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Is this a bed bug? ID needed

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  1. isthisabbug

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Fri Jul 5 2019 11:47:34
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    Found this dead under a box. Need to ID this.

    2 photos attached

    https://ibb.co/NrhxmMJ
    https://ibb.co/z85HVJ7

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Fri Jul 5 2019 11:48:40
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    Not even close.
    Any reason you suspect bed bugs?

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Fri Jul 5 2019 11:50:50
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    Thatnks bigdummy. We had an extermination for them done a while ago after a positive ID. I wanted to see if this was happening again.

    What makes you say this definitely isn’t? Just want to be educated on this

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Fri Jul 5 2019 11:53:45
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    It's not a bed bug because the overall shape, size, antennae structure, head shape and the presence of wing covers.
    Compare to images of bed bugs and you'll see the obvious differences when you break it down to its components.

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Fri Jul 5 2019 13:00:11
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    BigDummy - 1 hour ago  » 
    It's not a bed bug because the overall shape, size, antennae structure, head shape and the presence of wing covers.
    Compare to images of bed bugs and you'll see the obvious differences when you break it down to its components.

    It's a carpet beetle, a species related to the black carpet beetle.

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