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Could this be fecal?

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  1. BarelyLiving2

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Sep 27 2011 16:14:41
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    I got 3 bites in a line on my back a couple of nights ago. when I went to change the sheets I found this up between the pillows. I know it wasn't there when I put the sheets on. Sorry, I couldn't get the camera to focus very well. The color was black, not dark red and it had soaked into the fibers of the sheet.

    I did a presumptive blood test on the stain, it did turn pink (positive), but my 'control' spot on the sheet also turned pink.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Sep 27 2011 16:19:40
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    Posted 8 years ago
    Tue Sep 27 2011 18:19:09
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    OOOHHH, so now everyone gets sick of looking at bug poop... I see how it is.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Wed Sep 28 2011 5:02:30
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    Anyone? Any experts, please?

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Wed Sep 28 2011 7:35:22
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    Not an expect, but, it looks like it could be fecal. I'd wait for an expect to chime in though.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Wed Sep 28 2011 8:21:29
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    Hi,

    The first image is too out of focus to tell anything from. The second image is too out of focus.

    Many of us experts were in Chicago from sat night till yesterday so have not had full web access as we have been learning.

    David Cain
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    Posted 8 years ago
    Wed Sep 28 2011 9:40:05
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    Dang, I've already laundered the sheet and my camera just wouldn't focus.

    David, the fecal (processed blood) pictures on your site always seemed to be dark red. This see was black, could it still be? The other properties seemed to work for it to be fecal (absorbed into the sheet, etc.)

    Thanks so much.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Wed Sep 28 2011 9:49:08
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    Hi,

    Processed blood meal or faecal trace is always black, or more accurately a dark brown made up of shades of burnt okra colour.

    The dark red is oxidised human blood which is not confirming of bedbugs.

    David

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Wed Sep 28 2011 14:11:46
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    That was what I needed to know. Thanks for your time, David!

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    Hi David,
    quick question for you, I'm having a treatment done on monday I reside in mi my pco is telling me to bag up all items that cant be laundered and store in bathtub or middle of kitchen floor is this correct? He said its the startings very light case. can you give me info from your point of view I went to your website couldnt see anything on that info or maybe missed it. just want to do all I can so treatment is successful. He also told us to toss out corner piece of our sectional me and my husband has decided just to toss it all out should we wait until they treat it or just toss it and rip it up so no one picks up off the street thanks ahead of time for your answers and support.

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    Sleepingwithvampbugs - 11 seconds ago  » 
    Hi David,
    quick question for you, I'm having a treatment done on monday I reside in mi my pco is telling me to bag up all items that cant be laundered and store in bathtub or middle of kitchen floor is this correct? He said its the startings very light case. can you give me info from your point of view I went to your website couldnt see anything on that info or maybe missed it. just want to do all I can so treatment is successful. He also told us to toss out corner piece of our sectional me and my husband has decided just to toss it all out should we wait until they treat it or just toss it and rip it up so no one picks up off the street thanks ahead of time for your answers and support.

    a little more info we just moved in to this apartment and signs of them are only in our couch

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Fri Sep 30 2011 9:34:25
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    Hi,

    I don't work that way. I ask people to leave things still and work around it once I have assessed the situation.

    It is something of a unique approach in the world but it does work well with our program. This approach works especially well in light cases where too much disruption can spread a light case rather than solve it quickly.

    David


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