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Unsavory Facts About (Ugh!) Mice

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 05, 2014

Many people have an instinctive dread of the house mouse, despite the small size and unaggressive behavior of this common rodent. Fear of house mice is actually a very appropriate reaction,...


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Ugh, House Mice!

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 05, 2013

'twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...We've all read the poem, but really, who wants mice stirring in their house...


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Gowanus Residents Protesting Community Garden

Posted by Katie Marks | Sep 19, 2013

Here's a strange story out of New York: residents of Gowanus are fighting the installation of a community garden on an empty lot in their neighborhood. They're claiming the garden (which...


11 Ways to Keep Your Garbage Down

Posted by s.e. smith | Aug 12, 2013

If you pay for garbage service, getting that monthly bill can sting, especially with prices rising across the US in response to rising costs for handling fees and programs intended...


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How to Control Garden Gophers

Posted by Steve Graham | Jun 23, 2013

Gophers can be a serious threat in home gardens. They have a nasty reputation for pulling entire plants down from their roots and eating them. Even if your plants haven’t been...


These rats are cute, but I wouldn't want to live with them. (Photo: MikeSPb/istockphoto.com)

Eight Facts About Norway Rats

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Feb 20, 2013

Norway rats are, for the most part, the rats that populate American cities. If you have ever lived next door to an excavation or demolition site in a city, you probably know these little...


Attorney Carl D. Goodman specializes in landlord-tenant law. He advised on this article.

Ten Questions to Ask Before Signing a Lease

Posted by Leah Batkin | Aug 20, 2012

Everyone has heard horror stories of apartment rentals gone bad. Whether it’s from a barking pit bull next door or a termite invasion that won’t go away, finding the right...


New York City exterminators have their work cut out for them. (Photo: Gary Tamin/sxc.hu)

NYC in the Summer: Pest Control Tips

Posted by Noah Garfinkel | Jul 11, 2012

In the summer there’s an explosion of bugs everywhere. And, in winter, there’s an explosion of mice trying to head indoors. Basically, no matter what season it is, there’s...