Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Identify this bug???

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I found this bug in my bed, it's the only one I've found and I don't know what it is. It's very tiny and a reddish brown color

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Haley,

This could be a bed bug but the image is a little blurry and the specimen appears to be dried up, see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/bed_bug.html for comparison. Check the mattress for additional signs of bed bugs, see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/bed_bug2.html for suggestions about what to do. If you find additional evidence post a follow up and we can discuss options for control.

Jack DeAngelis

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Jack DeAngelis

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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.

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

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see www.livingwithbugs.com/resume.html

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Ph.D. in Entomology

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