The New Yorker profiles Carolyn Klass, Cornell University's diagnostician for insect pests. Klass has been diagnosing bugs for 38 years, and in recent years has seen a huge increase in bed bug inquiries and identifications. You can send in your bugs to Klass' Cornell lab and have them identified for $25.
Have you used a mail-in pest identification service? A quick search found a few options including Cornell's Diagnostic Laboratory and UW-Madison Department of Entomology's Insect Diagnostic Lab. Read more about bed bug diagnosing in The New Yorker article "The Bedbug Decider."
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