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ID please/Found around bed, been getting bit

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  1. Emarmon

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    I may be paranoid, but I've been getting bit 1-2x a week with single red welts that are super itchy. So I start googling and now I've convinced myself I have bed bugs. Besides dust, I did find this around my bed. Could it be a Roly Poly or similar? I don't think they bite, but didn't find any evidence of BB on/under my bed.

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    Not a bed bug

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    Emarmon - 1 hour ago  » 
    I may be paranoid, but I've been getting bit 1-2x a week with single red welts that are super itchy. So I start googling and now I've convinced myself I have bed bugs. Besides dust, I did find this around my bed. Could it be a Roly Poly or similar? I don't think they bite, but didn't find any evidence of BB on/under my bed.

    Not an isopod, but an insect. It's the larva of a carpet beetle, a species of Anthrenus. The brush-like setae at its rear have been known to cause a dermatitis, often misidentified as bed bug bites. That might be what is happening to you. Probably more of these larvae living in your home.

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    @loubugs
    Thank you! I found a BUNCH of these (mostly dead) upon further inspection. Thank you so much for pointing me in the right direction!!


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