Even after bedbugs are eradicated, their waste lingers


 Bedbugs (Cimex lectularius)
BAD BLOOD Bedbugs (Cimex lectularius) are a menacing bunch. Even when the bloodthirsty insects are eradicated from a home, they leave allergy-triggering chemicals behind.

Bedbugs leave a lasting legacy.

Their poop contains a chemical called histamine, part of the suite of pheromones that the insects excrete to attract others of their kind. Human exposure to histamine can trigger allergy symptoms like itchiness and asthma. (Our bodies also naturally release histamine when confronted with an allergen.) Histamine stays behind long after…

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