Possibly Bed Bugs?
Location: Baltimore City, MD
August 8, 2011 11:44 pm
Dear Bugman,
We found two of these critters alive (on the ceiling) and promptly squashed them. My wife found several dead ones throughout the house (living room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom). Our floor is carpeted throughout the house except for the kitchen and the bathroom.
I was bitten several days ago but I’m not sure what it was. We believe these are bed bugs. We have also turned our house upside down trying to find their ”home” but we found no clusters of bugs, droppings, or larvae associated with bed bugs. Are they bed bugs and why are we finding most of them dead?
Signature: In Fear of Bed Bugs

Cockroach Nymphs

Dear In Fear of Bed Bugs,
The good news is that you do not have Bed Bugs.  The bad news is that you have recently hatched Cockroach Nymphs.

Cockroach Nymphs

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7 Responses to Cockroach Nymphs, not Bed Bugs

  1. Mel says:

    I understand that bed bugs die at temperatures around 120 degrees. I like the idea of using a steamer to control them and I found one for that purpose at… https://sites.google.com/site/bedbugpatrolnaturaltreatment/. It costs about $40 and is as portable as an iron.

  2. Cecilia says:

    Thank you for this. I have been looking for a day and a half for answers and nothing added up to me until this post. # feeling blessed.

  3. Itchy says:

    be careful of furnished places, the mattress could not be new and look deeply, even into the tufts of a pillowtop where the stitching is for not just bugs but eggs too. Could be that the mattress was new before the last tenants used it, haha. Look at the ceiling for evidence of squished bugs, if perhaps the landlord showing you this great place that is such a good deal thought you wouldn’t notice.

  4. M says:

    What species of roach are these nymphs?

  5. Blasto Alasto says:

    Hi american cockroach nymphs

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