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The Only Poisonous Spider Native to New York State

The Only Poisonous Spider Native to New York State

When people think of venomous spiders, their minds usually go to the Amazon rain forest or the Australian outback. Less associated with the United States of America than some far off, wild land, there are still plenty of venomous spiders traipsing around the good ol’...
Nassau Rats: A Growing Concern

Nassau Rats: A Growing Concern

People are wreaking havoc on the biosphere. We’re imposing our own form of natural selection, and causing many animal species to go extinct. Scientists call it defaunation—the extinction of fauna—and say it’s happening faster than ever before. Since the year 1500, 320...
Squirrel Problems Rock Westchester

Squirrel Problems Rock Westchester

Many people consider squirrels to be relatively cute, but no one wants to see one scampering across their kitchen floor. Yet such has been the fate of many Westchester residents this summer. This is what recently happened to one New Rochelle man named Alprentice...
Our Opponent, the Rodent

Our Opponent, the Rodent

Despite Mickey Mouse being the iconic mascot of many children’s favorite company, no one likes to see an uninvited mouse in their home. Seeing one scurrying across a kitchen floor can cause a housewife (or househusband) to shriek like few other things will. Rodents...
Fleas? No Need to Flee!

Fleas? No Need to Flee!

What’s your favorite animal? “Mine’s the flea,” said no one, ever. Fleas don’t have wings, but they can jump seven inches off the ground. Given their height of roughly 3 millimeters, that makes them the 2nd most prolific jumper in the animal kingdom (bested only by...