Study: Bedbugs attracted to certain colors

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ALBUQUERQUE (CNN) – A new study finds bedbugs are attracted to certain colors more than others.

It turns out the insects really dig dark red and black and are less into dazzling white and bright yellow.

Researchers figured that out by putting bedbugs in petri dishes containing little tents made of different colored paper.

The insects gravitated toward the darker tents instead of the white, yellow or green ones.

Researchers say sunny-colored suitcases or those with hard exteriors could help prevent bedbugs from hitching a ride home with you.

And that fewer than one-percent of hotels and motels probably have bedbugs. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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