Erm so the colour of your sheets might be attracting bed bugs

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Friends, there may be reason to be a bit worried — it seems that bed bugs have a few favourite colours, which means your sheets may be attracting the tiny monsters right to your bed.

A study in Journal of Medical Entomology took a look at the favourite colours of bed bugs — because, yes, even they have favourite colours — and found that the horrifying bugs are actually attracted to some colours over others. The result? If your sheets are red or black, you may want to switch over to something a little lighter, like yellow, white, or green.

Scientists told Self that it has to do with a preference for darkness. The darkness is simply easier for bed bugs to hide in, where as yellow or white is much brighter and therefore less of an appealing hiding place. After all, they like to burrow and hide, so it’s way easier for their dark bodies to blend in and feel safe in a dark spot than in a bright and sunny area.

So if you’re into having an edgy, goth-vibe in your bedroom, you might want to re-decorate with these handy interior design ideas, unless you want the eerie bugs to make your bed into, well, theirs.

From the editors of Hello Giggles

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