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Subject: Identify Bug
Location: Canada, Ontario
November 23, 2014 7:18 pm
Hello, I hope to hear back from you as i am a little panicked to exactly what this is. I woke up with some type of bite on my arm and then found this little sucker on my wall and want to know what it is, if its harmful, what happens if it bites stuff like that but i can find that out on my own i just really need to know what this bug is!! Thank you for reading this and i hope to hear from you soon :)
Signature: Robyn

Carpet Beetle Larva

Carpet Beetle Larva

Dear Robyn,
This is a Carpet Beetle Larva, a common household pest.  To the best of our knowledge, they do not bite, however we have received comments from people connecting Carpet Beetle Larvae to contact dermatitis and to asthma, but those claims have not substantiated by any medical data to our knowledge.

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Subject: What kind of bug is this?
Location: Farmington, Mo
November 22, 2014 8:45 pm
What kind of bug is this?
Signature: What kind of bug is this?

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

This looks to us like a Bed Bug.

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Subject: red bug
Location: mississauga ontario
November 10, 2014 8:02 am
hey I need to know what type of bug this is that I found in my bed and washroom
Signature: N/A

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Dear N/A,
This is a Bed Bug.

Thank you for the info how do I get rid of it.

We do not provide extermination advice.  We suggest you contact a local expert in Bed Bug eradication since Bed Bugs can be difficult to eliminate without professional assistance.

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Subject: bug in rug
Location: North Florida
November 8, 2014 7:33 pm
My son is at college and was just cleaning out his room for last minute guests when I found several unexpected guests of a different kind. Initially found them on a towel wrapped around framed artwork his grandfather gave him approximately 3 months ago. My son has visited for a day or 3 but has been away at school for longer. We live in North Florida. The towel came from South Florida. I found the bugs on the towel and on the rug within approximately 3-4′.
Signature: Horrible hostess

Carpet Beetle Larvae

Carpet Beetle Larvae

Dear Horrible hostess,
These are Carpet Beetle Larvae, common, cosmopolitan household pests that feed on a wide variety of organic substances in the home, including wool rugs.

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Subject: Identify Red bug
Location: Wisconsin
November 5, 2014 1:21 am
I found this little red bug crawling on my coat and I have no clue what it is or where it came from. Tried finding it online but not satisfied with any of the pictures resembling it. Could you possible tell me?
Signature: Elizabeth

Might be a Bed Bug

Might be a Bed Bug

Dear Elizabeth,
We don’t want to be alarmist as there is not much clarity or detail in your image, but this looks like it might be a Bed Bug, but since it appears to be an immature insect, it might also be a benign True Bug.

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Subject: Bug in babies belly button
Location: Philadelphia, PA
November 3, 2014 8:25 am
Dear Mr. Bugman,
I was changing my 13month old sons diaper today when I noticed something in his belly button. When I got a Q-Tip to clean it out I saw that it was some sort of bug. As you could imagine I was freaked out and have been trying to research what types of bug it is so I know what I need to do to get rid of these bug so he does not get bites ect…. I saw online pictures of carpet beetle but they looked hairy so I am lost. Any tips would be great since I am just so freaked out.
Thanks in advance to your attention to this matter!
Signature: Concerned Mom -Megan B (Ed. Note:  name withheld out of discretion)

Carpet Beetle Larva

Carpet Beetle Larva

Dear Megan,
We have edited your surname out of discretion and to prevent any future trauma this posting might have caused to you or your son had you been easily identified.  This looks like the larva of a Carpet Beetle, a harmless household pest that feeds on organic substances in the home, including pet hair, though we have never heard of navel lint being a source of food.

 

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