- Author: Dong-Hwan Choe
A new work from our group is about chemical ecology of bed bugs.
Scents from Bed Bugs' Shed Skin Affect the Pests' Behavior
Researchers find shed skins of bed bugs emit pheromones that could help combat infestations of the insect
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have discovered the shed skins of bed bugs retain the “obnoxious sweetness” smell often associated with the pests, a finding that could potentially be used to combat infestations of the insects.
Bed bugs shed their skins, known as exuviae, as they grow. Four pheromone compounds known as aldehydes are consistently found in the shed skins.
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