Bed Bugs Cannot Stand the Smell of Pheromones

by Savitha C Muppala on  April 2, 2011 at 2:10 PM Research News
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Researchers from Lund University and Mid Sweden University have discovered a unique kind of smell produced by bed bugs, and have called it as "alarm pheromones".
 Bed Bugs Cannot Stand the Smell of Pheromones
Bed Bugs Cannot Stand the Smell of Pheromones

Researchers further discovered that the bed bugs which are not fully developed, called as nymph bed bugs, give out a smell which other bedbugs- both adult and nymph find intolerable.

Researchers are holding on to this discovery in the hope that these repulsive "alarm pheromones" might help in controlling bedbugs. And in order to develop an effective bed bug repellant, it is imperative to understand how the bed bugs' pheromone system works.



Source: Medindia

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