Book lice or Bed bugs?

Asked August 1, 2017, 1:35 PM EDT

My mom and I were traveling in Spain recently and stayed somewhere with bed bugs. We figured it out shortly after arriving home and I went back to school. Took all precautions to not bring them with me. Yesterday I found ten poppy seed sized bugs like this behind my bed. Are they bed bugs or just book lice? Thanks

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1 Response

We are taking your question out of order to relieve your concern.
Not to worry, it's definitely not a bed bug.
It does look like a book louse, (not actually lice, but a type of psocid). They eat fungi etc. so they tend to be found in humid environments.

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