Birds Should Beware of Praying Mantises (Really!)

By |2018-04-19T20:04:01-05:00September 27th, 2017|bird control, Environment|

There's are some incredible articles in The New York Times, Newsweek and other media outlets about Praying Mantises and how they hunt birds (yes, birds) and larger prey than their insect cousins.  Praying mantises are carnivorous insects with powerful raptorial front legs that usually depend on arthropods such as insects or spiders as their primary

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

By |2023-07-26T13:24:47-05:00January 31st, 2014|Environment, pest control|

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 Japanese roach was revealed to be living and thriving in an outdoor public garden in New York City in the first documented report of this cockroach species establishing

Climate Change Brings New Pest Control Challenges

By |2015-11-17T19:45:06-05:00November 17th, 2013|Environment, pest control|

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 Today wrote about how crazy ants are displacing fire ants and affecting ecosystems in some

A Children’s Book About Lice?

By |2014-12-15T17:02:26-05:00October 16th, 2013|bed bugs, Environment, pest control, roscoe|

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

Wow – A New Pest Control Joke!

By |2023-02-08T11:36:04-05:00October 14th, 2013|bed bugs, Environment, pest control, roscoe|

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,”

While We’re On The Topic Of China…..

By |2023-01-11T10:58:36-05:00October 9th, 2013|bed bugs, Environment, pest control, roscoe|

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

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

By |2014-12-15T17:02:28-05:00September 29th, 2013|bed bugs, Environment, pest control, roscoe|

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 Roscoe the Bed Bug Dog were pleased to be featured in the first season of

Insect Music Friday: The Bumble Boogie

By |2014-12-15T17:02:29-05:00September 27th, 2013|bed bugs, Environment, pest control, roscoe|

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 Stingers. Now what is the news story that also caught our attention?  Harvard scientists are

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