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Subject: What is this bug?
Location: Indiana
August 22, 2017 6:09 pm
We’d like to know asap what kind of bug you think this is!
Signature: help!!!

Bed Bug

We have a hunch you already suspect this is a Bed Bug.  You might find the History of Bed Bugs page helpful.  The site begins with this fascinating introduction:  “It is thought that C. lecturlarius may have actually originated in the Middle East, in caves that were inhabited by humans as well as bats. The lineages of the bed bug can be traced by their name as well. In ancient Rome, they were called Cimex, meaning ‘bug’, the species designation lecturlarius refers to a couch or bed.  They are ancient insects and they have lived off hosts since time began. Studies have suggested that they parasitized bats first and then moved on to humans. The bugs inhabited the same caves where civilization began.” 

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Subject: What’s this bug?
Location: Georgia
August 13, 2017 9:01 am
We’ve had a bug out break at my apartment. With two types of beetles. I suspect that the second one may be a bed bug. The first one is a beetle I can’t identify. I’ve been getting bit and a stingy feeling I imagine from two separate bugs. Can you help me identify them?
Signature: Extremely grateful, Shanice

Cockroach Nymph

Dear Shanice,
The insect on the tip of that impressively manicured finger is an immature Smoky Brown Cockroach,
Periplaneta fuliginosa, as you can see by comparing it to this BugGuide image.  According to Urban Entomology:  “Smoky-brown cockroaches require high humidity for survival. They are found outside in wooded areas that provide shade and moisture. They can also be seen in protected areas around homes (tree holes and mulch) and in buildings and attics. Stacks of lumber and firewood, sewer-access openings and trash piles can contribute to infestations. Once in structures they are commonly found in attics or near fireplaces. These cockroaches can be attracted by a leaky roof.”  We suspect the bites you are getting are coming from some other creature.  Your other images are somewhat blurry, however the insect in one image does resemble a Bed Bug and it is likely the cause of the bites.

Possible Bed Bug

 

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Subject: What’s this bug?
Location: West Chester, OH
August 1, 2017 8:58 pm
Haven’t seen this before but it was crawling around an electrical outlet but worth almost no urgency. Can you please identify it?
Signature: Need to Know

Bed Bug

This is a Bed Bug.  If you found one, chances are there are more.

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Subject: PLEASE tell me This I said not a bedbug
Location: Florida
June 29, 2017 2:39 pm
I found this bug in my living room and shined a light on it and it didn’t move. I’m hoping it was a dead cockroach. My apartment has an exterminator that sprays for cockroachs but not bed bugs.
Signature: Sleepless girl

Bed Bug

Dear Sleepless Girl,
We are sorry but we cannot allay your fears as this is a Bed Bug.

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Subject: What kind of Bug is this ??
Location: Harlan, Kentucky
April 24, 2017 8:57 pm
We have just rented a Couch from Aaron’s and we keep finding these Bugs, mostly in the evening when it starts getting dark, we have found a couple in the daylight but mostly at dark. They are less than a quarter of a inch and kinda diamond, oval shaped. The Aaron’s Furniture Store is located in Middlesbrough, Kentucky, I am located in Harlan, Kentucky.
Signature: What That Bug ??

Bed Bug

It would appear that your rental couch came with free Bed Bugs.

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Subject: Mystery bug on my pillow
Location: Brooklyn NY
April 3, 2017 12:59 pm
Hello Mr.Bugman.
So this morning i woke up to a bug on my pillow. This caused some paranoia in me. Im hoping you can identify this bug for me. I live in Brooklyn and i just moved into a new house. My husband says its a roach but im 99% sure its not. I’m hoping this was just a one time thing and not start of infestation. Thank you for taking time to read. You may have to zoom into picture to see better.
Signature: Sylvanna Cienfuegos

Bed Bug

Dear Sylvanna,
We are sorry to inform you that this is a blood-sucking Bed Bug.  It appears to be an immature specimen, and we suspect if you found one, there are probably more.

Bed Bug

Oh my gosh! Thank you so much!!! You are a life saver!!!

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