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Need Expert ID Please. Nymph? [a: Liposcelid booklouse]

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  1. laviolett10

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Fri Jul 14 2017 16:11:21
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    Hi! Thanks so much for looking at this. I was hoping someone could tell me what I may be dealing with here. I am absolutely PARANOID about bed bugs despite ever really having an infestation. I have mattresses encased and climb ups on all the beds in the house. I have found these super super tiny white/clear bugs in the monitors a few mornings this week. What type of bug does this look like? I don't see any other signs of bed bugs ( no fecal stains, or blood stains) and I haven't found anything that looks like an adult bed bug, but I'm still freaked out that these could be babies. What do you think? Thanks!!!!

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    Fri Jul 14 2017 17:50:04
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    Book louse related.

    PCO and inventor of a bio active bedbug trap
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    Fri Jul 14 2017 19:26:27
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    Liposcelid booklouse

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.
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    Posted 2 months ago
    Fri Jul 14 2017 23:52:22
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    This should help you going forward:

    Bed bug nymphs or booklice: how to spot the difference:
    http://bedbugger.com/2008/03/04/book-lice/

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
  5. laviolett10

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    Posted 2 months ago
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    Thank- You all so much for the replies! I really need to stop freaking out over nothing. Also, thank-you for the info on being able to tell the difference myself. I did find another identical bug in our climb up this morning. Any idea why these booklice would be moving around at night and getting caught in the traps? I vacuumed and checked window seals exc. and don't really see anything. Thanks again!!


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