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Battling with anxiety for 4 months [a: book lice]

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  1. Perkele

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    Posted 8 months ago
    Tue Jan 10 2017 21:39:15
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    It all started when I read about someone in my city potentially having bed bugs. I was already going through an incredibly anxious period of my life, and that made me research bed bugs intensively. I had also just come back from a trip to Prague where I stayed at a hotel (which I know now can have bed bugs). Then I started checking my bed and stuff, and looking at the walls. And I saw this little white bug, it was more elongated and seemed to have longer antennas than the bed bugs nymphs I had seen online, but it still made me crazy. After that I have checked my bed and been anxious for every day until now. And today I saw a very similar bug again, and it made me go crazy. But this time I managed to grab some pics of it.

    Can someone please ID these pics?

    I also want to add that I have checked my bed extremely thoroughly today, every single piece of it, and I did not find anything that would indicate bed bugs.

    Pics:
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzML7JEj89VAOFY2Sjh4d1NJbDA?usp=sharing

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    Posted 8 months ago
    Tue Jan 10 2017 22:43:06
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    Not a bed bug. Stop freaking yourself out for no reason, it's not a fun way to go about life.

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  3. Perkele

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    Posted 8 months ago
    Tue Jan 10 2017 22:47:10
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    BigDummy - 2 minutes ago  » 
    Not a bed bug. Stop freaking yourself out for no reason, it's not a fun way to go about life.

    Thank you, sir. I know, but Im very anxious by nature, borderline OCD in some aspects. Do you know what kind of bug it is?

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    Posted 8 months ago
    Tue Jan 10 2017 22:51:17
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    I believe that you have booklice. Any moisture issues in that area of your home?

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    Posted 8 months ago
    Tue Jan 10 2017 22:55:21
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    BigDummy - 2 minutes ago  » 
    I believe that you have booklice. Any moisture issues in that area of your home?

    Not that I know of. Its a very new apartment. But they did suggest we let some air in at least twice a day. Its just how the buildings are made here in Slovakia.

    Do you suggest I get a dehumidifier?

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    Posted 8 months ago
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    Yes, a book louse. Not a commonly encountered liposcelid; could be a different family.

    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.

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