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  1. Irina0210

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Wed Sep 26 2018 20:39:22
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    Hello. Few days ago killed a bedbug (or atleast I think it is) (first image of it). Cleaned and put isopropyl alcohol everywhere I could think off (was told to do just in case). Today (few days later) noticed these stains where I and my 10 month old sleep. before today no stains but my son was badly bitten
    Is that a bedbug? Are these stains that i found- bed bugs stains? Also attached images of a rash my baby has, what I think are bites.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/167103124@N04/44866231442/in/dateposted-public/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/167103124@N04/44003564785/in/dateposted-public/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/167103124@N04/43103945070/in/dateposted-public/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/167103124@N04/44196077034/in/dateposted-public/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/167103124@N04/43103944960/in/dateposted-public/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/167103124@N04/44007322225/in/dateposted-public/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/167103124@N04/31046804238/in/dateposted-public
    thank you
    Irina

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  2. Mf1616

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Thu Sep 27 2018 8:38:54
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    Bumping this for you. Hopefully Lou and BigDummy can help...but I’ll chime in in the meantime:

    First pic isn’t really clear but it does look like a bed bug from what I can tell.

    I’m not an expert but the other pictures of stains don’t look bed bug related. (Pic #5 maybe looks a bit suspicious? But BD would be able to tell you with more certainty).

    Just be careful using alcohol, especially around your baby, as it is very flammable. I would suggest getting some Cimexa and packtite passive monitors. Hopefully the one BB you found was a hitchhiker. Just be vigilant and continue to be on the lookout for signs...

    For the record, I am NOT an expert.
    My advice/opinion comes from past experience(s) with bed bugs and what I have read on-line.
  3. loubugs

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Thu Sep 27 2018 16:00:51
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    The bug is a bed bug. Skin lesions could be bed bug bites. Stains, not sure.

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.

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