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small brown bugs on bed may look like bedbugs
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Hi, a few days ago I saw this tiny brown death insect on my bed. it looks like bed bugs. But it is not flat like a bed bug as I saw in the pictures (I have never seen any bed bug, so I am not sure about that). On crushing it, it crumble easily and don't give off any fluid or blood. Since the outside weather is humid  I think it is some summer bugs. Attaching a pic here. The bug is at the most about 1-2 mm long. I was not able to take a picture with a ruler. Would you please tell me if it is something I should be concerned about?


This is not a bed bug (see for comparison) but I can't see enough details to be certain of an id. However, it looks like a beetle so may well have come in from the outside. Sorry I can't be more specific.

Jack DeAngelis

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Jack DeAngelis


I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects, insects that bite and sting, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.


20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.


Ph.D. in Entomology

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