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  1. rowsary

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Thu Aug 18 2016 19:58:22
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    https://postimg.org/image/dlp09bem1/

    I woke up with what I assumed were mosquito bites, but they were semi-clustered so I got nervous. I tore my room apart looking for casings, fecal stuff, yada yada, and didn't find anything. Then I saw this little big. Eeeeek? I'm sorry about the image quality; it's the best I could do. Please let me know what you think. Thank you!

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    Fri Aug 19 2016 1:51:45
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    Purdy sure that ain't a bb.

    Deathwatch beetle, biscuit beetle... Honestly not sure. Might need a decent id

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    Fri Aug 19 2016 1:55:27
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    Oh, also. Simply searching the room is unreliable. The best thing you can do it you are worried is set up some traps and do occasional searches.

    Remember, it's not likely you'll get any actual harm from bb's and allergic reactions are rare.

    So don't get all finicky and scared xP

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    Meowgoesthecat - 2 hours ago  » 
    Purdy sure that ain't a bb.
    Deathwatch beetle, biscuit beetle... Honestly not sure. Might need a decent id

    If you're not sure, maybe you should stop posting IDs?

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    rowsary - 8 hours ago  » 
    https://postimg.org/image/dlp09bem1/
    I woke up with what I assumed were mosquito bites, but they were semi-clustered so I got nervous. I tore my room apart looking for casings, fecal stuff, yada yada, and didn't find anything. Then I saw this little big. Eeeeek? I'm sorry about the image quality; it's the best I could do. Please let me know what you think. Thank you!

    Did you collect the insect? You stayed too far away to get a good picture of it. It would be best to get much closer and make sure the setting is for highest resolution and largest picture size.


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