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Bed Bug evidence? Second time in 6 years?!?!

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  1. Dislikingthebugs

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Tue Sep 11 2012 16:13:15
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    We had bed bugs about 6 years ago. Got the council in then, who said could no nothing with no firm evidence as chemicals used to treat are so strong. Freaked out but a few weeks later saw a live one, caught it, and the local council dealt with the problem - £100 per room but money well spent.

    Horror of horrors! 6 years later I fear somewhere in the building is infested? I had a few bites the other day and upon examining my sheets I discovered various stains. No signs of any actual bed bugs yet but I did find a carpet beetle larvae on the sheets. Normally that would be icky but I pray my "bites" are just a reaction to them.

    Anyway, does anyone have any advice on these blood images? Mainly orangey-brown but some darker (like washed-in blood). No wee faecal spots that I can see though.

    Going out of my mind over this and really obsessed about it! Please help!

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  2. ItchyNYC

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Tue Sep 11 2012 17:59:47
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    I think I just found a dead carpet beetle in my apartment after my 2nd treatment for BB's, so I guess I have (or HAD I hope) both of them. From what I've read, since carpet beetles don't bite but just cause an allergic reaction from their hairs, I don't think you would find any stains from them, but I'm not entirely sure. Maybe someone here would know better than me. I hope you don't have BB's though!

  3. Dislikingthebugs

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Sep 12 2012 0:24:35
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    Thanks ItchyNYC. I will keep looking and post any more stain photos if need be. Still horrified that they may have returned. Am really hoping not.

  4. neversumer

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Sep 12 2012 5:24:46
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    Can someone plz tell me the best treatment for bed bugs


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