Beyond the itch: The real cost of bed bugs

Bed bugs hurt us more than we think

By Sydney Boles Medill Reports Andrea Sturm was teetering on the edge of homelessness in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood when the bed bugs came. Too itchy to focus, furious at her landlord for allegedly neglecting the problem, Sturm sprayed her apartment with alcohol to kill the pests. Then she lit a cigarette. The burn marks covered […]