31January

Bell Environmental Discovered a Foreign Species of Cockroaches in New York City

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The Yamato cockroach (Periplaneta japonica), a species indigenous to Japan, China and southeast Russia, is an insect that lives outdoors and survives in cool-temperate regions. When this roach was revealed to be living and thriving in an outdoor public garden
17November

Climate Change Brings New Pest Control Challenges

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Invasive species are insects are establishing new colonies in the US and other countries.  Once present, the invasive insects establish themselves, and can displace other species of insects, affect the environment, harm human health, and cause unexpected troubles for residents.  USA
16October

A Children’s Book About Lice?

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Well known children’s book author David Shannon just published a new book about lice called “Bugs In My Hair!” David Shannon’s Book “Bugs In My Hair!” His publisher described the book as a humorous take on battling head lice.   This
14October

Wow – A New Pest Control Joke!

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We’re overdue for a little more pest control humor after a lot of more serious topics (and a few Friday Music Videos).  Here goes: A woman was having a passionate affair with an inspector from a pest-control company. One afternoon
11October

Insect Music: Monty Python – Eric the Half-a-Bee

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We haven’t had any Monty Python in this blog, so here goes….. Enjoy the clever but somewhat bizarre song “Eric the Half-a-Bee” from 1972′s “Monty Python’s Previous Record” album. (Given the other posts this week referencing China did you think
09October

While We’re On The Topic Of China…..

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We’re following up on our last blog post on insect problems in China…. Here’s another pest problem in China that has been seen in other countries: bed bugs that love public transportation. Where else has this happened? New York’s commuter
29September

Roscoe The Bed Bug Dog’s Favorite TV Show “Monsters Inside Me” Is Back!

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This evening the Discovery channel will bring back its gruesome and addictive series “Monsters Inside Me.”  We’re interested in the new ways that the show will make us squirm, and learn about nature’s kingdom. Bell Environmental and our canine detective
27September

Insect Music Friday: The Bumble Boogie

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We heard this week’s Friday Insect Video at the end of an interesting news segment reported by the BBC.  It’s the Bumble Boogie, a take on the classical music piece “Flight of the Bumble Bee” by B. Bumble and the
26September

Ticks Are Dangerous: Should We Invest In A New Lyme Vaccine?

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We’re very concerned about ticks and the diseases that they carry.  We hope that you and your family take precautions against tick bites to avoid Lyme and other unwanted diseases.  We know too many people who have been affected by
23September

Every Office or Workplace Can Get Bed Bugs! (Even The Health Department)

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The Daily News recently reported that NYC Department of Health employees bitten by bed bug problem at Long Island City office  Freaked out employees were notified of the problem late Tuesday night and told to bag up their belongings, sources
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