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  1. bb3784738

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Sat Aug 17 2019 23:45:36
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    Found on bed post.

    Did my best to photograph with iPhone but can provide additional photos if needed.

    One of the photos is of a random shell.

    See penny for size. Click image for full resolution.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Sun Aug 18 2019 0:59:02
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    None of those are bed bugs. Look at images of bed bugs and the differences should be fairly obvious.

  3. bb3784738

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Sun Aug 18 2019 1:03:33
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    Thank you sir! Last night I thought I saw a bug on my arm. Today I noticed some bites in that area.

    It's been 4 weeks since I returned from a business trip to Southern China. I stayed at many hotels and am very concerned.

    Today I used a bright LED flashlight and carefully inspected each sheet. Took the bed apart and checked the mattress and box spring (both sides). No signs other than what I posted. Should I be concerned?

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    Sun Aug 18 2019 1:10:54
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    Hey, at least you were able to get your flight out of China and aren't stranded in Hong Kong.
    I don't think there's any reason for concern if you've been home for a month and found no evidence when you examined your bed.

    Did you see anyone selling frogs out of a five gallon bucket? There seemed to be plenty of frog vendors when I was in China.

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    Sun Aug 18 2019 7:31:36
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    bb3784738 - 7 hours ago  » 
    Found on bed post.
    Did my best to photograph with iPhone but can provide additional photos if needed.
    One of the photos is of a random shell.
    See penny for size. Click image for full resolution.
    Thanks in advance!

    The closet arthropod that it resembles is a springtail.

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