This book is reminiscent of the horror movies from the 60's and 70's. There was a number of films featuring spiders, grasshoppers, killer bees, and vampire bats that took over small towns.
This book was fun in a disgusting sort of way. It leaves you feeling like every itch might be a bug trying to get under your skin. The whole parasite/ host reminds me of Alien, and in a good way.
Highly recommend for those who love a great creature feature.
I wouldn't be surprise if this story made it's way to the small screen via SyFi network.