I found these two bugs. I know that my pictures are not fully clear, but could they be bed bugs? One was found on the wall between my bedroom door and the other one trap in a Cochrane trap beside my TV in my living room. So far, I haven't seen any bites on my skin. But, I have to admit that I feel very concerned.

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    $\begingroup$ Does this answer your question? Insect identification - Is this a bedbug? $\endgroup$
    – tyersome
    Jan 6, 2020 at 22:02
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  • $\begingroup$ I did, but I would need more help. $\endgroup$ Jan 6, 2020 at 22:23
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    $\begingroup$ Hi, and welcome! Would it be possible to post some clearer pictures? These pictures are not really detailed enough to allow for a positive identification. Thanks! $\endgroup$
    – rotaredom
    Jan 7, 2020 at 0:35
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    $\begingroup$ If you think they're different types of insects, you'll have to provide a clearer picture I'm afraid. The one on the wall doesn't look to me like a bed bug because it doesn't have a clearly defined neck. $\endgroup$
    – CJ Dennis
    Jan 7, 2020 at 22:58

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They look to me like cockroach nymphs (newly hatched cockroaches). Note the long antennae (more than body length) and the two short protuberances at the rear. Also note that bed bugs have a head distinct from the body, whereas cockroaches have a head that blends into the body.

3 mm cockroach nymph (from Wikipedia)

3 mm cockroach nymph

A bed bug (from Wikipedia)

A bed bug

See also this Q&A on What's That Bug.


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