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Yes I know skin reactions are usually useless but...

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  1. Jaywasane

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Sun Jun 30 2019 16:17:03
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    Yes I know skin reactions are usually useless but...how many times have you seen a row of bites and it was nothing(something else)?? I was at a family lake house lakes mean lots of biting insect below the knees and its not exactly prime area for BB's (hairy) sorry for the TMI. Over the years everything I freak out about has been nothing. Blood spots on sheets skin reactions. The only time I had bb's I found a shell. Would love to share thoughts.
    Thank you

    Not a Pro I just spend to much time researching BB's.
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    Posted 2 months ago
    Mon Jul 1 2019 0:22:09
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    Hi,

    Not “usually” it’s ALWAYS.

    When you look to confirm using something so unreliable the error factor in your decision is higher than the result.

    Other insects that may appear to bite in lines include fleas and just about all the crawling biting insects by virtue of how people lay on sheets.

    You need to remain focused on reliable signs, namely, live samples, cast skins and faecal traces.

    Hope that helps.

    David Cain
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  3. Jaywasane

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Mon Jul 1 2019 10:28:50
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    Hi
    Thank you yes it helps. It would be awesome if so many pest control places and doctor/medical personal would only give info on real life experience instead of out dated literature they read once.

    Thanks again have a good day

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Mon Jul 1 2019 10:55:42
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    Hi,

    I would happily settle for them quoting the up to date literature which correctly states you can't tell and to look for the confirming signs.

    David


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