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  1. Susan020189

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Wed Jun 10 2015 21:58:15
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    https://flic.kr/p/utMCn8

    Can you tell me if this looks like a bed bug? I'm questioning myself as any insect I see with any sort of horizontal stripes I immediately think of bed bugs. Bed bug or something else?

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    Posted 4 years ago
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    NOT a bed bug. A carpet beetle larva maybe? Hard to tell in the pictures, is it "hairy"? I'm not an expert, so please stay tuned for a professional ID. Just putting your mind at easy

    Melanie

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    Posted 4 years ago
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    FormerlyBuggy - 48 seconds ago  » 
    NOT a bed bug. A carpet beetle larva maybe? Hard to tell in the pictures, is it "hairy"? I'm not an expert, so please stay tuned for a professional ID. Just putting your mind at easy
    Melanie

    I meant "at ease :lol:". Long day...

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    Thu Jun 11 2015 9:28:10
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    Hi,

    Confirming 100% not bedbug.

    It's a beetle larva but I dont think its carpet, no huge concern unless you are made of natural fibers or they are in large numbers (50+) and then physical removal is your best solution.

    Hope that helps.

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    Could you take a picture of it but the underside of the body? Roll it over. Take a close-up and high resolution and large picture size. Most of your images are clear, but a little dark, but not bad. It could be a very small beetle larva, possibly a dermestid, but something looks amiss on the sides of the abdomen and at the front at the head.

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