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  1. Concernedquestion

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    Posted 7 months ago
    Wed Jan 16 2019 18:40:38
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    Hi!

    Two weeks ago I discovered these blood stains on my blanket: https://unsee.cc/58747f54/

    I also had a little red stain on my shirt There is some solid fragment in one stain. I have no bite marks and could not find anything after a inspection of my bed. Just three black dots behind a picture frame above the bed. They dissolved brownish when I rubbed them with a wet tissue.

    I changed my sheets to white and could not find any more blood stains in the last two weeks and no other signs, except one book lice near my bed.

    Right now, I am thinking about letting a sniffing dog check my apartment...

    What do you think about the blood stain?

    Thank you very much in advance!

    Have a great day!

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    Posted 7 months ago
    Wed Jan 16 2019 18:55:34
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    Hi,

    Beyond confirming it’s red blood there is not a lot we can add as red blood never confirms bedbugs.

    The darker spots might be more indicative if you can post images.

    As for using K9 scent detection I would strongly advise you read the FAQ on the subject and only engage with a K9 team that is ethical enough to confirm alerts visually.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 7 months ago
    Wed Jan 16 2019 19:34:21
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    Thank you for your prompt answer!

    Unfortunately I did not make any pictures of the spots since I have to admit I was a little bit panicky.

    I already talked to the sniffing dog company and they seem professional (and I also had a look at the FAQ).

    At the same time I am worried that the dog could bring in eggs/bugs from a former inspection...

    Regarding the stains: would you have an inspection or rather not and wait? I mean actaully nothing happened after two weeks...

    But then as well I would have to like some peace of mind...

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Wed Jan 30 2019 9:33:23
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    Hi!

    I did not bring in a K9 unit, yet. I am still worried that the dog could bring in eggs/bugs from a former inspection. How do you estimate such a risk?

    Also, there has been no signs (spots or blood on the white sheets, bite marks etc.) since nearly four weeks now. I could not find anything on my matress or the frame of my bed after an inspection.

    What would your suggestion be?

    Thanks for your help!

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Wed Jan 30 2019 13:07:02
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    Hi,

    On the basis that you can get a good K9 team that visually confirm any and all alerts there will be no risk of egg transfer, 1 because that is a fear rather than a reality and 2 by working ethically they will address those risks in the way that they work.

    I personally would recommend you go for a more cost effective solution and monitor to see if you get anything that confirms bedbugs because so far you don't have any confirming signs.

    It can be difficult when your inner voice is shouting and making all kinds of horrific scenarios up but they are just that, made up. You need to focus on the fact that there are non of the confirming signs and if you feel you have been thorough with your inspection then take confidence in that.

    I often have to explain to people that if they were a doctor and I walk in and declare myself to have a non medically diagnosed brain tumor how fast would they expect to have me into surgery? Its a "snap" technique to make people realise that things need to be taken one step at a time to ensure that it is done correctly.

    The useful tools and static content will make it clear what my personal recommendations would be and I would recommend you put any cost savings that affords you towards a relaxing aromatherapy massage to re-balance the stress.

    David

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Wed Feb 6 2019 6:08:12
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    Hi David!

    Thank you for your kind and helpful words!

    I also thought of using some kind of monitoring instead. Thanks for the tip!

    Talking about stress: I discovered three small stains under my mattress cover (on the side where I mostly sleep): https://unsee.cc/a63a7556/

    Do they look suspicious to you?

    Thanky you very much for your help!

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Wed Feb 6 2019 6:13:41
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    Hi,

    No they are not bedbug related.

    My only suspicion is that you have not actually looked at the example images because the new images are not even remotely like them.

    David

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Wed Feb 6 2019 7:43:35
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    I did! But there are also a lot of pictures out there that are confusing...

    Thank you very much again!

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    Posted 5 months ago
    Thu Feb 21 2019 5:43:21
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    Sorry, to bring this topic up to the top again.

    But I found two spots (about 1 mm in diameter) on the wall behind a picture near my bed (I do not know if the spots are new or were there longer before) that look similar to the three I found when starting this topic: https://unsee.cc/988df6b6/

    I just wanted to get your opinion on them.

    I also have some carpet beetles (larvae) from time to time in my bedroom. Perhaps they are responsible for this?

    Thank you very much!

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    Posted 5 months ago
    Thu Feb 21 2019 6:58:10
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    Hi,

    No worries, it keeps the case notes together which is much easier than jumping around between threads and leaving a digital “pavement pizza”.

    These spots are fly poo and not bedbug. If you look in my FlickR galleries or the galleries of my homesite you can see some examples to compare against.

    Hope that helps.

    David

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    Posted 5 months ago
    Thu Feb 21 2019 10:36:38
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    Thank you very much!


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