Watch Bed Bugs Get Stopped in Their Tracks | Deep Look

by birtanpublished on August 16, 2020

goodnight sleep tight don't let the okay you know where this is going lured in by our breath bedbugs come for us when we're most vulnerable in dreamland we're oblivious to bed bug

Chowtime you won't even feel it it's a quick meal just a few minutes but it's a filling one stuffed with blood its curries to a nearby cranny the seam of your mattress or behind a baseboard there they get to work growing their

Families until you get you can recognize them by their signature work of art these tiny splotches it's the digested blood they leave

Behind in the 1950s we made bedbugs retreat with DDT but some became resistant and now they're back we help them spread in our clothes or luggage when we travel around you can kill them with other insecticides or heat but

Their game of hide-and-seek makes it tricky turns out there might be another way to stop them in their tracks watch this it's just taking a stroll and gotcha its foot is stuck this bean leaf can incapacitate the bloodsuckers people

In the Balkans discovered that years ago and would spread the leaves around their beds as a trap the leaf surface is covered in these tiny hooked hairs called trichomes

They pierce right through the bedbugs feet impaling their soft joints many bean plants like kidney and green beans develop the hooks to defend against aphids and other plant eating pests but it just so happens to work on our

Bloodthirsty pests to biologist and engineer Catherine Loudon is trying to copy the plant at the University of California Irvine she's creating a synthetic material that can pierce bed bug feet just like beam leaves do it's

Not quite as effective as a real bean leaf but she's working on it in the meantime bedbugs are still a step ahead so keep an eye out spot them early and maybe you can get them before they get you

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