The team created when they wander onto a tray covered using a complicated net which looks like a quilt of cotton candy snares made of fibers that were minuscule intended to trip up the pesky insects.

“The fiber’s not sticky, since they don’t like tacky items,” McAllister told Healthline. “Rather, you need gaps in the fiber. With enough differences, as soon as they get one leg caught, they can’t get out.” As the insects struggle to free themselves, others find themselves mired as well and come to their help.

The fiber could be added into a bed or carpet sheet, or put around miniature areas for example electrical outlets, which bed bugs use traveling from room to room or apartment to apartment. A professor of engineering and materials science, Miriam Rafailovich, directed the group that employed the technology to live bed bugs in a laboratory, of course you can use common bed bug removal methods in addition or call you local bed bug exterminator Toronto.

Shan “Harry” He, a research assistant in the university, helped Rafailovich analyze the non-toxic microfibers. He said Fibertrap was created by them through a procedure known as electrospinning, which uses an electric field produce really thin fibers and to spin a polymer –50 times thinner than a human hair.

“Without the capability to move, they stay there, they fight, they lose their energy, they can not copy, and they perish.”

When the fiber becomes full of bugs, it might be lost, He said, because the material will not damage the environment, will not contain compounds, and is biodegradable.