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Fecal stain ID on encasement

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  1. skylarmarie

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Sun Dec 13 2015 22:55:24
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    Ok, no signs for a couple months after a bunch of treatments, settled down still doing a glancing check once a week, deep check once a month, Packtite Passives on all beds with no signs. Found 2 spots today on the sides of the mattress encasement, was in a hurry but tested it and it came out positive on the PH PR Blood Test kit, so just double checking.

    First one that came out positive, didn't get a before picture because I expected a negative since it was reddish brown not blackish brown colored. This was after wiping it for 45 seconds with a moistened cotton swab.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0aPgotwSSS-cU5jR3Z4LXFpQzQ/view?usp=sharing
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0aPgotwSSS-M2lfdmdOaG5lX1E/view?usp=sharing

    This spot looked almost exactly the same way the first one did, maybe a hint lighter in color. It came out negative.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0aPgotwSSS-bnlzNkFmd1Rtd3M/view?usp=sharing

    And question, the encasement is supposed to be waterproof (not sure if it is just the top that is waterproof or the sides too). How would fecal appear on it, would it ball up and not get absorbed or would it soak in like the fecal found on the one mattress when we first found them?

    Thanks for any help

  2. KillerQueen

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Mon Dec 14 2015 7:49:34
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    This is not bed bug related. None of it.

    Feces will typically absorb into the fabric encasement.

  3. skylarmarie

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Mon Dec 14 2015 16:04:55
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    Thank you very much KQ.


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