It’s not a shame to have them; it’s a shame to keep them.
“It’s not a shame to have them; it’s a shame to keep them” is what a nice, older lady told me, probably in the late 1970s, when she called me out for a bed bug job.
I thought this was a striking piece of wisdom, and it is something I have not heard anyone else say, before or since. The phrase says a lot, and I placed it here to share her words. It is a good concept to know.