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(Viral Video) Roaches Steal Your Food

Roach On Cracker

There’s no question that cockroaches are one of the most disgusting pests out there. Scurrying into our homes through the smallest of cracks in the cover of darkness; roaches hide inside our walls and cupboards, eating our food. Eating our food??? Yes, you heard me right! If you have cockroaches in your home, you are sharing your food with them. Roaches will eat just about anything organic; even fingernail clippings, human hair, and not only Fido’s food, but his droppings as well. Yuck!!! While these repulsive bugs will eat just about anything, their favorite foods happen to be sugary and starchy in nature… Like donuts!!! Watch as this pesky cockroach… 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

Labor Day Week Pest Control Links Round-Up

wasp stinging

Labor Day Week Pest Control Links Round-Up   Wasp Ruins My Labor Day While enjoying my outdoor Labor Day picnic, I feel this small quiver underneath my blouse. I brush at it, thinking nothing of it at first, when I realize that ‘quiver’ inside my blouse has legs… and a bad temper! More… Take the Bite Out of Labor Day Nothing puts a damper on end-of-summer picnics and camp-outs faster than biting bugs. Unfortunately, mosquitoes and other insect pests come with the summertime territory. You can keep pesky – and sometimes dangerous – bugs from ruining your time outdoors over the long Labor Day weekend by taking three steps for… Read More

Top 10 Edible Bugs

Bug Suckers

Most people agree that insects are unappetizing, but did you know that some people actually enjoy munching on them? It’s true- people who consume insects are practicing entomophagy, which is actually more common that you would think. Many insects are actually a good (and cheap) source of protein, and while most people eat bugs out of necessity, nowadays they are also considered a delicacy. Below you will find a list of the top 10 edible insects, based on taste and popularity. 10. Weaver Ants Eggs    Weaver ants eggs are used as a tasty dip or topping for salad and tortilla chips in Thailand. However, they can only be collected… Read More

If Insects Were Basketball Players

Bug Basketball

Basketball is a popular American pastime. In fact, it is so popular and makes so much money that a special National Basketball Association (NBA) was established to create rules to standardize the game. If we lived in a world where insects were also interested in basketball, the game would be very different. Let’s take a look at some of the key points of basketball to see just how it insect might play the game. The Basketball The NBA requires that basketballs be 30 inches around, and nine inches in diameter. This means that the basketball is about 12.5 percent the size of an average man standing at six feet tall.… Read More

Live Roach Cam

Live Roach Cam   Live video by Animal Planet L!ve   Have you ever wondered what pests like scorpions, ants, spiders, and roaches do when we’re not watching them? Well, wonder no more! I bring you the live roach cam. It’s a 24-7-365 live feed of cockroaches living in a miniature apartment, aka a dollhouse. Watch the roaches eat, mate, crawl around, and just hang out. It’s like watching an episode of The Jersey Shore, except more exciting and with less disease. The window in the apartment looks to be a green screen that’s playing something on a loop. Today it happens to be the Ellen DeGeneres Show; yesterday it… Read More

10 April Fools Pranks Involving Bugs

It’s April Fools Day and all of us are on high alert; making sure our family, roommates, friends and coworkers don’t pull one over on us. For all of you pranksters out there, there’s no easier prank to pull off than a classic bug prank. Whether you’re going to dump a jar of crickets on your buddy as he takes a shower, put a fake fly in somebody’s spaghetti, or put a tarantula on your boss’s desk; a creepy bug can be the cornerstone of any successful prank. Here are a just a few April Fools pranks involving bugs: Scorpion Prank Thumbs up for scorpions! Watch what happens when a… Read More

Top 10 Bands Named After Pests

Katydids

I recently had a lot of fun putting together a Spotify playlist of popular bug songs. While putting it together, I found several bands that also shared their names with pests. Here is my top ten bands named after bugs or pests: 10. Katydids The Katydids reached stardom briefly in the early 90’s before guitarist Adam Seymour left the bad to play with The Pretenders. Before splitting, The Katydids released two moderately successful albums entitled Katydids (1991) and Shangri-la (1991).   Katydids, also known as long-horned grasshoppers, are best known for their appearance that mimics that of a leaf. 9. Adam and the Ants Adam and the Ants, led by… Read More

A Roach Is Not A Love Bug

Ah, Valentine’s Day… A day of love… A day of romance. A day of cockroaches? This week loving couples across the country are making romantic plans in anticipation for the big day. Reservations are being made at the finest restaurants. Bouquets of beautiful red roses and boxes of expensive chocolates will be at a premium as couples pull out all the stops to show that special someone just how much they are loved. Getting “Unlucky” On Valentine’s Day After a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, you head home with that special someone. Upon arrival, you have Barry White softly playing in the background. You blindfold your date. She is guided upstairs… Read More

Roaches Predict Our Next President!

As pest control professionals we deal with roach problems almost every day. As we are working to eliminate these pests for our customers, roaches are busy predicting the next president of the United States. The New Jersey Pest Management Association holds a “presidential cockroach derby” every four years to predict this country’s next president. The derby pairs two Madagascar hissing cockroaches against each other with each cockroach representing a corresponding presidential candidate, Mitt Romney or Barack Obama. Each roach has a tiny cartoon caricature stuck to its back as they race down a three-foot-long track to the finish line. Commentators make political wisecracks like, “Look, the Obama roach is leaning… Read More