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What To Do Part Deux? [a: images added needing expert ID]

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  1. IsItHopeless

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Sat Oct 11 2014 12:12:34
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    Back again. Hopefully I can get a response. Right now I still have no bites and have seen no new signs crossing fingers. Until I am in the clear does it make since to bag, hot wash and go through the motions until I have proof or just live life as usual but carefully?

    As I stated before click here I live in an area/country that has no bug problems, PCO's or sprays. So I am using the spray my family sent me sparingly until more arrives. I also work in a maintenance job where I have to go in peoples home from time to time an use the company car. I have to wear uniform, I also have an active life I go to the personal trainer/gym and sometimes volunteer. All in all I am changing clothes a lot and I use to carry a bag but that is now something I don't do until I am sure it's safe. Right now I am bagging my clothes and place them in the locker and change into my uniform. At the end of the day I leave my uniform in the locker and change into whatever outfit I need to wear for the remaining day. At home I wash all clothes including the clothes I have on and shoes are left in the garage.

    What else can I do? I don't want to infect anyone or the car. I think my car might have them so what's the best way to check? Any suggestions?

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Sat Oct 11 2014 23:34:41
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    Not sure where you are, but

    As I stated before click here I live in an area/country that has no bug problems, PCO's or sprays.

    This is unlikely to be true. It's more likely people don't talk about pest problems. Pests, including bed bugs, are everywhere.

    I am not sure where you are but we've heard from people before that no one in their country has bed bugs. (Multiple people from Korea have been told this and reported it here, proving, of course, that it isn't true.) If you can find people who treat the problem locally, it will be a big help. The internet may make this more likely? If you want to PM me with your country, discreetly, I may even be able to help by asking around.

    Have you seen any visual signs of bed bugs? (Bed bugs, fecal stains, cast skins or eggs?) If so, can you post a photo for verification?

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
  3. IsItHopeless

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    Thu Oct 16 2014 15:09:54
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    Hi, a couple of months back I saw nothing but woke up with welts, sprayed and put down DE. I found a possible cast skin but not sure if it's from a beetle or dehydrated bb since there were no legs or other body parts. http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/ihl2014/media/Cast%20Skins/IMG_1040_zpseee8e9f4.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1

    Since that time nothing else until now. I found a bug on my bag look like a nymph but when I tried to catch it with tape it got squished pretty bad. Right now I am waiting for BB monitor and beacon. http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/ihl2014/media/Cast%20Skins/IMG_1013_zpsa691c9ca.jpg.html?sort=3&o=3

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    Thu Oct 16 2014 16:28:04
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    I can't see the suspected nymph photo clearly enough. Let's see if the experts can ID it.

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    Thu Oct 16 2014 16:29:27
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    Did you just wake up with skin reactions the one time, months ago? If so, you could have been bitten hours, days, or even a week or more before, in another location.

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    Thu Oct 16 2014 16:35:34
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    Hi,

    There is not really enough detail for a 100% ID but from what I can see I would say its over 95% not likley to be a bedbug. The coloration and distribution of color is not correct.

    The sample on the tape is not detailed enough to anything of value.

    A better image would help but is most likley to confirm the negative ID.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Sat Oct 18 2014 5:24:23
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    Nobugsonme I did wake up with skin reactions mostly I would've have written it off as a delayed reaction bite since mites are also a problem in my area and I jog when the weather's permits. But when I was at my family's home in the States I went to bed the first night and woke up with bites the following day and after 3-7 days later new bites followed.

    Thank you David unfortunately I do not have a better photo. I squished the bug pretty bad when I picked it up with tape. Hopefully I won't see another but if I do I will pick it up a gently.

    I just bought a Passive and Active monitor and when it arrives I will post the results.


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