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Where to take bug for ID? Pest co? University? Health Dept? Help please.....

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  1. Teddie

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Jan 18 2011 10:12:58
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    I have a bug sample. Don't know the best type of expert to take it to.
    I know you can't tell me exactly where to go. I am just asking what TYPE of place is best to go to.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Bug is dead in a jar. Killer Queen tried to ID the photos I sent, but could not see enough detail.
    So, I need to take the bug in person somewhere.

    Thank you,
    Teddie

  2. Richard_Naylor

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Jan 18 2011 10:18:32
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    Universities, zoos and natural history museums all tend to employ entomologists that should be able to identify it for you. If you are based in the UK then you are welcome to send it to me. If you are based in NY or indeed anywhere in the US Lou Sorkin is probably your man.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Jan 18 2011 10:44:38
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    Hi,

    You could also post link to the pictures you have, if you upload in the highest resolution you have then there is more change of getting an accurate ID.

    As long as they are clear pictures the good news is that if KQ failed to ID they are unlikely to be bedbugs.

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    Yes, please come over or send the specimen for identification. If you are in the city tonight, you may want to come over to the meeting being held at 1250 5th Avenue at 103 St.
    http://www.mcny.org/public-programs/all/Bed-Bugs.html

    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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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Jan 18 2011 13:55:19
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    He is in California guys

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    Teddie,

    I saw your PM but dealing with a death in the family is sucking up time. Are you in San Diego?

    Jim

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    thank you for your kind replies.
    I called the county agriculture ext dept and they directed me to take it in and leave it.
    Said it would take a week for an answer.
    So, I guess I will do that tomorrow.

    Appreciate all the wonderful knowledge here.
    Teddie

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Jan 18 2011 16:47:43
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    Funny story here! I took my bug samples (later confirmed as BBs) to my agricultural extension office. The woman dumped them out on her desk to examine them. I think that shocked the other people in the office because the next time I brought in samples, there was a sign on the outside of the building saying, "Do not bring in any suspected bed bugs. Please knock on the door and we will come out to get them."

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    Oh, in the woman's defense, the bugs had been in my freezer for a couple of week. But you just never know.......

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    toledo - 1 hour ago  » 
    Funny story here! I took my bug samples (later confirmed as BBs) to my agricultural extension office. The woman dumped them out on her desk to examine them. I think that shocked the other people in the office because the next time I brought in samples, there was a sign on the outside of the building saying, "Do not bring in any suspected bed bugs. Please knock on the door and we will come out to get them."

    Sounds like my kind of girl!

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Jan 18 2011 18:37:08
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    spideyjg - 4 hours ago  » 
    Teddie,
    I saw your PM but dealing with a death in the family is sucking up time. Are you in San Diego?
    Jim

    Sorry to hear of your loss Jim, my condolences.

  12. Teddie

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    My results from the bug expert = spider.
    It was a relief to hear it was a spider.

    Thank you to all who helped me.
    I wish I could do something to help everyone who is suffering.
    I hope new things are developed soon to help eradicate bed bugs.

    I still worry and hope help is on the way with research and developments.

    ** special shout out and THANK YOU to Killer Queen for taking time to view my photos and give me advice. Your kindness is greatly appreciated!!

    Teddie

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sun Jan 23 2011 16:20:44
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    * I thought I wrote this the other day but I guess I didn't hit the send button.*

    You're welcome Teddie! I'm glad everything worked out for you.

    Best of Luck, KQ

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    KillerQueen - 23 minutes ago  » 
    * I thought I wrote this the other day but I guess I didn't hit the send button.*
    You're welcome Teddie! I'm glad everything worked out for you.
    Best of Luck, KQ

    You did write it and you did hit the send button but you did so in the wrong thread. I don't remember which thread it was, but I remember reading it and realizing that the reply was obviously intended to go somewhere else.

    -rs1971


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