Bed bugs or Carpet bugs?

Asked March 7, 2019, 3:45 AM EST

I found some of these bugs and dead bug skin on the side of my bed against the wall under a cover sheet for the box spring

Stanislaus County California insect identification bedbugs

1 Response

That is one of the dermestid beetles; probably a carpet beetle or related beetle species that eats natural fibers (wool, cotton) or animal components (skin, hair, feathers). Given the location that you found them, I would assume that they are likely feeding on your mattress cover or perhaps something that you have stored under the bed.