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    • usman330
    • By usman330 10th Mar 18, 2:42 PM
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    Anyone know what this bug is ?
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    • 10th Mar 18, 2:42 PM
    Anyone know what this bug is ? 10th Mar 18 at 2:42 PM
    Woke up this morning to find this thing on my bed.

    Anyone know what it is and if it's anything to worry about ?




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    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 10th Mar 18, 2:58 PM
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    • 10th Mar 18, 2:58 PM
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    • 10th Mar 18, 2:58 PM
    Looks like one of these........................
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=bed+beetle&safe=strict&tbm=isch&source=iu &ictx=1&fir=cVYJfgpDinz5FM%253A%252CMD4lXfHs9T4QsM %252C_&usg=__78FfJ5cHhpA7DCtXMLX8juCmgms%3D&sa=X&v ed=0ahUKEwi0lNCHguLZAhVJasAKHQBKAPQQ9QEIMzAE#imgrc =cVYJfgpDinz5FM:
    • in my wellies
    • By in my wellies 10th Mar 18, 2:59 PM
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    in my wellies
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    • 10th Mar 18, 2:59 PM
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    • 10th Mar 18, 2:59 PM
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varied_carpet_beetle
    https://www.the-piedpiper.co.uk/th8f.htm
    Love living in a village in the country side
    Still enjoying my retirement
    • Margot123
    • By Margot123 10th Mar 18, 5:29 PM
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    • 10th Mar 18, 5:29 PM
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    • 10th Mar 18, 5:29 PM
    Looks like a carpet beetle.
    You don't usually see them as they disguise themselves with fluff from carpets etc. Then they are known as 'woolly bears'. That is the larval stage; your's is an adult one.

    Guess what they eat?
    Clue's in their name :-)
    • usman330
    • By usman330 10th Mar 18, 8:06 PM
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    • 10th Mar 18, 8:06 PM
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    • 10th Mar 18, 8:06 PM
    Thanks. Glad it's not bed bugs !


    I cleaned the room from too to bottom today and couldn't find any, the mattress is only 2 years old too, vacuumed it and saw none of them.

    Some more pics :





    • Alan Cross
    • By Alan Cross 10th Mar 18, 10:03 PM
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    • 10th Mar 18, 10:03 PM
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    • 10th Mar 18, 10:03 PM
    Anthrenus verbasci. Carpet beetle.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varied_carpet_beetle
    • RedFraggle
    • By RedFraggle 11th Mar 18, 8:52 AM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 8:52 AM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 8:52 AM
    They eat pet fur too. I had the two spot version in a house several years back.
    Officially in a clique of idiots
    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 12th Mar 18, 6:32 PM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 6:32 PM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 6:32 PM
    What about this one? It's the same size as a ladybird and sitting in the corner of a windowsill. Having had a new wool mix stairs & landing carpet recently, I'm nervous...



    [ edit - I now think it's just a black ladybird ]
    Last edited by buglawton; 12-03-2018 at 6:40 PM.
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 13th Mar 18, 12:25 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 12:25 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 12:25 PM
    What about this one? It's the same size as a ladybird and sitting in the corner of a windowsill. Having had a new wool mix stairs & landing carpet recently, I'm nervous...



    [ edit - I now think it's just a black ladybird ]
    Originally posted by buglawton
    Aye, that's a ladybird.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 13th Mar 18, 3:36 PM
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    I've noticed a "crunch" underfoot...this may well explain it
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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