Alcohol is poison to bed bugs, they hate the blood of drunks

Alcohol is poison to bed bugs, they hate the blood of drunks

Atlanta : GA : USA | Jun 01, 2012 at 7:59 AM PDT
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The result of a recent study on bedbugs would mean a huge relief from these pests for drunks.

A study was carried out on a sample of 20 insects and it has been revealed that intake of alcohol saturated blood of drunks adversely affects the egg laying capacity of these bugs, hence they prefer to leave drunks alone.

This has been reported in mailonline dated the 1st of June 2012.

The findings have been placed before the National Conference on Urban Entomology in Atlanta, Geirgia.

The bugs were weighed before being left in pools of pure blood – over a period of time, their eights increased by 100%.

However, when they were put in blood which had been contaminated with alcohol, the increase in weight was marginal.

This proved that they shunned ‘alcoholised’ blood!!

Similarly, bugs which fed on pure blood laid an average of 44 eggs but, those which had blood with alcohol laid hardly a dozen eggs.

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