There’s hope for all those bed-bug-ridden homes and hotels and it’s in … the garden.
Your mom may not have known this, even your grandmother might not but your great grandma might have heard of this.
A natural barrier to bed bugs is – wait for it … Bean Leaves. Yep, bean leaves can trap and damage bed bugs.
The New York Times has a piece on this
If that NY Times article is unavailable here’s the scientific journal article it references.