Yes, it’s true. Bedbugs are inclined towards certain colors and repulsed by others!
In the summer of 2010 there was a major insurgence of bed bugs in major U.S.Cities like New York, Chicago and Philadelphia. Not only did they infest some well-known hotel chains, they were also infiltrating movie theaters, office and department stores.
History shows that bed bugs, like some of our other pests with more than two legs, have been around since as far back as 77 A.D. There are various poisons that have been used against these peskiest of pests, but many of them have now been banned because of the severe side effects they have on humans.
Bed bugs do bite, but so far we have not found any evidence that bed bugs transmit diseases, or cause any illnesses in people. Disease or not, I don’t know of anyone who would relish the experience of bugs crawling on and biting them while they are trying to sleep..
Since the resurgence of bed bugs in 2010 the bug research community has been once again studying these pests. While I can’t report anything of great significance, I was amused to see a report of CNN about what colors are pleasing to bed bugs. They even said, if you carry luggage which is red or black, you would be less likely to have bed bugs as an unwanted guest in your luggage.
“Researchers placed bedbugs in Petri dishes that contained little bug-sized tents made of different colored paper. The bugs quickly crawled to the shelter, just as you would expect for insects that spend 90% of their lives hiding in cracks and crevices. But when given the chance, they gravitated toward the tents that were black and red instead of the white, yellow or green shelters.