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Beatles Tree Killed By Actual Beetles

In news of the ironic; a Los Angeles memorial tree planted on behalf of the Beatle’s lead guitarist George Harrison was killed by… BEETLES!! Yup, you heard me right… The Beatle’s tree was killed by actual beetles. Because he was a passionate gardener and spent his last days in Los Angeles, a George Harrison memorial pine tree was planted at the Griffith Observatory in 2001; at the time of Harrison’s death. The memorial pine tree grew to reach over ten feet tall before a serious bark beetle infestation plagued Griffith Park last year; and wiped out Harrison’s tree. A new young sapling has been planted in place of the memorial… Read More

Fact Or Fiction- Bed Bug High

bed bug

Can you get high by smoking blood-sucking bed bugs? Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler have been inundated as of late with reports of a new method of getting high… Drying, crushing, and then smoking or injecting bed bugs! Yeah, BED BUGS. Those creepy things that most of us hate even thinking about. The same little critters that plague hotels and give guests nasty rashes. Yes, those very same bed bugs. I was a little skeptical at first, so I sought out the truth. Here’s fact or fiction- bed bug highs: Fact Or Fiction- Bed Bug High   FICTION!!!   If you were like me, and thought that… Read More

Spiders Reattempt Mass Auto Takeover, This Time With Toyota.

Toyota's recall affects Camyrs, Venzas and Avalons

Spiders have recently organized another offensive assault against the auto industry, this time taking their operation to late model Toyota sedans. Last week 2012 and 2013 Camrys, Venzas and Avalons were recalled by the manufacturer to fix a spider-web problem in the air conditioning line that ultimately causing malfunction in the airbag’s electrical system and deployment mechanism. Pretty sneaky if you ask us. It so happens that this rogue band of spiders, their species yet to be identified, discovered that by blocking the drainage tube that relieves condensation from the a/c condenser, that water would eventually find it way to the airbag control module, causing all sorts of malfunctions to… Read More

Friday Links Round-Up: Weekly Pest Control Articles

fall leaves

Friday Links Round-Up: Weekly Pest Control Articles   What is a Vole? Often confused for mice, voles can be equally as troublesome. Lean more about voles, here. Facts About Bed bugs Appearance, Bites and Behavior What do bed bugs look like? What do their bites look like? What should you do if you have bedbugs? Get the bedbug facts here. Where Did All Of These Stink Bugs Come From? It’s that time of year again. The cooler fall months mean that stink bugs will be swarming near your home, perhaps in record numbers. See how these pests have spread across the United States, and learn what you can do about… Read More

5 Ridiculous Bug Bits Online

Praying Mantis

We all know the internet is wonderful. I recently needed to find some information in a book, yes books still exist, and asked, “How do I Google in this thing?” Haha, brain fart, but the internet is also known to be home to some of the world’s weirdest, creepiest, and totally ridiculous truths and lies. The following are some of the most wonderful bug related treasures we’ve found online: 5. Sure Fire Pest Control: Man Blows Up His Apartment   One sure way, proven to be 100% effective, to get rid of the bugs in your bachelor pad is to blow up the joint. Hands down you’ll be bug-free. A New… Read More

Make A Patriot Day Pledge

Sept 11 Firefighter

It’s been twelve years since that tragic September 11th day, and many of us can still close our eyes and vividly remember those painful and heartbreaking moments when grief somberly crashed over us like a tidal wave. In some aspects we have healed as a country, but in many other aspects those emotions are still very raw. Throughout this country’s history we have proven that good things can come from disaster, tragedy, and heartache. Good deeds unite us through positive action. This Patriot Day, make a pledge to perform a good deed. Make A Pledge To Perform A Good Deed To Honor 9/11 Tuesday, September 11th 2001 some 2,996 innocent… Read More

Why Are Bats Dying?

Creepy! Sinister! Blood-sucking devil birds! Winged spawn of Satan! These are just a few words some of us might mistakenly use to describe the bat; but despite this fictitious reputation, bats are vital to the ecosystem. They are pest control agents; eating disease-carrying insects like mosquitoes, and feeding on crop-damaging caterpillars and worms. They also aid in the pollinating of certain plants. It’s because of their vital ecological importance, bat-lovers and scientists alike are in panic mode over massive loss of these flying mammals. Bats are dying off at an alarming rate. Just how big of a bat loss are we talking? Last year, NASA reported the North American bat’s… Read More

Cockroach Man Makes Front Page Of Google

Goodle Doodle of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Have any of you been to Google.com today? If not, hurry over there and take a look at Google’s latest “doodle” logo. In place of the regular multi-colored text, today on July 3, Google doodled a cockroach coming through a door. He is even donning “press hat”, bow tie and a briefcase. A little odd, don’t you think? Every once and a while Google will roll out a new doodle on their front page, typically to commemorate the birthday of a historical figure or the anniversary date of an important event. June 3rd, 2013 would mark the 130th the birthday of Franz Kafka, a German writer and novelist known for… Read More

Practical Uses For Spiders

Spider advancing - arachnophobia nightmare

Spiders have eight legs and aren’t technically considered insects, but are arachnids. However, these fast creepy crawlies give people the heebie jeebies just as well as any bug. Rather than living in fear of spiders, try to think of them as a positive creature. Spiders eat a lot of other insects, helping to keep us from being overwhelmed. Science is also drawing on the spider for inspiration in a number of practical applications which benefit humans. Muscular Dystrophy Researcher Frederick Sachs, a biophysicist at the University of Buffalo, is using the venom of the Chilean Rose Tarantula to treat muscular dystrophy. The use of the venom is still in trial… Read More