Is this a bedbug? (With picture)


My daughter has had some bites show up and I don’t know what they’re from. They don’t seem to bother her and are clearing up. I’ve tried researching to find out what the bites might be, but am inconclusive.

I’ve looked for the telltale signs of bed bugs, but haven’t found anything. I did however find this today in the bathroom off her bedroom:

I think I must have stepped on it before I saw it and when I squished it after taking the picture it squished red. While killing this I saw another, similar sized bug nearby that I squished before photographing and it oozed sort of a rusty red color when I killed it.


I’m not sure exactly what that is, but I’m 100% confident that it is not a bed bug. Bed bugs are larger, browner, oval-shaped and have very different leg and antennae shapes. Good luck with the ID and treatment.