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Stains identification [a: not bed bug fecal]

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  1. tamirWorried

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    Thu Jul 13 2017 5:02:26
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    HI,
    As I mentioned in another post, I recently wake up with suspicious bites on my body.

    Today I looked through my bedding, and found these marks on the blanket itself. I have no idea if they were there before, as I never looked.

    http://imgur.com/a/NGOIx
    http://imgur.com/a/shT7E
    http://imgur.com/a/2xIRE

    Do they look like bed bugs stains? Do stains "behave" in a certain way, I can check for (can they be smeared?)?
    I couldn't find any stains on the mattress itself. The sheets (which I replaced today) were dark, so no way of seeing any marks on them.

    If these do look like bed bugs stains, can I assume I do have an infestation?

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    Thu Jul 13 2017 5:21:21
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    Hi,

    The spots are too homogeneous black with undertones of blue which would exclude bed bug faecal which is a dark brown which appears black with undertones of yellow.

    There are example images in this post:

    http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/new-blood-spots-on-sheets-primer

    The best thing to do at this stage is keep an open mind and monitor for bed bugs but to equally avoid assuming it is them without confirming signs.

    Hope that helps.

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  3. tamirWorried

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    Posted 1 week ago
    Thu Jul 13 2017 8:13:44
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    bed-bugscouk - 2 hours ago  » 
    Hi,
    The spots are too homogeneous black with undertones of blue which would exclude bed bug faecal which is a dark brown which appears black with undertones of yellow.
    There are example images in this post:
    http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/new-blood-spots-on-sheets-primer
    The best thing to do at this stage is keep an open mind and monitor for bed bugs but to equally avoid assuming it is them without confirming signs.
    Hope that helps.
    David Cain
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    Thank you very much, it's very helpful.
    Would you suggest doing a full check of the room (mattress, bed seams, furniture, etc.)? Or just keep my eyes open to any other signs?

  4. bed-bugscouk

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    Thu Jul 13 2017 10:51:59
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    Hi,

    A thorough self inspection should be part of your monthly routine, clean the bed at the same time and read up on routine monitoring.

    David


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