Dang varmints!

by nobugsonme on December 9, 2009

in bed bugs, new york, new york city

Well done to the Riverdale Press for its use of the word “varmints” (the charming variant of “vermin”) in a story about bed bug sniffing canines giving The College of Mount St. Vincent (in Riverdale, which is part of the Bronx) a once-over for bed bugs:

The College of Mount Saint Vincent conducted an in-depth search of the campus for bedbugs — the varmints that recently pestered students and administrators at Manhattan College — and came up dry.

With the help of a bed bug-sniffing dog, the search revealed 26 positive scents that were then inspected by a licensed pest control technician. No “live activity” was found, according to the college.

That word “varmints” got me to thinking: wouldn’t it be cool if we had a cartoon of Yosemite Sam as a PCO: the meanest, toughest, rip-roarin’-est hombre what ever treated a home for bed bugs?!?

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