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13:36  02 october  2017
13:36  02 october  2017 Source:   Prima (UK)

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Bedbugs can thrive if you keep dirty laundry in the bedroom. Eurgh. MOST POPULAR. Share. Tweet. +1. Pin. Getty Burak Karademir. By Natalie Healey. 29 September 2017. Share. Tweet. Share. Email. Keeping dirty laundry in the bedroom allows bedbugs to thrive, suggests a new study.

Your dirty clothes are catnip for bedbugs . Eurgh By Natalie Healey.

Bedbugs can thrive if you keep dirty laundry in the bedroom © Natalie Board / EyeEm / Getty Bedbugs can thrive if you keep dirty laundry in the bedroom Keeping dirty laundry in the bedroom allows bedbugs to thrive, suggests a new study.

Bedbugs have soared in the last few years, partly thanks to low-cost international travel which has allowed them to spread between countries.

And now researchers at the University of Sheffield have shown that the insects are drawn to dirty laundry, which could be particularly problematic when travelling. The findings are published in Scientific Reports.

The team carried out experiments with tote bags (some contained dirty clothes while the others contained clean laundry). The bags were placed in the presence of bedbugs. Results showed bedbugs were twice as likely to aggregate on bags containing soiled clothes compared to those containing clean ones.

Dealing With Allergies This Summer

  Dealing With Allergies This Summer It might usually be a spring problem but my nose is still suffering from allergies as we charge through Summer. And with a runny nose in tow, I set about to find out the best ways to deal with allergies. But the allergies don't just stop at pollen, my flat used to have a dog in it and there is still pet hair floating around that seems to creep up on me. So let's find out what can be done!1. Change Clothes As Soon As You Get HomePollen, of course, gets made in amongst the flowers outside, it sticks to your clothes and you carry it around with you all day.

Your dirty clothes are catnip for bedbugs . Eurgh By Natalie Healey. These are the dirtiest areas on aeroplanes. Pack your anti-bac By Becky Fletcher.

While bed bugs may be a nuisance, they’re usually not considered dangerous. Learn more about bed bugs and the possible health risks they carry.

The research suggests the insects are drawn to body odour in dirty laundry. Therefore, leaving worn clothes in an open suitcase or on the floor of an infected room could attract them.

Lead researcher Dr William Hentley advised holidaymakers not to leave dirty clothes exposed in hotel rooms.

'Bedbugs are a huge problem for hotel and homeowners, particularly in some of the world's biggest and busiest cities. Once a room is infested with bed bugs, they can be very difficult to get rid of, which can results in people having to dispose of clothes and furniture that can be really costly.'

His team suggests keeping dirty laundry in a sealed bag could reduce the chances of people taking bedbugs home with them.

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Your dirty clothes are catnip for bedbugs

  Your dirty clothes are catnip for bedbugs Gross.

Your dirty laundry might be enticing bedbugs to travel home with you. Researchers think the critters might be moving from place to place inside travelers' suitcases. When you're traveling, keep your dirty clothes sealed in a plastic bag.

Leaving your dirty clothes in a pile can up your chances of bringing home bedbugs , a new study suggests. They discovered that bedbugs were twice as likely to hang out on bags with dirty clothes as they were to be on bags with clean clothes .

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