Please identify this - (dermestid beetle)(4 posts)
I was cleaning on the weekend and found this dead bug on the window sill - see the link
I wasn't sure that a bed bug would be on the window sill all by itself? My mattress has a plastic bedbug protector and I checked that there were no holes, so I thought that was safe. Then I took my duvet cover off and saw that my white duvet had about a dozen orange dots, randomly in the middle. It didn't quite look like blood (which I thought would be more red), more like spaghetti sauce. It freaked me out so I threw the whole duvet out with the cover, along with my pillows. Vacuumed and dusted. My bed is a storage bed, so the mattress is on wooden slats, with a hydraulic lift (no boxspring). I inspected the wood, no signs of bed bugs there, or any of the surrounding area. Vacuumed. Then today I moved my bedside table and saw a few brown marks on the carpet, and on the tag for the lamp. These photos are also on the link. But these came out easily with just a damp cloth, so now I think it could have been juice that splattered somehow?? Do you think these are fecal matter?
I have allergies so I am always feeling itchy or like something could have bitten me. I have a bite on my leg which I don't know what bit me but it's been over a year and a half and it is still itchy.
If you can help in identifying the bug and if you think the other marks are signs of bed bugs, I would really appreciate it. Thanks.
Its not a bedbug.
I am looking via a phone but I think its a carpet beetle adult.
Hope that helps.
Bed Bugs Limited
Dermestid beetle, probably a Trogoderma sp.
Thanks for identifying that it isn't a bed bug. But what about the orange spots? Is there some other kind of bug that could have created them? And what about the marks on the carpet? Any ideas?
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