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(BBC)   Researchers propose new weapon in the war on bedbugs: It's a trap   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 24
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2013-04-10 04:51:15 PM  
That's awesome, I mean one could go with the simple solution of not being a filthy mother farker, but this is a cool advancement as well
 
2013-04-10 04:55:51 PM  
i55.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-10 04:55:56 PM  
so... kidney bean leaves work really well.. and sceintists are trying to mimic the way it works, but the synthetic isnt as good...

why not just use the leaves?
 
2013-04-10 04:58:52 PM  
"bedbug infestations have increased over the years and experts say they are likely to continue to rise for a little while longer. The exact reasons are hard to pin down, but resistance to chemicals, more people travelling and an increase in second-hand furniture sales have all been thought to play a part."
I'll give you an exact reason, the banning of DDT.  Before that was banned, the bugs had been virtually wiped out in much of the world.  and if used judiciously indoors, DDT is no threat to the environment.  even more significant is the number of people who have died in Africa due to DDT ban
 
2013-04-10 04:59:43 PM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: That's awesome, I mean one could go with the simple solution of not being a filthy mother farker, but this is a cool advancement as well


Being filthy has nothing to do with it.  If you live in an apartment complex, and your neighbors have bedbugs, no matter how clean you are, you'll get them.
 
2013-04-10 05:00:50 PM  

El Supe: "bedbug infestations have increased over the years and experts say they are likely to continue to rise for a little while longer. The exact reasons are hard to pin down, but resistance to chemicals, more people travelling and an increase in second-hand furniture sales have all been thought to play a part."
I'll give you an exact reason, the banning of DDT.  Before that was banned, the bugs had been virtually wiped out in much of the world.  and if used judiciously indoors, DDT is no threat to the environment.  even more significant is the number of people who have died in Africa due to DDT ban


Okay, lets unban DDT for the sake of nations that overpopulate compared to food sources, fark the birds and fish and their weakened egss.
 
2013-04-10 05:01:34 PM  
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2013-04-10 05:01:49 PM  
www.toptenz.net
 
2013-04-10 05:10:41 PM  
I keep hearing radio ads for Cedarcide.

Does it work as well as they claim?
 
2013-04-10 05:12:23 PM  

El Supe: I'll give you an exact reason, the banning of DDT. Before that was banned, the bugs had been virtually wiped out in much of the world. and if used judiciously indoors, DDT is no threat to the environment. even more significant is the number of people who have died in Africa due to DDT ban


Oh boy, this stupidity again. Here's some points to consider:

- DDT was banned in the US and then other developed countries. It wasn't banned in Africa or wherever else anti-environment conservatives pretend to care about only when DDT comes up.
- When there was finally an international convention on the restriction of DDT, it still allowed (and continues to allow) use of DDT as a vector control in impoverished nations.
- "Use DDT on them" is not really valid when it comes to bedbugs, since pyrethrins, the preferred form of pesticide in use currently, affects them in exactly the same way that DDT would. Any resistances developed by bedbugs to pyrethrins would carry over to DDT.
- Where the hell are you getting the idea that bedbugs were "wiped out in most of the world?" And why would they come back all of a sudden in the last ten years when your Miracle Pesticide™ has been banned for decades? And why would that even matter when it wasn't banned throughout the whole world?
- You're a moron
 
2013-04-10 05:22:37 PM  

El Supe: "bedbug infestations have increased over the years and experts say they are likely to continue to rise for a little while longer. The exact reasons are hard to pin down, but resistance to chemicals, more people travelling and an increase in second-hand furniture sales have all been thought to play a part."
I'll give you an exact reason, the banning of DDT.  Before that was banned, the bugs had been virtually wiped out in much of the world.  and if used judiciously indoors, DDT is no threat to the environment.  even more significant is the number of people who have died in Africa due to DDT ban


Here we go again. DDT is not banned for malaria control. It is still in use today. Not a single African has died because of a ban on DDT (DDT-resistant mosquitoes, on the other hand...). Furthermore, bedbugs are almost entirely resistant to DDT, and DDT became ineffective even before the US ban in the 70s.
 
2013-04-10 05:27:20 PM  
I need like 7 showers and 3 rounds of Dyson vacuuming of the mattress anytime anyone mentions bed bugs. Skeevy nasty gross.

Just like NK threads, I can't not read about this shiat. And if I could grow anything, I'd have massive planters full of beans just to pluck the leaves off. But I'm terrible at growing things.
 
2013-04-10 05:35:29 PM  
From the farking Stockholm Convention:

[Annex B] Part II
DDT (1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethane)

1. The production and use of DDT shall be eliminated except for Parties that have notified the Secretariat of their intention to produce and/or use it. A DDT Register is hereby established and shall be available to the public. The Secretariat shall maintain the DDT Register.

2. Each Party that produces and/or uses DDT shall restrict such production and/or use for disease vector control in accordance with the World Health Organization recommendations and guidelines on the use of DDT and when locally safe, effective and affordable alternatives are not available to the Party in question.

3. In the event that a Party not listed in the DDT Register determines that it requires DDT for disease vector control, it shall notify the Secretariat as soon as possible in order to have its name added forthwith to the DDT Register. It shall at the same time notify the World Health Organization.

4. Every three years, each Party that uses DDT shall provide to the Secretariat and the World Health Organization information on the amount used, the conditions of such use and its relevance to that Party's disease management strategy, in a format to be decided by the Conference of the Parties in consultation with the World Health Organization.

5. With the goal of reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of DDT, the Conference of the Parties shall encourage:
(a) Each Party using DDT to develop and implement an action plan as part of the implementation plan specified in Article 7. That action plan shall include:
(i) Development of regulatory and other mechanisms to ensure that DDT use is restricted to disease vector control;
(ii) Implementation of suitable alternative products, methods and strategies, including resistance management strategies to ensure the continuing effectiveness of these alternatives;
(iii) Measures to strengthen health care and to reduce the incidence of the disease.
(b) The Parties, within their capabilities, to promote research and development of safe alternative chemical and non-chemical products, methods and strategies for Parties using DDT, relevant to the conditions of those countries and with the goal of decreasing the human and economic burden of disease. Factors to be promoted when considering alternatives or combinations of alternatives shall include the human health risks and environmental implications of such alternatives. Viable alternatives to DDT shall pose less risk to human health and the environment, be suitable for disease control based on conditions in the Parties in question and be supported with monitoring data.

6. Commencing at its first meeting, and at least every three years thereafter, the Conference of the Parties shall, in consultation with the World Health Organization, evaluate the continued need for DDT for disease vector control on the basis of available scientific, technical, environmental and economic information, including:
(a) The production and use of DDT and the conditions set out in paragraph 2;
(b) The availability, suitability and implementation of the alternatives to DDT; and
(c) Progress in strengthening the capacity of countries to transfer safely to reliance on such alternatives.

7. A Party may, at any time, withdraw its name from the DDT Registry upon written notification to the Secretariat. The withdrawal shall take effect on the date specified in the notification.
 
2013-04-10 06:09:41 PM  
Anyone who wants DDT back can have it, as soon as you invent a way to use it on yourself only. I won't be Darwined by proxy.
 
2013-04-10 06:29:39 PM  

stampylives: so... kidney bean leaves work really well.. and sceintists are trying to mimic the way it works, but the synthetic isnt as good...

why not just use the leaves?


Probably because the leaves are very cheap in comparison to something that needs to be manufactured.
 
2013-04-10 06:51:54 PM  

stampylives: so... kidney bean leaves work really well.. and sceintists are trying to mimic the way it works, but the synthetic isnt as good...

why not just use the leaves?


Becau$e
 
2013-04-10 06:54:04 PM  

pyrotek85: stampylives: so... kidney bean leaves work really well.. and sceintists are trying to mimic the way it works, but the synthetic isnt as good...

why not just use the leaves?

Probably because the leaves are very cheap in comparison to something that needs to be manufactured.


If the "ancient Balkan remedy" of sprinkling the leaves on the floor next to the bed works, why not just try that? I could see Whole Foods making bank selling fresh organic kidney bean leaves by the bushel.
 
2013-04-10 06:58:00 PM  

Edsel: pyrotek85: stampylives: so... kidney bean leaves work really well.. and sceintists are trying to mimic the way it works, but the synthetic isnt as good...

why not just use the leaves?

Probably because the leaves are very cheap in comparison to something that needs to be manufactured.

If the "ancient Balkan remedy" of sprinkling the leaves on the floor next to the bed works, why not just try that? I could see Whole Foods making bank selling fresh organic kidney bean leaves by the bushel.


I agree. You can't patent kidney bean leaves, but maybe I'm just being cynical.
 
2013-04-10 07:18:04 PM  

pyrotek85: Edsel: pyrotek85: stampylives: so... kidney bean leaves work really well.. and sceintists are trying to mimic the way it works, but the synthetic isnt as good...

why not just use the leaves?

Probably because the leaves are very cheap in comparison to something that needs to be manufactured.

If the "ancient Balkan remedy" of sprinkling the leaves on the floor next to the bed works, why not just try that? I could see Whole Foods making bank selling fresh organic kidney bean leaves by the bushel.

I agree. You can't patent kidney bean leaves, but maybe I'm just being cynical.


You could patent the leaf-laying process, and then sue anyone that tries to sell the leaves as infringing upon your patent.
 
2013-04-10 09:17:51 PM  
Bestest solution is dirt cheap and food grade safe: Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth. Nothing finer.
 
2013-04-10 09:28:22 PM  
www.pestcontrol-pedia.ro
 
2013-04-10 09:43:16 PM  

EVERYBODY PANIC: Bestest solution is dirt cheap and food grade safe: Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth. Nothing finer.


Boric acid works well also.
 
2013-04-10 10:13:46 PM  

Girion47: EVERYBODY PANIC: Bestest solution is dirt cheap and food grade safe: Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth. Nothing finer.

Boric acid works well also.


Boric acid farks up your bedding, carpet, pillows and skin. Puff a bit of DE all around the bedroom, under the sheets, in the pillowcases and on the floor and carpets. Boom, A safe bug-free house. And if you consume a teaspoon a day for two weeks, it takes care of many ailments like chronic pain. No bugs, no pain, no problems!
 
2013-04-11 01:19:42 AM  
the Japanese had a problem with bedbugs in their POW camps. the solution was simple... require 3 bedbugs be paid in exchange for your daily half bowl of rice. Bed Bugs became a currency and became stockpiled, and difficult to come by.
 
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