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KSU Researchers Laud Cheaper Bedbug Remedy

Associated Press - July 18, 2014 6:10 am

A Kansas State University professor has been nominated for two Grammy awards for his solo performance on an album with the Kansas City Chorale.

A Kansas State University professor has been nominated for two Grammy awards for his solo performance on an album with the Kansas City Chorale.

Researchers at Kansas State University say their research and a recent change in bedbug fumigation will make it cheaper to get rid of the pests.

A prepared statement from the university says bedbug infestations in the U.S. have grown and the bugs have developed a resistance to many insecticides.

Entomology professor Tom Phillips specializes in fumigant gases. He recently tested a sulfuryl fluoride known as Vikanea and found that it could be effective even at one-third of the rate of other products.

Phillips says his discovery means consumers will pay less money to get rid of bedbugs because less chemical is being used.

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Information from: The Wichita Eagle