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Snagging Bed Bugs With Leaves

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Updated: 4/11/2013 6:32 am
 Professors at the University of Kentucky may have found a way to get rid of bed bugs without using chemicals.
 Doctor Ken Haynes, a professor of Entomology at the University of Kentucky, said kidney beans may be the answer.
 He said the beans develop leaves that have hook-shaped hairs on them and can snare the bed bugs.
 It's a method Haynes said people have used throughout history.
 He said people would spread kidney bean leaves or bean leaves on the floor of their bedrooms and capture the bed bugs then dispose of them.
 Haynes said the next step is developing a synthetic form of the kidney bean leaves for home use.
 He said the method is a possible alternative to options already available.

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