Don’t let the bedbugs bite

Three teens discovered a cheap and easy way to kill bedbugs without using pesticides

By Sid Perkins, 17:16 PM May 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES — In many areas of the United States, bedbug populations are booming. But three New York teens have come up with a new way to fight the plague. They invented a bedbug-trapping fiber. The inexpensive material is made from recycled plastic. Best of all, it works without harmful chemicals.

The achievement earned the students from Half Hollow Hills High School West in Dix Hills, N.Y., spots as finalists, last week, here at the International Science and Engineering Fair, or ISEF. The co...

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