It’s October – one of our favorite times of year- for autumn food, trees changing color, baseball playoffs, Halloween, and Halloween themed television. Which brings us to the MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW on NBC. If you haven’t see the show and have fond memories of this Family Ties and Spin City star, he’s back in
As long as we’re covering some bee topics and music, enjoy this take on the “Flight of the Bumblebee.” By the way, we love the picture of the Killer Bees from an early Saturday Night Live episode.
There’s a new effort to understand the genesis of bed bugs, perhaps even going back to the time of the Bible’s Book of Genesis. The Wall Street Journal reported on how there is a new study “to map the genomes of cockroaches and bed bugs. They hope to figure out the insects’ evolutionary history.” Interestingly
The Wall Street Journal recently published an article “Why Cockroaches Stay in Your Neighborhood” on how cockroaches came to New York (and the U.S.) and how the insects segregate themselves, similarly to the many ethnic groups that live in the city. “A cockroach found on the Upper East Side is genetically different than the Upper
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 book is guaranteed to make you laugh, and itch! From the opening picture of a
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 they were carrying on in the bedroom together, when her husband arrived home unexpectedly. “Quick,”
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 we would include the comedy team’s later song I Like Chinese?)
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 trains; NYC subways (and subway benches); Detroit city buses; and Amtrak passenger cars. Bed bugs have also been