A Buggy Thanksgiving: Insects Come to the Table

Mealworms, wax worms and crickets may not be obvious choices for Turkey Day, but at a special event this week, bug aficionados can taste new, insect-y twists on Thanksgiving staples such as pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce. The Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans is cooking up insect-filled Thanksgiving treats at their cafe,… Continue reading A Buggy Thanksgiving: Insects Come to the Table

Another Reason to Be Spooked on Halloween

Great Article! http://www.pestworld.org/news-hub/pest-articles/another-reason-to-be-spooked-this-halloween-pests/ “They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re all together ooky.” They’re…spiders, bats and bed bugs? During Halloween, forget the typical haunted house! For most homeowners, just the thought of a spider building a web in the kitchen, a bat flying around in the attic, or bed bugs nesting between the sheets… Continue reading Another Reason to Be Spooked on Halloween

Creepy, Crawly Pests Can be a Nightmare for Homeowners

The National Pest Management Association recommends tips to keep your home from turning into a haunted house this Halloween It’s no wonder that haunted houses are decorated with fake rats, rubber bats, plastic spiders and stringy spider webs. After all, having these pests in your home can be a true nightmare – and unlike the… Continue reading Creepy, Crawly Pests Can be a Nightmare for Homeowners

Planting Fall Vegetables

Make room for your fresh crop of fall vegetables by ripping out any varieties that are no longer performing well (such as tomatoes that have succumbed to disease or peas that have burned out from the heat) or you have already harvested (potatoes, onions, or sweet corn, for example). Pull any weeds so they don’t… Continue reading Planting Fall Vegetables

With Arrival of Fall, Pests Seek Shelter Indoors

Fall is a favorite season for many, as it signals the beginning of colorful leaves and crisp weather. But for many pests, including rodents, spiders and cockroaches, the change in season indicates the need to find refuge from the cold winter ahead. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reminds homeowners of the importance that fall… Continue reading With Arrival of Fall, Pests Seek Shelter Indoors

Bed Bug Detection Dogs

CRUISER made four house calls on a recent rain-soaked Tuesday. There were two happy endings and two unhappy ones, a fairly typical outcome for a typical day in the life of a bedbug-sniffing puggle. “Except that there’s nothing typical about this business,” said his handler, Jeremy Ecker, 35, whose six-month-old company, the Bed Bug Inspectors,… Continue reading Bed Bug Detection Dogs