This image comes from the online store for the Tourist Office in Le Puy, France, one of the historic starting points for the Camino de Santiago. Unfortunately, bedbugs have joined the pilgrimage in recent years. Ugh!
This is an advertisement for a powder guaranteed to eliminate your bloodthirsty little companions. Notice the signature scallop shell in the background of the drawing. Adorable, non?
Of course, the bedbugs were probably along for the ride in the Middle Ages, but vermin were just part of the landscape then. Fleas, lice, bedbugs….