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Why Bed Bugs Are Getting Harder to Kill

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Bed bugs are among the most dreaded pests we have to deal with, and they’re proving to be a formidable foe. New research suggests that bed bugs are able to ward off insecticides by developing thicker skins. Read more...

New research shows how different strains of bed bugs resist insecticides

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

There are many reasons why bed bugs have made a comeback in recent decades, and their resistance to commonly used insecticides is one of the most widely accepted explanations. In a new paper published in the Journal of Economic Ento...

Bed bug insecticide resistance mechanisms identified

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Bed bugs, largely absent in the U.S. since the 1950s, have returned with a hungry vengeance in the last decade in all 50 states. These insects have developed resistance to pyrethroids, one of the very few classes of insecticide used...

Thick-skinned bed bugs beat commonly used bug sprays

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

The global resurgence in bed bugs over the past two decades could be explained by revelations that bed bugs have developed a thicker cuticle that enables them to survive exposure to commonly used insecticides, according to Universit...

Bed bugs have grown thicker skin to avoid extermination

News : The Raw Story

Say what you will about bed bugs (Cimex lectularius), they’re certainly a worthy six-legged foe. A new study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS-One has found that bed bugs are fighting back against our commonly used insecticide...


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