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Are these bedbuggers or booklice? [a: book lice]

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  1. Blackstar

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Thu Dec 1 2016 15:50:08
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    Greetings,
    Long story short: found two lice looking bugs under the bed while doing a major housecleaning. I recall seeing one during the summer by my CD collection, but didn't really pay that much attention to it then. Finding two under the bed during the winter, however, felt a little uneasy. Are these booklice or bedbugs, or something completely different? (Link to cellphone pictures and a video snippet here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/145325773@N07/shares/Ymzmi4) My instinct says that they are booklice and in my inexperienced opinion they do look more like booklice than bedbuggers - but as usual the paranoia has got the better part of me and I'm thinking that they might as well be bedbugs waiting for me and my blood. Hopefully anyone can chip in on this, so I can get some decent sleep.

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Thu Dec 1 2016 17:17:38
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    Not bedbug related.

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  3. loubugs

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Fri Dec 2 2016 7:55:47
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    Look like book lice. Couldn't see different sizes of the pictures because these are marked private.

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  4. Blackstar

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Fri Dec 2 2016 13:18:45
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    Thank you for your responses! I can now sleep a little better. Didn't realize that I've made the photos private, but that's fixed now.


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