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More News About Bee Deaths, and It's Not Good

Posted by Katie Marks | Aug 13, 2013

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has been a looming issue in the news for years as bees die off in growing numbers for reasons that aren't always apparent. Researchers are sinking all...

July 2013 Bed Bug News Roundup

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jul 30, 2013

July has been a big month for bed bug infestations this year. If your skin is not already crawling with just the mention of bed bug infestations, here's a list that will make you want...

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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies in the Kitchen

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jul 15, 2013

Fruit flies are one of the less pleasant parts of summer. By now, a lot of you are probably noticing an influx of the little guys. While common fruit flies, also known as "vinegar flies",...

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Fun Facts About Brood II Cicadas

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | May 22, 2013

Fun fact #1: Cicadas have emerged and swarmed Staten Island, NY. Exterminators have perhaps their biggest project ever. Will the cicada infestation of 2013 be worse for Staten Island...

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How to Prevent Pavement Ants

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Mar 13, 2013

Pavement ants are common house infesting ants found on the East coast, the Midwest, the South, and parts of the West coast. They are black-brown ants that love to feed on morsels of...

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Four Things You Can Do Now to Prevent Mosquitoes

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Mar 12, 2013

Did you know that mosquito larvae actually hatch in late-February? At least in Massachusetts, they do, according to the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project. Now is the time...

This is the lovely and vivacious velvet ant. (Photo: Jeffery Turner/Flickr)

The Funky Bugs of San Francisco

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Nov 06, 2012

To begin, cue a little musical accompaniment. Much like the people who have historically populated the city of San...

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5 Fun Facts About Ants

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Aug 30, 2012

I grew up in southern California, where ants and humans coexist peacefully, where encounters are infrequent and almost always happen outside. Unless you offered them an open invitation...