There are over 3500 species of cockroaches found in the world and 57 of those are found in North America. Of those, 5 of them are the pests we're always hearing about.
1. The German Cockroach ~ About 1/2" long and reproduce quickly. They love to live near humans, particularly in the kitchen/pantries or wherever food is being prepared. They love to nibble on eyelashes and fingernails.
2. The Brown-Banded Cockroach ~ They are 1/2" long and like warm, dry places. Can often be found in high, secluded places, like closets and walls and typically found in the Southern States.
3. The Oriental Cockroach ~ 1 1/4" long and prefer cool, damp places. They tend to enter homes thru drains and leaky water pipes and typically stay around basements and crawl spaces.
4. The American Cockroach ~ 1 1/2 to 2" inches in length and are the largest of the pests. They have wings but don't often use them. They enter buildings to stay out of the weather and prefer basements, crawl spaces and of all the species are more inclined to open spaces. Most likely to feast upon your eyelashes and fingernails.
5. The Smoky Brown Cockroach ~ Similar to the American cockroaches...they will fly towards lights at night. They prefer tropical and Southern areas and feed on decaying plant material, or almost anything they can find.
Cockroaches are omnivores that will eat anything. They have been recorded eating both dead and living human tissue. They are more likely to eat your fingernails, eyelashes (ESPECIALLY those of sleeping children), hands and feet.
The bites often cause irritation, lesions, swelling and minor wound infections. The verdict on whether they can kill you, is still out, though there have been reports that there are unresolved autopsy reports involving cockroach bites on the deceased.
Keeping your house clean and all drain/sewer pipes fixed should keep the cockroaches at bay...
Cleanliness is next to Godliness and can go a long way~!!
So...the next time you close those peepers of yours before going to sleep...
Make sure your home is clean...or you may be sharing your bed with an unwelcome stranger~!!
Holly was last seen at her place of employment on June 26, 1995. She had been given a ride by a male acquaintance to pick up her bank card. Holly is 5'6" and weighs 115 lbs.She was in the company of a 33 yr. old male and a 25 yr. old women who were known to Holly.
During the evening hours, Holly was seen leaving her house in the company of the male and female listed above. All three parties were seen leaving that location in a 1989 Ford Bronco, dark green in colour. The two occupants reported that while en route; Ms. Painter exited the vehicle at the intersection of Kingston Road and Warden and ran away. She has never been heard from again.
Holly's bank card was used at an ATM bank machine in New York state, USA on July 1st, 1995 and was used by the 33 yr. old male. The bank card is believed to be stolen.
If you have seen Holly Anne Painter or know of her whereabouts...please contact:
I am participating in the "Wish I'd Read That Challenge 2011"!!
This challenge is for all those books you wish you'd read. These don't have to be books you currently own, you can buy them, borrow them or beg for them. This is a great challenge for getting those TBR piles reduced. So go have a look at what you might read and challenge yourself.
Challenge Guidelines: **You can join anytime between now and Dec 31st 2011*1. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate. --Non-Bloggers: Include your information in the comment section.Non-Bloggers can post their review on sites like Goodreads, Librarything, Shelfari etc.** There are 4 levels: 1. Curious - Read 3 books. 2. Fascinated - Read 6 books. 3. Addicted - Read 12 books. 4. Obsessed - Read 20 books.
Any book format counts. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2011.
Finally, they are offering prizes! There were will be TWO randomly selected participants who will win a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate. The 1st winner will be chosen at the end of 6 months , on 1st July and the 2nd winner will be chosen at the end of the year 2011.
1. The Spirit Thief - Rachel Aaron
2. The Spirit Rebellion - Rachel Aaron
3. My Zombie Ex-Boyfriend - Cora Zane
4. Flip This Zombie - Jesse Petersen
5. Borneo Tom - Tom McLaughlin
6. Gray Matter - David Levy, M.D.
7. Bloodshed of Eagles - William W. Johnstone
8. The DMZ - Jeanette Windle
9. The Bone Trail - Nell Walton
10. Lucas Taylor: The Time Traveller - Kelvin O'Ralph
11. The Dying Times - Brian Kittrell
12. The Dragons Path - Daniel Abraham
13. Elijah's Coin - Steve O'Brien
14. The Attractional Church - Bill Hornsby
15. The Key To The Kingdom - Jeff Dixon
16. How To Entertain Like A Gentleman - David Harap
17. The Eye Of The Storm - William L.K.
18. Barok's Exodus - William L.K.
19. Scourge - David H. Burton
20. How To Be God's Little Princess - Sheila Walsh
21. The Terror of Living - Urban Waite
22. 13 rue Therese - Elena Mauli Shapiro
23. Threads West - Reid L. Rosenthal
24. How To Be Perfect - Daniel M. Harrell
25. Chasing Franice - Ian Cron
26. The Story Of Beautiful Girl - Rachel Simon
27. Dark Patches - Azuka Thomson
28. First Timers Cookbook - Shawn Bucher
29. The Witches Lottery - Krystal McLaughlin
30. Fifo's 50 First States - Hayley Rose
I've decided to participate in the 100+ Reading Challenge for 2011~!!
1. The goal is to read 100 or more books. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate. Posting on GoodReads or wherever you post your reviews is good enough.
2. Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Manga, Graphic Novels, Library books, Novellas, Young Reader, Nonfiction – as long as the book has an ISBN or equivalent or can be purchased as such, the book counts.
3. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.
4. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.
5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2011. Books started before the 1st do not count. You can join at anytime.
6. When you sign up under Mr. Linky, put the direct link to your post where your books will be listed. Include the URL to this post so that other viewers can find this fun challenge. If you’d prefer to put your list in the sidebar of your blog, please leave your viewers the link to the sign up page. Again, so viewers can join the challenge too.
What Doesn't Count:
Individual short stories or individual books in the Bible.
1. The Spirit Thief - Rachel Aaron
2. The Spirit Rebellion - Rachel Aaron
3. Dakota Child - Linda Ford
4. How To Be Perfect - Daniel M. Harrell
5. Scourge - David H. Burton
6. Welcome To Grandparenting - Rosemary Weis & Michelle Johnston
7. My Zombie Ex-Boyfriend - Cora Zane
8. Flip This Zombie - Jesse Petersen
9. Borneo Tom - Tom McLaughlin
10. Gray Matter - David Levy, M.D.
11. Bloodshed of Eagles - William W. Johnstone
12. The DMZ - Jeanette Windle
13. The Bone Trail - Nell Walton
14. Lucas Taylor: The Time Traveller - Kelvin O'Ralph
15. The Dying Times - Brian Kittrell
16. The Dragons Path - Daniel Abraham
17. Elijah's Coin - Steve O'Brien
18. The Attractional Church - Bill Hornsby
19. The Key To The Kingdom - Jeff Dixon
20. How To Entertain Like A Gentleman - David Harap
21. The Eye Of The Storm - William L.K.
22. Barok's Exodus - William L.K.
23. How To Be God's Little Princess - Sheila Walsh
24. The Terror of Living - Urban Waite
25. 13 rue Therese - Elena Mauli Shapiro
26. Threads West - Reid L. Rosenthal
27. Chasing Franice - Ian Cron
28. The Story Of Beautiful Girl - Rachel Simon
29. Dark Patches - Azuka Thomson
30. First Timers Cookbook - Shawn Bucher
31. The Witches Lottery - Krystal McLaughlin
32. Fifo's 50 First States - Hayley Rose
33. Toys - James Patterson & Neil McMahon
34. Giggle the Green Bean Turns Stinkytown into Greentown - Lauren Davis
35. The Weaver - Kai Strand
36. One Pelican At A Time - Nancy Stewart
37. Sanctuary of the Mind - Rhiannon aille, Msc. D
38. The Immortality Virus - Christine Amsden
39. The Face of God - Bill Myers
40. Death Of A Chimney Sweep - M.C. Beaton
41. The House That Ruth Built - Robert Weintraub
42. Anatomy Of A Disappearance - Hisham Matar
43. The Silver Boat - Luanne Rice
44. 22 Britannia Road - Amanda Hodgkinson
45. Lonely Girl, Gracious God - Lauri Khodabandehloo
46. I Am Going Where I Belong - Hans Lindor
47. The Secret Of the Magical Medallions - Sean McCartney
48. The Shepherd - Ethan Cross
49. Elizabeth I - Margaret George
50. The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore - Benjamin Hale
51. Monster On Top Of My Bed - Alan Jordan
52. The Healing Code - Dr. Alex Lloyd
53. Dead Man's Debt - Grace Elliot
54. Night Knight: Therapeutic Bedtime Stories - Emma K. Piers
55. A World I Never Made - James LePore
56. The Tapestry Baby - Carole Waterhouse
57. Journey Of Honour - Jaclyn M. Hawkes
58. RAST - David Steindl
59. Life Choices - Judi Moreo
60. I Was, I Am - Allison 'Tammy' Moore
61. Dying Memories - David Zeltserman
62. Don't Shoot I'm The Guitar Man - Buzzy Martin
63. Me & Bobby McGee - Chad Coenson
64. As The Sycamore Grows - Jennie Miller Helderman
65. The Virgin Mary - Dr. Labib Mikhail
66. The Hypnotist - M.J. Rose
67. Murder Is A Family Business - Heather Haven
68. AfterImage - Carla Malden
69. Unconventional - J.J. Hebert
70. Chique Secrets of Dolce Vita - Barbara Conelli
71. The River of Forgetting - Jane Rowan
72. N.H.I.- No Humans Allowed - Ray Ellis
73. Eyewall - Julio Pinera
74. Stories From A Lifetime - Eileen Kent
75. A New Prospect - Wayne Zurl
76. Black Widow - Randy Wayne White
77. The Katyn Order - Douglas W. Jacobson
78. Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho - Steven Trebello
It seems that back in them old of days folks once thought tomatoes were extremely poisonous because of their close association with Belladonna~!!
And some folks wouldn't eat them because tomatoes weren't mentioned in the Bible! Rather then eat them, folks used them as decorations and centerpieces~!! Many farm owners in the Americas couldn't get the populace to buy into the fact that tomatoes were harmless to eat...soo...
Tomatoes were introduced into the mainstream by touting it as a medicine before it became the delicious condiment we know and love today~!!
In the 1830's a savvy businessman introduced a cure for baldness ...diarrhea...indigestion...liver problems...althelete's foot and everything in between~!! Hence, Dr. Miles Extract of Tomato was invented...
Quite truthfully...while it DOES have anti-oxidants that help fight cancers...you'd have to eat an awful lot of it to get any benefits...the carotenoid called lycopene's found in ketchup are found in trace amounts...that's one heck of a pile of ketchup on your fries or burger~!!!
These groovy folks won the Battle of the Blogs 2010 Contest in the Home & Gadget category and to show their appreciation they are giving away $50.00...who couldn't use some extra moolah in their pockets...I know I could...foooooood...hehe
I was fortunate enough to win a 8GB IPod Nano in green because of their Battle of the Blog win...yeeeaaa...thank you to everyone at... 2 Boys + 1 Girl = One Crazy Mom~!!!
Please stop by and show them some support...you know you wanna~!!!
Kris is of Polish descent. He was last seen at his home on Lomond Street, Coquitlam, BC. His green 18 speed Raleigh Avalanche was found near the Pattullo Bridge after his disappearance. He was upset and distraught at the time and was wearing a white t-shirt with the logo PMC-Sierra on the arm sleeve and "So you want to build the internet?" with "www.pmc.sierra.com" below, this is written on the front of the shirt.
If you have seen Kris or know anything about his whereabouts...