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ID needed! One, possibly two creepy crawly problems

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  1. squigee

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Sat Nov 15 2014 7:40:19
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    Hi! Found a couple of beasties around my bedroom today. Hopeful they're not bed bugs, but hoping some experts can confirm.

    First one I'm pretty confident is a Carpet Beetle. Had a lot of legs and was crawling around.

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah317/squigee71422/20141115_103926-1_zpsb1301216.jpg

    Not so sure about the other two photos. This looks like some form of larvae, and was wriggling forward (quite slowly) like a caterpillar rather than crawling on legs. Found a few of these on an unwashed towel that had been on the floor and a dirty item of clothing in a hamper.

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah317/squigee71422/20141115_115552_zpsa3e7119b.jpg

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah317/squigee71422/20141115_115454_zpsd6b1a49e.jpg

    Is this larvae some part of the carpet beetle's life cycle or am I looking at two different things here? The white crawly thing does look like some form of flea larvae.

    There's a household cat and my housemate did find a lone flea jumping around in her bedroom, which is opposite mine, a few months ago, at which point she immediately got treatment and I believe found no further issues.

    I haven't seen anything jumping, although I do get quite itchy, especially in bed, and have a few red spots on my skin which I suppose could be bites. Sometimes I feel like I've been given a nip from somewhere in my clothes or sheets.

    Anyone have any idea what's going on?

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Sat Nov 15 2014 7:57:08
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    And there are a few carcasses like this. Always assumed these were moths, but could they be a different stage in the life cycle of either of the above two?

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah317/squigee71422/Mobile%20Uploads/20141115_124736-1_zps0ae3aa28.jpg


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