New Bedbug Biological Control Pesticide Aprehend that dramatically reduces the cost of performing bed bug control which is more effective at a lower cost.
The Research of Bio Pesticide
The researchers in ecological entomology at Penn State, have worked on creating bio pesticides for more than 30 years.
Both were part of a multinational team that created Green Muscle and Green Guard a bioinsecticide to control locusts and grasshoppers in Africa and Australia .
These researcher where trying to take their knowledge about formulating fungal biopesticides and apply it to other target pests and they found that the technique works for controlling mosquitos and flies so why not try it on bed beg bugs.
How The Bio Pesticide Aprehend works
The Bio Pesticide exposes is a formulation containing Beauveria bassiana, a natural and indigenous fungus that causes disease in insects but is harmless to humans.
In The research, they found that exposure to Beauveria bassiana caused the bedbugs to become infected and die within 4 to 7 days.
When the bedbugs walk across a sprayed surface they pick up the spores of the fungus, Once the bed bugs are covered in the spores they spread them around by grooming themselves. The spores then germinate and colonize the body within 20 hours of exposure.