The District’s Department of Health, doubtless egged on by this Washington City Paper expose on bed bugs, is holding a citywide summit on the scourge. And scourge it is. Anecdotal evidence from around the city suggests that these little critters are on the uprise, on the move from one unit of housing to the next. They drive people nuts, too, turning them into insane over-users of laundry equipment, diesel fuel, heat guns, and the like. It’s madness out there on city mattresses!

The summit is skedded for March 27 from 10:00 am to 3 pm at 441 4th Street NW, Room 1107. Get ready for a “dialogue on creative and effective approaches to dealing with bedbugs.”