The Dog Food Days of Insect Repellant

Aug 22, 2014
Cockroaches are disgusting. I don’t really think that I’m crossing any boundaries making a proclamation like that, and if I am, by all means I’ll be more than happy to respond personally to any ...

Bitten By a Bajillion Bugs

Jul 29, 2011
Flying swift like miniature porcupines out for blood, they strike from all angles in a coordinated attack the likes of which this humble pincushion has never before seen, ultimately leaving behind a b...

Along Came Many, Many Spiders…

May 21, 2010
You know what they say – You can lead a spider to water, but you can’t make it drink. No, that’s not right. How about – A spider in the hand is worth two hiding behind your couch. Errr, that...

Things That Go Chomp In the Night

Apr 17, 2009
I woke up with one hell of a bite on my neck the other morning. Using my awesome powers of deductive reasoning, I’m led to believe one of the two following scenarios: a) My wife is actually a vampir...

The Great Ant Invasion of 2007

Nov 2, 2007
I really hate ants. And I apologize to any arthropods that might happen to be reading my column this week, but you little buggers have sure been a pain in my neck … and arms, and legs … for the pa...

Bug Column #473: Montezuma’s Revenge

Aug 31, 2007
I’ve never really been very good with bugs in and around our home, but if you’ve been reading for this column for any length of time you’re well aware of that creepy, crawly bit of truth. Over t...

Tonight We Wage War at Countertop…

Jun 15, 2006
I don’t want to alarm anyone, so just try to stay calm when I tell you this…but I think we’re being watched. You think it sounds creepy now, but wait until I actually get around to explaining wh...

Things That Go Chirp in the Night

Aug 20, 2003
There are few things in this world that I enjoy doing as much as sleeping, or at least few that are as easily obtainable! It’s relaxing, rejuvenating, refreshing, and several other words that begin ...