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Psocid or BB 1st instar? Deciding whether to stay in room [a: beetle]

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  1. lg216

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Mon Sep 25 2017 15:56:26
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    Hi all,

    I found three of these on/near my bed. This one was crawling on bed the other two were under the mattress seam on the sides. I killed this one but the other two seemed to be dead... I can't tell if it's a book louse or a Bed Bug. Please advise asap because I need to know if I can stay at this hotel or not!

    https://imgur.com/a/QENfY

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    Mon Sep 25 2017 16:36:22
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    Hi,

    It's neither.

    The outline and antennae would suggest a beetle.

    Hope that helps,

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    Yes. Beetle. Looks like one of the latridiid plaster beetle, so moisture-related, fungus related.

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    Thank you all so much! I have taken a better picture of the bugs and you can find it here. https://imgur.com/a/VoJFs
    I just caught two in the afternoon crawling on my hotel sheets.

    Can you confirm that they are plaster beetles? Also, I've read that they don't bite. Is this true and are they active at night?

    Thank you again.

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    Tue Sep 26 2017 15:17:42
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    lg216 - 51 minutes ago  » 
    Thank you all so much! I have taken a better picture of the bugs and you can find it here. https://imgur.com/a/VoJFs
    I just caught two in the afternoon crawling on my hotel sheets.
    Can you confirm that they are plaster beetles? Also, I've read that they don't bite. Is this true and are they active at night?
    Thank you again.

    Still look like plaster beetles. Can be active anytime. Correct, don't bite.

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    Thank you so so much! I truly appreciate your help. You are a blessing!

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    Both of you!


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