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Bed Bug Prevention in NYC

Everyone needs to wash their laundry. That’s right! Even if you don’t do your own laundry, it has to be done, doesn’t it? Sometimes, if you’re busy or don’t have the facilities where you live, you will be in search of a laundry and dry cleaning service. As well, if you are simply staying in a city where you’re working, you may be at a hotel, and could use some assistance with washing your clothing. A huge concern over recent years when traveling, or even at home for that matter, is the issue of bed bugs becoming a rampant pest of sorts in homes. NYC [ ... ]

The Cicada are Singing

I love the time of year, in the summer in North America, where the cicada sing! What? That’s what I said!!! Most people think those cicadan noises are annoying, irritating and they complain and fuss… …but I think it’s beautiful! It means summer is here – and to me, that’s so much better than winter being from Canada!!! Honesty, I think the more we appreciate the world around us, the happier and more at peace we are… Who knows…Maybe you’ll be able to easily fall asleep when you admire their song at night, instead of getting all uptight! Next time, just Yup, that's right! I [ ... ]

When On Vacation, Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite!

Exotic Animal Newsflash: Yikes…How gross is that? Right? Well, I was on a friend’s blog today, SunEGrl Loves To Shop, and she was talking about a rise of incidents in Hotels and on Cruise Ships since 2004. I guess, it doesn’t matter if you’re staying at a 2-star hotel or a 5-star hotel, it is just as likely that you could be staying in an infested place! Yuk! I bet you thought that Bed Bugs feed off filthy, dead skin or human waste, right? Wrong! Oh, No!!! What attracts them then? Well, they like exhaled carbon dioxide…And as we all know, we can’t change what we [ ... ]

Fire Ants in Southern United States

If you have never been bit by a fire ant…You don’t want to… I was in Dallas a few weeks ago, and I still have a little bump from where I was bit by a single fire ant, also called red ants, by the pool. I am not kidding! They call them fire ants because it burns when you are bit by them. They pack a wallop! Problem is, you usually don’t get hit by just one. You probably stepped in an ant mound without even knowing it! They are super quick, and all swarm up your legs, or whatever body part is [ ... ]

Are Animals Getting Smarter?

By Tracey Wilson Are animals getting smarter? Not long ago on Utube, I watched some amazing animal videos. In these videos you could see proof of the animal using cause and effect. In one video, a raccoon was captured in a concrete cage, outside. The top of the cage was opened, but he was enclosed on all four sides. The raccoon, with a lot of effort, was able to lean a broken tree limb, which was lying in the bottom of his cage, in one of the corners of the cage. He then used the broken limb as a ladder and climbed [ ... ]