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Please Help Identify This Bug [a: roach and beetle larva]

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  1. ODITM

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    Roach and a beetle larvae.

    Jim

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    spideyjg - 2 hours ago  » 
    Roach and a beetle larvae.
    Jim

    thanks! my wife wants to know how you can be so sure...she is quite worried...

    thanks!

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    Spidey knows his stuff.

    With the larvae, it's obvious once you've seen it.

    With the roach--I agree with Spidey--its the shape of the bug and its segments. Having had bed bugs, I am sure it isn't one of them.

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    That's an immature cockroach for sure !

    Avoid the presence of clutter, food & water resources that roaches depend upon for survival within your home.

    Cockroaches tend to harbor in cracks & crevices located near food resources (i.e. in the kitchen) and may often be found via inspection of kitchen cabinets, under and around sinks and countertops, etc.

    Sticky traps may be used to help detect the presence of roaches as well.

    Hope this helps ! paul b.

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    AshamedandScratching - 7 minutes ago  » 
    Spidey knows his stuff.
    With the larvae, it's obvious once you've seen it.
    With the roach--I agree with Spidey--its the shape of the bug and its segments. Having had bed bugs, I am sure it isn't one of them.

    Thanks A&S. I appreciate the response! Whew.

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    P Bello - 3 minutes ago  » 
    That's an immature cockroach for sure !
    Avoid the presence of clutter, food & water resources that roaches depend upon for survival within your home.
    Cockroaches tend to harbor in cracks & crevices located near food resources (i.e. in the kitchen) and may often be found via inspection of kitchen cabinets, under and around sinks and countertops, etc.
    Sticky traps may be used to help detect the presence of roaches as well.
    Hope this helps ! paul b.

    Thanks Paul. Never thought i would be glad to see a roach, but i am for sure. I will set some of the traps.

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    Visbile determining factors for cockroaches include: pro-notal shield (ventral side just behind head), long thin antennae and cerci (two projections near tip of abdomen).

    Visible determining factors for beetle larvae include: presence & orientation of setae (hairs), general shape & size of body and body segments.

    Search online images for additional photos and re-assurance.

    Hope this helps ! paul b.

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    P Bello - 1 minute ago  » 
    Visbile determining factors for cockroaches include: pro-notal shield (ventral side just behind head), long thin antennae and cerci (two projections near tip of abdomen).
    Visible determining factors for beetle larvae include: presence & orientation of setae (hairs), general shape & size of body and body segments.
    Search online images for additional photos and re-assurance.
    Hope this helps ! paul b.

    it does help! but searching online pictures leads me to insanity. i love forums and figured, i would just ask the experts so i joined and posted!

    you guys rock.

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    Happy to be of help ! pb


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