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Bedbug? New bed [a: likely bird mite; stain not bed bug fecal]

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  1. curious62114

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    Hello I bought a new bed and mattress 3 weeks ago. I have found two of the pictures bugs. No bites. The bed is next to a window. I know the picture is hard to see but they are very tiny and hard to squash. Any advice would be great. Also the second pic is some black marks on the comforter. I do sleep with makeup on though.

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    Wed Aug 9 2017 20:36:05
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    Hi,

    Blurry pic but appears to be a mite rather than a bed bug.

    Hope that helps.

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    What kind of a mite? Also the second pic didn't load here it is

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    Hi,

    Probably a northern fowl mite but a better image may be needed to confirm that.

    The marks also need to be in clear focus to ID from.

    David

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    Thanks. Is this focus better?

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    Wed Aug 9 2017 23:16:04
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    It most likely is one of the bird mites. The first picture of it on a tissue next to your thumb is best, but it still is a bit out of focus there.

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    Thanks. The other picture is of black stains on my comforter. Didn't know if that was bedbug feces. I have read up on the info on this message board on bird mites. Does seeing one or two indicate an infestation? I don't have any bites.

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    Hi,

    New image much better, its a solids transfer rather than a liquid deposition and as such not bed bug faecal.

    At this stage I would be learning about bird mites and how important it is to get the first treatment correct and then seek experienced professional help with that issue.

    I have written some notes at:

    http://www.bed-bugs.co.uk/birdmites

    David


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