Bed bugs favor the colors red and black, but tend to avoid green and yellow, finds new research on the parasites.
The study is the first to show that bed bugs have color preferences.
You might wonder about places like hotels and motels; it seems like they'd be perfect places for harboring the little blood-suckers. And you'd be wrong:
According to the “Bugs Without Borders” survey conducted last year by the University of Kentucky and the National Pest Management Association, the top three places where pest professionals report finding bed bugs are apartments/condos (95 percent), single-family homes (93 percent), and hotels/motels (75 percent).
Still not insignificant, but significantly better than your home.