Crafty Buggers, part III

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Crafty Buggers, part III

Authors: Alice Bain

Bedbugs. Icky, icky, bedbugs. While they are undoubtedly becoming more resistant to pesticides, just like the corn borers that Monsanto has tried to thwart with GMO seeds, they also undoubtedly utilize the hearing-body-hair that all other insects and spiders have to help them locate predators and prey.
In case you were wondering…

Authors: Alice Bain

Bedbugs. Icky, icky, bedbugs. While they are undoubtedly becoming more resistant to pesticides, just like the corn borers that Monsanto has tried to thwart with GMO seeds, they also undoubtedly utilize the hearing-body-hair that all other insects and spiders have to help them locate predators and prey.
In case you were wondering about the superpowers of YOUR OWN leg hair, wonder no more. Body hair has been shown to help protect against bedbug bites. The bugs disturb your hairs as they crawl across your skin in the night, and you will twitch and flick them away in your sleep, apparently. This is also why bedbugs apparently have an evolved liking for the wrists and ankles, as these areas have less body hair on pretty much all humans (even Robin Williams). The BBC reports:
Hairy limbs keep bed bugs at bay

Read more http://catalystoutsidethebox.blogspot.com/2011/12/crafty-buggers-part-iii.html

 
 
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