Nanotrap for Bed Bugs

If you've got bed bugs, nanotechnology may be able to help. Researchers at Stony Brook University in New York have developed Fibertrap, a nano-trap made from microfibers 50 times thinner than human hair that can entangle bed bugs and other insects.

“Our nanotechnology produces entanglements that are millions of times more dense than woven products such as fabrics or carpets,” said lead researcher Miriam Rafailovich, Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Co-Director in the Program of Chemical and Molecular Engineering at Stony Brook University. “The microfibers trap them by attaching to microstructures on their legs taking away their ability to move, which stops them from feeding and reproducing.” [...]

The microfibers are safe for humans and pets and unlike chemical treatments the insects cannot develop a resistance to it.

Bed bugs, watch your step! Link

Previously on Neatorama: Hair Bean Leaves Trap Bed Bugs

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