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Skin shedding I found, ID

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  1. evil11

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Wed Aug 21 2019 12:23:13
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    Can you please help? I found it on the wall, kind of hanging on to a string not visible to the eye.

  2. evil11

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Wed Aug 21 2019 12:24:47
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    Here's the imgur link as well:

    https://imgur.com/a/aVzNklw

  3. pampas

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Wed Aug 21 2019 13:55:39
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    I guess the body is too long for a bedbug. Also, I see too many legs? Not an expert at all, but I see many bedbugs these days

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Wed Aug 21 2019 14:14:30
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    Thanks for your reply! So you don't think it's a bed bug skin?

    I had bed bugs once, 6 months ago, successfully treated them and since then I've been extremely paranoid, the stress is just too great.

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Wed Aug 21 2019 14:32:03
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    I still have them.

    I don't think that is a bedbug, but an expert opinion will give you peace of mind.

    It may look like a recently fed bedbug, they tend to be longer right after they feed, but I think I see too many legs. Are you sure it's a cast skin and not a whole insect?

    However, I would say 99% not bb.

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Wed Aug 21 2019 14:37:21
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    It's definitely a cast skin, maybe the photos don't show it well but thanks again for the reply!

    Also the weird thing is, is that I found it hanging on a wall, to a string that is naked to the human eye (similar to thin thread of a spider), a bb shell would def. be on a ground, I think?

    Anyways, if you need help, the way I took care of the bugs is that I took my bed apart, wrapped every piece in plastic foil wrap, put it back together and then wrapped everything again, of course my mattress was wrapped as well, before I wrapped the mattress I sprayed it with a bug killer spray.

    After doing this I took a rat glue and put glue on the legs of the bed, around the legs of the bed, on sides of the bed and around the bed. Haven't had bites since and all of the bugs got stuck on the glue, haven't seen them since and I haven't seen a single one for about 6 months.

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Wed Aug 21 2019 14:44:21
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    Oh, my story is long and complicated. We are dealing with a big infestation which occurred on 11 apartments. But thanks for your input!

    I use Cimexa and so far, my bed is clean again.

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Wed Aug 21 2019 14:47:19
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    Damn That sucks, good luck in resolving this issue, only we know how it is, who experienced this... This was an extremely stressful experience for me and I'm glad it's over, though today I did freak out and I can't stop thinking about them, though you saying it's 99% that it's not a bed bug casing does put me a bit at ease and I managed to relax a bit and listen to some music.

    Thanks again for your reply, please anyone else, feel free to chime in.

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Wed Aug 21 2019 15:36:57
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    Hi,

    It’s a carpet beetle larval skin. If you search the forum there is a lot to read about them.

    David Cain
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    Posted 2 months ago
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    Hi,

    It’s a carpet beetle larval skin. If you search the forum there is a lot to read about them.

    David Cain
    Bed Bugs Limited


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