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New Coating Gives Insects the Slip

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  1. DougSummersMS

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Tue Oct 13 2009 13:49:42
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    Scientists from Cambridge University have developed a non-toxic eco-friendly coating that can prevent an insect from scaling a household surface. The video shows a demonstration with a cockroach, but it looks like it could prove useful as a barrier for bed bugs.

    Here is the link
    http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2009-10/slippery-cockroaches

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Tue Oct 13 2009 14:24:01
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    Kewl.

    BBs are klutzes compared to roaches and ants in the climbing department. Can be a very useful strategic item.

    Jim

  3. Winston O. Buggy

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Tue Oct 13 2009 17:26:04
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    Years ago there was a Teflon based product in a shoe polish like applicator for use on animal food bowls to prevent ants from getting into the bowl, especially fire ants.

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Tue Oct 13 2009 18:59:27
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    can i put it on me?

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    Posted 10 years ago
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    That is awesome. When will this be manufactured already!?


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