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  1. WindowsBugs

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    Tue May 8 2018 18:25:26
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    I am staying in a hotel in Spain and saw a small bug (a few millimetres) crawling on the bathroom sink. Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/154475422@N04/albums/72157696603051175
    It looks a little like a bedbug from one side but appears more golden/unicoloured from the other. And it seems to have wings. On the other hand it doesnt look the way I thought cockroaches look. (I have not seen any bites or blood on sheets.) What is it?
    What kinds of precaution should I take in order not to bring it home?

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    Tue May 8 2018 18:28:33
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    WindowsBugs - 2 minutes ago  » 
    I am staying in a hotel in Spain and saw a small bug (a few millimetres) crawling on the bathroom sink.
    It looks a little like a bedbug from one side but appears more golden/unicoloured from the other. And it seems to have wings. On the other hand it doesnt look the way I thought cockroaches look. (I have not seen any bites or blood on sheets.) What is it?
    What kinds of precaution should I take in order not to bring it home?

    No. It's a beetle.

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    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Tue May 8 2018 18:34:02
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    Thank you for the extremely quick reply!


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