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Feces ID !!! [a: likely fly feces]

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  1. Helpme1

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    Posted 7 months ago
    Tue Mar 14 2017 7:37:53
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    Writing all the way from Sweden where the bedbugs have started to invade the whole country 😂 Can someone please help me, I'm going nuts here! My insurance doesn't cover a decontamination so I have to pay for it myself, but the thing is I don't even KNOW for sure if there's any bed bugs here.
    The only thing I've found is some sort of feces on the walls, but the amount is very little comparative to other pictures I've seen. it almost looks like fly feces, except this smears out easily and appears a bit elevated.
    I haven't found anything regarding feces or bugs on the bed or walls in my bedroom, the feces I've found is on the wall in the next room, I imagine they came from my friends bag who placed it there when she visited for a couple of days, and the bugs might have climbed on the wall and took a dump on their way to the bedroom? But it's just a theory

    So please can someone take a look at the pictures and give me your thoughts, before I'm going totally broke from the decontamination-company!

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    Posted 7 months ago
    Tue Mar 14 2017 7:56:47
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    Hi,

    Its not bed bugs. Its most likely fly.

    While the colour and size alone are close the pattern of their deposition is not characteristic (and possibly not feasible) with bed bugs.

    A comparison image is included below:

    bed bugs limited gallery 3 - non bed bug artifacts by David Cain, on Flickr

    Also an interesting factoid about Sweden, the "protected by anticimex" plaques on some of the older buildings were to denote the homes who had bed bug treatment insurance. I am not so sure that window stickers or a sign on the lawn would quite work in modern times.

    Hope that helps.

    David Cain
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    Posted 7 months ago
    Tue Mar 14 2017 12:17:52
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    Thank you so much for your respond and the fun facts about anticimex I didn't know that!
    Although as I watch the pictures again I can see a difference between them, in the first two pictures the feces have a trail just like fly feces, but in the third one the feces are completely even in their shape, and no trails at all. Could this be from two different? Can you see any similarities or differences?
    Could the third one be spiders? I sure have a lot of those anyways!

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    Posted 7 months ago
    Tue Mar 14 2017 12:29:43
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    Hi,

    Its most likely different food rather than different species or different environmental conditions when deposited.

    I would wipe them off and only be concerned if they appear back in a short space of time and in significant numbers.

    David


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