Resistant bed-bugs ‘from tropics’

Resistant bed-bugs ‘from tropics’

Bed-bugs, and their close cousins bat-bugs, are renowned for their bizarre sex lives   New results suggest that insecticide use in the tropics is to blame for the re-emergence of bed-bug infestations. Exposure to treated bed nets and linens meant that populations...
Catching the mother of all bed bugs

Catching the mother of all bed bugs

©SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Image caption: Bed bugs cannot fly but hitch a ride with humans. The ability of bed bugs to return so quickly after human attempts to get rid of them has been explained by University of Sheffield researchers. Genetic analysis has shown that a...
How Common Are Bed Bugs?

How Common Are Bed Bugs?

It seems that the insects are quite at home in the modern environment as 99.6 percent of all professional pest exterminators have dealt with them in the past year. The number hasn’t changed from 2013, but is significantly higher than 15, 10, or 5 years ago. Another...
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