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  1. thinford

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Thu Jul 26 2018 10:58:33
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    What are these? One doesn't look anything like the pictures of bedbugs, the other does look like them.

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Thu Jul 26 2018 11:04:20
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    Nothing bed bug related.

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    Posted 3 months ago
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    Thank you. Does anyone know what the second one is? It looks close enough to me to get mixed up. Should I post in this topic about my other reasons to be worried, or should that be a new topic?

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    Compare the head and antennae shape to that of a bed bug, completely different.

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    Thank you. That is some relief. I first became worried that I might have bedbugs months ago, but the above are the only bugs I could find. There are more signs which make me worried though.

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    thinford - 21 hours ago  » 
    What are these? One doesn't look anything like the pictures of bedbugs, the other does look like them.

    Spider and booklouse.

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    Thank you. And the other pictures? Could they be evidence of booklice?

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    thinford - 2 hours ago  » 
    Thank you. And the other pictures? Could they be evidence of booklice?

    No.

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    Thank you both for your help. After all these months without seeing proof of bed bugs, there must not be any. I will keep inspecting and keep the traps on the legs of my bed, but I was worried for nothing apparently. I am very relieved thanks to you.

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    I think this is another book louse. But this one doesn't have large antennae like the first one. Is it a different species or something? Why is it different?

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    thinford - 14 hours ago  » 
    I think this is another book louse. But this one doesn't have large antennae like the first one. Is it a different species or something? Why is it different?

    Yes, it's another one. No reason you can't have more than one kind in your home. There are a few synanthropic species.

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    Thank you again.


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