Chances are you know somebody who's been afflicted with bedbugs, and have heard plenty of horror stories about sleepless nights and traumatic insemination. But there's always room for one more! 38-year-old East Williamsburg photographer Jeremy Sparig tells the Daily News how bedbugs turned his life into a living nightmare: "For several months I got into bed every night wrapped up like a Tibetan Sherpa. But I'd still wake up every few hours with them crawling on my face." Not appalled enough yet? You will be.

Sparig says that after he complained the building's superintendent came and sprayed pesticide, but that didn't stop the hungry little critters, and the building's landlord was unwilling to do more. What's worse is that the landlord seems to have known about the infestation before Sparig moved in. (A new law requires landlords to disclose this information.) Sparig finally reached his breaking point when one night "he slapped at a bug, and, when it burst, blood sprayed into his eye." Let's just let that image hang in the air for a minute...

After some legal wrangling, Sparig won a settlement in Housing Court, giving him a 100% waiver for 8 and 1/2 months' rent. But he's required to move out at the end of this month, and he says most landlords won't show him an apartment when they hear about his bed bug experience, and the others are requiring him to throw out everything he owns. "Most landlords don't want to deal with me," Sparig tells the News. One suggestion for Sparig: Maybe stop making yourself a bedbug poster boy by talking to press?