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Carpet beetle

Carpet Beetles vs Bed Bugs

Carpet beetles and bed bugs look very much alike. Their main difference is their color. Bed bugs are reddish brown because they survive on blood – both human and animals. Carpet beetles are black or brown or  a pattern of black, brown and orange. Both of these bugs are about 1/5 inch long with short antennae. They are vastly different in their behavior.