How Bed Bugs Dodge Pesticides

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Mar
19

Bed bugs use a range of tactics to render insecticides useless, a study suggests.  Infestations are on the rise around the world, but the pests are growing resistant to some chemicals.

Now scientists have found 14 genes associated with a number of biological changes.  These include the development of a thicker skin that stops poisons from penetrating, and mutations that prevent toxins from hitting the nervous system.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21778171

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