June 8, 2009
New method devised to get rid of beg bugs
Ohio State University scientists combined bed bugs' own chemical signals with a common insect control agent to create a more effective extermination method.
The researchers said they discovered stimulating the bed bugs by spraying their environment with synthetic versions of their alarm pheromones makes them more likely to walk through agents called desiccant dusts, which kill the bugs by making them highly susceptible to dehydration.
The research appears in the Journal of Medical Entomology.