Bedbugs Becoming Resistant to Insecticides

Bedbugs Becoming Resistant to Insecticides - Health Council

“What we set out to do was to determine the biological processes by which bed bugs were becoming resistant to insecticides,” said David Lilly, a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney and lead author on the study. “We knew our bed bugs were highly resistant and that metabolic detoxification was almost certainly involved, but in using PBO we didn’t know which type of enzymes might be involved. The development of EN16/5-1 was the solution we were looking for.”

Read the full article: Researchers describe how bed bugs break down insecticides