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Monday, August 16th, 2010

You know how your mom used to say, “Sleep tight; don’t let the bedbugs bite?” Well, mom was giving you bad advice. According to an article in the NY Daily News, bedbugs like when you are still, especially in a movie theater. It is kind of ironic that in the most expensive city in the [...]

Heeerrreee’s Wyatt!

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

I’m back, baby! Jim and RT’s reign of terror is over! We now return you to your regularly scheduled idiocy. Actually, I wanted to thank both Jim and RT for covering for me lo these many days. I am also very happy that Tropical Storm Fay missed Casa de Jim. That would have sucked arse. [...]

Name That Bug

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Well gang, it’s time for another fact-filled edition of Name That Bug. This week’s pest is the ever-popular Lepisma saccharina (commonly called the fishmoth, urban silverfish or just the silverfish). It belongs to the basal insect order Thysanura, and the species is estimated to have existed for over 300 million years, originating in the Palaeozoic [...]

Name That Bug

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

It’s time for a new feature here at SYLG: Name That Bug. After seeing some nasty insects outside (and occasionally inside) my home, I figured as a public service, I should enlighten others who share my dread. Let’s begin, shall we? This little bastard is the House Centipede. The house centipede, Scutigera coleoptrata, is a [...]