Ick: Bedbugs Are Inbreeding But Still Thriving

Huffington Post Weird News | December 7, 2011 - 5:50 pm

Bedbugs aren’t just sleeping with you. They’re sleeping with each other.

Researchers now say that the creepy bugs have a special genetic gift: withstanding incest.

It turns out that unlike most creatures, bedbugs are able to inbreed with close relatives and still produce generally healthy offspring. That means that if just a few bedbugs survive in a building after treatment, they repopulate quickly. Read more…