Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Bed Bug?

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QUESTION: Hi-can you tell me if this is a bed bug? I found it dead on the floor underneath my couch.

ANSWER: Jeff,

The image is too small to be certain but this does not look like a bed bug, see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/bed_bug.html for comparison. If you can get a closer photo I'd be glad to take another look.

Jack DeAngelis


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QUESTION: Here's another one. Hopefully this one is clearer. Cleaning my apartment and found a 2nd bug that looks different I will send in another question. Thanks for your help

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This is an immature cockroach, see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/cockroach_identification.html. Usually when immature roaches are found outside the harborage it means that there's a fairly significant infestation. Apartment buildings are notoriously difficult to treat for roaches but baiting with professional baits can help (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/cockroach_baits.html).

Jack DeAngelis

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Jack DeAngelis

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I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects, insects that bite and sting, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

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20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.

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Ph.D. in Entomology

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