We found about a dozen of these bugs in one room mostly where the wall meets the ceiling. When we squash them, they burst with blood. They are all about this color, very dark. I very much appreciate stumbling onto this forum!
OK, here’s a better pic. I was able to get a higher resolution image with a real camera. Starting to think maybe these are ticks and not bed bugs? You can also see all the blood after squashing it.
That looks similar to a brown dog tick but I’m not 100% on which exact species it is. Definitely not a bed bug.