A full rundown of the subject that can truly be classified as one that we wish we really DIDN'T have to get knowledgeable about can be found in today's Times. That's right, a primer on the science behind why bedbugs are back in force feels like required reading for city dwellers during the Summer of 2010. Read the full article at the New York Times and then check out our roundup of all of our bedbug intelligence from over the years.
Q: I hear it happens to every New Yorker at some time, but I was appalled to discover I have a mouse in my apartment. But, I am even more appalled to put down poison or traps that will squash the little guy. I would use a humane trap that keeps him alive, but then I wouldn't know what to do with it. Are there any services in New York that can help me get rid of my pest problem in a humane way?
We really love offices that aren't run-of-the-mill. We appreciate creativity and solid design, while staying true to personalities and over all functionality. Keeping the environment in mind while doing so, is certainly a plus!
When wasps make their home in an inconvenient location, like under your deck, and declare war on anyone from your friends to your dog, you might feel it's time to take some action. Rather than running out to the store for chemical relief why not create this simple trap:
A few days ago, I took some food scraps out to our happily rodent-free compost bin in the back yard. It was a quiet morning, and I heard a soft noise coming, I thought, from the neighbor's yard. Then I realized that noise was emanating from the compost bin. And the compost was bobbing up and down. So I carefully peered in, afraid of what I might find…
Aargh, fruit flies! Those pesky little gnat-like creatures have invaded our kitchen and we've been engaged in battle ever since. Until, that is, a friend let us in on a simple home remedy learned from their exterminator. Get ready: All it takes is cider vinegar, a jar, dish soap, and plastic wrap:
There is a very underrated pest killer that will take care of indoor pests like ants, flies, moths and silverfish, as well as outdoor pests like aphids and mosquitoes. Do you know what it is? It’s also safe for you, your children, your pets and for use on food and plants…and did we mention it cleans as you use it?
Lets just say we recently learned our lesson about leaving the door to the deck propped open for the cats to wander in and out after dinner. Believe it or not, this little raccoon hid in our house all night and remarkably didn't make a peep (or break a thing). To say that we panicked in the morning is an understatement. But have you ever tried to get a wild animal out of your house?
The Mountain Pine Beetle is a tiny bark beetle found in the western forests of North America. The beetles spread a fungus which weakens and kills pine trees, staining the wood blue in the process. In recent years pine beetle populations have exploded and massive areas of forest have been killed off. Wood collected from these dead trees is now being sold as Blue Stain Wood or Denim Pine.