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  1. williamgoeller

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Sun Dec 5 2010 18:35:16
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    Hey all,

    When I got home from work today, I noticed some tan "shavings" in one of my sneakers. They were kind of curved and there was maybe 6 or 7 pieces of them (they almost looked like flakes from an ice cream cone or from those chinese soup noodles)....unfortunately I didn't have time to snap a picture.

    My fear is that this is molted bed bug skin. I've been googling the topic to death. Apparently, bed bugs need to feed before they can shed, correct? I don't have any signs of bites and I haven't heard any complaints from the people I live with. I showed my grandma what they were and she's insisting that food somehow got in my shoe.

    Any input on this would be great (and would definitely put my mind to rest)

  2. BBcoukHome

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Sun Dec 5 2010 18:42:05
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    Hi,

    If you cant post a picture follow the link below and compare the images to what you have:

    http://www.bedbugbeware.com/Gallery.html

    It is feasible to have bedbugs and not respond to the bites which is why looking for the confirming signs is so essential.

    Hope that helps.

    David Cain
    Bed Bugs Limited

  3. williamgoeller

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Sun Dec 5 2010 18:59:24
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    Thank you so much for the link of pictures. Those skins look to be a little more transparent than what I found, so that eases my mind a little bit

  4. williamgoeller

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Mon Dec 6 2010 13:40:45
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    I actually managed to find something in my backpack this morning too, and I snapped two shots of it:

    Could be a dead leaf or something but again, just wanted to double check:

    http://lh5.ggpht.com/_JId3vR7Fkyo/TP0tcaSW9dI/AAAAAAAAAJ8/ysWRd3cOixM/s640/IMG_20101206_133559.jpg

    http://lh5.ggpht.com/_JId3vR7Fkyo/TP0t2tzN0ZI/AAAAAAAAAKc/39MuRrsnLrQ/s640/IMG_20101206_093707.jpg

  5. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Mon Dec 6 2010 13:43:22
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    Hi,

    100% not bedbug related.

    David

    I am happy to answer questions in public but will not reply to message sent directly or via my company / social media. I am here to help everyone and not just one case at a time.

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  6. williamgoeller

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Mon Dec 6 2010 13:57:11
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    Thank you! <3


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