Bed Bug: To worry or not to worry???

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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