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Please help! Bug ID !

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  1. Mc532

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Thu Sep 5 2019 14:11:31

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    We just saw this while cleaning out sofa in our 2 bed apartment. Just would like to know what kind of bug is it and if it male or female? Should get an exterminator to service our apartment or do we just remove the sofa?

    thank you in advance for all your help

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Thu Sep 5 2019 14:18:06

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    100% not bedbugs.

    Appears to be a beetle.

    Would not be disposing of the sofa over 1 - 100 bugs and the bless you are seeing significant numbers it’s not likely a vacuum cleaner you need rather than a PCO.

    Hope that keeps it in perspective.

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  3. loubugs

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Thu Sep 5 2019 16:55:29

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    Beetle, possibly a black carpet beetle. One wing cover (elytron) is disconnected.

    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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