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5 years BB free..and then this [a: not bed bug; specific ID needed]

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  1. secondfirstchoice

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    Posted 1 week ago
    Thu Aug 10 2017 20:57:35
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    I found this guy in my bed about two weeks ago and woke up yesterday with about 8 bites (several clustered). But since bites don't prove anything, I tried to take some decent pictures with my only camera, which is an older phone.

    1 by se es, on Flickr

    2 by se es, on Flickr

    3 by se es, on Flickr

    Any and all help is appreciated! Going to go strip my bed now and do some laundry to try and calm down...

  2. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 1 week ago
    Fri Aug 11 2017 1:22:00
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    That's not a bed bug. I think it's a beetle but wait for an expert for a specific ID.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
  3. bed-bugscouk

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    Fri Aug 11 2017 5:50:41
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    Hi,

    Confirming 100% not bed bugs, its a beetle.

    David Cain
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    Posted 1 week ago
    Fri Aug 11 2017 7:31:21
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    Minute brown scavenger beetle. There is a moisture issue because beetles and larvae feed on fungi, mold, etc.

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.
  5. secondfirstchoice

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    Posted 1 week ago
    Fri Aug 11 2017 7:55:52
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    THANK YOU SO MUCH!


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