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Bed bugs or booklouse?

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  1. SadinCT

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Jul 4 2012 9:28:57

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    I live in a building that I've found out has a bedbug problem. A pest control company came to do a preventative treatment in my apartment because a nearby unit was found to have a problem. They did a thorough inspection of my mattress, bedroom, and couch, and found nothing. I've not had any evidence of bites.

    I've been going through all of my things and I've found a few casings between papers and in photo albums that were in a closet. These have mostly been in boxes that have not been opened in a few years.

    I read about book lice and am hoping someone can ID these casings, since they have the same horizontal stripes that I see in bedbug pictures. Thanks in advance.

  2. AshamedandScratching

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Jul 4 2012 10:33:11

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    Look like the shed skins of carpet beetle larva to me.

  3. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Jul 4 2012 10:41:50

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    Its carpet beetles skins or something very similar, have a look at:

    For the solution.

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