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Have we got bed bugs or fleas? Please help!

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  1. josam

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    Posted 1 month ago
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    We're confused as to what the issue is with my daughters bed. We've tried sprayed and a bomb but hasn't fixed the issue.
    These pics are of her bites and some marks on her mattress that I'm sure weren't there a few weeks ago.



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    Wed May 17 2017 23:47:55
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    Call a good pro in your area and get a bed bug inspection. If I thought my kid was being bit by something and I had no clue, that's what I would do.

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    What KillerQueen said, but don't use the "bomb" anymore. If it turns out you do have bed bugs, a bomb can spread them.

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    Hi,

    The marks on the fabric are not consistent with bed bugs.

    The locations of the skin reactions in the lower back are also not indicative of bed bugs.

    I think you need to hold off with the treatments until you know what you are trying to kill / resolve and to also keep your mind open to the fact that it might not actually be insect based at all.

    I would have a look through the FAQ on inspections and detection and look at conducting a thorough inspection of the sleeping area and document anything you suspect as confirming bed bugs.

    Hope that helps.

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  5. josam

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    Sun May 21 2017 6:10:50
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    Thank you - but if not bed bugs, what could it be? Does it look like fleas? It's only affecting my daughter out of our family of 4.

    She's getting bites all over her torso (except upper back) and some upper arms - but no where else on her limbs.

    bed-bugscouk - 2 days ago  » 
    Hi,
    The marks on the fabric are not consistent with bed bugs.
    The locations of the skin reactions in the lower back are also not indicative of bed bugs.
    I think you need to hold off with the treatments until you know what you are trying to kill / resolve and to also keep your mind open to the fact that it might not actually be insect based at all.
    I would have a look through the FAQ on inspections and detection and look at conducting a thorough inspection of the sleeping area and document anything you suspect as confirming bed bugs.
    Hope that helps.
    David Cain
    Bed Bugs Limited

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    josam - 3 minutes ago  » 
    Thank you - but if not bed bugs, what could it be? Does it look like fleas? It's only affecting my daughter out of our family of 4.
    She's getting bites all over her torso (except upper back) and some upper arms - but no where else on her limbs.

    Have you set out monitors of any type such as climb-ups, glue boards, folded fabric, paper, etc.?

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.

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