Bedbugs growing Thicker Skins

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 20 months ago

    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. … des-447542
    ok this is gross, but necessary to know. yikes