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Researchers in Australia found the bedbugs with a thicker “skin” are more resistant to common pesticides. The pests are becoming more prevalent, and the scientists hypothesized that these thicker exoskeletons could be one reason why. The study, published in the journal Plos One on Wednesday, found that the thicker the exoskeleton, or cuticle, of a bedbug, the more time it took to “knock down” the insect — which was defined as the bugs not being able to get back up when they were stunned or knocked out by pesticides. “The new findings reveal that one way bed bugs beat insecticides is by developing a thicker ‘skin,’” David Lily, a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney and a co-author of the study, said in a statement.
originally posted by: research100
a reply to: lostbook
what is that saying...nature always finds a way.....this is certainly not good, but adaptation does make sense....what the heck can we do about it......
originally posted by: Baddogma
Evolution ... what can you do? Except hope future human generations grow thicker, anti-bed bug skin, too ...
in the mean time, let the little guys feed... whats the big deal about a little welt/ itch?
Could be worse... could be Bot Flies.