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Bedbugs May Be Controlled by Natural Fungus

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  1. TXbedbugger

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Mon Dec 3 2012 3:05:10
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    Any hope for something like this to work to the near future?

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    Bedbugs May Be Controlled by Natural Fungus http://goo.gl/zI3zp

    Washington, DC--(ENEWSPF)--November 29, 2012. Preliminary research from Penn State finds that a natural fungus, Beauveria bassiana, may be used to control bedbugs. The study, entitled “A preliminary evaluation of the potential of Beauveria bassiana for bed bug control,” finds that all of the bedbugs exposed to the biopesticide became infected and died within five days. The research found no differences in insect’s susceptibility to the fungus due to feeding status, sex, strain, or life stage. Most importantly, the infected bedbugs carried the biopesticide back to their hiding places, infecting those that did not go out in search of blood.

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Mon Dec 3 2012 10:56:28
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    Hi,

    This is discussed extensively here:

    http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/bedbug-fungal-infection-research

    David Cain
    Bed Bugs Limited

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Mon Dec 3 2012 11:56:45
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    Introducing viable mold spores into an occupied space is very problematic for human health...
    Interesting research, but unlikely to ever be approved for use in a residence.


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