Tag: pest control

Why we don’t need to fear Florida Man’s army of turtles

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Trace Meadows of Pensacola, FL, writes to ask, I hear there’s someone threatening to conquer the planet with his army of turtles. Should I be concerned? The referenced item of news is this:¬†Florida Man Threatens To Conquer Planet Earth With His Army Of Turtles. Trace, I don’t think we need to be concerned. Due to …

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Honeywell gas valve six flashes

Honeywell gas valve on your water heater giving you the 6 flashes signal? How to chastise it.

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The Squirrel Alarm

Dear Tyler, (writes Ferdy Johns of Ely MN) I’m not an early riser by inclination, but the last few mornings, I’ve been awakened by a tiny red squirrel who shows up at sunrise to throw pine-cones onto my roof. I’m far enough out in the country that nobody would be bothered if I just shot …

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Review: Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire

Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire My rating: 4 of 5 stars My wife and I enjoyed this book enough to pick up the sequel. The snappy dialogue and narration of the independent-minded heroine is a big plus here. The setting is creative. The plot is well-formed. On the negative side, I thought there were too …

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Terry Faust?

Terry Faust, in the dark

How do you know Mr. Faust? … The town council would appreciate all information pertaining to Mr. Faust for a pending frivolous libel suit. [MORE]

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The Babysitting Kit

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Cassie of Minneapolis asks, “I’ve just been certified as a babysitter, but the list that they gave us for babysitting kits seems incomplete. What would you recommend that I pack?” (MORE)

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Stopping alien expansion

Maks writes: What is the funniest way to stop the alien expansion? There are so many kinds of angry, dangerous, terrible aliens… There must be a way to prevent the expansion! Maks, you’ve correctly identified the cause of the K’krabits’ anger. Despite their millenia of technological advancement, the aliens have not yet found a way …

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How can I repel mosquitoes?

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Hilary Moon Murphy writes again to ask how to best repel mosquitoes. Now, my pal Socrates would leap right onto that question, but he wouldn’t answer it. Oh, no, that’s too easy. Instead he would ask another question, to wit: Are we sure that’s the question you really want answered? Is it necessary to repel …

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