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Subject: bug
Location: United States
April 22, 2015 7:13 pm
What is this? Should I be worried?
Signature: not important

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Dear not important,
This appears to be a Bed Bug. We will leave the decision about worrying up to your discretion, however, we would advise you to address the situation if this sighting occurred in a place where you reside.  Approximately five years ago, Bed Bug identification requests started to come to us more frequently, and more often than not, the culprit was some other creature, like a Carpet Beetle larva.  More recently, incidences of actual Bed Bug sightings have risen sharply on our site.  Either Bed Bug infestations are spreading, or people are becoming more aware of household insects that are not Bed Bugs, explaining a reduction in false alarm requests.

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Subject: weird bug
Location: Northeast Louisiana
April 17, 2015 7:42 pm
Dear bugman
I think this bug is biting my family and I think my house is infected with them.
Signature: yalonda

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Dear Yalonda,
You have blood sucking Bed Bugs, and we recommend that you seek professional assistance for the problem.

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Subject: Please help me.
Location: Desert, inside bedroom, 70 degrees Fahrenheit room temperature.
April 18, 2015 4:21 pm
I was in a panic today trying to figure out what type of bug this is. I have found three in various places on my bedroom walls in the past month. Today, I moved my bed and found about five or six, some dead, some moving, in the corner of my room. My mother is convinced that it’s a desert roach, since we live in the southwest, and I’m thinking that it’s a bedbug.
I checked my bed and found only two living ones in the corner facing my wall. I cleaned my room, sprayed it, vacuumed. The works. Now I’m still unsure of what type of bug this is and I’m worried that I’ll find more, even though I’ve done a top to bottom cleaning in my bedroom.
Right now, it’s spring, the middle of April. I found a couple in the middle of March. I came back from a trip using a piece of luggage from the garage which has a couple roaches, unfortunately. I checked the mattress and room I slept in for any signs of bugs. Nothing. Not sure where these bugs are coming from or what they are. Please help. I’m panicking. I’ve never been in this situation before.
Signature: Complicated One

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Dear Complicated One,
This is a blood-sucking Bed Bug and you should probably seek professional assistance with the problem.

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Subject: Bugs in my bed
Location: Central Virginia
April 17, 2015 9:48 pm
I have had a problem recently with bug bites on my skin. Here recently I have found a few bugs crawling on my bed at night. I am terrified that they are bedbugs or I have some other type of infestation going on in my house. These were 2 different bugs. The second one I squeezed and blood came out but it kept moving!! Please help!
Signature: Petrified of bugs & bites

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Dear Petrified of bugs & bites,
Both images are of Bed Bugs and you might want to seek professional assistance with your problem.

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Subject: bug ID
Location: Southern California
April 4, 2015 12:08 pm
I live in Southern California and felt this bug crawling on my arm while laying in bed around 330 am lastnight. my family has become the victims of something bitting us while we sleep and I’ve checked for bed bugs with no results. Is this what’s possibly bitting us? I sent three pics a few minutes ago. I just took this one bc I still have the bug and it’s a better pic.
Signature: Rick

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Dear Rick,
This sure looks like a Bed Bug to us, and it appears that it has recently eaten as it looks to be engorged with blood.

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Subject: what is it
Location: United States (colorado)
March 12, 2015 6:29 pm
Found this don’t know what it is my mrefuses to even acknowledge there’s a possibility she could have bed bugs
Signature: Nathaniel

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Dear Nathaniel,
This is a Bed Bug.

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