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Bit2hell's Bug ID [a: dermestid beetle larva]

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  1. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Thu Aug 27 2015 0:06:41
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    This was originally posted in an existing ID thread by another poster.

    Bit2hell - 3 hours ago  » 
    I also need help... I have horribly itchy rash on my legs. Been bit on various parts of my body including arms and neck so I went over my bed with I fine tooth come and found this and only this

    Bit2hell,
    It's not a bed bug.
    Wait for an expert to ID.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
  2. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Thu Aug 27 2015 12:48:15
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    Beetle larva?

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    Looks like it is a dermestid beetle larva.

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Thu Aug 27 2015 16:15:18
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    Thanks, Lou!

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    loubugs - 2 hours ago  » 
    Looks like it is a dermestid beetle larva.

    I thought so too! Just didn't want to say because I'm not an expert.

    Bit2hell,

    What you are experiencing is likely not bites at all.

    To find out more about the allergic reactions related your particular problem:

    I recommend typing dermestid beetle larva itch into the Google search box in the upper right corner of any page. It will pull up all the posts related specifically to that.

    Hope this helps,
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    Posted 4 years ago
    Thu Aug 27 2015 17:19:54
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    Hi Lou and thanks for responding. I saw your cedentials in another post and hoped you would chime in. Do beatles larvae bite.... ever few nights I wake with these bites/rashes they burn and itch.

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    Just wanted I live in a duplex and my neighbors live in like slobs... cats that never leave the house... moldy cat feces all over.
    . We on the other hand are very tidy and clean and vacuum even week and we don't own any pets. Could I not see the bed bugs because they go back to the neighbors after feeding?

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    Those conditions might explain the dermestid beetles. It's difficult to say much about the skin lesions, but I suggest monitoring with glue boards and passive monitors. You can try fan-folded paper or construction paper, folded washcloths. Also used socks have been shown to be attractive. Non-white and not dark colors are best. You have to examine these to see if any bed bugs have used them as harborage areas.


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