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Human skin lipids repel bed bugs

December 8, 2021 | By: Katie Pratt

LEXINGTON, Ky.,


Unlike other human pests, bed bugs only feed on their hosts for a short time before moving away to hide until it is time for their next meal. UK entomologists have found this behavior is due to triglycerides on human skin that repel the bugs.

Photo by Matt Barton, U