You can all sleep more soundly; a study conducted by researchers at the University of Nebraska shows that bedbugs are more likely to refrain from feasting on people who’ve been drinking.
As it turns out, the pesky little bloodsuckers are rather fussy drinkers who much prefer the blood of a teetotaler to that of the binge drinker.
The study even suggests a direct correlation between the number of pints one has consumed and how likely (or in this case, unlikely) the bedbugs are to bite. The higher your blood alcohol concentration (BAC), the less the bugs will eat. When they don’t east as much, they can’t lay as many eggs.
Sadly, you can’t prevent an infestation with your alcohol intake alone. Ph.D. candidate and total buzzkill Ralph Narain, stated, “I’m not going to suggest someone should consume alcohol to control bedbugs.”
The good news is, there are still plenty of other benefits to the occasional nightcap. Those bedbugs don’t know what they’re missing.
[techtags:Bedbugs, Alcohol Consumption]