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Don’t let the bedbugs bite: Research finds parasites can be killed with lower dosage of chemical

A recent change to bedbug fumigation will make it more cost-effective to get rid of the pests, thanks to research from Kansas State University.
The phrase “sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite” might have become more common in the past decade because bedbug infestations in the United States have grown as travel has increased. The parasites have built up resistance to many of the insecticides used to kill them, adding to the problem.
Dow AgroSciences asked Tom Phillips, an entomology professor at Kansas State University who specializes in fumigant gases, to test a gas used to control drywood ...


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