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  1. manhattanmom

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Mon Jul 15 2013 0:32:25
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    I found this little guy (literally the size of a comma) crawling rather high on the wall in my bedroom, near the window shade.

    http://www.flickr.com/x/t/0094009/photos/76481006@N06/9290965734/
    http://www.flickr.com/x/t/0094009/photos/76481006@N06/9290937906/
    http://www.flickr.com/x/t/0098009/photos/76481006@N06/9290952958/

    The photos I took were looking at the bug through a 10xmagnifying glass. The quality isn't great but it was the best I could do holding the camera and magnifier at the same time.

    I thought I saw a speck moving and when I came closer to investigate, I saw it was indeed moving though not fast. I had enough time to go to the bathroom and grab a spray bottle of rubbing alcohol to kill it and a piece of tissue to get it off the wall as best I could. I then zipped it in a baggie. This was on Wednesday. It was a much brighter red then and the entire bug is red, not only its abdomen. I immediately called for an appointment with the exterminator. He was supposed to come Thursday but got stuck on a job. He said he should be able to come tomorrow. But I can't sleep. My son who sometimes crawls into bed with us at the break of dawn shows some small bites as do I. But they are not close together. We are very careful whenever we come home from anywhere after a scare almost two years ago. But I am really afraid this is a nymph that just had a meal. I should say that I found it around 11:30am with sunlight streaming through the window. Not sure how long it takes a nymph to digest a meal. I have seen no other signs of anything. I have looked in all the usual spots.

    Thoughts? I can't sleep. Thanks.

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Mon Jul 15 2013 6:03:37
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    Hi,

    Sorry the focus is not good enough to tell, you may want to try using a scanner to get a better image.

    I would also suggest you google Pacocids and check the images to compare.

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  3. manhattanmom

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Mon Jul 15 2013 22:39:11
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    Exterminator came today and said it looks like a mite. He didn't recommend doing any sort of treatment. He inspected the whole apartment and saw no signs of anything. Do you think I should still scan it? If so, how? I'm only afraid that would further damage the bug. I know my photos aren't great. Even if a mite, I will hopefully get some sleep tonight! Thanks.


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