Bedbug ID in BK, please! [A: not bed bugs](8 posts)
So, I'm freaking out a little bit. In the past 5 days, I've found 2 of these guys crawling on top of my comforter. Both have happened in full view, and in a fair amount of lamp light (in the evening). I've noticed that when the weather gets a little wet or humid I tend to get a little more insect activity in my apartment (4th floor in Park Slope, BK).
Anyway-- I haven't gotten any bed bug bites since I moved into this apartment (June 2011), and I haven't been able to find any evidence (fecal stains, cast skins) on a bed with all white sheets and a white comforter, but finding 2 of these identical bugs within a week's time does not make me feel very good at all. My bed is right next to my window and an old radiator, and I've found other bugs in my bed before (I knew they weren't bed bugs because they flew away when I tried picking them up).
These seem a bit more narrow than what I've seen online, but I'm not an expert. Hopefully some of you guys are!
Not a bed bug, looks like some sort of beetle.
Thanks LVK- anything I should be wary of with these guys?
Looks like a confused flour beetle...
Do you still need it identified by someone in BK, or are the responses from Las Vegas and Milano acceptable?
3rd, 4th, 5th opinions always welcomed, of course!
EffeCi is an entomologist and his word is golden around here.
When he or Loubugs speak, everyone listens.
I grew up in BK. It's not a BB.
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