Monthly Archives: September 2010

Should Pet Owners Be More Scared of Pests?

Lots of people love their pets, and in a blog devoted to pest problems I think it is only right to include our pets. Having a pet can sometimes prevent- and other times cause- a pest problem. So if you’re … Continue reading

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Pest Paranoia

Last week, as I was making my bed, I noticed a small white fleck moving on my bed sheets. I immediately panicked, ran to my laptop and did a Google image search for “bed bugs”. The small white fleck looked … Continue reading

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Political Pests Phone for Primary

The former congressman Vito Fossella called this weekend, along with a gaggle of other politicians pushing candidates for Tuesday’s primary. It wasn’t the actual congressman, who resigned after a drunk driving conviction, but an automated recording—one of the many “robo-calls” … Continue reading

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Staten Island Community Board pushes to displace deer

Staten Island Community Board Two has requested the New York State Department of Environmental reconsider their decision against transferring the deer population on the Island to other parts of New York State. According to a 2008 study by the DEC, … Continue reading

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Pest Control

Exterminators can be expensive. As anyone knows, if you have mice, termites, or any other common creature in the walls, they can be impossible to root out without professional help. And yet, they can cause untold inconvenience and pain. So … Continue reading

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Time Warner Cable – A NYC Pest?

Three weeks ago I made an appointment with Time Warner for a cable and Internet installation.  A week later, while I waited patiently during the 3-hour appointment window, the installation technician failed to show up. After I called the company … Continue reading

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Pests as Pets?

Earlier, Sherrina mused on the popularity of rodents as pets. I’m not sure I get it either. I mean, I can understand the appeal of guinea pigs and hamsters, but rats and mice? Aren’t they the very pests we’ve been … Continue reading

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Pest-like Facebook Habits

Everyone has encountered common household pests at some point in their lives. But, what about those nuisances that are harder to confront than with a quick call to Orkin or Terminix? The ones that affect your personal relationships online that … Continue reading

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Chuggers: Helping the Cause or Stealing Your Money?

Charity street workers. We’ve all seen them, whether it’s in Union Square or on Bedford Avenue or, more recently, in Tribeca. They’re the ones asking if you have a second to spare for GreenPeace or Children International or the ACLU. … Continue reading

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When Pests Become Pets

On a recent trip to our local toys store, I was stopped short by a creepy, eerily life like toy, called Zhu Zhu Pets. The $19.99 battery operated mechanical toy was created to resemble some of our most hated pests, … Continue reading

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