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Subject: Identify this bug please!
Location: Kansas City Kansas
June 8, 2015 9:50 pm
For about two – three months note this bug appears on beds and blankets. We’ve only found in total about 5. I don’t what they are and I don’t like them in the house. I want to find a way to get them out and keep them out.
Signature: Carolina

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Dear Carolina,
This is a Bed Bug.  Bed Bugs will bite sleeping humans and suck blood.  We would urge you to get professional assistance in their removal.

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Subject: Tell me this isn’t a beg bug
Location: philadelphia
May 20, 2015 5:00 am
Hello,
I am hoping you can help me figure out what this is. This is the third one of this bugs I have seen in my apartment, the first was on the wall by our linen closet, the second on the couch, and this was on the wall above my bed. I flushed the first and squished the second two and both had a blood like color left behind when I squished it. I live with roommates so any of us could have tracked something like this in. We also live around a few large trees so it is not uncommon for us to see various bugs/spiders. I have also checked my mattress and have not seen anything suspicious.
Signature: nervous renter

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Dear nervous renter,
This is a Bed Bug.

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Subject: HELP!! I’m not a bug person and this is very frustrating
Location: Dayton, OH
May 15, 2015 2:31 am
These guys come through the window, I’ve watched them do it. But here lately, they’re invading EVERYWHERE. My 8 month old sleeps in the room with us, and the first time I seen one flying about was around her and her bed. Then I noticed them more on my blankets and hiding around, what are they, every time I see them they make my skin crawl.
Signature: Chew Concerned Mommy

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Dear Chew Concerned Mommy,
Because collectively the members of the family Cimicidae are known as Bed Bugs, we do not feel we are in error by informing you that this is a Bed Bug, however, BugGuide notes they are:  “ectoparasites of birds and mammals; most are associated with birds & bats, only 2 spp. (
Cimex lectularius and C. hemipterus) are permanently associated with humans.”  So this might not be the true Common Bed Bug, Cimex lectularius , but rather a Bat Bug, Swallow Bug or other species, you can be assured that it is a blood sucker and if its regular prey is not available, it will feed on you and your children, so you have cause for concern.  Since you have observed them coming in through the windows, we are presuming that they may have been feeding on the blood of birds, but when the fledgelings flew the nest, the Cimicids are entering the home in search of food.  Of the Eastern Bat Bug, BugGuide notes:  “Large infestations may occur with bat populations in the attics of buildings. Adults may move from bat roosting places in homes to occupied rooms and bite people during the night”

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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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