K-State Researchers Laud Cheaper Bedbug Remedy

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Researchers at Kansas State University say their research and a recent change in bedbug fumigation will make it cheaper to get rid of the pests.

The Wichita Eagle reports a prepared statement from the university says bedbug infestations in the U.S. have grown and the bugs have developed a resistance to many insecticides.

Entomology professor Tom Phillips specializes in fumigant gases. He recently tested a sulfuryl fluoride known as Vikanea and found that it could be effective even at one-third of the rate of other products.

Phillips says his discovery means consumers will pay less money to get rid of bedbugs because less chemical is being used.

Posted by Greg Palmer


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