A new study suggests that bed bugs may partly ward off insecticides by literally evolving thicker skins.
Say what you will about bed bugs (Cimex lectularius), they’re certainly a worthy six-legged foe.
A new study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS-One has found that bed bugs are fighting back against our commonly used insecticides partly through a remarkably simple strategy — by growing thicker skin. More accurately, they’re growing a thicker cuticle, the term for its tough fingernail-like exoskeleton.
http://www.newsweek.com/bed-bugs-develo … des-447542
ok this is gross, but necessary to know.
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