Years ago, bed bugs were all over the air waves. Every time you turn on the news, there was a report about a bed bug infestation. I though there was n chance that my home would ever get bed bugs, but I was mistaken. One random day, I noticed a bed bug crawling on my bed. Those tiny devils had made their way into my home somehow, and I was laying with them. I immediately called bed bug control in NYC and hoped and prayed that I wouldn’t have to get rid of all of my belongings or move to a new home.
The pest control workers determined that I didn’t have to move permanently, nor did I have to get rid of my belongings, but I did have to stay away from my home for a couple of days while the bugs died. I also had to thoroughly clean all of my clothes and put plastic bags over everything to suffocate any remaining bugs that may have tried to hide from the pesticides. It takes a lot of work to make sure that bed bugs are completely gone. Any misstep in the eradication procedure could cause the bed bugs to reproduce, and I would be back at square one all over again.
During my stay in the hotel, I caught up on some reading. There was one science fiction book that I was reading where the people in a town were acting strangely, and it turns out that their minds had been taken over by parasitic bugs. That was the last thing that I wanted to read after my incident with the bed bugs. I switched to a different book about a crime boss. I haven’t seen any bed bugs since the pest control people sprayed my home, and I’ve taken care to make sure that more can’t get in on any stray fibers.