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  1. Iwant2sleep

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Thu Mar 14 2019 9:07:55
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    I've had clusters of bites on my buttocks lately and suspected bed bugs. Then I was leaving out to work and found this critter near the light switch in my living room.

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Fri Mar 15 2019 0:21:54
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    I want to say it's a carpet beetle, but not %100 sure.

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Fri Mar 15 2019 0:22:41
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    deBug - 27 seconds ago  » 
    I want to say it's a carpet beetle, but not %100 sure.

    If it crawls slow, it most likely is a carpet beetle. They are very common.

  4. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Fri Mar 15 2019 4:42:23
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    Hi,

    Not the clearest of images but 100% not bedbug.

    Cross reference with the example images of carpet beetle larva but nothing to be overly concerned about.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Fri Mar 15 2019 8:00:39
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    Too bad it's hosted on Photobucket because they now are sticking on a watermark. It doesn't look like a carpet beetle larva, but more like an adult.

    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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