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Bedbugs: How is Denver coping with these tiny yet terrifying bloodsucking pests?

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Blood spots on your sheets. Tiny black dots of fecal matter clustered on the edge of your mattress. Piles of translucent skins. Bunches of white eggs the size of dust specks. Itchy bites. All of these revolting clues point to the conclusion that your bed is infested with bedbugs -- a problem that's becoming more and more common in Denver. So how is the Mile High City dealing with this icky scourge? Find out in this week's feature, "Bug Bedlam."

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