Fecal ID needed please - bedside cabinet [a: not bed bug fecal](8 posts)
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!
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?!
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
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?
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:
It just came straight off, I was careful not to apply loads of pressure and didn't rub. It was one light swipe
100% not faecal.
Hope that helps.
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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.
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.
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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