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Fecal ID needed please - bedside cabinet [a: not bed bug fecal]

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  1. borderingonobsessed

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Tue Jan 10 2017 18:01:32
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    Hi All,

    Just waiting for my new passive monitors to arrive and something caught my eye in my bedside cabinet this evening.... a few black spots. Upon removing a few bits and pieces I was pretty gutted as it looks like fecal... run out of BB blue to test on which is annoying!

    http://imgur.com/5SuM02O

    http://imgur.com/IeNAuAy

    http://imgur.com/uQNqHeW

    http://imgur.com/NCyBakl

    http://imgur.com/JoTKR3K

    http://imgur.com/mKmZHCb

    http://imgur.com/G196Rr8

    http://imgur.com/BzGE7aF

    http://imgur.com/arHpzxR

    http://imgur.com/t7GamWc

    Included in the above photos is a spider who seems to be living inside the drawer, maybe the black spotting could be spider poo and not BB (wishful thinking probably!!!).

    Seems odd to me that they would want to live in the drawer that gets opened/closed 3 or 4 times a day and that I'm always moving stuff around in?!

    Thanks!

  2. jim danca

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Tue Jan 10 2017 18:44:56
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    Don't forget poop, will smear. With end tables next to the bed, if there is an exterior ridge on top, it can usually be found on the underside.

    PCO and inventor of a bio active bedbug trap
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    Posted 4 months ago
    Tue Jan 10 2017 18:59:37
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    Thanks Jim.

    I ran a wet cotton pad over some of them and they rubbed off, but I may have rubbed a bit hard.

    It's this specific table: http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/tables/bedside-tables/brimnes-bedside-table-white-art-10234942/

    The spots were in the drawer and the spider was in there too... where would you expect to see marks on a table like this? Still on the underside of the ridge at the top?

    Thank you!

  4. borderingonobsessed

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Wed Jan 11 2017 4:03:07
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    Just a quick update... this morning I gently swiped a cotton pad wet with saliva over one of the dark spots in the corner of the bedside cabinet drawer nearest to my bed and this is what happened:

    http://imgur.com/LkhNYWy

    It just came straight off, I was careful not to apply loads of pressure and didn't rub. It was one light swipe

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Wed Jan 11 2017 9:18:11
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    Hi,

    100% not faecal.

    Hope that helps.

    David Cain
    Bed Bugs Limited

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Thu Jan 12 2017 4:14:35
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    Thank you David, appreciate the response.

    Your passive monitors arrived yesterday so I'll try and steer clear of going mad / reading the forum until I see anything on them over the next two weeks!

    Have started getting daily bites on my forearms since this weekend which is worrying, but obviously know that isn't any sort of a proper sign.

    Thanks again.

  7. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Thu Jan 12 2017 13:24:07
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    Hi borderingonobsessed,

    All I can add is:

    In the same way that when you are feeling unhappy watching comedy is always better than a sad film for your overall well being when you recognise it is not doing you any good moderation helps restore normality

    I am a recent convert to the "mindful personal responsibilities" perspective.

    David

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Wed Jan 18 2017 16:28:21
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    Just thought I would update after 7 nights the passive monitor on the bed is clear and the anxiety is easing. Will be back in another 7 with a further update (hope I'm doing the right thing by updating this same thread!)

    Passive monitor is so helpful for the easing the anxiety after possible exposure. It's been a year since we had bed bugs in the Philippines and it's crazy that it still sticks with you and becomes default reasoning for things you never questioned before like marks on your skin or debris on your sheets, I'd be tearing our flat apart if it wasn't for the monitor!


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