Mold or bed bug droppings?(5 posts)
I am on vacation with the extended family. Three of the fourteen or so people have bites all over themselves. Like an extraordinary amount of bites, literally well over 40. We checked a couple of the beds but found nothing except for my pillowcase which may have droppings or mold? I am not experiencing any bites, or at least not reacting to them. (Seeing as I take a large amount of antihistamines each day, I may not react to them?)
Here are the pics:
I fail at embedding so here is the link: Droppings
Mold not bedbug related.
Bed Bugs Limited
Thanks for the quick reply. I know you can't identify bugs by the bite, but maybe by the frequency? For instance there are so many bites there is just no way it could be from mosquitoes. Is is possible to have hundreds of bites from a mild beg bug infestation? HEre are some pictures of the bites, the entire body is like this.
Thanks again for your time
Not in the way that you are thinking. If for example you get 20+ bites in one week with no visual sign locatable by someone who is experienced in looking or has the correct attention to detail skills then bedbugs is less likley, this cant be used to rule out bat bugs and bird bugs.
As bedbugs feed every 3 - 5 days you could never get hundreds of bites from just a few bedbugs in a short period of time.
Sadly a lot of this needs to be looked at on a case by case basis as the rules are not hard and fast enough to create a process flow or key to work through. I have been trying to get that one straight in my head for about 8 years and it has always driven me closer to insanity than solution.
The best I can say is:
high level of activity but no confirming signs = greatly reduced chance it is bedbug related
Hope that helps.
Thank you very much, I really appreciate all the information.
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