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Apr 21, 2016 4:57 PM

Study says bed bugs now have thicker skin and are harder to kill

A new study has revealed that bed bugs have developed thicker skin. This thicker skin protects them against commonly used bug sprays, meaning it will be harder to get rid of these pests.

The University of Sydney's study was funded by a company that creates bed bug killers and does their best to keep them from spreading.

The EPA recommends removing items from the infested room in sealed plastic bags and to treat the items with pesticide or in extreme temperatures like the dryer on high heat or a freezer. They also ask that if you need to throw away furniture to do so responsibly.

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