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Great news: Some bed bugs are really good at climbing

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  1. crossroads

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    Thu Mar 30 2017 11:50:51
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    Very interesting article about how tropical bedbugs have hairier legs than their non-tropical counterparts and are thus better climbers:

    http://www.popsci.com/some-bed-bugs-are-super-climbers


    A closer look with an electron microscope micrograph may have revealed why: tropical bed bugs have hairier legs. Specifically, they have a hairy tibial pad, which the common bed bug lacks. Tenent hairs, or spine-like appendages on the tibial pad, allow them to get a stronger grip on the trap’s surface to propel themselves out.

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    Less likely to become dislodged when doing steam treatments!

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    Less likely to become dislodged when doing steam treatments!


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