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Question about bedbug appendages [a: earwig pincers]

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  1. BattlefrontFan

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed Sep 20 2017 2:16:28

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    I have had a bedbug infestation before, took forever to clear them out. Ever since the nightmare ended, I’ve been getting small red bumps ( like tiny pimples ) on my arms. Not like welts that’s bed bug gives you, maybe my skin is reacting to everything ? But to get to the chase, I squished a bug in my shirt, to the point where it was unidentifiable. My heart dropped thinking worst case scenario. But I zoomed in with the squished parts with my camera and noticed this pincer thing. Bed bugs don’t have this correct ?

    Note* the part is extremely small, this is just really zoomed in

  2. loubugs

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed Sep 20 2017 6:12:23

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    Looks like the pincers of an earwig. These are at the rear of the body.

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