Fecal Stain Identification Query(3 posts)
Recently moved into an apartment in brooklyn and as more and more of my casual acquaintances have started having issues with the pests I have been extra pro-active in early detection, etc.
I have detected a few dark spots on the exterior of my duvet cover. Though I am not experiencing any itchy reactions of any kind, I do have a few very tiny red dots on my hands and wrist, and have (within the first few weeks of moving in) found a flea or two on the bed (unmistakable flea shape, tiny, jumps a lot, absolutely not a bed bug).
It should be noted that my roomate (with whom a common wall is shared) has no reports of any bites, stains, etc.
My white sheets remain immaculate and spot free, but I am puzzled by the appearance of these dots, I have attached some photographs in the hopes that someone may be able to give me a rational explanation, is this something that could be associated with fleas, roaches or some other common nyc apartment pest?
As a greater context, these dots exist on a full size bed cover, and the ones shown are the only ones I could detect.
<img src="http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu214/imageshooray/spots2.jpg" border="0" alt="spot 2">
<img src="http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu214/imageshooray/spots1.jpg" border="0" alt="spot1">
It also appears that the spots do not respond in any way to the saliva test. Neither smearing nor transferring of color to the q-tip I have moistened has occured.
Any help is truly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Bumping my own thread:
In a more general sense, is it likely to discover any bed bug excrement on the outer most layers of bedding exclusively, or should the fact that the interior layers of my bedding remain clean be a reason to lay off the paranoia, buy an encasement, and get on with my life?
Any help is appreciated.
I meant to reply to this one the other day but seem to have not.
I have looked at the images a few times now and don't feel that they look right for bed bug faecal material. The colour and shape are wrong from what I can see.
I am not sure if there are many pictures of flea droppings out there but you may want to compare and contrast them.
At this stage though I would say thatt he images are not bed bug related.
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