This is a *fascinating* article in The Atlantic.
There are beetles in Latin America that spread a disease called Chagas disease. If you're unfamiliar with Chagas (I'd never heard of it), it is a disease that affects your digestive system and heart. Chagas disease is scary because it lies dormant, with many not realizing they are carrying the disease. It can be fatal. And there is no vaccine. (Eeek!! Something new to worry about!!)
Luckily a brilliant chemist, Pilar Mateo, came up with a house paint that can be used to help ward off the beetles that carry Chagas disease. Read about Pilar Mateo's test in The Atlantic.
We were *just* talking about clothes that prevent disease transmission and now this story. It's exciting to see new approaches to disease eradication and prevention.