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Rust colored stains on bedding

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  1. iseriouslyhopenot

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    Posted 11 months ago
    Thu Oct 18 2018 16:40:07
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    Hi -

    I had a new mattress delivered last week, along with a motorized bed frame. Several days later, someone told me a horror story of having had a new mattress and motorized bed frame delivered several years ago (from the same national company), and hers arrived with bed bugs in the motor.

    Simultaneously, I just found out my indoor cats have fleas, and treated them two days ago (after which I found several dead fleas on the bedding (gross!! but definitely fleas, not BBs)).

    Yesterday, I noticed a couple of small, fairly light rust colored stains on my fitted sheet. I washed the bedding last night, and thought I inspected it closely and it appeared clean. Today, I found several more light, rust colored stains on the fitted sheet (washing again right now for another close inspection and night of observation).

    I have no sores, bites, welts, etc of any kind on my body. I have seen no signs of bugs other than possibly these little stains. That said, my stains look smaller and more dissipated than the bed bug stain images I am finding on google.

    I would have no reason to even think about bed bugs had I not heard my friends mattress horror story, but now I am super paranoid. I have looked all over the mattress, the mattress cover, the blankets, headboard, under the bed frame, along the baseboards and cannot find a single sign of any bug of any kind. Could this be related to the fleas?

    Photos here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/zN9bVkQpWNpZNCSw5

    (sorry if this is a repeat post, it seemed my original one disappeared when i tried to edit and add the photo link)

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    Posted 11 months ago
    Fri Oct 19 2018 6:52:53
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    Update - no new stains this morning. Hoping that means I just missed the "new" ones I saw yesterday upon my initial check. And also starting to feel more confident that these may be flea related. Would still love input from others!!


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