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  1. Dubz2

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    Posted 4 days ago
    Sat Sep 15 2018 22:53:14
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    I just checked into a hotel and during my usual check of the mattress, I found a bug on the underside. I am not sure if it is a bed bug or not. I would really appreciate any help as I am very nervous and would like to leave this hotel if it is a bed bug. Thank you in advance for any help.

    https://imgur.com/a/IXdesfW

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    Posted 3 days ago
    Sun Sep 16 2018 7:30:20
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    Looks like carpet beetle

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    Posted 3 days ago
    Sun Sep 16 2018 9:38:08
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    That's a larva of an Anthrenus carpet beetle.

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    Posted 3 days ago
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    Thank you both so much. Do I need to be concerned about staying at a place with carpet beetles and bringing them home? Should I inform the proprietor?

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    Dubz2 - 2 hours ago  » 
    Thank you both so much. Do I need to be concerned about staying at a place with carpet beetles and bringing them home? Should I inform the proprietor?

    Pretty common insect to find in any home or business setting.


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