Entomology (Study of Bugs)/bugs

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I have seen bugs dead and alive in my bathtub.  They resemble pics of bed bugs.  Do bed bugs gather in wet places; can they come up from the drain? I've also seen a couple on the bathroom rug beside the tub.  

I live by a virtual bog that is very wet now because of heavy rain.

Thank you,

patricia

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Hi Pat
Without a photo I cannot tell you what these are but I am sure they are not bedbugs. Bedbugs do not frequent wet places. hey hide in dark corners especially in bedroom where they they can get a meal. If you had bedbugs you would be getting bitten. If you can send me a photo I may be able to tell you what they are

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Walter Hintz

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I can answer any questions about insects and spiders.

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I have taught science for over 57 years. I am presently teaching biology at the college level. I have done extensive graduate work in entomology.

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Momentum Magazine The Ohio Journal of Science

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B.S. In Ed Kent State Unuv M.Sc The Ohio State Univ National Science Foundation Fellowships: Electron Microscopy Univ of California Entomology Kent State Univ

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