Thursday, March 10, 2011

Why is Evolution Important Now? Battling the Bedbug Epidemic and Cockroach avoidance of bait - Pesticide Resistance

Understanding evolution is a key to understanding pesticide resistance.
http://pubs.acs.org/cen/coverstory/89/8910cover.html

Please read my previous posts on this topic to learn how knowledge of the process of evolution is used to solve modern day problems.

Here is a National Geographic bed bug video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfKCcSPCOQo

A Natural fungus (biopesticide) may be effective in controlling bed bugs:
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-11/ps-nfm112012.php

Cockroaches have shown to quickly evolve an avoidance of sweet tasting bait: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130523142959.htm

http://www.newsdaily.com/article/c35e4e60019c1b78eb557f0be44c700e/cockroaches-quickly-lose-sweet-tooth--to-survive

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