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Fecal stain ID needed: spots on baseboard

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  1. NotParanoid

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Sat Nov 24 2018 23:10:35
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    I was checking corners in my bedroom to see if there were any signs of bugs, and I found these spots in a corner. I'm really concerned about them. I tried to smear them with saliva and they didn't seem to rub off at all. This was the closest picture I could get:

    https://imgur.com/tTuu2SC

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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    Tue Nov 27 2018 10:37:02
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    Hi,

    Not the clearest of images in terms of focus. It reminds more of the fly poo one included below:

    bed bugs limited gallery 3 - non bed bug artifacts by David Cain, on Flickr

    Better focus is needed but you may find the answer through the example galleries.

    Hope that helps.

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    Tue Nov 27 2018 11:09:56
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    Thank you so much for taking a look. I'll see if I can get a closer, more detailed photo this evening.

    I'm concerned it's not as red/brownish as fly poo seems to be sometimes, but a closer photo may help. I've looked at various pictures, and I honestly can't tell.

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    Tue Nov 27 2018 14:08:07
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    NotParanoid - 2 hours ago  » 
    I'm concerned it's not as red/brownish as fly poo seems to be .

    That would depend on what the flies had been eating rather than the species of fly.

    David

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    Tue Nov 27 2018 19:37:31
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    Are these pictures better? It was hard to get good lighting because of the location, but I was able to get up closer and I think focus better.

    https://imgur.com/a/euYDHMg

    I would really appreciate your thoughts. It's very helpful. Thanks again for taking a look and indulging me.

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    Wed Nov 28 2018 14:15:41
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    Hi,

    Much better, 100% not bed bug faecal. Still not 100% fly though.

    David

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    Thank you for taking a look and giving me your thoughts! I'm glad to hear it doesn't look bed bug-related.

    I know that any marks on the wallpaper itself is just from old adhesive (other wallpaper had been put over it), but yeah, I don't know what the marks on the wood are from and it was concerning me a bit. They don't seem to smear very well, though. No idea how long they've been there.


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