Can you help identify this bug

Asked October 23, 2017, 9:34 PM EDT

I found this bug on my mattress and automatically assumed it was a bed bug but have done research on line and it does not appear to have a head like a bed bug and looks plumper than a bed bug.

Hudson County New Jersey bugs

1 Response

From the pictures it doesn't appear to be a bed bug but it isn't very clear. I would suggest taking the sample to your extension office in rubbing alcohol. Then they can identify it accurately.

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