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ID on Cast Skin (probably?)

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  1. notanotherthrowaway

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Tue Jun 11 2019 0:50:02

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    I noticed this in the top of an unused art book leaning against an endtable at 5AM last night. I immediately thought it was a live bedbug, but I quickly saw it wasn't living, and now, looking at it more closely, I'm not sure it's a bedbug. The head area seems to be the wrong shape, and the coloring seems off compared to cast shell pics I've seen.

    I have a PackTite monitor attached to my box springs. It's picked up absolutely nothing.

    I know I have carpet beetles, and will be taking that to the building manager asap. I don't know if they stayed and bred, but there are a few resting forever in a lampshade I need to clean.

  2. Mawiwala

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Tue Jun 11 2019 2:26:38

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    Looks more like a beetle to me. First picture is blurry, but are there wings? I don’t think the building manager will do much against carpet beetles, because they can be everywhere. Most likely more apartments have them. You should wash and treat everything made of wool and fur like you would do with clothes moth to protect your stuff. They eat everything out of keratin means skin scales, hair, wool, fur, leather. This means normally that it is up to you to minimize the food source. Clean everything like closets, carpets etc. I think you can use DE to kill them.

  3. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Tue Jun 11 2019 3:37:22

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    100% not bedbugs.

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