Few things get the skin crawling the same way the mention of bedbugs does. Not only are they gross little spiders, but they live and haunt where you sleep, which should be one of the few refuges people can find from the horrors of nature.
While they’re not life-threatening or anything, they can get bite you (hence the saying, “Don’t let the bedbugs bite), leaving irritated skin and a general feeling of grossness knowing that bugs have been eating your skin while you sleep. If that doesn’t keep you up at night, nothing will.
But, a new study says there’s something very simple you can do to avoid bedbugs, or at least reduce the chance that they set their sights on you. An experiment used little paper tents of different colors, then put them in the middle of a circle of bedbugs to see which colors, if any, were more or less likely to attract the little pests.