Let the bed bugs bite


An unnamed journalist at The Economist on new scientific research into bed bug eradication.

The result, the details of which the team is keeping secret for the moment for commercial reasons, is used to bait a trap, designed by Dr Logan, that is about the size of a standard mouse trap and has a sticky floor similar to fly paper. And it works. To paraphrase the slogan of Roach Motel, a brand of traps aimed at a different sort of insect pest, bed bugs check in, but they don’t check out.

Sounds more like Hotel California to me… just saying!

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