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The Creepy, Crawly World Of Bed Bugs And How They Have 'Infested' Homes

Brooke Borel's new book describes their history and how they hide, bite and reproduce. Borel, who has combated them herself, says an infestation "does mess with your mind a little bit."

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The Creepy, Crawly World Of Bedbugs And How They Have 'Infested' Homes

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