Elmbrook Stories

Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite


Mothers sometimes say, in that singsong kind of voice, “…and don’t let the bedbugs bite” while tucking their children into bed. I never knew what a bedbug was, and I certainly never wanted to get acquainted with the bite of one. The Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia is informative about bedbugs, or what is scientifically called Cimex Lectularius. They cannot fly. They are blood-suckers. They come out at night from their hiding places in wooden beds or from other...

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