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Bed bugs or booklice???

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  1. Sickofbugs2018

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    Posted 2 days ago
    Tue Apr 17 2018 2:04:09
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    So a few months ago (maybe about 6 months) I did have bed bugs. It was at the very beginning of the infestation (10 found at the most) they were hiding in the lining of my bed sheets. During this time I saw several, actually mostly, adults. Terminix came in and treated and cleared us weeks later. We never had any more issues. Then about 2 weeks ago I noticed some very tiny (very noticeable) bugs on my baseboards in the 3 rooms and hallway. I react badly to bites from bed bugs as do my children. We have n[img]http://IMG_20180417_011257
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    Tue Apr 17 2018 10:53:56
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    I am so tired! I am up all night researching and searching for these bugs. I have 4 young children and I work full time. I live in an apartment and the bed bug service will ONLY communicate with the Manager and she is not really doing her job. While these look like booklice or book louse I am no expert. Please please please, do these look like bed bugs to you? I need to sleep!

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    Sickofbugs2018 - 4 hours ago  » 
    I am so tired! I am up all night researching and searching for these bugs. I have 4 young children and I work full time. I live in an apartment and the bed bug service will ONLY communicate with the Manager and she is not really doing her job. While these look like booklice or book louse I am no expert. Please please please, do these look like bed bugs to you? I need to sleep!

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    How can I get rid of them? We do have plastic Tupperware bowls filled with soap water under all of our bed legs because we couldn't fork out the $ for interceptors. Could this be attracting them? Should we get rid of the bowls? Thank you so much for your response!! It does give me a little rest!

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    A moisture-related insect. Feeds on mold, hyphae, spores. Extremely common in homes. Can live within walls, under flooring, around windows, etc., and these areas may have condensation issues.


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