I’ve never noticed lovebugs around New Orleans before, though they’re supposed to be common all along the Gulf Coast during certain times of the year. Then again, New Orleans isn’t really on the coast — though the coast is getting closer every day. Anyway, I’ve been seeing the lovebugs here for the first time over […]

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This morning we had our house sprayed by the exterminator. Within mere minutes, cockroaches were crawling out of the woodwork in their death throes. We have good old-fashioned American cockroaches, which some people call “palmetto bugs”or “water bugs.”

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