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  1. Momnextdoor

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    Posted 4 years ago
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  2. Momnextdoor

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    Found these in my boxspring today. I have woken up twice with either bites or acne on my back & face. My daughter's dad has had bedbug problems, & she has visited him, & also I work with homeless people, & our area shelters have bed bugs.

    I think the castings look like carpet beetle castings, but see those tiny bugs? I'm pretty sure I crushed one the other night when it bit my bottom in bed. I can't tell if this is a teeny tiny beetle or a bed bug nymph or what.

    I have some staining on our mattresses, but it's been there for years, & I think it's mold from where I briefly stored them in my basement. I bleached them before I brought them up a few years ago.

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    Sun Mar 29 2015 21:13:57
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    You have quite a collection there. None of it is bed bug related.

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    Phew, thanks! Yeah, I took the whole old box spring apart & picked every buggy thing out of there I could find. Thanks for relieving my bed bug fears. I have had so many clients that lost everything to bedbugs! I think I might have gone a little overboard ripping the bed apart, but at least you answered me before I got to the mattress!

    I was worried about the bites, but hopefully a deep spring cleaning will prevent those. I have tons of books in my room, so maybe book lice or dust mites, & my kids kept bringing our chicken inside to the basement because it was so cold this winter, so hopefully they didn't bring in bird mites.

    This is a great website! I'm going to get some passive monitors for our beds so I can continue to keep an eye out, because I know my daughter's dad will probably never get rid of his bb's. It was neat to read about those.

    Again, thanks for taking a look at my "collection"!

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    The shed skins are from carpet beetle larvae. The beetles look like 2 species; one looks like a plaster beetle and possibly other also could be a related species of plaster beetle. But neither is a bed bug.

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