ICT News Desk: Pesticide Resistance in Bed Bugs

<p>The bed bug's most closely guarded secrets stashed away in protective armor that enables them to shrug off insecticides and thrive  were discussed recently in a presentation at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society. Scientists are addressing identification of the genes responsible for pesticide-resistance in bed bugs, and the implications for millions of people trying to cope with bed bug infestations that have been resurging for more than a decade.</p>

The bed bug's most closely guarded secrets stashed away in protective armor that enables them to shrug off insecticides and thrive  were discussed recently in a presentation at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society. Scientists are addressing identification of the genes responsible for pesticide-resistance in bed bugs, and the implications for millions of people trying to cope with bed bug infestations that have been resurging for more than a decade.

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