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Indian Town Being Invaded By Venomous Spiders, And Witch Doctors

Raise your hand if you’ve seen the movie “Arachnophobia”. Well, I have. Once. My first time watching it was immediately my last. It’s one of those movies that messes with your mind for the next several days. Your skin itches a little bit more throughout the day. You check your towel before drying off after a shower. Maybe you shake out your clothes before getting dressed because you never know. You never when at what point you’re going to run across one of those little buggers. It’s just you. You’re minding your business. Your sitting down for lunch at your kitchen table to enjoy a ham sandwich with some ranch… Read More

Scorpions On The Road

Italian automaker Fiat is making a concerted marketing push in the United States. Just take a look at this year’s Super Bowl commercial. Among Fiat’s new lineup of 500 series cars is a logo that we wholeheartedly endorse. Did you notice the super model’s…neck? Take another look at the ad if you’d like to get a better look at the….uhh….tattoo. The scorpion logo can actually been seen in various locations on the vehicle. Even here… While the country of Italy is not known for its plethora of scorpion species, FIAT will probably be the one to put Italian scorpions on the map.

We’ll Let The Insects Have Their Day Of Fun…For Now.

We could go on and on about yesterday’s Super Bowl commercials. Truth be told, on an overall scale of quality, there wasn’t really one particular ad that stood out above the rest. A few were funnier than others. Others stood out because of star power or just random creativity. But since we’re a pest control company, our vote goes to Chevrolet’s “Joy” commercial. Every other day of the year we take quite a bit of pride and gratification in killing insects large and small around the house. Heck! People even pay us to do the deed. But yesterday we let them have their day of fun on the grill of… Read More

President Obama and Governor Brewer Were Actually Talking About Real Scorpions

A few days ago President Barack Obama landed at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport to briefly speak to a group of Intel employees in Chandler, AZ. By the following morning the President’s arrival was the buzz of every news outlet, radio and talk show across the country. Not for anything he told those Intel employees, but for an exchange he had with Airzona’s Governor, Jan Brewer, over comments she made about him in her book, Scorpions For Breakfast. It just so happens that Gateway Airport is literally across the street from us. We hear planes coming in and out all day long. We’re not here to despute or discuss the differing politics… Read More

$12 Million Pest Control

When most people have any type of pest control problem, they simple call the exterminator. When Elin Nordegren, former wife of golfer Tiger Woods, has a pest control problem, she demolishes her house. Nordegren decided to level her 17,000 square foot, beach front home in North Palm Beach, FL after it was discovered to be infested with termites and carpenter ants.  Aside from that, the home is not up to Florida’s hurricane code.  Her home builder advised her it would be easier to level the house and start from scratch. Before the take-down, Habitat For Humanity was allowed to take as many cabinets, hardware and fixtures as possible before the… Read More

Snakes On A Plane 2: The Documentary

Did you ever see the movie Snakes On A Plane? C’mon, be honest. I have to confess (or gloat) that I never did. I know Samuel L. Jackson usually delivers, but snakes on an airplane? Really? Like…really?! “Excuse me, stewardess, can I get another Diet Coke….SNAAAAAKE!!!” Or, “Hey, I’ll meet you in the lav. Don’t be late! SNAAAAAKE!!! Well apparently Karel Abelovsky from the Czech Republic didn’t get the memo that that sort of thing should only happens in the movies. And bad movies at that. Abelovsky was detained in Argentina after 247 exotic snakes, reptiles and other critters were found in his luggage. Airport security even said the activity… Read More

Reindeer Saves Rat’s Life, Spreads Holiday Cheer

“…But do you recall? The most famous reindeer of all…Shooter The Good Deed Reindeer!” Err! OK, so he may not be the most famous, but he certainly is the most thoughtful and service oriented toward rodent-kind. Shooter, resident of the Pocatello Zoo in Idaho, was seen by zoo staff awkwardly handling his water trough. The large animal, which at times can be a bit overbearing for many of the staffers, eventually was able to dip his head and gently retrieve a rat from his barrel. Shooter then laid the distressed rodent on the floor and proceeded to nudge him with his hoof until he had the strength to scurry away… Read More

Scorpion Strikes In Lockport, NY

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A woman was stung by a scorpion while unpacking box. Gee!  That doesn’t sound outside the realm of possibility now does it? Yeah, well, it happened in Lockport, NY, where there are no native species of scorpions. First, a look at the culprit… So how did it happen? The woman was a 23-year-old employee at Johnson-Rose Corp in Niagara County, and was stung while opening a cardboard box at work.  It sounds like maybe the box came in the mail.  That would be our easiest speculation, and was that of the Buffalo Zoo President, Donna Fernandez.  Fernandez also admitted that scorpions in their area are either kept as unique pets… Read More

Scorpion Venom Takes A Sting At Cancer

Cuban scientists believe they have discovered a major breakthrough in the fight against Cancer.  Vidatox, a homeopathic product derived from the venom of “Red Scorpions” (Rhopalurus junceus), has shown promising results from 15 years of research.  The medication is designed to be an anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor agent, and has been effective as such on more than 15 various cancer cell lines.  Over 5,000 Red Scorpions have been used to develop and produce Vidatox.  Now that manipulation of the natural scorpion venom has been perfected, researchers plan to explore synthetic versions of the toxin. The Rhopalurus junceus or “Red Scorpions” are indigenous to Cuba and known to have moderate toxicity levels. … Read More