Okay, I'm not going to go very far into this (because the information I now know, I wish I didn't...ignorance truly is bliss), but I must vent my frustration on this whole bedbugs situation.
Where the hell have these things been my whole life? Why had I never heard of them before six months ago besides in a stupid nursery rhyme when I was little? If this truly is just an ill-timed convergence of laws cracking down on pesticides, lack of public awareness, and an increase in travel all over the world, I'd like to say two things:
1) Just get over yourself with the toxic chemicals already. They exist for a reason. Can we just freaking use them already before (more) people start losing their sanity over this? Please?
2) Where were/are the public service announcements? Why on EARTH would it be important for a celebrity to be doing a public service announcement about giving your wife or girlfriend a PAP SMEAR for Christmas (for which, you would certainly be attacked if you actually followed said gift-giving advice), and nobody is mentioning blood-sucking, hitchhiking critters that live in your bed?!?
Blech. Seriously, blech. Anyway, I suppose I'm done with my rant. Now, off to bed to hope that by some miracle of miracles, the excessive information I have on this topic dissipates overnight. Blech.