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I cant tell if I have bedbugs or not [a: not bed bug]

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  1. sovashadow

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    Posted 1 week ago
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    Good Evening all,

    So I, like many people here, cant sleep because of the fear of having bedbugs in my dwelling (for me its an apartment). I moved in here on the first of this month, so not too long, and havent really had a good nights rest in a long while. Just a few moments ago, I was able to find a bug in and have something to compare it to. However I am unsure if this is a bedbug or not, and any insight is greatly appreciated.

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  2. Glas

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    Posted 1 week ago
    Wed Apr 12 2017 1:42:45
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    Not a bed bug.

  3. mp7ski

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    Wed Apr 12 2017 2:56:43
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    Google carpet beetles. If you're getting skin reactions and that is why you're worried about bed bugs, carpet beetle larvae shed skin hairs can cause similar reactions.

    I am not an expert, any advice I give should be considered as amateur advice and not taken as fact. I mean well with all my posts and try to give back. If you plan on using any of my advice, I suggest doing research into said advice to make sure it is in your best interest.
    Study on Thermal Death Points(pages 18-29 of pdf) : http://www.propanecouncil.org/uploadedFiles/Council/Research_and_Development/REP_12221%20Efficacy%20of%20Heat%20on%20Bed%20Bugs.pdf
    Study on Cimexa: http://www.pctonline.com/article/pct0814-silica-gel-research-bed-bugs/
  4. sovashadow

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    Thu Apr 13 2017 0:07:51
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    Would these be stains of carpet beetles or bed bugs? I just super paranoid now

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  5. BigDummy

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    Thu Apr 13 2017 16:06:54
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    Those stains could be from anything; I don't see any reason to suspect that you have a bed bug infestation.

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    Posted 1 week ago
    Mon Apr 17 2017 18:44:12
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    That looks like a carpet beetle.


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