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Aug 8, 2021
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Is this a bedbug

We had some guests over last week and they revealed that they have bed bugs in their house, it was too late to do anything at that point. We vacuumed the room they were in as soon as they left and washed bedding in hot water and put them in the dryer after. However today I saw this and I wasn't sure if this is a bed bug, would really appreciate any help I can get
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Not so easy there Ma…
Is that bug upside down? Can you flip it over and take a photo?
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Biologist here, adult bed bugs are the size of an apple seed-ish about 5mm. They’re brown and oval in shape.

Seeing as you provided a blurry pic of a spec… I can say with confidence that what you have there could indeed be a bed bug.
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Anikiri wrote: Biologist here, adult bed bugs are the size of an apple seed-ish about 5mm. They’re brown and oval in shape.

Seeing as you provided a blurry pic of a spec… I can say with confidence that what you have there could indeed be a bed bug.
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How come it's not moving? Did you kill it before confirming what it is??
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fergy wrote: Is that bug upside down? Can you flip it over and take a photo?
I copied the photo to my editor and flipped it several ways. All I kept seeing were what looked like ink blot tests from the 70's.
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Aug 8, 2021
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Tommy74 wrote: How come it's not moving? Did you kill it before confirming what it is??
It was already dead when I found it
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Anikiri wrote: Biologist here, adult bed bugs are the size of an apple seed-ish about 5mm. They’re brown and oval in shape.

Seeing as you provided a blurry pic of a spec… I can say with confidence that what you have there could indeed be a bed bug.
This

Photo issues!

Best way to identify bugs from photos … is for the specimen to be on a white back ground

And preferably loose … not in a baggie

Even photographed on a piece of white paper towel, or a Kleenex would be more helpful
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Nice of your guests to tell you they had bed bugs in their home....after they most likely brought them into your home.

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