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Shed Skin I-D, Black Spots, Other bug I-D? [a: not bed bug-related]

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  1. Sb2017

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    Thu Mar 16 2017 16:39:41
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    Hey there.

    So in my laundry basket I found the below skin sheds and a dead bug (I know the dead bug is not a bed bug but the separate skin sheds looks possibly like one. Also a few black marks on the laundry basket, one or 2 on the outside of the mesh.

    Then under it and my suitcase, which has not been used in a year and a half I found some black spots.....

    Panicking a lot as ive had a few spots/maybe bites lately although most of them pretty small and not a huge amount, also itching, but this could be a skin condition, not sure at the moment. I completely checked my bed and have interceptors on the bottom, although I cannot check actually inside the mattress.

    Please help!

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    PIctures of Bugs/Sheds/Spots

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Thu Mar 16 2017 17:07:23
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    Beetle and beetle larva. Nothing bed bug related

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    Thu Mar 16 2017 17:20:47
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    What kind of beetle Larvae is it? As the larvae looks bigger than the beetle in the other photo.

    Also, the black spots? They look faecal.....

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    Thu Mar 16 2017 17:57:40
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    Also just as a side note, The black spots are not paint, as you can see the white paint spots are there from whoever painted last....

    Maybe the shed skin is not bed bug related, but the black spots certainly look faecal....

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    Hi,

    The beetle appears to be a confused flour beetle which can be associated with cut flowers in the U.K.

    The larval skin is a different species. Possibly Lou can confirm which.

    The stops appear to homogeneous black for bed bugs. Cheapest option would be to test with bed bug blue.

    Hope that helps.

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    bed-bugscouk - 12 minutes ago  » 
    Hi,
    The beetle appears to be a confused flour beetle which can be associated with cut flowers in the U.K.
    The larval skin is a different species. Possibly Lou can confirm which.
    The stops appear to homogeneous black for bed bugs. Cheapest option would be to test with bed bug blue.
    Hope that helps.
    David Cain
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    Hi David

    Thank you for the reply.

    So you are 100% sure the shed skin is not a BB?

    Regarding the spots.

    Are you saying they are too homogenous black to be bed bugs or that they look like bed bug spots because of this? What else could they be? In photos BB faeces spots always look black
    On shiny wood surfaces.

    They feel slightly hard to the touch.

    I really want to get this sorted this weekend. Is there a way to have this tested by having someone come out and inspect? Don't really mind about financials aspect st this point as my anxiety is overwhelming that.

    Thanks again for your help!

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    Hi,

    It's a different beetle larval skin and as such not bed bugs.

    Too homogeneous black to be faecal. While to your untrained eye they are all black the reality is that just like all colours the shade and pigment density varies.

    If you are based in London call my office in the morning, we do cover weekends but there are call out fees.

    David

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    bed-bugscouk - 10 minutes ago  » 
    Hi,
    It's a different beetle larval skin and as such not bed bugs.
    Too homogeneous black to be faecal. While to your untrained eye they are all black the reality is that just like all colours the shade and pigment density varies.
    If you are based in London call my office in the morning, we do cover weekends but there are call out fees.
    David

    Thanks David.

    Out of interest. How accurate is the blue kit? Also...I am curious about the none insecticide solution some use? How is this still as effective as insecticide and such? Do you also do heat treatments (if needed)

    Thanks!


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