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Suspicious stains -- BB related? [a: blood]

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  1. worriedels

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sun Jan 1 2017 18:23:07
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    http://m.imgur.com/a/x4dys

    Hopefully you can see these pictures. I started to become worried a few nights ago when I noticed a very small black bug crawling toward me on top of my comforter as I was reading in bed. I tried to get a closer look at it, but it disappeared. I looked with a flashlight, but found nothing in the area where the bug had been. After some googling, I looked again the next day and saw this stain on the lower left corner of the sheet (opposite side from where I sleep). I did read the primer on blood spots, but I still couldn't tell if this was more rust colored or brown. Ant expert or experienced guidance would be greatly appreciated.

  2. worriedels

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sun Jan 1 2017 18:47:58
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    I think I have fixed the imgur issues now. Thank you for any help!

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Tue Jan 3 2017 11:00:01
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    Hi,

    The colour of the stains indicated oxidised blood and thus not confirming of bed bugs. Please see the primer linked below:

    http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/new-blood-spots-on-sheets-primer

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Tue Jan 3 2017 12:51:16
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    David,

    Thank you so much for your response. So if I unde correctly, I should not test the stain with Bed Bug Blue?

    Thanks again,

    worriedels

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    Tue Jan 3 2017 13:24:26
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    Hi,

    If there is any level of red colour you don't test with blue. In your case it's red.

    David

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    Thank you so much for your response. I am still curious to know what it is, but your answer comes as a huge relief. As to whatever was crawling, I saw another little insect crawling on my blanket last night. When I reached toward it, it flew away. So, I still don't know what it was (a gnat?) , but I know it wasn't a bed bug. Down here in Florida, we see many, many insects.

    Anyway, again, thank you so much.


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