enter image description here Hello everyone. I have been seeing tiny critters like this one in bed and I started to worryif they are bed bugs. Although they seem different in appearance as well as the fact that they don't seem to bite, I wanted to be sure. Sorry if the pic is a bit hazy, they are only about 1mm long. I also did have a bit of a humidity issue since the roof was leaky. Does anyone know how to get rid of them. I tried different insecticides around the bed and on wooden part of the bed but nothing works. Could they have settled in my new mattress? :(enter image description here


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The pictures aren't very clear, but I would put this down as a book louse, not a bed bug nymph, as the body is quite elongated, which is atypical of the bed bugs and more typical of book lice.

Book louse:

Book louse

Bed bug:

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Courtesy of bedbugger.com.

Check out also this page from the University of Minnesota Extension; the picture nicely matches the photo you posted in body shape.

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    $\begingroup$ Not book louse. $\endgroup$ – Muze the good Troll. Feb 20 at 22:39
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    $\begingroup$ Yes the OP's specimen is most likely a book louse. @totaredom, I agree with your post. As a side note: your source is not very reliable, and I would suggest avoiding its strict usage for support for an answer. Many more reputable resources exist that could more adequately corroborate your answer. $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Feb 21 at 3:52
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    $\begingroup$ @theforestecologist Yeah, thanks for pointing out. Was in a bit of a hurry, I'll admit. $\endgroup$ – rotaredom Feb 21 at 15:07
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    $\begingroup$ Great update with a reputable source. Thanks. +1 $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Feb 21 at 18:20
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    $\begingroup$ @Muze then what is it by you? Bed bug? $\endgroup$ – Nemanja Brdar Feb 21 at 23:28

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