hydrogen peroxide on possible fecal stain(9 posts)
i found a spot in my bathtub where i sometimes toss things when i get home if i dont feel like drying them immediately.
this spot stuck to tub, came off, and disintigrated completely with hydrogen peroxide qtip
could it be poop?
also: finding poop in a place with known prior infestation: hard to knownif "new" poop or old poop, whats the benefit. obviously the bath i can say was clear earlier because its easy to see
please weigh in experts!
I've seen experts here say that hydrogen peroxide is not a valid test of suspected poop marks. Reportedly, poop marks are most often noted at points of feeding or harborages. A trick I used on trying to discern old vs. new marks: Circle a mark using a fine point permanent marker (in bright red or green) and write the date.
thank you. what, though, in general does h2o2 do to poop?!
does it disintegrating mean possibly poop or definately not poop?!
Applying hydrogen peroxide to bed bug poop does not help diagnostically.
Disclaimer: I manufacture Bed Bug Blue, and in developing it we tested all sorts of things which weren't helpful including over the counter products like Hemastix (too many false positives) and reagents like hydrogen peroxide. I'm struggltng to give helpful information without turning this into an infomercial yet still make the necessary disclosures per conflict of interest etc :).
David makes a diagnostic kit. It could help you if you need to do this kind of taking longer term. As this mark is now gone, try not to read too much into it and keep your eyes open, but don't freak.
More on David's invention, Bed Bug Blue.
i understand there is this kit and that h2o2 isnt diagnostic but i also know it probably has a consistent reaction to poop.
can someone please answer my question?
im sure bedbugblue is great but what does h2o2 do to poop?!
even if it doesnt guarantee it is poo, i cant imagine the reaction would vary
I can't answer the question, sorry. Maybe someone else can.
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