After decades of hibernation, the bedbugs are back. I know because yesterdays am New York and this weeks The Villager says so. They both have bed bug articles that basically say the same thing; the bed bugs are back in New York. And the bedbugs must have reached epidemic proportions now in New York because the papers say so. And not only in New York, but across the country and across the world I have been reading that bedbugs are making a comeback. And just about every single paper that one can think of has written about them lately. Are bedbugs taking over the world? Is this the latest swarm of locusts to appear on planet earth, the scorpions that afflict man. And I also know the bedbugs are back in New York because I have heard stories lately from friends who have them in their apartments and their friends have them in their apartments who have other friends who have them in their apartment and so on and so on and so on. And I have read the bedbugs life story a thousand times by now, and I have read the "My battle with the bed bug" stories a thousand times now also, enough to know that this latest swarm does not discriminate between rich and poor or high and low. The creature inhabits all places from top to bottom. And there seems to be whole blogs and forums devoted to them now, tons and tons and tons of them. Are bedbugs taking over the world? And now there is a whole new meaning to that phrase "Good night, sleep tight. Don't let the bed bugs bite".