Monthly Archives: October 2010

A Pest to Businesses-The Second Avenue Subway

As the MTA digs deeper into the earth, to complete phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway, business owner’s on second avenue are digging deep into their pockets to keep their businesses afloat. Frustrations regarding new business expenses, due to … Continue reading

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Rebels With a Cause: Fight the MTA

These days, you can’t seem to talk about nuisances and pests of New York without mentioning the MTA. If you are like me, you are probably dreading the proposed fare hike on unlimited metrocards starting in January 2011. Don’t get … Continue reading

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After Years of Neglect, Fixing the East River Esplanade

On the Upper East Side, a narrow strip of parkland flanked between the East River and the FDR Drive offers prime views of Queens bridges, water and sunset. Sinkholes and cave-ins along the path, however, (like this one this past … Continue reading

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Is It Our Pets Fault When They Bring in Pests?

I posted a survey a couple of weeks ago about how they thought owning pests could contribute to or help prevent a pest infestation.  The results were, well . . . mixed. I have an admittedly small sample size: only … Continue reading

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People Are More Open to Pet Rodents Than You Think

A few weeks ago, I pondered the appeal of rodents as pets. I couldn’t figure it out, so asked all of you help me out. Some of the results were surprising…

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UPDATE: Chuggers: Helping the Cause or Stealing Your Money?

Two weeks ago I posted a survey to see how people felt about chuggers or street charity workers and those who answered had a lot of interesting things to say. Of those polled, the majority said they do donate to … Continue reading

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So pests can be pretty cute…

About a week ago, I asked a perplexing question, can pests make great pets? Well I guess so, as long as they are given cute names or stay far away… Check out these responses… What qualifies a rodent to cross … Continue reading

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Some Poll Results Before the Polls Open

The general election is rapidly approaching.  As noted in my previous post on political robo-calls, Shaun Dakin of the CEO and Founder of The National Political Do Not Contact Registry said these calls will only grow with intensity as politicians clear … Continue reading

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Expensive Pest Extermination Poll Results

A couple of weeks ago, I asked the internet some questions about exterminators. Given that exterminators aren’t cheap, plus the possibility of taking time off of work or school, I was curious to see just what people would spend upwards … Continue reading

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People say Staten Island deer should stay

In my previous blog, I wrote about Staten Island Community Board 2 plea to the Department of Health to displace the estimated 24 deer living on the borough. However, people surveyed in the post disagreed with the board’s stance.

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