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BB or Booklice or Something else? Help please!

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  1. vhshbrysd

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    A noticed tiny insects (01-01~09.jpgs) crawling out of the crack in the skirting board about a month ago and had a pest control guy come out and tell me they were "bed bug" nymphs. He took a photo of the insects I taped using his phone and the picture was blurry but he said they were definitely BBs. (I bought a digital microscope to take the photos I uploaded here a few days after pestman came). He sprayed the area, I got the crack fixed and I didn't see anything crawl around... until now.

    Now, I found this one in the same area where the bed bugs were crawling. I managed to tape it and use my digital microscope to take this photo (02-02.jpg) and the mouth was still moving.

    I can't tell if it is a bed bug nymph or booklice. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!

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    Your links are not working.

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    vhshbrysd - 3 hours ago  » 
    A noticed tiny insects (01-01~09.jpgs) crawling out of the crack in the skirting board about a month ago and had a pest control guy come out and tell me they were "bed bug" nymphs. He took a photo of the insects I taped using his phone and the picture was blurry but he said they were definitely BBs. (I bought a digital microscope to take the photos I uploaded here a few days after pestman came). He sprayed the area, I got the crack fixed and I didn't see anything crawl around... until now.
    Now, I found this one in the same area where the bed bugs were crawling. I managed to tape it and use my digital microscope to take this photo (02-02.jpg) and the mouth was still moving.
    I can't tell if it is a bed bug nymph or booklice. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!

    It's booklouse. Distinctive head and antennae and bulging upper lip. Mouth wouldn't move in a bed bug -- it has an elongate proboscis. You have to Quote and copy out the link address and paste it in another window.

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    Posted 2 months ago
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    Thank you so much!

    FYI here are all of the photos:
    Here are photos 01-01~09 (from a month ago):

    https://imgur.com/a/vYY7sjc?

    Here are 02-01~02 (last night):

    https://imgur.com/a/5zTgNQQ


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