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Days of Holidays’ Pests

If we’re honest with ourselves, the holiday season isn’t always so warm and fuzzy. It brings along its own annual pests too like shopping, annoying music, and travel, just to name a few. I put up a survey on-line, asking … Continue reading

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A history of the leakers at Wikileaks

Perhaps the United States government’s biggest pest — not bed bugs — is the independent site Wikileaks. The site, started by Julian Assange in 2007, has been posting leaked government and businesses documents submitted to them. Last month, the website … Continue reading

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When Cell Phones become Pests

Cell phones have become pocket-sized versions of PCs, and, some argue, work better than their larger brothers. They can provide directions, play music and videos when they work right. However, when they don’t work properly, they can become pests that … Continue reading

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Exterminator says Hoarding can cause Bed Bugs

Gil Bloom is the technical director for Standard Pest Management in Long Island City, NY. He has been ridding people of pests for about 25 years, and has recently been appointed to the NYC Bed Bug Advisory Board by Mayor … 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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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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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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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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