Best Candidate for Global Takeover New York 2005 - BEDBUGS
Believe it or not, BEDBUGS are a near-epidemic in the East Village and parts of Brooklyn. The shame factor has allowed these bloodsucking fiends to proliferate under the radar, leaving itchy sores and red-stained sheets in their wake. The top exterminators can't eradicate them, they survive without food for months or even years, and they often hitch rides with fleeing tenants, taking up residence in new neighborhoods. Sleep tight . . .