Bedbugs: Coming to a Crevice Near You

An ingenious new site can save you lots of scratching.

Before you sign the lease, search The Bedbug Registry to see if your potential new home has been reported for a bedbug infestation. It could save you one big, itchy headache. (It also lists hotel infestations, so check it before you holiday travel, too.)

Bedbugs were thought to have been eradicated in the U.S. after World War II, but have now surfaced in almost every state. The recent phenomenon quickly crawled beyond the major cities where the resurgence began (most notably New York).