October 11, 2010

WELL, THAT’S ENCOURAGING: Relax, there are worse pests than bedbugs making a comeback:

Although I know of people whose hotel stays have been ruined by waking up with red, mosquito bite-like welts, the creepy crawlies are not known to transmit diseases.

Mosquitoes, of course, are another story. You could fork over $300 for a portable heating unit to bake bedbugs into oblivion, but you might be better off spending it on insect repellent and long-sleeved shirts for your next vacation to Florida – where dengue fever is making inroads after a 75-year absence. And, like other mosquito-borne scourges such as malaria and West Nile virus, dengue can disrupt a lot more than a night’s rest.

There. Don’t you feel better now?

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