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Please any talented bed bug expert [a: phorid fly larva]

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  1. ptsd26

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    Posted 3 years ago
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    Hi I really need help here figuring out of Tia is a cast skin or not. I had spraying done over a month ago. I had a super mild issue and could never really find evidence but a few I sporadically found. Trust me I've checked everywhere, and I know al the protocol. This is the 2nd time I've been through this and I almost thought I had my sanity back. I know I have a problem with phorid flies(sp) so I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it, but these look really similar to a bed bug. Bud there is never a head and its tapered down on both sides, but when I squished it there was a smal amount of white creamy substance. Please if an expert can tell me what this is.




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    Please forgive the spelling issues. I'm super stressed and tired clearly lol

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    That's nothing bedbug related.

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    Is this a phorid fly larvae?

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    ptsd26 - 4 hours ago  » 
    I know I have a problem with phorid flies(sp) so I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it, but these look really similar to a bed bug. Bud there is never a head and its tapered down on both sides, but when I squished it there was a smal amount of white creamy substance. Is this a phorid fly larvae?

    You've answered your own question. No, your specimen looks nothing like bed bug, but would be associated with phorid fly life history.

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    I have one more question. So the shell that's seen. Underneath it is this casing that is an egg sack similar to a bed bug egg. But cleared. But it has a hole on the other side. Just so I don't have to scare myself would a bed bug egg ever have that brown case around it?

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    But clear*

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    ptsd26 - 6 hours ago  » 
    I have one more question. So the shell that's seen. Underneath it is this casing that is an egg sack similar to a bed bug egg. But cleared. But it has a hole on the other side. Just so I don't have to scare myself would a bed bug egg ever have that brown case around it?

    Maybe you should be writing fiction. You're letting your imagination run wild. It's time to calm down.


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