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Possible Bed bug - crawled out of couch seam [a: weevil]

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  1. samanthab

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Mon Jul 31 2017 15:24:50
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    It's very small sorry for the crumbs, put it in a cookie tin as it was the closet container. Worried the duplex neighbor's allowing homeless to stay with him has brought us bed bugs or something...

    Did find bed bugs in a hotel 1 1/2 years ago, (threw away luggage and stripped in the garage and washed clothes on high and dryer for 2 hours on high. Heat treated shoes then chemically treated.) Those bugs looked a little different, but they had a terrible infestation.



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    Mon Jul 31 2017 15:29:21
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    Nothing like a bed bug, you're in the clear.

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    Mon Jul 31 2017 15:36:55
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    Neighbor got back from tropical region, wondering with the pointy head of it could be a kissing bug maybe. Thanks.

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    Mon Jul 31 2017 15:49:33
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    More weevil than kissing bug.

  5. samanthab

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    Mon Jul 31 2017 15:56:56
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    I think your right! Looks like a grain weevil. Going to keep an eye on things, always been more cautious since the hotel experience. Don't know what a grain weevil was doing inside my couch, but it's harvest time in my area.

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    samanthab - 11 minutes ago  » 
    Neighbor got back from tropical region, wondering with the pointy head of it could be a kissing bug maybe. Thanks.

    Not a true bug (order Hemiptera), not a bed bug (cimicid), and not a kissing bug (reduviid). It's a weevil, so not Hemiptera but Coleoptera order of insect. Not exactly sure of its size, but it could be a granary weevil, a species of Sitophilus and that's a curculionid beetle.

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    I think we were all typing at the same time and arrived at the same answer. That's encouraging. BTW, granary weevils are not able to fly. Only crawl to get around. Or can be carried around in stored food source.

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    Thanks so much!! Looks exactly like the grain/rice weevils I searched.


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