Bed bugs are all the rage now. For anyone who travels a lot it is good to be in tune to what is becoming an epidemic of itchy proportions. For anyone interested Orkin did a "Top 50 Bed Bug Cities" recently and Raleigh just about made the top 25 (fortunately I do not care about Raleigh, since, well, I do not sleep in hotels in Raleigh!). However, I do visit Washington, D.C. quite a bit and it made it on the list at #6 in the country.
Here is the list: Orkin's Top 50 Bed Bug Cities
There is a lot of information (and mis-information) out there on bed bugs. If you are interested in a good website with some practical information (recommended by a really smart pest management specialist!!) check this one out: NCSU Entomology Urban Pests = bed bugs.