Friday, January 25, 2013

Are you checking out bed bugs?


 

Reading in bed, once considered a relatively safe pastime, is now

seen by some as a riskier proposition. That’s because bedbugs have

discovered a new way to hitchhike in and out of beds: library books.

It turns out that tiny bedbugs and their eggs can hide in the spines of

hardcover books. The bugs crawl out at night to feed, find a new

home in a headboard, and soon readers are enjoying not only plot

twists but post-bite welts. Ebooks are safer.