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ID request (in a hotel abroad)

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  1. iamscared

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    Posted 11 months ago
    Mon Dec 3 2018 14:06:07
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    Checked the headboard first when I checked in and saw black spots which I suspected could be faecal spots then saw a bug on the wall which had been killed. I didn’t wait around to take better photos (as I started panicking and anxiety kicked in. It’s been my biggest fear for nearly a decade and had stopped me from travelling until now) and had my room changed (checked and was okay).

    I know it’s a big ask, but is this IDable? Did I dodge a bullet?

    https://imgur.com/a/vh1hbLq

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    Posted 11 months ago
    Mon Dec 3 2018 14:08:08
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    The hotel staff said they had never received a complaint of bed bugs in the hotel but seeing the scale of faecal spots and the fact it was on the wall next to a headboard makes me wonder if it’s an advanced infestation. I am surprised no one has reported it and worry for those previously stayed in that room.

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    Posted 11 months ago
    Mon Dec 3 2018 14:26:32
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    Hi,

    Not a clear enough image to ID from. What I can make out appears to more flea like than BB.

    FYI I have stayed in 10 rooms with advanced faecal signs from infestations that have been cleared, it does happen.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 11 months ago
    Mon Dec 3 2018 14:33:13
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    Thanks David for your message. The photo is of bad quality I agree apologies. The bug had been killed I believe so the leg was not on the other side. It was about a pumpkin seed size. I am not sure how big fleas can look.

    Also the hotel staff said they’ve never had bed bug complaints so not sure if they would’ve cleared one up before. Do the faecal stains look bed bug related

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    Posted 11 months ago
    Mon Dec 3 2018 15:05:44
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    Pumpkin seed is much too large for a bed bug.

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    Posted 11 months ago
    Mon Dec 3 2018 16:28:39
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    Sorry missed the spots the first time, they are not bed bug related.

    David

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    Posted 11 months ago
    Mon Dec 3 2018 19:32:25
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    Thanks David - for education, can you please share how you discounted bed bugs?

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    Posted 11 months ago
    Mon Dec 3 2018 20:35:34
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    Because it’s not bed bug faecal. If you look at the fine detail it’s wrong, yes close in appearance at the level that it’s dark and round but when you drill down it’s not.

    While appreciate that perception is stifled during high anxiety but this is precisely why remaining calm till confirmed should be your mantra.

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    Posted 11 months ago
    Tue Dec 4 2018 7:05:33
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    Too bad the picture of it isn't more clear.

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