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Bug ID Please?

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  1. twicebitten

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sat Sep 10 2011 11:09:00
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    We had a thermal treatment for bed bugs just over a year ago after a long struggle with other treatments. We found this bug in our small master bathroom last night. Not sure whether it is a bb or not, I started to tidy and look for other signs. We found a similar bug at the baseboard below the head of the bed and three other much smaller but similar bugs. No obvious blood or feces in the bed.

    Can you id this for us?

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  2. OhNoes

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sat Sep 10 2011 11:10:43
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    Looks like carpet beetle related, not BB

  3. jrbtnyc

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sat Sep 10 2011 11:14:17
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    Definitely not a bb, anyway. Those hairs for one thing.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sat Sep 10 2011 12:22:46
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    Dermastid beetle larvae.

    Jim

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sat Sep 10 2011 14:25:59
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    Thanks for your help!

  6. loubugs

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    Possibly a species of Anthrenus dermestid beetle.

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