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  1. Rpyleoh

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    Hello! I had a bed bug infestation some time ago. It was taken care of with heat treatment and we've also moved. I'm no longer getting any bites, not waking up itchy, and not finding any bugs, but I often find new marks on my pillow cases and blankets!

    A friend thinks they may be material defects, but I would like an ID just in case!

    One issue I had was that although I couldn't confirm it was the bed bugs themselves, I was incredibly allergic to something biting me when we did have them that caused anaphylaxis.

    Thank you for your time!

    https://m.imgur.com/gallery/rSi56Iv

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    Sat Dec 8 2018 22:10:21
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    Hi,

    None of those images show bedbug signs, one fabric bobbly and others are friction stains.

    Hope that helps.

    David Cain
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    Hi David!

    Thank you so much for the response! I really appreciate you being straight to the point, that helps a lot!

    I had to look those up, though! Could I possibly ask you which image seems to be fabric bobbly (according to Google this is lint, I've been trying to keep an eye out and clean it off when I can, but I definitely could have missed some), as well as to explain what friction stains are since I can't find any details on that?

    The most concerning pictures are 1 and 3 since those show up the most!

    Either way, thank you again!

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    Hi,

    Friction stain as in stain deposited through friction / contact between sheet and staining item. Obvious from regular shape and way stain transfers to “peaks” of threads as a dry material rather than as a liquid.

    David

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    Tue Dec 11 2018 14:09:17
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    Hi again David!

    Thank you so much for the responses! I hate to bother further, but does this also look like a friction stain?

    https://i.imgur.com/JWplzJph.jpg

    This is a brand new blanket, I do believe this mark wasn't on it last night, but it definitely was this morning. If you can confirm it's a friction stains, I can get on the way to determining what's causing it to finally set my nerves at rest!

    Specifically the mark in question is the zigzag!

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    Hi,

    The new stain is not caused by friction as there is no direction to it. It has settled on the highs of the material , or appears to but its not like anything I have seen from an organic sources.

    I would take comfort in the fact that if you are looking to this level of detail on the rest of the bed its not going to be a traditional or obvious cause because you would have found it.

    David

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    Tue Dec 11 2018 15:35:11
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    Hi David,

    Thank you again so much! That is indeed comforting to know!

    I didn't check yet if this is allowed here or not, so I apologize if not, but are you allowed to accept donations for your time?

    I can't spare much, but I would be happy to buy you a coffee, beer or tea as thanks!

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    Hi,

    There are no rules for or against, we all give of our time as we can but for me the best thing you can do is learn and share what you learn with others. We simply can’t expect to create a long term solution one case at a time.

    Equally, I gave up alcohol years ago, coffee earlier this year and only drink an odd blend of black tea and tamarind, otherwise it’s fresh ginger root, boiling water and a squeeze of lemon. As my parents and partners will testify I am the worst person to buy anything for. In part because I even wear identical clothes most days and my trousers are custom made.

    It’s why learning and helping others is probably the easy way to pay back and forward.

    David


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