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Date:12/17/2007

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He also said the effectiveness of some insecticides is likely to decrease as fleas inevitably develop resistance to the currently available compounds. Because of that, Needham is among researchers seeking other nontoxic ways to kill fleas and other household pests, including studying the use of ultraviolet light.

We're hoping to find that exposure to UV light could knock the flea population down even further. It appears to be a pretty powerful technology for this purpose, he said.


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Contact: Glen Needham
Needham.1@osu.edu
614-688-3026
Ohio State University
Source:Eurekalert

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