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Mould (mold spores) causing symptoms?

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  1. Notustoo

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Tue Feb 3 2015 13:19:27
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    Right guys, I'm not sure whether what I'm about to say is logical or absolute nonsense but here goes...

    I've been posting for the last few days about bites I've been experiencing for the last month or so. Following conversations in here I've ordered a passive monitor to check for the presence of BBs.

    Anyway at the same as this has been happening I've been experiencing extreme itching (thought it was psychosomatic) and both my husband, myself and our daughter have had irritated throats and my daughter has had red inflamed eyes. We thought it was just a virus or something.

    Last week we found out that a couple of our radiators (including the one in the bedroom) has been leaking. We also have a house that suffers from mildew and we recently found significant mould on the back of a wicker basket (for no apparent reason). This has led (with the aid of google) to a seeming revelation ... Could it all be caused by mould (mold) spores???

    Am I mad or is this a possibility? Have any of you experts experienced people having 'bites' which have turned out to be an allergic reaction to spores?

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Tue Feb 3 2015 13:43:17
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    HI,

    Yes its a possibility. I have seen it before and often in homes that repeatedly post pictures of pscocids which often indicate a high mold / spore level.

    Its possibly time to focus on remediation of any mold and monitoring the symptoms.

    Hope that helps.

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    Tue Feb 3 2015 13:48:31
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    We also had a poster recently who complained of "bites" and posted pictures of a bug that turned out to be a mold mite.

    I'm not an expert just a dumb struggling bed bugger like every body else.
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    Posted 4 years ago
    Tue Feb 3 2015 13:49:00
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    Thanks so much David. Up until now, nothing has really made sense but suddenly everything seems to fit.

    We will look into the mold but also set up the monitors just in case.

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    Tue Feb 3 2015 13:50:40
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    Ooh thanks robinsmom. I'll see if I can find it.

  6. AbsolutelyFreaking

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    Tue Feb 3 2015 13:55:04
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    robinsmom -  » 
    We also had a poster recently who complained of "bites" and posted pictures of a bug that turned out to be a mold mite.

    This "mite" (hahaha) be the one robinsmom was referring to???

    http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/so-i-found-a-bug-could-this-be-my-problem

  7. Notustoo

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    Tue Feb 3 2015 14:28:19
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    Thanks Absolutely Freaking. I havent seen anything which I can categorically say are mites but I have seen some very mysterious white flaky bits. Tried to photograph them but they just look like blobs. Dont know if theyre similar to the ones you saw or if they're related to the mold.

    Hope your situation is now sorted.

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Tue Feb 3 2015 14:40:27
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    Oh I just got the joke!!! duh! ha ha

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    Tue Feb 3 2015 15:55:56
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    Notustoo -  » 
    Dont know if theyre similar to the ones you saw or if they're related to the mold.
    Hope your situation is now sorted.

    Hi Notustoo, it wasn’t me, I just remembered the thread.

    Notustoo -  » 
    Oh I just got the joke!!! duh! ha ha

    Lol!

  10. Notustoo

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    Wed Feb 4 2015 4:25:26
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    Ha ha! Wow I'm really not with it at the moment. Thanks for your help!

  11. Winston O. Buggy

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    Wed Feb 4 2015 22:37:05
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    If you believe you have a mold issue this is not the place to find resolution for a number of reasons. I suggest you contact an agency, university or recognized mold remediation person. Good luck.
    Mold mites usually refer to mold on stored food products as in tyroglyphid mites and includes one of my favorites cheese skippers, good name for a cracker.

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    Thanks Winston. No I know these guys arent the people to sort my mold issue (if it is that). I was just sanity checking really. Im sure the experts have seen LOTS of 'bed bug' problems that have turned out to be something completely different


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