I have been experiencing some surreal dreams lately about pests, but then I guess that’s what writing about pests all day long does to you. Deep in my subconscious lives a talking mouse and a talking pigeon. Last night I dreamt that I had a very pretty pet mouse living in my Christmas tree. The [...]
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Halloween is just a couple of days away and nowhere is it more evident than the bats, spiders, rats and black cats visible on almost every porch, inside every window and on almost every lawn in neighborhoods everywhere. Something spooky this way comes. I get a good belly laugh seeing the lengths people go [...]
Mike Libby is the founder of Insect Lab, collaboration between bugs, arachnids, antique watch parts and electronic devices. His inspiration came over a decade ago when a colourful dead beetle by a vending machine caught his eye (we hope we weren’t guilty). The coils in his Rhode Island School of Design brain whirled and the [...]
In Texas 2007 giant communal spiders began to cast their web over swathes of Lake Tawokoni State Park. The park looked like something from a horror movie. For a full chronology of The Texas Spider Mystery click here (Picture - Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tom Pennington).
Superstition affects our daily lives, even if we don’t realise it. According to the Otis Elevator Company, more than 80% of the world’s skyscrapers are missing a 13th floor. Today #white rabbits was trending on Twitter. From a sailor’s terror of fleeing rats to lucky ladybugs and money spiders, the animal and bug kingdom is [...]