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New bites while cleaning...other causes?

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  1. NY_lady

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Mon Jul 17 2017 14:15:13
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    Hello everyone,

    I have been posting here for the last few weeks about a bb scare. So far no sightings, no fecals, clean interceptors, and two clean inspections plus a clean dog sweep. Red welts tailed off post flea treatment for pets. Decided to steam clean carpets and encase my mom's mattress as part of a general clean up. Midway through cleaning I notice five new welts on my calves. I am very doubtful that a bb would climb up my leg while vacuuming and carpet cleaning but maybe I am wrong. The long time members of this board have heard a lot of invisible bite stories. Any ideas on what might have triggered this?

  2. BigDummy

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Mon Jul 17 2017 14:20:17
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    You are right, that is not behavior indicative of a bed bug.

    What whispers the whisker?
  3. NY_lady

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Mon Jul 17 2017 14:33:56
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    Carpet beetle fibers? Or crazy fleas?

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Mon Jul 17 2017 14:39:42
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    There's no way for me to know.

  5. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Tue Jul 18 2017 0:34:54
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    Dust allergies?
    Sensitivity to cleaning products?

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."

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