Is this a bed bug?

Asked April 10, 2016, 7:43 AM EDT

I moved into my current apartment 3months ago. One week after living there I noticed bed bugs and bites. I had the apartment fully heat treated and poisoned by professionals around 2 months ago. I haven't had any signs or symptoms of bed bugs until 2 days ago. But I'm not sure if this is a bed bug. If you can help me out by identifying it from the picture I would appreciate it alot thanks.

Outside United States

1 Response

This does not look like a bed bug. Bed bugs have a more distinctive shape. Attached is a picture of bed bugs at various stages of life which you may find useful.

The pictures look like something from the beetle family. Sanitation is often the best control for most household beetles, especially if you have only found one or two of them. You may also want to ensure food is kept in airtight containers.