Bed Bugs

#5516  Hello:   I was wondering what type of bug this is(photos attached)? I haven’t purchased any new/used bedding or furniture. I haven’t used a hotel in decades or traveled anywhere. These bugs sudden appeared when my husband brought some soft wood into the house. We heat with wood. It was around the end of August or the first week of September. It seems that my room is the only one affected as it is above the furnace room. The bugs vary in size from a speck to about 4mm. They don’t look exactly like a bedbug but similar. They are hairless and run like little spiders.  The little ones cannibalize the larger ones. There is no difference in shape between the small and big ones.   I find an occasional one or two on my bed or on my books by the bed. The mattress is 2 1/2 years old and still covered with plastic. No visible bugs under the plastic. My husband also brought some sand into the yard. I was wondering about sand fleas and if they hitched a ride on my poor cat. The bugs do bite as I have several little dots on my leg. It takes forever for the bites to vanish. I did get some bites outside as well.  I would appreciate your assistance in identifying this bug. I hope that the photos are clear enough. I live in Corbeil, Ontario. Thank you. Sincerely,  Ann
These either are bed bugs or closely related bat bugs (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Cimicidae; Cimex sp.); you may wish to call in a professional certified in beg bug control –  see elsewhere on this site for contact links. In the meantime, see for more detailed information on bed bugs in general. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.