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Expert ID needed [a: Book louse, carpet beetle, young silverfish nymph]

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  1. Dubaibugs

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    Posted 4 months ago
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    We had bedbugs a year ago. had chemical treatment. kids and me having bites again.
    20170510_064735 by Amel Hope, on Flickr

    found a dead bug near the mattress. I crushed it in to two pieces by mistake. is it a bedbug? can it be from last years treatment?

    20170510_095250 by Amel Hope, on Flickr

    20170507_124629 by Amel Hope, on Flickr

    20170507_124356 by Amel Hope, on Flickr

    and found this on the mattress crawling in the mattress cover zipper which we had put on last year.
    looks to me like first stage instar. pls identify both the images
    20170510_095356 by Amel Hope, on Flickr

    20170510_095250 by Amel Hope, on Flickr

    Also found this dead bug near window what is it?
    20160905_141416 by Amel Hope, on Flickr

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    Book louse, small carpet beetle, and at window, young silverfish nymph. No bed bugs.

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    omg. thanks a lot . I was so worried. thankyou again. God bless

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    Dubaibugs - 3 hours ago  » 
    omg. thanks a lot . I was so worried. thankyou again. God bless

    Please compare your insect pictures to those of book lice, silverfish, carpet beetles so you can see the differences.

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    Dubaibugs,

    Did you ever post a success story?

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Nobugsonme - 5 minutes ago  » 
    Dubaibugs,
    Did you ever post a success story?

    I didn't post a success story yet because at the back of my mind I am still not completely sure that I am all clear. As you see I still keep on inspecting every now and then for the bugs because sometimes randomly we get these bite marks which are itchy.

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    Do you have any types of monitors?

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    Yes loubugs I have David's passive monitors under the beds and the sofa. Do you suggest anything else?

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    Dubaibugs - 12 hours ago  » 
    Yes loubugs I have David's passive monitors under the beds and the sofa. Do you suggest anything else?

    You can always try folded cloth or fan-folded paper along the walls. Clutter that can be easily examined acts as monitors. It's a bit more difficult to examine than a real monitor device.

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    Ok folded paper near the walls .I will do that.
    Beavuse nothing caught in monitor but recently kids having big itchy bites just like before when we had bedbugs.
    Anything else I can do to monitor?

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    Dubaibugs - 6 hours ago  » 
    Ok folded paper near the walls .I will do that.
    Beavuse nothing caught in monitor but recently kids having big itchy bites just like before when we had bedbugs.
    Anything else I can do to monitor?

    If you're going with paper, fan-folded paper with 1/2 inch folds. Then paper clip the ends like in this picture fanfoldmonitor by louento.pix, on Flickr

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    Fan fold paper monitor can be kept near walls and the bed legs? Also how often should I check them and for how long should I keep them. I already heave passive monitors also.

    All of us are getting itchy bites but on inspection I can't find any eveidence plus someone from pest control also inspected just my bedroom but he also didn't find any evidence.

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    Check them when you want to. You can do it daily. You might want to use glue boards, too, because a few different types of insects and mites will get caught in them.


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