People who live in bedrooms with color schemes favored by seedy bachelors and Hot Topic-loving teens may have yet another reason to redecorate: bed bugs.
According to new research published in the Journal of Medical Entomology, the loathsome fuckers prefer to hide in shelter that’s colored red and black. Greens, yellows, and whites, on the other hand, seem to turn them off, so if you like Easter-themed and/or vomit-colored decor, you’re probably in the clear.
Sprinkle diatomaceous earth in the spots they hide. It gets in their joints and cuts through their carapace. They bleed out and die. The same control method is used on pesticide resistant squash bugs. There’s no reason it shouldn’t work on bedbugs.