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Bed bug? images attached [a: carpet beetle larva]

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  1. trw192

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed Nov 2 2016 13:13:37
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    Hi All

    Spotted this on my wall today, i think but im not sure that its a bed bug?

    Can anyone confirm before i call exterminator?

    Thanks

    http://imgur.com/udUQQFf

    http://imgur.com/EWmg667

  2. Frauleinash

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed Nov 2 2016 13:25:15
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    Lol, nope, not even close! Lucky duck ?

  3. trw192

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    Wed Nov 2 2016 13:26:36
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    Hey thanks for the response, ive ransacked the bedroom and found one more exactly like this

    No signs of fecal matter or anything, anyone know what it is? carpet beetle maybe?

    Thanks again.

  4. misery

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    Wed Nov 2 2016 13:45:23
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    I'm not a pro, look into carpet beetle larvae though.

    Not a pro here. Call me Jon Snow...... for I know nothing, except what I've experienced.
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    Wed Nov 2 2016 14:01:59
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    Hi,

    100% not bed bugs, it's a beetle larva and most likely carpet beetles. If you read the other posts about them you will see how they can cause skin reactions.

    Hope that helps.

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    Wed Nov 2 2016 15:22:52
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    Beetle larva is nothing to worry about. They can and will be found in everyone's home because of the nature of the pest. If you had a bad infestation (beetles all over the house and or finding Tons of larva, I would say it's something to deal with. Without that - do nothing.

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    Wed Nov 2 2016 15:43:09
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    bed-bugscouk - 1 hour ago  » 
    Hi,
    100% not bed bugs, it's a beetle larva and most likely carpet beetles. If you read the other posts about them you will see how they can cause skin reactions.
    Hope that helps.
    David Cain
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    It is a carpet beetle larva and looks like Anthrenus verbasci.

    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.
  8. trw192

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed Nov 2 2016 15:54:45
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    Just want to thank you all for the info, i really appreciate it


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