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Scientists Prevent Whiteflies From Feeding By Confusing Them With A Variety Of Different Smells

October 21st, 2016

There exists a phenomenon known as the “confusion effect,” which involves a human or an animal becoming confused or even disoriented when confronted with a plethora of different stimuli or information. The idea behind the confusion effect has been applied to whiteflies for pest control purposes, and it worked. Biologists at Newcastle University have attempted…

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