Insecticide treated bed nets contribute to resistance in bed bug populations

The use of insecticidal bed nets (IBNs) to prevent mosquito bites in malaria-endemic communities can result in resistance developing in secondary pests like bed bugs, according to research published in¬†Parasites and Vectors.¬†Decreased efficacy against bed bugs and other non-mosquito pests may result in misuse of both mosquito adulticides and bed nets, hampering efforts to stop… Continue reading Insecticide treated bed nets contribute to resistance in bed bug populations