First it was our beds. Then our offices. Now, our wallets. Yes, the New York bedbug menace has begun to affect the city's tourism industry, with fearful, parasite-phobic travelers canceling trips. No, tourists, don't! That means the bedbugs have won!

But, see, the tourists think the bedbugs have already won. Said one traveler who's decided to stop visiting New York: "It sounds like you can get them anywhere, any time of day and not know it until you get home."

Anywhere! Any time of day! How do you compete with that?