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Possible fecal stain? ID needed

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  1. bb265

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    Wed Nov 6 2013 11:21:35
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    I stayed in a hotel room in Chicago on Sept. 27 (40 days ago) that had bed bugs (according the a subsequent report from a PCO that hotel hired, there was a "minor infestation in one box spring"). I moved to France the next day and have been paranoid ever since that I brought a hitchhiker with me. I've found no evidence of bed bugs. I haven't found any stains on the sheets or mattress, including along the seams (I don't have a box spring here). I haven't found any bug skins or actual bugs. I had a delayed reaction to the bites (they started coming out four days after I left the hotel and came out over a period of several days) that was within the 14-day incubation period. My skin has been hypersensitive since, so I've noticed every single itch, but I don't believe I've gotten fresh bites.

    After washing my pillow the other day, I noticed a spot that I'm hoping is not a fecal stain. I took this picture when the pillow was still a little wet. Is it possible that a fecal stain would like like this after the thing was washed? I'm inclined to think it's not but would appreciate any insight anyone has to help put my mind at ease!


    bb by jpbb26, on Flickr

    Here is another image after the pillow had dried; I put a pen next to it for size comparison.


    bb2 by jpbb26, on Flickr

    Thank you!!

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Wed Nov 6 2013 11:31:09
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    Hi,

    No that is not confirming of bedbugs.

    Please search for an read the "blood spots on sheets primer" to know what to look for.

    David Cain
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    Wed Nov 6 2013 11:40:21
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    Thank you for the response, David! When you say it is not confirming of bed bugs, do you mean a processed blood meal wouldn't look like that after being washed? I looked at your primer, and it's clear that the stain in the photo does not look like the ones in your slides. I'm just wondering how they look after going through a washer. Thanks again!


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