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Fecal Stain on bedding feared. ID Help please!

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  1. smokebudkillbugs

    Joined: Sep '17
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    Posted 1 year ago
    Tue Sep 12 2017 17:41:27

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    I've suspected bed bugs to be the culprits of unexplained itching over the past several weeks but even though I've searched far and wide I'm having a tough time finding hard evidence. I found this raised black dot near the edge of my sheet (on the side that was touching me). I was able to scrape the crud off and it left a matching dark stain underneath. I'm starting to worry I'm not going crazy and I have to start dealing with this for real.

  2. NeverSleepAgain

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Tue Sep 12 2017 22:16:06

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    Source: definitely not an expert, take what I say with a grain of salt

    I never noticed anything raised when I saw fecal stains, nothing I could scrape off. They just smeared. Doesn't mean you're in the clear, just means I haven't heard of this occuring. Repeat, I am NOT an expert in any capacity whatsoever

    It would probably serve you well to buy some climb-up interceptors or some other form of monitor. If you find and ID a live one, then it's time for war. If you don't find any, monitors can help you find some much-deserved peace. I truly hope this is something else and you aren't dealing with bed bugs. Best of luck and well wishes

  3. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Wed Sep 13 2017 5:57:07

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    Too homogeneous black to be faecal. The fine level of detail is just wrong.

    Hope that helps.

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