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Possible bed bugs? [a: no; small beetle]

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  1. Philly2017

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    For the past couple of months I found 1 or two small brown beetles on my bed. Recently I have found about 4 at night crawling on the bed. I do not have bites but have felt like I was getting 1 or two bites in the past.

    I have washed all my bedding in hot water/dryer and vacummed my mattress twice. No signs of bugs/eggs and no stains.

    The bugs look like skinny beetles about the length of the top of a bobby pin. They do NOT ha e ridges and are not circular shaped, More long cylunder shaped. When I squish then they do have wings. Not very long legs.

    I think they may be bed bugs bc I do only see them at night, but because they have smooth. Oldies andn no ridges I am confused

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    Thu Sep 28 2017 6:46:01
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    Wings means not a bed bug.

    Doesn't sound like bed bugs at all. For Identification pictures are needed.

  3. Philly2017

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    I found another and it was crawling pretty fast. I have found them near my headboard which is made of wood and fabric. I only find them at night.

    https://imgur.com/DRmZrkG

    https://imgur.com/6HelRjw

    https://imgur.com/kqf6mpa

    https://imgur.com/xXiacbw

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    Yes, small beetle.

    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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    Philly2017 - 23 hours ago  » 
    For the past couple of months I found 1 or two small brown beetles on my bed. Recently I have found about 4 at night crawling on the bed. I do not have bites but have felt like I was getting 1 or two bites in the past.
    No signs of bugs/eggs and no stains.
    The bugs look like skinny beetles about the length of the top of a bobby pin. They do NOT ha e ridges and are not circular shaped, More long cylunder shaped. When I squish then they do have wings. Not very long legs.
    I think they may be bed bugs bc I do only see them at night, but because they have smooth. Oldies andn no ridges I am confused

    You described and attached pictures of an insect that you ID'd as being beetles. And you only think they're bed bugs because they are out at night. It really is picture of a beetle. You're initial diagnosis was correct.

  6. Philly2017

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    Thank you so much!

  7. Bedbugmom41

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    Is it just me or bedbugs are not really fast crawlers ?

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    Bumped up since interested in answer to question about bed bugs being or not being fast crawlers.

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    Bedbugmom41 - 20 hours ago  » 
    Is it just me or bedbugs are not really fast crawlers ?

    They can be fast and slow. Watch some of my videos.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/lougentpix


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