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  1. newnewyorker

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Thu Sep 11 2014 20:38:23
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    I just found this bug on my bed this morning. Is it a bed bug?

  2. newnewyorker

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Thu Sep 11 2014 22:13:51
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    Here is a picture:

    IMG_2190 by patelpower4321, on Flickr

  3. JustChecking

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Thu Sep 11 2014 23:28:50
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    Hi newnewyorker,

    Your bug picture does not look like bed bug to me. I came to this conclusion based on the following credible sources:

    Bed bug pics:
    http://bedbugger.com/photos-of-bed-bugs-and-signs-of-bed-bugs/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/lou_bugs_pix

    Less-than-2-min videos:
    Find Related Videos on the right side of the page, click Bed Bug Signs. You may have to click the up or down triangle to find it. Browse the other videos as needed.

    A pro will confirm later. Keep calm.

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    Fri Sep 12 2014 3:45:33
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    Hi,

    100% not a bedbug.

    Its a beetle.

    David Cain
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  5. newnewyorker

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Fri Sep 12 2014 6:40:44
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    Thank you for the help. I really appreciate it. I was leaning towards the same conclusion, but it started to look a little different later in the day. Here is another picture of it. Do you guys still think the same thing?

    IMG_2196 by patelpower4321, on Flickr

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    Fri Sep 12 2014 7:03:44
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    Hi,

    Yeah still 100% not a bedbug and still 100% a beetle.

    David

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    Fri Sep 12 2014 10:15:23
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    No matter how you look at it, it's still a beetle. Looks very much like a cigarette beetle. This doesn't mean it is restricted to tobacco products, but that's its common name. It is a stored product pest and will feed on many spices, grains, rice, pasta, anticoagulant rodent baits (the toxicant doesn' t bother insects, only vertebrates, especially mammals).

    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.

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