Monday, November 8, 2010
Bed Bugs...and a night in a St. John's hotel.
You will not likely feel yourself being bit. Bed bugs allow us to settle into the bed and inject saliva before feeding. We don't feel a thing. Things become apparent in the morning. Some people have no reaction at all; most have skin irritations much like mild to severe fly bites. The arms and shoulders are the most likely to be affected.
I spent a night last week in a St. John's hotel. After about 40 minutes in bed I was still thinking instead of sleeping - I wondered about bed bugs. I took a look - none on the bed and none present around the edges. No bites the next morning. I hope this is the same throughout the city.