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  1. misery

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Fri Oct 3 2014 10:23:49
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    So i'm tearing down one of my children's rooms (the only room to have shown bugs besides my own). Double bagging for the laundromat, throwing away all non-essential stuff (good excuse for a late spring cleaning I suppose......) so I don't have to touch it twice (which is my cleaning mantra) and I notice along a corner is some discoloration. If I post a photograph of it, could you let me know if it looks like this infestation was here previously? I did ask before I moved in if there were any issues with bugs and was told no. It almost looks like mildew or mold or something. I didn't want to be presumptuous. Thank you.

    Not a pro here. Call me Jon Snow...... for I know nothing, except what I've experienced.
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    Posted 4 years ago
    Fri Oct 3 2014 10:34:42
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    Sounds like mildew but post a photo.

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    Fri Oct 3 2014 11:40:32
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    Hi,

    Post an image and we can comment.

    Its not uncommon for people to mistake other stains or damp for bedbug signs until you start to get your ID skills up to speed.

    Hope that helps.

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    Those SHOULD be the huge files, saving them and zooming in should work... along the baseboards and on the smoke alarm were what sparked my interest. I'm cleaning everything everywhere and figured it couldn't hurt to ask. Thank you so much y'all.

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    Fri Oct 3 2014 12:19:30
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    Hi,

    100% not bedbugs, almost certainly mold or fungus based.

    David

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    Fri Oct 3 2014 12:29:45
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    Gracias sir. I first suspected as much (humidity is bad out here and circulation indoors isn't so great) but I needed to be sure. Now i'm suspicious of everything! Thank you that makes me feel better.

    We are going off the knowledge the unit next to us was infested. I live in a 1950's townhome (I think the UK calls them row or terrace or something) and i'm on the end so theoretically since both units are being sprayed like nobody's business i'm prayyyyyying this is not my infestation (per se) but the residual infestation of another unit and that one treatment (3 sprays total) is all it takes. If that had been bedbugs I would have freaked out. Like I can even freak out anymore at this point!

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you so so so so much.

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Fri Oct 3 2014 12:50:52
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    Hi,

    I will never be shocked by the human minds ability to "freak out" there is always someone prepared to wait for your arrival on the ledge.

    Often such cases turn out to be a lot less severe than they are assumed to be.

    David

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Fri Oct 3 2014 12:57:53
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    Well said! Cheers!


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