DATE POSTED: June 14, 2019
You stop dead in your tracks. On your wall (probably staring back at you but you don't know because you can't see any eyes) is a big centipede. How do you respond? With fear? With revulsion? Do you get someone to kill it or do you dispose of it yourself with a wad of toilet paper or paper towel? We all respond differently to the presence of gross bugs. But once the threat has been eliminated, a…
DATE POSTED: January 17, 2019
Are you familiar with the children's rhyme “I know an old lady…”? It goes something like, I know an old lady who swallowed a fly, then she swallowed a spider to catch the fly, then swallowed a bird to catch the spider, and on and on. You might wonder what that has to do with keeping millipedes and centipedes out of your New England home… bear with us.
DATE POSTED: April 10, 2017
Okay. Let's be honest. We're okay with anything that has two legs--for the most part. Four legs is fine too. In fact, some of us probably prefer things with four legs, especially if it is domesticated and sleeps at the foot of our bed. Six legs, yeah, not so much. Definitely not if those six legs allow the critter to climb the wall and run across the ceiling at full speed--that's right…
DATE POSTED: March 31, 2015
That's right sports lovers, we have an incredible match for you today as we pit the ferocious centipede up against the clever and wily millipede, to see which contender will survive this battle to the death. This may be the most exciting battle in arthropod history! Let's find out.
DATE POSTED: January 19, 2015
Which are you? The kind of person who believes that anything with more than four legs should be squished, or the kind of person who will delicately trap a fly and release him back into the wild? I used to be the second one--and I guess I still am, to a certain extent. Just yesterday I caught a stink bug with a tiny glass and escorted him off my property. But flies don't live long in my house. I…
DATE POSTED: December 31, 2014
I realize that many of you have busy schedules. Life has a way of loading us down like a pack mule on a winding Himalayan trail. So, I'm going to break this article down into two sections: the short answer, and the long answer. If you have a short attention span, or suffer from ADHD, you may want to apply yourself, and stick with me till the end, because I'm going to give you tips on how you can…