You see, I seem to have bedbugs. Like literally. I pulled a decorative pillow out of the corner, and there, in the middle of the back of it, were this nasty looking bug. and black specks. and little white egg things.
That pillow is no longer living in my house. But now I can't use my bed. the whole thing is infested. I might not even have brought them in with the pillow- this is not the best house ever, and it's totally possible they were here before in the carpet. everything else was.
If anyone out there is wondering, that's what it looks like on a mattress. there's a couple random bits elsewhere. I'd just figured I was getting ink on the mattress writing in notebooks late at night. Then I saw a bug, and it all fit. Can I just say how totally grossed out I am right now? How tired I am, but totally unlikely to fall asleep? How much I want to scrub every inch of everything I own, including my me, with boiling bleach?
Once they've invaded, of course, there's no real way to get rid of them. They take over, and you can try bug bombing them, but good luck. Or you can toss the mattress, which is going to happen eventually here. But before that, you can spray the hell out of it with bug spray (for bedbugs) and then wrap the damned thing in a fully enclosing plastic mattress bag-thingy, and the boxspring too, and hope for the best. After all, they can't really chew through that, right?
So anyway, no sleep just now for me. Not even a little. I have to wash everything I own in the hottest water I can find, then dry it all on high, and hope some of it survives. And I have to vacuum my whole room again. And scrub my whole body with something strong. And then wash everything again. And then See if I can find someplace not-gross to sleep until I take care of the bug problem here.