Duck! Geese Are Causing Problems At Airports & For Planes

By |2015-03-26T15:26:00-05:00October 21st, 2014|bed bugs, pest control, roscoe|

Geese and other birds have been a frequent problem for airlines, especially during 2012.  When birds collide with airplanes they can shatter windshields, dent fuselages and ruin engines and even place passengers’ and airline employees’ lives at risk. The most recent and high profile bird strike occurred two weeks ago: on July 31 a collision above

NYC Rats Are Even More Dangerous Than Feared

By |2018-04-27T18:24:25-05:00October 15th, 2014|pest control|

A Columbia University study of New York City rats discovered a large number of pathogens in these feared rodents. Some cause food-borne illnesses. Others were never found in New York before. The rats had at least 18 unknown viruses. “Given the close quarters shared by rats and New Yorkers, this is a recipe for a

Painting Pigeons Makes Colorful Art, But Not Bird Control Solutions

By |2015-03-26T15:26:00-05:00October 10th, 2014|bed bugs, pest control, roscoe|

We recently came across an article titled ”Pigeon-painting machine turns the rats of the sky into colorful works of art.”  Artists Julian Charriere and Julius Von Bismarck decided to give pigeons a makeover with the intention of rehabilitating the images of these vermin birds. Their machine that draps pigeons and dyes them a wide variety of

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

By |2015-11-17T22:49:59-05:00January 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 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 itself

Happy Holidays To All – Especially Dogs!

By |2015-03-26T15:26:01-05:00December 24th, 2013|bed bugs, pest control, roscoe|

Our famous canine Roscoe the Bed Bug Dog is taking over today’s blog. Hi – Roscoe here.  Our canine team is enjoying the holidays.  Tonight we’re staying up late telling old stories and sharing our favorite bones.  Tomorrow we hope Santa brings us our fondest wish – a new XBox!  We’ll also settle for some

A Children’s Book About Lice?

By |2015-03-26T15:26:01-05:00December 15th, 2013|bed bugs, 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!" 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

Time For Another Insect Joke

By |2015-03-26T15:26:01-05:00December 2nd, 2013|bed bugs, pest control, roscoe|

We know the scientists reading this blog will find this joke funny…. A scientist has two large jars in front of him. One jar contains many fleas, the other jar is empty. He gently removes a flea from the flea jar, places it on the table before the empty jar, steps back, and commands “Jump,”

Insect Humor: Enjoy This Video

By |2015-03-26T15:26:02-05:00November 18th, 2013|bed bugs, pest control, roscoe|

Joke of the Week: Dan Soder It’s better to watch Dan Soder reference our favorite insect in his act, rather than reading his act on this page. So, please click here to see his Comedy Central set discussing Hipsters. BTW – Do you know what’s a Hipster and if you are one? Click here.

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

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