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 other unwanted pests for people who buy used furniture. Just as there are exceptions for every
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 made national news. New Jersey’s Willam Paterson University noted its bed bug issues this week.
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 scroll to the 3:45 mark for a nice sing-a-long version of “Firefly” from a fairly
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 set our DVRs for the start of the season, although you don’t have to wait
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 Sesame Street, as chosen by the Today Show, and to learn about the revised Elmo segment.
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 that helps set bed bug policies for NYC and influences other agencies’ actions, discovered a bed bug
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 the World Part 1.” (Go to the 30 second mark in this segment satirizing the
We move from Butterfly to Firefly in our ongoing series of Insect Music posts. Here’s an unusual duet that we’ve came across in our Insect Music research. Enjoy Tony Bennett singing his classic Firefly with Kermit the Frog on the Muppets Tonight show in 1996. Oddly enough, it’s only 4 years but decades removed from
The new season of The Office began last week. Our colleagues really enjoyed its return, even if they watched a huge Giants win before staying up extra late to see their favorite sitcom on their DVRs. In contrast, some critics are already out with their knives, ready to slice the show’s final season to pieces. We’re not going
We found this recent article written by a NYC co-op board president in Habitat magazine really interesting. He explained what happened when a neighbor in his New York City co-op decided to use a radiant heat treatment to solve bed bed bug problems. To treat bed bugs with radiant heat, a pest control company needs to