WHY ISN’T MIKE BLOOMBERG FOCUSING ON PROBLEMS LIKE THIS ONE? Bed Bugs Are Even Peskier Than We Thought. “Bed bugs have afflicted humans for a long time—they were even mentioned in the writings of Aristotle and Pliny the Elder—and a number of natural remedies have been used around the world, from black pepper to wild mint to eucalyptus oil. In the years after World War II, bed bugs were nearly wiped out in Western countries by heavy use of pesticides. Since the late 1990s, though, they have come back with a vengeance.”

Rats on the west side, bedbugs uptown — but not a Big Gulp in sight. This is progress?