Entrapment of bed bugs by leaf trichomes inspires microfabrication of biomimetic surfaces.

  title={Entrapment of bed bugs by leaf trichomes inspires microfabrication of biomimetic surfaces.},
  author={Megan W. Szyndler and Kenneth F. Haynes and Michael F. Potter and Robert M. Corn and Catherine Loudon},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society, Interface},
  volume={10 83},
Resurgence in bed bug infestations and widespread pesticide resistance have greatly renewed interest in the development of more sustainable, environmentally friendly methods to manage bed bugs. Historically, in Eastern Europe, bed bugs were entrapped by leaves from bean plants, which were then destroyed; this purely physical entrapment was related to microscopic hooked hairs (trichomes) on the leaf surfaces. Using scanning electron microscopy and videography, we documented the capture mechanism… CONTINUE READING
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