delusional parasitosis

The Washington Post says to ignore the bed bug media hype

February 26, 2008

Three articles on bed bugs appeared today in the Washington Post. One gives a first-person account of what was apparently a not-so-serious bed bug case, and the second shrugs away the problem as a bunch of media hype. “Yes, Tiny, Evil–and in My Bed” is the first, and provides yet another first-person account from a […]

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FAQ: Bed bugs are crawling on me all the time. I am being bitten all day long, no matter where I go!

May 12, 2007

We often hear this from new Bedbuggers–that no matter where they go, they feel they’re being bitten and crawled on. But it’s unlikely. Although you may feel the bites begin to itch any time during your day, and even days after you are bitten, you probably don’t feel them when they actually occur. So if […]

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Bed bug bites: I react and my partner does not. Why?

March 14, 2007

Today I got this email from a Reader: Why is it that some people aren’t being bitten and some are? Example: My boyfriend and I share an apartment. I am being bitten all night long. He, on the other hand, does not seem to be bothered at all by these critters. Please, I need an […]

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updated FAQ

February 18, 2007

I just updated the most general FAQ: “What are bed bugs? How do I know if I have them? What else could be causing similar symptoms?” You may notice that I am beginning to remove the comment function from the FAQs, since people are overwhelmingly using them to post tales of bed bug woe and […]

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