It seems fitting to be writing this the day before Halloween, given the cringe-inducing nature of this topic. However, I feel compelled to write about this as a Public Service Announcement.
Bed bugs, like the ones your Mom used to warn you about, are becoming a serious nuisance in metropolitan areas like Seattle. They first came to my attention a couple of months ago, and my initial reaction was something along the lines of a guffaw. “What’s next?”, I laughed, “an invasion of unicorns?” Sadly, and disturbingly, bed bugs are real, and they are nasty little bastards.