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Feces and eggs in hotel room? Tested with Bed Bug Blue- Please help! ID needed!

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  1. OutOutDarnBugs

    Joined: Feb '09
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    Posted 2 years ago
    Tue Dec 20 2016 19:53:04

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    Just got to our hotel room and did the normal check. Everything was going well until we got to the headboard. To my untrained eye, this looks like fecal matter and hatched eggs (in the lower right side).

    IMG_7571 by Kp P, on Flickr

    I tested the spot with Bed Bug Blue that I brought with me and got this reaction (it's the last test window):

    IMG_7566 by Kp P, on Flickr

    I'd love for an opinion because the spots look like what I've seen online, but the reaction with Bed Bug Blue doesn't seem like what I've been thinking it would be for a positive reaction. Isn't it supposed to be bluer if it's positive? Could it be that these aren't fecal spots and eggs?

    I hope the pictures work! I'm posting from my phone in Mexico!
    Any help would be appreciated!

  2. Canuck

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Tue Dec 20 2016 20:21:08

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    Definietly bed bug fecal. Definitely bed bug eggs and as you mentioned - the ones I see in focus are hatched. Positive Bed Bug Blue reaction. On the plus side, you do not mention seeing any live specimens. And live usually hang around where the fecal and eggs could be the site of an old infestation. Nonetheless, I would ask for another room/refund/ etc.

    Sheree Swindle / certified K9-assisted bed bug inspector
  3. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed Dec 21 2016 7:00:14

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    Yes this is bed bugs but this area has been treated as evident from the diffusion of the faecal traces. It may not be an active infestatation.

    Hope that helps.

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