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[ID Request] faecal stain?

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  1. soylouisebrooks

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    Posted 1 week ago
    Tue Feb 12 2019 13:11:32
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    Hello,

    Do these look like faecal stains? New mattress, sheets and bedding in a new flat, I moved in a week ago. I had bedbugs in my last flat but after 3 chemical and steam treatments it cleared up in November 2018.

    Have been noticing a few small bites and strange itchy spots. I have ordered an encasement for the mattress. No bedframe, as I'm only just moving in.

    Could I have brought a bug with me that was squirrelled away in my things and not properly treated?

    No sign of live or dead bugs on the mattress or remaining bedding, which I inspected thoroughly today. This is the bottom end of my duvet cover. I sleep with long leggings on, socks and a long-sleeved T-shirt.

    Many thanks.

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  2. soylouisebrooks

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    Posted 1 week ago
    Wed Feb 13 2019 3:37:53
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    To clarify -- this is the INSIDE edge of my duvet cover, where the seams meet and there's a little flap/edge inside. It's not likely to have something smudged on it by trailing on the floor.

  3. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 1 week ago
    Wed Feb 13 2019 4:01:00
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    Hi,

    100% not faecal, too homogenous black and pigment density is not correct.

    Equally a non static / solid surface is rarely a suitable toilet location for bedbugs. They have odd toilet habits that way but as odd as this will sound “I am the only person known to be able to toilet train them for detection”.

    Hope that helps.

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  4. soylouisebrooks

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    Posted 1 week ago
    Wed Feb 13 2019 4:12:31
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    Hi David,

    Thank you so much, that has really put my mind at ease. I shall continue to monitor every couple of weeks for my own peace of mind but I really think it's OK at this point. Thankfully, because if I'd moved into a freshly renovated, gorgeous new flat and brought bugs with me, my wrath would have known no bounds!

    Thanks again,
    Louise

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    Posted 1 week ago
    Wed Feb 13 2019 4:17:49
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    Hi,

    Like all things in life if you have knowledge and a plan you don’t need to rely on “wrath”.

    The basics are avoid when you travel and monitor your own home at least monthly.

    Small problems are always easier to deal with.

    David


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