The Color Of Your Sheets May Attract Bedbugs Because Life Isn’t Fair

Do bedbugs prefer their hiding places to be a certain color?
Researchers conducted a series of tests in a lab to see if bedbugs (Cimex lectularius) would favor different-colored harborages, or places where pests seek shelter. The scientists found that bedbugs strongly prefer red and black, and typically avoid colors like green and yellow.
But don’t rush out to replace all of your linens just yet.
“I always joke with people, ‘Make sure you get yellow sheets!'” study co-author Corraine McNeill, an assistant professor of biology at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, said in a statement. “But to be very honest, I think

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