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Possible bedbug fecal stains on wood? Pros/people with experience appreciated

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  1. Unsure_in_Toronto

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Tue Oct 30 2012 0:26:04
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    Hey guys, we're going through the steps to make sure if we have bed bugs or not. My wife has had some things on her skin we believe are insect bites, and since we haven't found anything other than a silverfish and a spider beetle, we believe it might be bed bugs.

    Our landlord was "shocked" since the previous tenants lived 2 years here and they never mentioned anything. Most of our stuff is brand new from Ikea.

    The only thing we have found that might be similar to evidence is some spots on one wooden slant in the base/foundation of the bed (brand new, from Ikea). We tried passing a wet tissue and it did not smudge. They are not anywhere near a joint (which is where most/all photos I've seen picture bedbug fecal stains).

    These are the photos we took http://imgur.com/a/yCJ1u

    The pictures don't do it too much justice. In the photos they are a bit out of focus, so they look smudged, but they are not, they are very "sharp"/well defined dots. They're only found there, no other spots anywhere. We think it may also ben just some sort of paint or dirt of some sort on the wood.

    Would love to get your opinion , specially any pros out there. We're going out of our minds...

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Tue Oct 30 2012 1:09:45
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    I don't know if this means anything, but this is one side (slimmer side) and underside/bottom of the board (picture of broad side). On the "up" side of the board there is nothing.

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Tue Oct 30 2012 4:25:27
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    Hi,

    That's not bedbug related its mold spores on the wood.

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Tue Oct 30 2012 9:07:46
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    Thanks a lot, this is one of the things we thought. You can't imagine what a relief it is to get someone else's voice to help you out.

    We're going to go through the other possibilities (scabies, etc.) and try to see if we can identify the problem.

    Once again, thanks.


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