Tag Archives: insects

Op-Ed Contributor – This Bedbug’s Life – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/08/opinion/08berenbaum.html?_r=1&src=me There have been a rash (ahem) of bedbug alerts in Toronto recently – one of the side effects of globalisation and inexpensive travel options, I suppose. I was swarmed in a hostel on my 2007 trip, and it’s an experience I don’t wish to recreate. Every time I read an article like this, I […]

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Howstuffworks “Household Safety Tips”

http://home.howstuffworks.com/pest-control/insect-pests/how-to-get-rid-of-ants.htm/printable A thumbs-up for their intended helpfulness, but anyone dealing with a pharaoh ant infestation, as I – knock wood on verb tense – did, will find all of these suggestions unsuccessful.

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What’s That Bug? Insect identification

http://www.whatsthatbug.com/ A big thumb up not for this monster of a bug, but for the fact that I still have my thumbs. I noticed one of these 3″ Toe Biters (the name makes it all that much worse) as I got out of my car this morning. It was scuttling across the parking lot at […]

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Yellow crazy ant – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_crazy_ant I’m dealing with a pharoah ant infestation at the moment, so grumbles galore. My grumbling stops, however, when I realise that there are people who must have it waaaaay worse than me: “Crazy Ants?” Those are two words you never want to see together…

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Mike Libby – Insect Lab

http://www.insectlabstudio.com/index.php/item/286 Post-modern taxidermy? An artist outfits insect exoskeletons with gears and mechanisms, making beautiful little “steampunk” creepy crawlies. It works effectively; these are beautiful little sculptures.

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