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Bed Bug? ID Needed

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  1. Mysterybug0011

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Sat May 18 2019 22:05:45
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    Just moved into a new apartment and found this crawling under my (also new) bed frame - can anyone ID this bug? It is oblong, three sets of legs, and seems to be a reddish brown in the middle with a black head and end (the head is a bit squished in the photo).

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/163879335@N03/shares/39FG4Q

    Any help with ID? Is this a bedbug? If not - can these bite, and if so, will standard pest control remove an infestation?

    Thanks!

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Sun May 19 2019 1:18:58
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    Hi,

    No it’s not a bedbug it’s a beetle.

    In the first instance just use a vacuum cleaner to clean them up. If you see more or significant numbers consider pest control.

    Hope that helps.

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    bed-bugscouk - 9 hours ago  » 
    Hi,
    No it’s not a bedbug it’s a beetle.
    In the first instance just use a vacuum cleaner to clean them up. If you see more or significant numbers consider pest control.
    Hope that helps.
    David Cain
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    It's a staphylinid beetle, AKA rove beetle. Missing the head. These are for the most part predatory and it came in from outdoors. Not worth worrying about.

    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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