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  1. concernedperson

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Sun Sep 8 2019 13:31:05
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    Hello,
    First time poster here. I just bought this chest of drawers off FB market about a week ago. Today I finally got a chance to start cleaning it, it was in pretty good condition just some dust inside the chest once I pulled all the drawers out. I didn't find anything worrying in or under the chest other than a few stains on some of drawers, but I wanted to confirm here that they aren't anything to worry about.

    There seem to be 2 kinds of stains. 1 kind is brown in color and shiny/reflective when I shine my flashlight on it. I scrubbed them pretty hard with a cloth and soap and they didn't change at all. The 2nd kind is black circles / dots. They are flat (no height to them), and don't come off easily with scrubbing with a cloth, however I was able to start scraping them away with my fingernail. You can see this in the picture where I've scratched them.

    Thanks in advance for your help and advice!

    The chest itself: https://ibb.co/JrLzsJX

    The brown spots:
    https://ibb.co/S5jvKZJ
    https://ibb.co/C9fDtR5

    The black spots:
    https://ibb.co/dm7PZJp

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Sun Sep 8 2019 15:07:57
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    Hi,

    Not consistent with bedbug faecal in appearance or location. Security nd image set most likely to be fly faeces.

    Hope that helps.

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    Sun Sep 8 2019 15:11:10
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    Doesn’t look like fecal to me. Brown ones are wrong color and shape and the black one should’t be flat if fecal.

    Next time you should inspect immediately. Even when the outside looks shiny, you never know if something is lurking inside.

  4. concernedperson

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Sun Sep 8 2019 16:25:46
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    Thank you both for the peace of mind!

    I will be more careful in inspecting things in the future.


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