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Bed Bug
Location: Indianapolis, IN
November 6, 2010 9:34 pm
I found many of these bugs (20-30) on my mattress & box spring, mainly at the fold where the pillow top meets the main part of the mattress. I’m in Indianapolis, Indiana. Can you please tell me if these are bed bugs?
Signature: Jeff

Carpet Beetle Larvae

Dear Jeff,
All of the media attention given to Bed Bugs recently is generating a flurry of identification requests bordering on Bed Bug hysteria.  These are not Bed Bugs.  They are Carpet Beetle larvae.  They feed on organic matter including human hair and pet hair.  Vacuuming more thoroughly and turning your mattress more regularly should help control the number of Carpet Beetles you find in your bed.

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