I came across some information on bedbugs today courtesy of one of my favorite reads, the Harper’s Index.
You can draw what conclusions from these findings you like. But this does look like a tip on how to keep the bedbugs from biting (or at least cutting down on the number of bites).
Average number of eggs a bedbug will lay after feeding on “clean” human blood: 44 (Sep ’12, Harper’s Magazine)
After feeding on blood with an alcohol content of 0.10: 12 (Sep ’12, Harper’s Magazine)
Next time someone says something to you about your drinking just tell them: “I don’t drink because I enjoy it. I drink to keep the bedbugs away!”
And, on that note, I must return to writing about drought-related stress …