Parasite City: A Gnawing Bed Bug Problem Grows in Southeast Baltimore

Baltimore City Paper | July 7, 2009
People whose homes have been infested say they have noticed a pattern: Spanish-speaking immigrants rent a rowhouse, and soon it becomes overcrowded. Mattresses are discarded on the street, leaning against fences or in areaways. Then neighboring homes are infested with bed bugs.

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