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  1. EML91

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    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Mon Feb 5 2018 21:00:54
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    Images: https://imgur.com/a/EsQjX

    Seems a little bug to me based on what I've been reading but their sudden appearance at night in my apartment and their behaviour seems fairly consistent.

    For reference, the coin seen here is a UK 5 pence, which is roughly 18mm (around 0.7 inches).

    My best amateur guess is that it looks like a silverfish, only not silver? Sort of like a centipede but with only ~6 legs (that I can see) at the front?

    Help please?

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    Posted 1 week ago
    Mon Feb 5 2018 21:59:56
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    definitely not a bed bug

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    Posted 1 week ago
    Tue Feb 6 2018 21:17:36
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    Thanks for the confirmation. Anyone know what they actually are? And how to get rid of them? Here's another picture of what I assume to be a fully grown one - looks like it's some sort of beetle? https://imgur.com/a/O78ti

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    EML91 - 15 hours ago  » 
    Thanks for the confirmation. Anyone know what they actually are? And how to get rid of them? Here's another picture of what I assume to be a fully grown one - looks like it's some sort of beetle? https://imgur.com/a/O78ti

    Quite true. You have a larva and an adult of a dermestid beetle. A species of Dermestes, not the typical carpet beetle species. These are normally associated with dried animal carcasses.

    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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