One of the most unexpected and notable issues of 2010 was the rapid re-emergence of bed bugs as a public health problem. Bed bugs are small oval-shaped insects approximately the size of an apple seed that cannot jump or fly. Most notoriously, they are known for biting human skin and leaving large, itchy skin welts. Published in the March 2011 (Vol. 20, No. 3) edition of Environews, the newsletter of the Environmental Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association.