Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures as I just flicked the bug off me without thinking.
I took a mid afternoon nap today and about half an hour ago got up and used the bathroom. There I discovered a roundish black bug crawling on my leg underneath my shorts. It kind of had a similar body shape to a bedbug, but was definitely black.
I know that bedbugs are brown, but maybe this guy was dark brown and I just thought it was black? Or some are black?
I do have some bug bites, but I assumed they were from mosquitoes since they just love me and I get numerous bites every summer. But I do have a bite where my shorts cover me and I’ve read that mosquitoes generally don’t crawl up your clothes (it’s not from today though and is on the opposite side of where I found the bug. There aren’t any bites where this guy was, but various bed bug sites said that it can take several days for bites to appear which doesn’t entirely make sense to me).
I did an inspection of my bed and didn’t find anything obvious to indicate an infestation. The bite pattern doesn’t really indicate bedbugs either despite the bite underneath my clothing.
I’m really paranoid about them though since I know how difficult they are to get rid of. I’ve been Googling bedbugs since I found it and have found conflicting information, as well as information that states that an infestation can go unnoticed until it reaches epic proportions.
Any thoughts? Maybe this was just some other random bug who was just exploring?