11October

I Found A Black Insect, Is It A Bed Bug?

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A concerned home owner called us yesterday, concerned that but unsure that he has bed bugs.  We asked him to email us a photo of the insects. Black dermestid beetle larvae Are These Insects Bed Bugs or Not? No, they
09October

Sometimes Flea Markets Do Have Treasures And Not Just Fleas

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We often discuss, including in earlier blog entries, “Craig’s List Is Great, But Beware of Bed Bugs” and ”Avoid Bed Bugs By Avoiding Used Furniture,” that flea markets, garage sales, estate sales and the like may be the source of bed bugs and
08October

Bed Bugs Are A Continuing Issue For Colleges

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We’re warning again: students in colleges have a high probability of encountering bed bug issues.  There have been three publicized incidents this school year. The University of Nebraska has bed bugs again, after having a giant issue last year that
05October

Insect Music Friday: Firefly (from Sesame Street)

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We’re on a Seasme Street kick this week, not just because it was mentioned in the Presidential Debate, so we’re continuing with another child-friendly firefly song this Insect Music Friday. Bring the kids over to your laptop, phone, or iPad and
04October

Bed Bug Humor On “30 Rock”

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Don’t look to this pest control blog for analysis of or opinions on the first Presidential debate.  We’re far more expert at analyzing pop culture and its many references to pest control.  Tonight is the return of “30 Rock.”  We’ve
03October

“Rodent Restaurant” Is Only OK On “Sesame Street”

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The new season of Sesame Street is here! It includes appearances by some very famous celebrities and our favorite Muppets, including Super Grover 2.0. Click on the following links to see some of the best celebrity appearances of all time on
02October

The Most Ironic News Story Of the Weekend Was…

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In case you missed it, The New York Times’ City Room Blog published a story on Friday evening, “Even Health Dept. Isn’t Safe From Bedbugs.”  It seems New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which is an agency
01October

First Insects, Now Rats? Please Keep Them Off The Menu

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We’ve written about trends pushing humanity to consume insects as a source of protein. Do we now have to worry about rats on the dinner menu too? We thought eaing rats was just a joke from Mel Brooks’ “History of
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