Inbreeding To Blame For Bed Bug Renaissance, Researchers Report

Inbreeding To Blame For Bed Bug Renaissance, Researchers Report

Presenting at a meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, researchers said bed bugs can survive many generations of inbreeding, allowing one pregnant female to cause a building-wide infestation. (Photo: S. Doggett)

December 15, 2011

Presenting at a meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, researchers said bed bugs can survive many generations of inbreeding, allowing one pregnant female to cause a building-wide infestation. Biologist Rajeev Vaidyanathan discussed that study, and another on pesticide resistance in the following NPR interview.



 

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