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Identify please: possible bb castings, eggs, shell

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  1. OneBugTwoBugThreeBugFour

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Wed May 9 2018 21:48:28
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    Hi. Hi have found these on the mattress, on the box spring, as well as in the well of one of our wooden bed raisers. I found the possible whole dead bedbug under a radiator that I was thoroughly cleaning and have never cleaned before. It could’ve been laying there dead for quite some time possibly from previous tenants...

    Thanks in advance.

    Edit: If it’s any help in identifying if it’s an infestation or from tenants below us-the largest whole bug body was found under the radiator I was cleaning in the bathroom which shares a wall with our bedroom.

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Fri May 11 2018 7:21:36
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    Looks like part of a cigarette beetle (stored food pest), small beetle (could be moisture for food related). Large bug is difficult to say. It looks like a true bug (has beak), but I wouldn't call it a bed bug.

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  3. OneBugTwoBugThreeBugFour

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    Posted 3 months ago
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    Loubugs, thanks so much! What a relief. I had bedbugs in a different place I lived about a decade ago so I have been uber paranoid since. Some days I’m consumed about the thought of possibly having them that I am literally inspecting microscopic pieces of lint. I guess I’ll get some bedbug monitors just to have peace of mind as I do work in a profession where bringing the little beasts home is an occupational hazard.

    What indicated you to distinguish that the biggest one in the top two pictures is not a bedbug?

    Much appreciated.


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