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Found this exoskeleton in my mattress 32 hours after returning exposed

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  1. acbb

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    Wed May 17 2017 12:12:23
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    I found this exoskeleton in my mattress about 32 hours after returning home after being exposed to bedbugs in a rental property for a week. My suitcase was on the floor for the entire week, and was in my bedroom for the first night after returning (before I found out I was exposed via bites. I am not sure if I was bitten the first night after returning as I may be slow to react, although I know for a fact I was bitten before returning). I suspect this is a carpet beetle larvae exoskeleton and had been there for some time, but just want to make sure!

    Thanks!

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B74uL9rswuTbU2xneHh6T2Nfd1k

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    Wed May 17 2017 12:18:21
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    Yes, carpet beetle, definitely not bed bug related.

    What whispers the whisker?
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    Wed May 17 2017 12:31:55
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    That is a relief, thank you for the fast response.


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