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ID please. Pretty sure but would really like to be 100%

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  1. Glas

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Mon Mar 20 2017 3:22:39
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    Hi,

    Just found this in my sons room. On the baseboard by the floor.
    Its the bottom of a bed bug isnt it?

    Did the best I could with the pictures. Hope you can see.

    Thank you.

    https://i.imgur.com/olqu3Sq.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/m9QUToC.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/VG6vvdS.jpg

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    Posted 8 months ago
    Mon Mar 20 2017 6:44:36
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    It's really better to take a close-up picture of the specimen rather than next to a coin for comparison. It looks more like a carpet beetle abdomen.

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  3. Glas

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    Posted 8 months ago
    Mon Mar 20 2017 8:08:30
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    Thank you Lou,

    And thank you for the tip regarding pictures.
    I find it hard to get a good close up. I took another pictures with a bit of an angle.

    https://i.imgur.com/pD0Fxj6.jpg

    I havent found any other traces after looking through the entite room but I guess they can be hard to find.

    Lets hope its a carpet beetle.

    Thank you!

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    Posted 8 months ago
    Mon Mar 20 2017 8:30:14
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    Hi,

    I have zoomed in and adjusted the contrast:

    200317 pD0Fxj6 adjusted by David Cain, on Flickr

    It certainly does not appear to be a bed bug as the banding of the segments is missing and the depth is wrong.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 8 months ago
    Mon Mar 20 2017 8:55:03
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    I can't thank you guys enough. So helpful!

    Thank you!

  6. Glas

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    Posted 8 months ago
    Tue Mar 21 2017 8:38:21
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    So, just to be sure. Can I rule out the risk of the above being a bed bug? Sent full on insane yesterday and searched every inch of the room but didnt find anything else.

    Thank you.


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