If you've ever had even the slightest encounter with bed bugs, you know they are the most feared, nastiest vermin in New York City, as well as other closely populated spaces (re: college dorms). The latest nasty bit of news on the topic concerns clothing retailer Hollister- their flagship Soho store was shut down for three days for infestation.
Bed bugs are a horrible epidemic simply because they a huge pain in the ass: they enter your home invisibly, they feed on you, and they are damn hard to get rid of. Washing and cleaning every single inch of your house just ain't gonna do it.
If you are unlucky enough to be plagued by bed bugs (or suspect you may be), Apartment Therapy has compiled an in-depth guide to infestation. Read up.