New Pheromones being Studied in connection with Control of Bed Bugs

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Feb
12

New pheromones are being studied in connection with bed bug management and control.    Researchers have identified 2 new ‘alarm’ pheromones that bed bugs emit to warn other bugs to scatter.  This could be helpful in the quest to control the pests.

The resurgence of bed bugs over the last decade has caused problems in major U.S. cities where they infest homes, apartments, hotels, shelters and even places of work. The small, blood-feeding insects are not known to transmit diseases, but they can cause severe reactions in people who are allergic to them. Bed bugs usually go unnoticed until their numbers increase significantly, and getting rid of them can be costly.

See the full article here http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130211111003.htm

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