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  1. tylereide

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Mon Apr 22 2013 19:52:34
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    Found this on my bed today, during the day however. I know bed bugs don't usually come out at night. I think this is just a beetle of some kind, just wanted to make sure.

    Can anyone confirm this isn't a bed bug? From what I can tell, I think it is probably just a carpet beetle.

    It has what appear to be strips on its back, and it is moving fairly quickly.

    http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r729/Tyler_Eide/photo_zps91af2545.jpg
    http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r729/Tyler_Eide/IMG_2397_zps514aa6a6.jpg

    thank you for your help, anyone.

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Mon Apr 22 2013 20:23:19
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    Hi,

    The picture is not very clear but if the head sticks out as it appears to in the picture it's not a bedbug.

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  3. tylereide

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Mon Apr 22 2013 20:26:15
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    Thank you! and YES the head does stick out, and it is striped.

  4. P Bello

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Tue Apr 23 2013 6:53:14
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    OK, David is correct, it is NOT a bed bug.

    However, when I enlarge it on my pc it appears to be a varied carpet beetle from the shape and coloration.

    In any case, nothing to worry about !

    Hope this helps ! pjb


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