Subject: Bed bug or beetle?
Location: Cleveland, OH
November 21, 2016 6:29 am
Found this bug at work and wanted to identify without causing much panic. We are located in Cleveland, OH and it is cold outside but heated in the factory. Your help identifying is greatly appreciated.
Signature: Concerned in Cleveland
Dear Concerned in Cleveland,
We are sorry to have to inform you that this is a Bed Bug in the family Cimicidae, but we are not certain it is the Human Bed Bug, Cimex lectularius. We would not rule out the possibility that it might be a related Swallow Bug or Bat Bug in the same family. All members of the family are blood-suckers, but only the Human Bed Bug regularly feeds from humans.