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100 Species Of Bugs Live In Your Home

You thought Asian camel crickets were bad. A new report in journal Peer J finds hundreds of bugs likely lurk in your home, including spiders, beetles, ants, and book lice. Scientists got down on their hands and knees and combed 50 houses in the suburbs of Raleigh, NC, picking up any bugs they found, to… More »


Household Pests, Ranked By Ickiness

The weather is warming up, every available surface outside is dusted with pollen, and here in beautiful New York City, cockroach season has begun in full force. More »


When Winning Is Losing: Man Dies After Winning Roach Eating Contest

File under: Another Unfortunate Florida Story. (The file is getting thick, FYI.) A man in West Palm Beach, Florida, died after winning a roach eating contest. Edward Archbold, 32, ate more roaches and worms than any other contestant in the contest, held at a local reptile store (again, only in Florida). Archbold (pictured) ate 20… More »


Roaches Love Dancing To Lady Gaga

When a cockroach wants to shake a tail feather, what music does it prefer? Apparently, Lady Gaga. This summer, four teenagers in an engineering program at New York’s Cooper Union were studying the movement of roaches by hooking them up to electrodes and then exposing them to electric pulses. But soon the roaches got used… More »


Jane Aldridge’s Cockroach Necklace: Chic Or Eeek?

Clearly, Jane Adridge of Sea of Shoes has never had a roommate who leaves half-eaten bowls of Cocoa Puffs around the apartment for three days. What do you think of her cockroach necklace? Chic or eeeek? [TheyEnvy.us] … More »


Bring Some Bugs To Your Picnic

Nothing puts a damper on a day in the park like ants crawling into your picnic basket. Gross. I shudder at the thought of mosquitoes, crickets, and wasps. Ugh, they’re icky! And I’m quick to kill ‘em (sorry, animal lovers), but insects give me the heebie jeebies. Now, however, there’s a better way to have… More »


Not For The Squeamish: A Pin Made From A Real Cockroach

Alksjafs;ldkjas;dlkfja;lsd. That is how we can most accurately express the reaction we had to this cockroach pin, because we’re pretty sure there are no words to convey the sound of terror that slipped from our mouths. Yup, this is a real cockroach, dipped in solid silver and outfitted with a pin so you can stick… More »