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Please Id bugs [a: young earwig, springtails, booklice, burrower bug]

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  1. Sunnydaz

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Thu Aug 10 2017 19:53:21
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    It is amazing how many bugs I am finding after living through bed bugs. I realize they are not bed bugs. We were out of town for 4 days once home I found these bugs under my sons bed. He did get a new bite the first night home. Still no new signs of bed bugs. So I'm wondering if they could be biting him. Sorry for the quality. One large bug and several small ones.
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    Sun Aug 13 2017 0:03:30
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    I can't see the small ones but the large one in the top image is not a bed bug.

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    Sun Aug 13 2017 8:21:59
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    The tiny, elongate ones are springtails. The large insect is a young earwig (pincers at rear). I noticed some booklice, too. The dark insect is a cydnid or burrower bug.

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    Posted 2 months ago
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    Thank you so much for you help! Is it uncommon to see so many different bugs in one room? After reading about the springtails I see they go to moist areas. We are trying to figure out why our humidity has been high in our house. I also read that springtails eat mildew and mold. Does that mean there is mildew or mold in that bedroom? I see no visible signs on that side of the house. I have found mold on ducts at the other end of the house. We are working on getting that resolved.
    Thankfully no new signs of bedbugs. Now if only I could find as much help for home humidity as I have found on this board. Thank you Nobugsonme for starting this. And thank you again loubugs for the identification. It has been so helpful.

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    I just had a thought. We had new carpet installed a few weeks ago. They cut it in ou driveway. We live in the southeast so very humid this time of year. Could the springtails have been brought in at that time?

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    Sunnydaz - 4 hours ago  » 
    I just had a thought. We had new carpet installed a few weeks ago. They cut it in ou driveway. We live in the southeast so very humid this time of year. Could the springtails have been brought in at that time?

    That's a possibility. You could have moisture due to condensation and that could be hidden from view. All possibilities - just have to rule out by investigation.


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