This summer was supposed to be the Summer of the Bed Bug (before it became the summer of the rat, and the summer of the hurricane, and the summer we worked a lot). But, thank goodness, the great bed-bug-ification of New York City never truly came to fruition in June, July, and August, and, to tell the truth, we haven’t been thinking too terribly much about bed bugs since last year around this time, when we were a bed bug for Halloween. But today we learn that Hunter Fine, an artist and the guy who behind those “hipster traps” baited with PBR and American Spirit — has been creating adorable little bed bug hotels and putting them next to buildings that actually do have bed bugs, or at least, have been reported as having bed bugs on the Bed Bug Registry. Isn’t that super cute?
Fine told Gothamist he started building the hotels after a friend ended up with bed bugs. He’s put up 10 (all of which seem to be in the East Village) and has more at the ready.
We predict that someday soon we’ll all be looking down at the entryways of whatever establishment we’re heading into before we actually step inside, or flee in horror. But with bed bug hotels looking so cozy and well-appointed, why would a bed bug ever need to go into a human haunt?
Oh, yeah, because they live on our blood. Adorable.