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Megan W. Szyndler and Catherine Loudon, UC Irvine / via The New York Times
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Friday, April 12, 2013

Scientists turn back the clock in bid to snag pesky bedbugs

Small hooks on a bean leaf snag a bedbug’s leg. The hooks exploit thinner areas in the bedbug’s exoskeleton to trap it, scientists have discovered, and the more the bug struggles to raise its legs to free itself, the more stuck it gets.