Is this a carpet beetle?
October 12, 2014 9:27 AM   Subscribe

Also, please tell me its not a bed bug.

I think its a carpet beetle, but I don't really know bugs. Also, if you can rule out bed bug, I would be really grateful.

Picture of the bug (its really small if you can't tell from my finger reference, making it really hard to get a clear picture of it.

The website I'm using for reference. It looks more like the black version than any other I've seen. I haven't seen any larva or anything else in the bed.
posted by lownote to Home & Garden (12 answers total)
For what it's worth, is definitely not a bed bug.
posted by pintapicasso at 9:28 AM on October 12, 2014

Definitely not a bed bug, and pretty sure it's not a carpet beetle.
posted by geegollygosh at 9:35 AM on October 12, 2014

Best answer: Definitely some sort of beetle. I think carpet beetles are a little rounder but I'm not sure.

It's not a bedbug, though. 100% certain of that.
posted by Metroid Baby at 9:38 AM on October 12, 2014 [2 favorites]

Maybe a weevil of some kind? Was it in your kitchen?

Beyond entomological curiosity, I wouldn't worry about it.
posted by geegollygosh at 9:41 AM on October 12, 2014

Best answer: Entomologist here - doesn't look like a carpet beetle - definitely not a bed bug. Picture is too fuzzy for me personally to get a better ID, but I'm not a beetle specialist.
posted by amelliferae at 9:57 AM on October 12, 2014

Some sort of grain beetle?
posted by hazel79 at 10:21 AM on October 12, 2014

Not a carpet beetle. We had some a few years back.
posted by synecdoche at 11:07 AM on October 12, 2014

Carpet beetles are indeed round, not like this.
posted by jgirl at 11:08 AM on October 12, 2014

Response by poster: Thanks, so far! We found it in the bed, which is why we wanted to rule out bed bugs. I guess we'll call off any drastic measures until if we find larva.
posted by lownote at 11:35 AM on October 12, 2014

Best answer: I don't know what it is but I'm almost positive I've seen those beetles around my house, and nothing bad has happened, so I wouldn't worry about it at all unless you do notice something bad happening. And another voice saying definitely not a bed bug, if that helps (they're bigger and a different shape, plus you're unlikely to see them crawling around on a bed since they hide from light).
posted by randomnity at 12:35 PM on October 12, 2014

drugstore beetles (biscuit beetles) comes to mind:

They live in all kinds of dry organic materials. Do you perhaps have a cherry pit pillow or pillow filled with grain?

We have had them in our home about once a year and so far I have not been really successful in getting rid of them. But we don't have many, only the occasional one. And it is ihard to find where they live as the grubs are tiny, but they do like dried herbs, or kindergarten projects made from leaves and stuff... yikes.
posted by 15L06 at 1:12 PM on October 12, 2014

Just guessing here, but it looks to be the size and shape of a confused flour beetle.
posted by IShouldBeStudyingRightNow at 4:01 AM on October 13, 2014

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