Did everyone catch Dr. Michael Potter of the University of Kentucky talking to Terri Gross on Fresh Air, in an episode unfortunately titled, “Good Night, Sleep Tight, Don’t Let The Bedbugs…”?
Here’s, um, a little taste:
“Bedbugs don’t stay on the host — they scurry away to their hidden harborages that are far from obvious,” [Michael Potter] tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross. “And then on top of all of that, people react to bedbug bites differently. Some don’t react at all; others’ reactions are delayed until days or weeks later. So it’s a very efficient critter from the standpoint of doing its business and creating a lot of anxiety in terms of what’s happening.”
I think we’ll all agree, bed bugs are very, very good at what they do: efficient, goal-oriented, persevering.
I wish they weren’t.
If you missed it, you can listen here.