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Bed bug dropping size/color?

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  1. CrazyMe

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Wed Jun 17 2009 22:25:32
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    Hey everyone...

    So I've been reading all the posts about dropping size and color. I get they they tend to be tar-like and small, flat-ish and round (about the size of poppyseed). So I noticed something strange on my bookshelf today---and I'll describe it.

    ---round
    ---very shiny (reflected light)
    --- red/brown
    ---bigger, maybe the size of almost half your pinky nail
    ---when I wiped it off it was red/brown. (not brown/black/gray)

    Thoughts? I really don't know. There was nothing else around it. I suppose it could be BB-related or also possibly german roach, as they live in this old building too.

    Thanks guys!

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Thu Jun 18 2009 2:05:54
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    Hi,

    A picture would help immensely in helping you.

    The size does sound a little too large for bed bugs though.

    David

  3. CrazyMe

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Thu Jun 18 2009 7:59:13
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    I didn't take a picture (wiped it away, dumb me), but it almost looked like a small drop of shiny paint or nail polish..flat.

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    Thu Jun 18 2009 8:17:25
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    Hi,

    Have a look at this link and see if it helps:

    http://www.bed-bugs.co.uk/faecaltracesmeartest.pdf

    Next time picture first please so we can help directly.

    David

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Thu Jun 18 2009 8:39:54
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    Thanks David.

    Definitely much larger than that and redder. I'm not sure the size of the font on the photo (I'm guessing 12 pt?) Or basically the same as this text box font? The spot was probably 3mm across.

    Yeah, I think honestly that since I'm surveying so much, I may be seeing things that have been there for some time.

    Who knows. Thanks again.

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Thu Jun 18 2009 8:59:33
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    Hi,

    The font is Times New Roman size 9 if that helps scale it.

    The faecal traces was about 2mm in diameter before smeared.

    On the subject of looking for signs I would always advise people to only do that every 7 days to give time for signs to build up and avoid obsessing over the slightest particle of dust or lint.

    Hope that helps.

    David

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Thu Jun 18 2009 10:05:05
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    Yes, David that helps. I think I have been looking a little too frequently!

    (I hope I'm not the only one!)

  8. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Thu Jun 18 2009 13:52:49
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    Hi Markus,

    You wouldn't by any slim chance be connected with bed bug bully would you?

    I ask because it is generally thought of as polite to declare associations if you are. If our suspicions are correct you might want to have a word with the person who put the web site together and ask them to spell check it because its full or spelling mistakes that simply compound the technical errors.

    Its so much easier sifting through the snake oil if its spelling is correct.

    David

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Thu Jun 18 2009 13:56:21
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    I already flagged those posts for moderation.

    In another thread, he says that exposing bed bugs to heat won't kill them.

    I might have laughed out loud at that one. Impressive way to pimp your own product indeed. Come in and insist that other forms of treatment never work, even when used by professionals.

    I didn't reply directly only because I assumed we were dealing with troll spam, and I fell back on the whole "Do Not Feed The Energy Creature" principle.

    Glad to see someone else mocked, though. Mockage of trolls/spam always makes my day.

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Thu Jun 18 2009 14:31:50
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    They taste tangy not like the powdered NASA drink but like turned tomato juice.

  11. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Thu Jun 18 2009 15:53:44
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    Spam bully busted.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."

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