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Possible Fecal Stains?

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  1. BleuRoses

    Joined: Mar '19
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    Posted 5 months ago
    Sun Mar 17 2019 2:25:12

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    I spent a week in a hostel recently. Upon initial inspection of my bed, I did not notice any stains on the sheets, mattress, pillow/duvet cases, nor did I notice any live bugs hanging around. A few days into my stay I did notice two bites closer to my ankle, but I assumed it to be mosquito bites as there was a window which always remained open throughout the duration of my stay, instead of jumping to any unwanted conclusions.

    After I left that hostel for a different city, I laundered all of my clothes and noticed some suspicious stains on the pyjama bottoms I slept in during my stay. The images are not of the best quality, but there is a cluster of little black dots on the back side and the other shows some lighter clusters on the front side near the pocket. There are also a few, much smaller black specs around the ankle/cuff area that I did not include photos of in this post. I am positive that these stains were not there prior to my arrival to the hostel. As stated previously, these bottoms have since been washed and dried on high heat, but the stains still remain and suspiciously resemble that of bed bug fecal matter... Could anyone be able to provide a second opinion on this matter?

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 5 months ago
    Sun Mar 17 2019 3:31:10

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    The stains are not bedbug related. If you look at the example images in the “blood spots on sheets primer” you can see they are too diffuse and pale to be bedbug faecal.

    I would suggest you monitor to confirm activity and read through the FAQ and useful tools sections so you know what to do.

    Hope that helps.

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