Sunday, October 24, 2010

Are Bedbugs Being Used as a Form of Terrorism?


What started out as almost a joke (anyone who has suffered from bedbugs would not wish it upon their worst enemy) has become an increasing concern: the intentional infestation of a target with bed bugs.

An article in Gothamist was entitled How To Use Bedbugs As A Weapon: Roommate Revenge

It came in the wake of a Craigslist ad:

Bed Bugs as Terrorism

Screenshot of Bedbug Terrorism Offer on Craigslist Courtesy of

The central Bedbug-related forum, has just instituted a rule banning requests for live bugs – which apparently is  becoming alarmingly common. (See here)


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