We know the theories as to why bed bugs came back (and by these, I mean: the end-of-DDT, increase in international travel, no-more-routine-baseboard-spraying), but you may enjoy hearing Ellen DeGeneres’s theory about the logistics of how bed bugs came back.
I’ll count it as a “tipping point” that bed bugs are now the fodder of talk show opening monologues. I am still waiting for Maya Rudolph to appear in a smart Saturday Night Live sketch about them, but I suppose she is still healing. I do understand.
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Thanks to the clever reader who tipped me off to this!