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Does this sound like BB fecal stains?

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  1. BlueInDC

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Thu Dec 23 2010 16:58:04

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    So far our apartment has been sprayed 4 times for bed bugs in a period of a month. I'm not totally sure they are gone, I sometimes get a little red dot on my skin here and there, but I hope it's from something else.

    Anyway, the other day I was inspecting the walls and noticed some little black specs. I crushed the spec and it left an ashy residue that smeared. Seemed like a charcoal consistency. When it was smeared it did look like the smear marks that had been on my bed.

    Does this sounds like BB feces or some other bug? Any pros out there that would know?

  2. Richard_Naylor

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Thu Dec 23 2010 20:01:41

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    It could be fecal but that doesn't necessarily mean it's from a bedbug.

    Many insects and arachnids produce very similar marks, which is why fecal stains are never conclusive, especially if they are found away from the bed. One found in isolation on a wall is much more likely to be from a house fly or blow fly.


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