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Forgot to mention the sheet mark to the PCO please help!!!!!

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  1. frustratednj1

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Sun Mar 20 2016 13:05:24
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    I had one bite on my leg about 2 weeks ago, thought it was a random spider bite and didn't pay too much attention. 10 days later I had a cluster of bites on my arm with red center marks in groups of twos and threes and somewhat linear. I was alarmed and checked my mattress and bed frame and found nothing. My landlord didn't let me call the PCO on my own, she said she will bring someone to inspect and I will pay for the whole building( two family house). In the meantime I got another bite on my leg on Wednesday. The PCO came in yesterday fist did a visual inspection and then with a sniffer dog. He said I was clear and nothing to worry about and said the bites are possibly dust mites. I forgot to mention him that I had one thin long smear on my sheet not sure if it was blood or not and no other marks (I washed the sheets Wednesday). I have been sleeping on the couch since then and no more bites. Is it possible that the dog was wrong and I have bed bugs. I took everything apart again today and looked at inch by inch with a ash light and couldn't find anything. I don't have the contact info of the PCO or the name and my landlord is a crazy woman she will charge me again if I call her. So scared to go back to sleep in the bed again until I'm sure. How accurate are the dogs? Shall I be worried about that smear or shall I trust the dog?????

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Sun Mar 20 2016 13:17:14
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    I am no expert but You need to start sleeping in your bed again otherwise if you do have BBs you could spread them to your couch.
    The canine dogs are not 100% right. The only trusted method of knowing is to find signs ie a live or dead BB or fecal signs or eggs or casings.
    Good luck

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Sun Mar 20 2016 15:50:48
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    So that means I need to go back to bed and the blood suckers crawl over me at night to confirm???

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    Yes, you are fillet migno for the BBs. They do not carry disease or so it is thought. If you do not return then they will come and find you on the couch so you will have a problem in 2 rooms. Better to contain the problem. Of course you may not have BBs anyway. I have been bitten since last October was quite a few times a week now once a week. I still have not seen anything but in the end I decided to treat for BBs and certainly nice a week is better than a few times a week. Tonight is 9 days so hoping for another nigh with no bites

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    If they really feed once a week than 9 days is a good streak without bites.
    I'm so nervous about this and I really want to trust the dog (from what I read it's more likely the dogs give false positive than false negative) but I think still they are not 100% accurate. I had some dust collected behind my headboard and I cleaned them all and wiped so it's is also possible that I have dust mites. Also spraying my bed with the rubbing alcohol solution. The smear I saw on my sheet was a very straight long and very thin smear not sure if it was blood or not. I shouldn't have washed the sheets before the PCO but I'm so freaked about this whole thing that I put everything in the W/D constantly.

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Sun Mar 20 2016 17:08:13
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    Go back to sleeping in your bed and do a 14 day countdown. If no signs then, no bedbugs.

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