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Bug and exoskeleton ID [a: 2 carpet beetle species]

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  1. Bratva

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    Hello!
    Saw this little bug on the wall the other day.

    This, of course prompted a thorough search. I haven't experienced any bite marks or blood stains. Bed spring and mattress show no signs of infestation. In a small crevice filled with dust I found what looks to be exoskeletons.
    Any help identifying these greatly appreciated!

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    Bratva - 1 hour ago  » 
    Hello!
    Saw this little bug on the wall the other day.
    This, of course prompted a thorough search. I haven't experienced any bite marks or blood stains. Bed spring and mattress show no signs of infestation. In a small crevice filled with dust I found what looks to be exoskeletons.
    Any help identifying these greatly appreciated!

    First looks like a the female of the odd beetle, Thylodrias contractus, a carpet beetle. Other looks like very small carpet beetle larvae or shed skins. 2 different carpet beetle species in all.

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    loubugs - 5 hours ago  » 

    Bratva - 1 hour ago  » 
    Hello!
    Saw this little bug on the wall the other day.
    This, of course prompted a thorough search. I haven't experienced any bite marks or blood stains. Bed spring and mattress show no signs of infestation. In a small crevice filled with dust I found what looks to be exoskeletons.
    Any help identifying these greatly appreciated!

    First looks like a the female of the odd beetle, Thylodrias contractus, a carpet beetle. Other looks like very small carpet beetle larvae or shed skins. 2 different carpet beetle species in all.

    Fantastic, thank you very much for your time! I'm assuming that rules out the possibility of bed bugs, which is a relief. Will meticulous cleaning fix this issue?


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