Bed bug or other fecal matter?(4 posts)
I just found some evidence that I would like to check with everyone here before moving forward.
I took out the air conditioner from my bedroom earlier today, and obviously there was a great deal of dirt beneath it on the windowsill. When I was cleaning it up I noticed a small patch of spots that didn't brush off. These are those spots, pic.
I took a quick swipe at them with finger + saliva before taking the photo, so they didn't really streak, but they did a little when I scrubbed at them harder (I think). Regardless, they look like fecal matter to me.
Here is where I am confused, I know that there was a spider active right around that area up until a week or two ago, there was a gap beneath the AC unit and I guess it was feasting on whatever came in through that hole. Is it possible that this is spider fecal matter? The window sill I found these on is away from my bed and I found no evidence of BB activity when I inspected last week (and the passive I installed 8 days ago is clear as well).
My question is, is there enough evidence to dismiss this as other fecal matter/dirt? Or is this cause to call in a PCO for an inspection? (probably a dog)
Any advice is appreciated?
It's not bedbug related, given location and appearance I would say most likely to be fly droppings.
Bed Bugs Limited
As always, thank you. That you always seem to take the time to answer people's questions (no matter how ridiculous) is amazing.
I really did know what to make of those spots and am still curious as to what made them. I guess the location with a direct passage outside is going to make that impossible.
I have found smaller spots around that don't streak and just scrub off cleanly with a finger on a baseboard heater, I shouldn't worry about those should I?
Sometimes when faced with an unknown pest of bedbugs people start to see signs in their home which have been there for some time and yet and only now noticed due to heightened attention to detail.
The reality is that bedbugs will first and fore mostly occupy areas close to sources of food so these locations mean that unless you have a heavy infestation and the refugia around the bed are all full and occupied its not likely to be bedbugs.
We all help where we can although in UK evenings and weekends I cant write lots as its usually on my iPhone (in an attempt to maintain sanity I am no longer online at home).
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