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Helloooo! Is this a carpet bug or a dreaded bed bug larvae?

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  1. eas

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Fri Oct 1 2010 0:19:57
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    http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=34qmwb4&s=7

    I have been "extra special" paranoid lately about bedbugs here in nyc, & have examined more pieces of fuzz under a lighted magnifying glass, in the middle of the night, than I can count. I have no bites or the other typical evidence, although I did find one "scat" looking clump on the baseboard. Also, I had hives on my neck this summer a few times, first time ever ... I thought it to be heat rash, but can bites look like hives?

    I found this larvae on my bed (the second one, 2 weeks apart;) Picture is at the link above, taken under magnifying glass. Can anyone tell me what this is?

  2. Jenn28

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Fri Oct 1 2010 0:35:08
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    eas,

    The life cycle of a bed bug does not have a worm stage. Maybe it's carpet beetle larvae.

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Fri Oct 1 2010 0:44:35
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    Thank you, Jenn28! I didn't think so but needed reassurance.

  4. Sleepless in NYC

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    Fri Oct 1 2010 2:01:51
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    eas,
    i posted a picture very similar to yours earlier this evening. Effeci said it was a "cast skin of a Carpet Beetle's larva" and loubugs also said that, here is his quote "Carpet beetle larva exuviae (shed skin). Certain species feed on pet foods, esp. dry foods. Quite small, a fww mm, at hatching"

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    Fri Oct 1 2010 3:02:03
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    Adult bed bugs lay eggs, from the eggs emerge small versions of the adult bed bug, there is no larvae stage in the bed bug life-cycle.

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Fri Oct 1 2010 4:03:43
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    A larva of Dermestid Beetle (probably Trogoderma sp.)


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