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  1. paulfoel

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    After many months its been 3/4 weeks since we've seen any signs of. No live ones, nothing int he passive monitors.

    It look a while. Lessons learnt that some PCOs are completely useless.

    Many thanks to David Cain and others on this forum of course.

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    That's great Paul! You did well to keep a calm logical approach throughout it even though it was frustrating and confusing at times. Don't get disheartened if you have a mystery bite or two still. Sounds like you've won and learned some valuable lessons if you or anyone else you know has to face them down the road.

    "If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles."
    Not an expert. Just a survivor who's still learning.
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    SalsaVince - 46 seconds ago  » 
    That's great Paul! You did well to keep a calm logical approach throughout it even though it was frustrating and confusing at times. Don't get disheartened if you have a mystery bite or two still. Sounds like you've won and learned some valuable lessons if you or anyone else you know has to face them down the road.

    Cheers - my dear wife wasn't very calm and logical!

    Valuable lessons yeh. Will be careful with our cases coming back from holidays this year.

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    Hi,

    Pleased to hear and hopefully with a little more time she can start to see how empowering having dealt with the issue is.

    Take care.

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    paulfoel - 2 days ago  » 
    After many months its been 3/4 weeks since we've seen any signs of. No live ones, nothing int he passive monitors.
    It look a while. Lessons learnt that some PCOs are completely useless.
    Many thanks to David Cain and others on this forum of course.

    So I'm pretty new here and am not sure how to look up your previous post if you have..what has worked for you you think?

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    @cookies click on "Junior Member" below his name or "new bite" if it's a newer member, etc.

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    SalsaVince - 10 minutes ago  » 
    @cookies click on "Junior Member" below his name or "new bite" if it's a newer member, etc.

    Thank you!!!

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    13cookies - 5 days ago  » 

    paulfoel - 2 days ago  » 
    After many months its been 3/4 weeks since we've seen any signs of. No live ones, nothing int he passive monitors.
    It look a while. Lessons learnt that some PCOs are completely useless.
    Many thanks to David Cain and others on this forum of course.

    So I'm pretty new here and am not sure how to look up your previous post if you have..what has worked for you you think?

    I think a few professional treatments did most of the work. Just one treatment I think they missed parts.

    Also, I got some DE (make sure you get the proper stuff) as a backup too.

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    Posted 6 days ago
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    Not seen anything for weeks now. Nothing in the passive monitors (the proper ones from David Cains company).

    Wife is still convinced shes getting bitten and has seen a "spot" on the sheet. Trouble is it could well be an old spot (they don't wash out too well I find).

    I'm not convinced. Surely if theres been nothing in the traps for weeks then there is nothing or is it possible theres one or two left around?

    How does the faecal test kit work? Will it detect only "new" deposits or pick up on old ones too?

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    Hi,

    Fresh “red” spots or another colour, the devil is in the detail as you know.

    Cross reference with the “blood spots on sheets primer” and post images if you need it confirmed. If they are not fresh faecal and skin reactions continue it may be time to have a chat with her via Skype or the phone to ensure she has nderstand the “feedback loop” she could have created.

    The fact the Passive Monitor is clear pretty much means it’s not bedbugs but sometimes people get incorrectly stuck on symptoms and non-confirming signs.

    To answer your question on Bed Bug Blue it will react to faecal stains of any age, I once tested some that were estimated to be 100+ years old. If you have a clip on microscope for your smartphone you may be able to capture images in enough resolution for me to age them but usually when I do that I have the significant advantage of being present so I can factor in all the environmental conditions and variables.

    David

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    Cheers David. That's very kind of you....

    The spots are black and, to me, look a little faded. Definitely like the old spots in the primer page you directed me to. BUT dear wife swears blind the spot is new. I'll see if I can post an image later....

    She has got bites but my money is on one of our cats fleas being to blame here! I've said many times to chuck them out of the bedroom....

    Like I said, we've got 3 monitors in there including one of yours in the correct place as per instructions. Nothing at all for about a month now.

    I buy your DE kit a few weeks ago. Put that down in our bedroom last night more in attempt to appease her to be honest!

    Unfortunately, as I'm sure is quite common, shes taken the whole experience quite badly, and now appears to panic/worry about it all the time. She doesn't see able to see the facts but, again, as I'm sure lots do, put 2 and 2 together and come up with 99!

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    Hi,

    They can’t be both new and black unless they are coming from her mascara.

    Ask her to post pics of what she thinks is new and we will just have to work on educating her on the subtle details of faecal traces and break that incorrect behavioural pattern.

    David

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    bed-bugscouk - 9 minutes ago  » 
    Hi,
    They can’t be both new and black unless they are coming from her mascara.
    Ask her to post pics of what she thinks is new and we will just have to work on educating her on the subtle details of faecal traces and break that incorrect behavioural pattern.
    David

    ha ha. Good point......


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