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Can Bedbugs be a Good Thing?

Posted: December 17th, 2010 | Author: | | Tags: , | No Comments »

Of course, our hair trigger response is NO.  And also, NO.  However, we just read this essay by a bedbug victim in Toronto.  She suggests that having bedbugs wasn’t all that bed.  And further, that there was a (gasp!) silver lining.  Even as she describes the extensive cleanup and treatment, she writes that the extermination effort was not so bad, found herself enjoying life with less clutter, and at last had the space to do some home improvement. 

This is the first time we have read a rational account that suggested that a bedbug infestation is anything other than the worst thing that could ever happen to you.  And this pleases us, because such a one-sided over-the-top whinge makes us all seem a bit crazy.  Surely you do not need bedbugs to de-clutter, organize and improve you living situation, but if that’s what happens, you might as well start making that lemonade. And start buying large, sealable bags or clear contractor bags.




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