Bedbugs resistant to Gamma-BHC (Lindane) in Israel


WE have received bedbugs, Cimex lectularius, which reportedly were not killed by gamma-BHC (lindane), in spite of the fact that the extermination work was carried out by a group of experienced workers. The insects came from a children's home in the Beth Shaan valley in Israel. We have tried to determine the degree of resistance in comparison with animals reared in our laboratory.

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CWILICH, R., MER, G. & MERON, A. Bedbugs resistant to Gamma-BHC (Lindane) in Israel. Nature 179, 636–637 (1957).

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