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Identifying Small Brown Bugs on Bed?

Identifying Small Brown Bugs on Bed - bug on peach colored knit fabricI've been finding these bugs everywhere. I've changed the sheets, but they keep coming back. I've tried to compare them to a bed bug, but it doesn't fit the description well. I don't have any bites, but I don't know how to get rid of them. Are they harmful?

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September 12, 20191 found this helpful

I suspect carpet beetle if the source of the infestation is not near food storage. They feed on clothing, blankets, and carpet. Here are some tips: (1) Vacuuming. As a first step, vacuum areas where youve seen adults or larvae such as carpets, rugs, furniture and curtains.
(2) Steam cleaning. Your next step involves going over the same areas you vacuumed with a steam cleaner. The heat and moisture in this step removes remaining beetles and eggs.

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(3) Laundering pillows and clothing. Use hot water and detergent to wash clothes, pillows, towels and linens. If you arent comfortable keeping infested clothing or its too damaged to wear, dispose of it in plastic bags and place in a sealed garbage container.
(4) Wiping or spraying surfaces with vinegar. A mixture of white or apple cider vinegar and water can be applied to shelves, drawers, hangers, window sills and cupboards to remove any dirt or food residue.
(5) Applying boric acid. Sprinkling this mild insecticide on carpets, rugs and furniture will kill any remaining beetles. Leave the boric acid dust untouched for two hours, then vacuum the residue and dispose of your vacuum bag.
(6) Using an indoor insecticide targeting carpet beetles. These sprays, available from local retailers, can be used around baseboards, under sinks, or in crevices where carpet beetles may hide. They arent recommended for use on carpeting, furniture or clothing.

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September 12, 20191 found this helpful

It looks like one of the weevil family of critters.

en.wikipedia.org/.../Rice_weevil

They aren't harmful, kinda icky. They may have hijacked their way into your home in flour or rice or cereal and then gone rogue looking for other food in your bed.

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Check the image I posted.

Best just to keep vacuuming them. Go through your pantry and see if you can find the source. Sadly you will have to toss all dry goods if you find them in the bags.

Once you get rid of the source, they should go away.

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September 12, 20191 found this helpful

It is neither a bed bug or a carpet beetle. Bugs look for food, water and warmth. If you have no food or water, look for openings that allow bugs to get into your home and seal them.

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September 14, 20190 found this helpful

You arej right it isn't a bed bug. it is strange it is in your room because normally these types of bug look for food and water. it doens't seem like you have them in your room.

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I would also check in your kitchen and make sure to check your sacks of flour to make sure they are not in there. If they get any worse I'd get the house sprayed for them.

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