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KSU Researchers Laud Cheaper Bedbug Remedy

Associated Press - July 18, 2014 6:10 am

Kansas State University will provide financial and management advice for farmers and ranchers in the struggling agricultural economy.

Kansas State University will provide financial and management advice for farmers and ranchers in the struggling agricultural economy.

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

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