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Not sure if I am getting bedbugs again - Help and advice needed please

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  1. bbcomox

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Wed Oct 16 2013 18:26:53
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    Hi,

    In late July, I found a bedbug on my bedframe. The bedbug was confirmed on this site:
    http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/bug-identification-please-3

    On September 17, I posted a success story, as I could not find any live samples, fecal matter, or cast skin on my BB Alert Passive Monitor installed on my bedframe since heat treatment on August 9 (more than 30 days):
    http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/my-success-story-and-lessons-learned

    However, this past Sunday, October 13, I began to get two big bites on my right forearm. I checked the passive monitor and could not find any of the three signs: live samples, fecal matter or cast skin. On Tuesday, I got one new smaller bite on my left elbow; again, the monitor did not show any signs. This morning, Wednesday, I got another smaller bite on my left elbow and one on the back of my neck; again, the monitor did not show any sign.

    The only significant event that preceded my first bites was on Saturday, I helped my friend move, so I loaded furniture into a U-Haul truck, took the ferry, and unloaded furniture into his apartment. I am guessing that perhaps I picked up something or being exposed to something during this journey?

    Here is what I did since I got the first two bites on Sunday:
    - checked the BB alert passive monitor regularly (no signs)
    - inspected the foam mattress, bedding, bed frame and nightstand (no signs)
    - vacuumed my room
    - washed and dried my pillowcase, bedding, covers, and general laundry of clothes

    Here are what I intended to do:
    - Setup a flea trap tonight: http://bedbugger.com/2012/11/09/faq-do-i-have-fleas-or-bed-bugs/
    - Keep checking the BB Alert Passive Monitor

    Any advice you could provide on what else I could do? I have been reassuring myself to trust the BB Alert Passive Monitor, but I have been panicking whenever I discovered new bites, especially when I read that bedbugs tend to bite on arms and necks.

    Any advice you could provide is much appreciated.

    Thank you for your help!

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Thu Oct 17 2013 7:43:44
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    Hi,

    I woke up at 5 am this morning and noted that my left wrist had three new bites. I checked the Bb Alert Passive Monitor ainstalled on my bed frame nd did not see any signs. I checked my bedding and found that there is a black speck that was not there before. I took two photos:

    http://flic.kr/p/gJzBPT

    http://flic.kr/p/gJApH4

    I presses onto this speck and it appears to be flat, not leaving any blood stains or anything like that.

    I checked the homemade flea trap that was next to my bed and saw nothing.

    Could you please kindly assist with identfying the speck to see if it is a fecal matter? Thank you.


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