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Is this a bedbug? [a: drugstore beetle]

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  1. prikazzka

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Jul 18 2012 15:19:43
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    Hello,
    I recently started finding some weird bugs in my bed. They're very small - maybe 1mm long, dark brown and they're not very fast. I'm not sure what they are but I've started to get worried since I already found several of them. Could you please have a look and confirm whether they are bedbugs or not? And if they aren't, does anyone know what they are?

    https://picasaweb.google.com/101196251523273685964/July182012

    I'd really appreciate any help!

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Jul 18 2012 15:28:04
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    Hi,

    It looks like your link doesn't work.

    -rs1971

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Jul 18 2012 15:32:11
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    Wed Jul 18 2012 15:43:34
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    It works now and it's not a bed bug. Some kind of beetle.

    -rs1971

  5. prikazzka

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Jul 18 2012 15:49:10
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    Hm... do you know what kind of beetles go on beds? That's the only place in the house I see them... I'm afraid they might bite during the night or do they feed on something they find on the bed...?

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Jul 18 2012 16:13:54
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    A beetle that looks like the drugstore beetle, Stegobium paniceum. You can look up info online. Because it's in your bed, doesn't mean it originates from there. Basically a stored product pest, but its food list is long.

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.
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    Posted 7 years ago
    Thu Jul 19 2012 1:25:20
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    Oh that's great! I finally know what to deal with now... thank you so much!


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