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Bed Bug Eggs? & ...? [a: carpet beetle larva and tapeworm proglottids]

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  1. tylereide

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Fri Dec 7 2012 3:50:39
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    I've been getting irritated skin, little red spots on my skin and thought it was ringworm. When I went to the doctor to have him confirm he said he thought they were bug bites. Since then I've been very aware of my surroundings at home.

    Today I noticed a bunch of these small yellowish / translucent pods on my bed, I thought it was cat litter so I just washed it. Later that night I started noticing them on my couches as well. I peeled back one the cushions on my couch to find a few larve crawling around, and more of these yellowish pebble things (they are hard, not soft of squishy).

    I've added a picture, can anyone help me out? I'm a bit OCD as is and am freaking out a bit. My main concern is to determine weather or not they are BB or not.

    Please Help!!

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Fri Dec 7 2012 4:53:45
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    UPDATE: I'm pretty 95% sure that the yellow things are from my Cat. He has a tapeworm, if you look up tapeworm eggs they are identical. Other then that, I think I have Carpet Beetle larve crawling around, which for now, is much easier than BB. Cats get Tapeworm from ingesting Fleas. So if I have fleas somewhere, how best to treat those?

    Do Carpet Beetles bite? And how is best to treat for them?

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    Fri Dec 7 2012 5:06:11
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    The link I posted in your other thread explains how to deal with CB's and there is a good FAQ on fleas including how to deal with them.

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    Actually not tapeworm eggs, but tapeworm proglottids, which are the segments of the tapeworm and these house reproductive organs. Eggs inside proglottids.

    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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