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Please ID this bug [a: adult male bed bug]

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  1. mollyb

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sun Jan 22 2017 8:33:41
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    Can you please help me with IDing? We are pretty sure that we found a bedbug but still:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/108640028@N08/32079516020/in/dateposted-public/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/108640028@N08/32079516690/

    We found this single one on the ceiling (!) last night. While my husband started to take a picture of it, it dropped (fell?) on to the floor, it was pretty impressive;).
    We have had no bedbug problem, no bites, no other signs, nothing. We searched the place there's no other evidence, only this bug.
    Can it be a hitchhiker? Why would it get on the ceiling? Can it mean that the upstairs neighbours have a serious problem? They just moved in a week or so ago and actually two of my family members just got home from abroad, one of them spent two nights at a hotel (he had checked his hotel room, we are pretty cautious since he travels a lot.) On top of everything we went to the theatre last night so we might have brought it home. Ok, I know it's really not worth trying to figure out where it is from, but still...
    All in all I would like to ask you about the possible action: we are Hungarians, we live in Budapest and although I hear that bedbugs are a serious problem here as well, we don't have good PCOs and to be honest there is a lot of misinformation on websites, etc. so I don't really know who to call and I don't really know what to do really. Shall we wait and see? We have bedbug monitors and we lived in the US for a while so we are pretty educated bedbug-wise, though we've fortunately never had this problem (once we dealt with flies, that's when I found this site because I had been scared that we possibly had had bedbugs.)
    So my question is: how shall we proceed? I don't want to get paranoid over this thing but we are about to move in a couple of weeks and we have been so happy that we could live here bedbug free all these years (we live in a block of flats). Can you please advise? Thanks a lot.

  2. Terseli

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sun Jan 22 2017 12:48:54
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    Its very likely a bed bug.

  3. ScaredChicagoRes

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sun Jan 22 2017 13:25:02
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    Disclaimer: I'm just an ordinary citizen with no insect background. But it looks like a bed bug to me, or a close relative.

    One of the experts can look at the fine details to give you a positive id. Also- call any reputable pest company (even non local) ; most of them are glad to look at pictures and give you information. At least, in my experience they are.

    As for looking in your home: did you check your boxspring, the seams, and perimeter of bed? Look at information on this site for what to look for. I believe it's accurate information.

    Best,
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  4. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sun Jan 22 2017 14:17:05
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    Hi,

    As confirmed in the other thread bed bug or close relative.

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    Sun Jan 22 2017 15:06:05
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    An adult male bed bug. Interesting that your iphone 5 took very large sized images.

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.
  6. mollyb

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sun Jan 22 2017 16:19:32
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    Thanks for the ID, it's sad news though we were pretty sure.

  7. loubugs

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    Posted 2 years ago
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    mollyb - 4 minutes ago  » 
    Thanks for the ID, it's sad news though we were pretty sure.

    Have you tried monitors? Even paper towel folded twice to make a square will provide crevices in which they can hide if crawling about. You have to unfold and examine.

  8. mollyb

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    Posted 2 years ago
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    Lou, yes, fortunately we have monitors and there're no signs anywhere at all. I'm a bit relieved that it was a male, I'm hopeful that it was a hitchhiker.


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