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ID: Bed bug or minute scavenger beetle? Slowly getting more and more paranoid

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  1. Needshelp

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    Posted 10 months ago
    Fri Nov 16 2018 22:53:09

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    Please help me! I’m super worried about whether this is a bed bug or a small beetle. I tried looking a bunch of different bugs this could be, but I’m still not sure.
    I haven’t seen any bites, droppings, shedding, nymphs, or eggs yet, only these bugs.
    I only saw a few lone bugs so far, always near the light. I feel like bed bugs wouldn’t be seen in broad daylight, but I’m still scared for my life. Any help would be much appreciated.

    Do they look more like bed bugs or these ?

    Here’s the pictures I took:

  2. micachica

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    Posted 10 months ago
    Fri Nov 16 2018 23:16:30

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    Not a bed bug

  3. BigDummy

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    Posted 10 months ago
    Sat Nov 17 2018 1:28:04

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    Oh yeah, look at those antennae, way too robust to be a bed bug for certain.

  4. loubugs

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    Posted 10 months ago
    Sat Nov 17 2018 15:07:48

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    Yes, a small beetle, one of the fungus or mold beetles.

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