Bed Bugs in France

Are these Bed Bugs?
Sat, Jul 4, 2009 at 4:39 AM
I found some bugs in my bed a few months ago and concluded that they were bed-bugs. I found a lot of them under the matress, so I sprayed an insecticide to get rid of them.
They seem to be back, but much smaller now. In the photo, you can see one larger bug (which I guess is a bed-bug), and two smaller ones. Are these just young bed-bugs, or something else?
Paris, France

Bed Bugs
Bed Bugs

Hi Tim,
Sadly, your identification is correct.  All three insects in your photo are Bed Bugs, and their immature status indicates you must have breeders nearby as well.  Ordinary spray insecticide will not rid your place of Bed Bugs.  You should seed professional assistance for the eradication of your infestation.  If you rent a flat, inform the landlord.  Bed Bugs often hide under the mattress, behind pictures, and between the baseboards and the wall.  Consult BugGuide for more information on Bed Bugs.  Since Bed Bugs feed on blood, they are most troublesome.

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