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The bean plant leaf traps and kills bed bugs

 Bed bugs live in beds as you might have guessed. They hide during the day and feed on the blood of humans at night. Tens of millions of dollars are spent annually in New York City alone to deal with these pests.

More than just the infestation of homes, bedbugs have been sucking the blood of victims in schools, movie theaters, and hospitals. They are hitchhikers, great hiders, and rapid breeders.

The bean leaf bedbug trapIt has been discovered that microscopic filaments on the bean leaf wrap around the feet of bedbugs, or even impale them, and prevent them from moving further, acting as a trap.

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