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  1. Please_No_32

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Fri Oct 12 2018 10:14:58

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    I noticed this guy when checking out of a hotel. Near the head of the bed, on the mattress. It was not moving. Dingy hotel but no other evidence on the sheets. There was a blood stain near the foot of the sheets, but I think it was a permanent stain on the sheets (yuk).

    This guy was not moving. It was smaller and rounder (ie not flat) than other bed bugs I have encountered and it was shiny. That is my index finger in the picture which is about the same size as a penny.

    Pics here (same as above)

    I’m trying to decide how crazy I need to be on the decontamination/throw everything away plan when I get home. Overall I was very careful about keeping stuff in the bathtub/bathroom.

    Hopefully this is clear enough.

  2. loubugs

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Sat Oct 13 2018 7:17:19

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    Superficially looks like a bed bug, but pictures aren't clear.

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