    photo (2) by omgyikes, on Flickr

    (also, here's a link to the largest size of your bug):

    compared to these photos

    bed bug close up by David P James, on Flickr

    Adult female Bed bug, Cimex lectularius Linnaeus by Armed Forces Pest Management Board, on Flickr

    Adult Male Bed Bug by Armed Forces Pest Management Board, on Flickr

    and you should see big differences.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
  3. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Wed Feb 19 2014 5:01:47

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    Confirming its a roach nymph.

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