This story makes me feel itchy
The City Paper's Edward Ericson Jr. has a story that will send a chill down the backs of homeowners and renters alike: Bed bugs are an increasing problem in parts of Baltimore. (There's a map here showing the location of bed-bug-related 311 calls.)
He writes, "They are fiendishly hard to eradicate, tougher than roaches, silent as a draft."
Just the thought of them makes some of the people interviewed in his story start "involuntarily" scratching. Many of the readers probably have, too.