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Bugs with sticky surface or just lint?

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  1. BuggedMother

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    Do any bugs have a sticky surface that could attract lint?
    I keep taking pictures and enlarging and they all appear to be fuzz balls. I wear a lot of black clothing which doesn’t help. I may be paranoid but we have been vigilant ever since a BB scare last year (made the mistake of having a canine handler come. Dog sat a couple of times but visual inspection did not find anything. Later found evidence of carpet beetles including a couple of live ones; all bedrooms since treated).
    I laughed off the lint balls at first, but I’m seeing this often enough that I’m starting to wonder if there could be tiny bugs inside. Sofa, desk chair and sometimes bed feeling crawly at times. One possible bite.

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    Hi,

    I get sent enough lint balls I could open a museum.

    There is nothing about bedbug physiology that a thread could attach to apart from the claw parts of the feet and then they would never roll around and around enough to get spun up in it.

    If you are look at this level of detail in the correct laces and cant find anything its unlikely you have bedbugs but I would watch the videos to make sure your looking in the correct places and considering monitoring as a more efficient way to be certain.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    Thanks so much

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    BuggedMother - 1 day ago  » 
    Do any bugs have a sticky surface that could attract lint?
    I keep taking pictures and enlarging and they all appear to be fuzz balls. I wear a lot of black clothing which doesn’t help. I may be paranoid but we have been vigilant ever since a BB scare last year (made the mistake of having a canine handler come. Dog sat a couple of times but visual inspection did not find anything. Later found evidence of carpet beetles including a couple of live ones; all bedrooms since treated).
    I laughed off the lint balls at first, but I’m seeing this often enough that I’m starting to wonder if there could be tiny bugs inside. Sofa, desk chair and sometimes bed feeling crawly at times. One possible bite.

    I've never found linty bed bugs. Insecticidal dusts do stay on them. There are some insects that do have sticky cuticular surfaces and camouflage themselves with dust. And sometimes dust balls are just dust balls. Answered your other posting. Read this about posting pictures. http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/test-13

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