New York City has an abundance of bogeymen for New Yorkers to scorn or fear, but there are few that engender as much hysteria as the common bedbug. Apartments, hotels, subway stations, Abercrombie & Fitch—there seems to be no location, no social stratum that these pesky bloodsuckers haven’t penetrated in recent years.
Gabrielle Bell is no stranger to the bedbug menace, having been their victim four times in the past. When she found herself scratching and scratching once more, she realized that her old enemies were back and this time, documented the entire nerve-racking process of discovery, clean up/preparation, extermination, and eventual success/relief/lingering paranoia in her blog. It’s funny, creepy, and even educational, and you might find yourself a little more paranoid by the end.
(via The Beat)