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does bed bug blue work if the stain is tampered (attempted to wipe it) ?

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  1. plzgodnoz

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    Posted 12 months ago
    Tue Sep 18 2018 18:12:54
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    I just order one to test the smudge on my mattress. But when I first saw the stain, I tried to wipe it away with my finger (and a bit of spit) without thinking. It didn't go away, which further makes me think it's from a bedbug. I am now wondering will the bedbug blue will work at all??

    Would it still detect it after an unsuccessful finger scrub with spit? Or would it cause a false positive?

    Thanks ahead.

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    Posted 12 months ago
    Tue Sep 18 2018 23:20:25
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    Interesting question.
    I would send email to the manufacturer of bedbug blue and ask them.

    I am NOT an expert.
    My opinions are just opinions, they may NOT apply to yours or any situation.
    My advice is to always do a LOT of research.
    A lot of what I read contradicts other stuff on the Interweb.
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    Posted 12 months ago
    Wed Sep 19 2018 7:35:03
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    Unless your finger was bleeding it would not cause a false positive.

  4. plzgodnoz

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    Posted 12 months ago
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    BigDummy - 1 hour ago  » 
    Unless your finger was bleeding it would not cause a false positive.

    What about a false negative? Do you think spit ruins whatever it is testing? Iron, I heard?

    Thanks.

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    Posted 12 months ago
    Wed Sep 19 2018 9:43:24
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    I'll ask David and post his response.

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    Posted 12 months ago
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    Wrong David, this is a question for David James.


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