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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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Kidney Beans Key to Combating Bedbug Scourge

Much to the dismay of people around the globe, bedbug populations are booming and existing pesticides are of little help. Thus, it is becoming increasingly important to find alternative means for eliminating the tiny bloodsuckers. One such method under investigation is bean leaf entrapment. Kidney bean leaves, which have microscopic hooked hairs that pierce bedbugs' feet and trap them, are traditionally used in the Balkans to combat bedbug infestation. Researchers created a synthetic material meant to mimic the action of the leaf hairs, but it unfortunately failed to grasp the bugs as effectively as the original. More...
MTC
Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 7:19:02 AM
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There was something the researchers failed to grasp.
pedro
Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 7:24:48 AM
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Possibly discovered accidentally with regurgitated chilli con carne.
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