Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bed Bug Resistance to Insecticides is Widespread

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- In a recent study, entomologists at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture found the majority of bed bugs in the United States appear to have developed genetic mutations, making them resistant to the most commonly used insecticides called pyrethroids.

While there are many different types of pyrethroids, UK researchers have found once a bug is resistant to one, they are likely resistant to others in the same category. To read the full article, click here.

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