Prepare to Itch

Bedbugs — even reading about them tends to make people itch, and it seems like they are everywhere. While most people are focused on getting rid of them, some researchers are asking how they spread in the first place. Answering this question, says Scientific American's Katherine Harmon, may lead to ways of controlling how they spread.

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