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Scientists here have determined that combining bed bugsâ€™ own chemical signals with a common insect control agent makes that treatment more effective at killing the bugs.
Tiny mites living on the surface of Madagascar hissing cockroaches help decrease the presence of a variety of molds on the cockroachesâ€™ bodies, potentially reducing allergic responses among humans who handle the popular insects, according to new research.
Their gentle nature, large size, odd sounds and low-maintenance care have made Madagascar hissing cockroaches popular educational tools and pets for years. But the giant insects also have one unfortunate characteristic: Their hard bodies and feces are home to many mold species that could be triggering allergies in the kids and adults who handle the bugs, according to a new study.
- Having no light.
- Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.