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LEXINGTON, Kentucky (WLEX) — Bed bugs are pretty hard to get rid of, but thanks a team of researchers at the University of Kentucky and the University of California, they may not be so hard to eradicate anymore.
The researchers from the two schools have discovered that bean plant leaves can really hurt the pests. The leaves impale the bugs as they walk across them, one day could be used to make more effective traps.
The UK team found that tiny hooks on the leaves effectively immobilize the bugs.
The pests have become a silent scourge in homes, hotels, and even movie theaters throughout cities worldwide.