black marks on beds. but NOT bed bugs

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Found 3rd Jul 2015
so over last 2 weeks we have been in a state of panic over the possability of having bed bugs. the story starts 6 month ago

in out main bedroom we found 2 large black marks on the matress cover, they looked like a ink pen had leaked or mascara had smudged. anyway we didnt think much of it. that was 6 month ago. 4 weeks ago we found another 2 marks exacly yhte same on the duvet cover in the spare room. strangly enough it was exacly where one of our cats was lay most of the day (this observation is important)

over the next 2 weeks we have found the odd ink spot on the matress cover in the main bedroom and odd black specks on pillows and on sofa cushions downstairs

now, neither of us have been bitten AT ALL during this 6 month period and we have not seen a single bug, i deep cleaned both bedrooms last week checking everywhere bed bugs would be hiding and nothing i also used a good bedbug spray to do both bedrooms.

iv called 2 bedbug firms and both pointed out the following facts

1. the original spots were found 6 month ago IF they were bedbugs we could be infested with 100s of adults that we woud be easily finding and we would be getting bitten constantly
2. the areas we have found the spots are where the cat is lying (or was up until 2 week ago) tho cant really keep them from living room.

they say we have not got bed bugs which is a relief however its a headache now wondering what the heck is the issue, i thought perhaps something is stuck in the washer but then surely our clothes would show the same signs

coud it be another kind of pest that is on pets? we use flie killer on pets, i cant see anything online about toher insects that could leave these marks

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Thread needs pics of your soiled mattress.

Mould?
Is your bedroom an ensuite? Perhaps it's too humid in there.

Original Poster

preecey

Mould? Is your bedroom an ensuite? Perhaps it's too humid in there.



as say the marks arnt in corners or anything. just randomly on the duver cover and pillows

Is your cat a graffiti artist?

Does the mark smear if you rub it?

Do the marks come out in the wash?

Mark2111

Does the mark smear if you rub it?Do the marks come out in the wash?


Way too many Marks. X)

Is your bedding plain or patterned?


































http://i62.tinypic.com/2wolv0i.jpg

bed linen stigmata?

One persons stained sheet is another persons Turin shroud.

Whack it on eBay and sell it as a Dalmation bed set.

This is going to be fun

where's the popcorn

Are the stains black or brown oO

First don't let pets sleep on your bed

second wear a nappy

job done

It's your soul slowly escaping from your back passage.
Miles may be able to recommend a decent butt plug specialist in your area (mind the pun)

Are you having sex with a squid.

My cats never made black stains on things oO worst he does is makes things furry. I am assuming you would notice if he had some sort of weeping lesion?

Have you had any bites? I'd get a second opinion on the bed bugs.

Are you sure your washing machine is clean? No black mold in there?

Or wear a nappy as above.

Or buy black sheets.

moneysavingkitten

Are you sure your washing machine is clean? No black mold in there?



^^ This Check the rubber seals of your washing machine with some kitchen towel... Other clothes might not get it as the load would be smaller to not touching the door seal... Maybe??

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mork-09

^^ This Check the rubber seals of your washing machine with some kitchen … ^^ This Check the rubber seals of your washing machine with some kitchen towel... Other clothes might not get it as the load would be smaller to not touching the door seal... Maybe??




some brill replies lol i love this site sometimes.


this is actually a really good point the duvets are large and a part could easily get into the rubber bit. i will check when i get home

called another bug blaster, the same reply he said that there would be a lot more signs if it was bed bugs and its either fleas (we do flea the pets) or something different completely

even if you flea your pets give them a good check aswell. could be flea poo get a flea comb and tweezers to squash the **** if there's any there

Original Poster

yeah gonna check them tonight, really is brain scratchingly (no pun intended) frustrating. the bedding we have is egyptian cotten aswell it was like £350

surely if the marks were on the covers from the washing machine you would have noticed them before you put them on the bed? or if you iron them then while ironing too. Just a thought I'd still check the washing machine though.

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adhkarzf

surely if the marks were on the covers from the washing machine you would … surely if the marks were on the covers from the washing machine you would have noticed them before you put them on the bed? or if you iron them then while ironing too. Just a thought I'd still check the washing machine though.




im not the most observent person tbh

It could be your missus.

Ditch the double bed and get two singles then see who's bed has crabs.




I'd go with warm, damp cat and mould - but without pictures it's just a dirty lottery.

Banned

iv got a bit of damp black marks on my new duvet I got this winter

now op just go to bed .
I hate dust bugs tho.

http://media.giphy.com/media/NTQVgEVuB9BbW/giphy.gif

Or this?


http://www.meh.ro/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/meh.ro9797.gif

skid marks

splatsplatsplat

Or this?


The ladybirds I could live with but this. I dont think I am going to sleep tonight.... oO
Edited by: "summerjoo" 5th Jul 2015

Sounds like semen stains, do you have a black postie/window cleaner?




For the record- This comment is made in jest and in no way is meant as a racist comment/ defamation of Mrs Havince/postie/window cleaner.

Cat on blob.

Is it not the oil coming off the flea treatment you give the cats? (It it similar to Frontline?) it may be where theyre lying and the oil comes off them and onto sheets.
What colour fur do the cats have?
Edited by: "Angel_Of_The_North" 4th Jul 2015

adhkarzf

surely if the marks were on the covers from the washing machine you would … surely if the marks were on the covers from the washing machine you would have noticed them before you put them on the bed? or if you iron them then while ironing too. Just a thought I'd still check the washing machine though.



You iron sheets?

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Angel_Of_The_North

Is it not the oil coming off the flea treatment you give the cats? (It it … Is it not the oil coming off the flea treatment you give the cats? (It it similar to Frontline?) it may be where theyre lying and the oil comes off them and onto sheets. What colour fur do the cats have?



Why would the colour of their fur make any difference? Unless they are dyed cats

moneysavingkitten

Why would the colour of their fur make any difference? Unless they are … Why would the colour of their fur make any difference? Unless they are dyed cats


Im just curious. Plus if the flea treatment may cause some interaction, I dont know, just a question really.

So is the pussy to blame or not?

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update

i cleaned the rubber ring on washer. it was full of black crud, was awful


the boss called me earlier after putting bedding in washer and has said there is a new mark so its looking like the washer is doing it somehow. dont get it at all

Havince

updatei cleaned the rubber ring on washer. it was full of black crud, was … updatei cleaned the rubber ring on washer. it was full of black crud, was awfulthe boss called me earlier after putting bedding in washer and has said there is a new mark so its looking like the washer is doing it somehow. dont get it at all



Do you use washing liquid instead of washing powder per chance? Using liquid/liqitabs allowed mould to fill my ex's washing machine with black mould. Could never get it out, threw all kinds of chemicals at it.

Eventually the machine stank so much had to be chucked out, just made clothes smell awful. I've always used powder in mine and this has never happened to me. Googled it at the time, didn't seem to be that uncommon.
Edited by: "MSK." 6th Jul 2015

Havince

updatei cleaned the rubber ring on washer. it was full of black crud, was … updatei cleaned the rubber ring on washer. it was full of black crud, was awfulthe boss called me earlier after putting bedding in washer and has said there is a new mark so its looking like the washer is doing it somehow. dont get it at all



Had something similar last year - turned out to be the bearings going on the drum which basically getting black stuff everywhere... Sounds like you might need a new washer
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