Bedbugs: not just for poor people anymore

A highly icky New York Magazine article explores the bedbug boom in New York City. Once the monopoly of impoverished tenement dwellers, these sociable parasites are now freely enjoyed by highfalutin' types on the Upper East Side. Of the many interesting factoids in the story, a reminder that the highly toxic chemical DDT was really pretty great at keeping bedbugs at bay in decades past.