bedbugs

17 Sep 2021

Ask a Tenant Attorney: How to Deal with Pest Infestations

Ask a Tenants Right’s Lawyer is your chance to learn how to survive as a renter in San Francisco.  Attorney Daniel Wayne has a lot of the information you need to keep you in your home.  This month’s topic: Dealing with bedbugs, vermin, and other pest infestations. Got a question? Send

Daniel Wayne - Tenant's Rights Attorney 0
28 Sep 2016

5 Ways to Kill Bed Bugs on the Cheap

Everybody by now has heard a nightmare story about bed bug infestation or lived through it themselves. If you live in a city, chances are you know someone whose had to call an exterminator, or even had to move out of their place all together because the little bastards have

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
04 Aug 2021

Hooray! The Oakland & East Bay Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the Oakland & East Bay Beer Passport There’s no better way to explore Oakland and the East Bay than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 28 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 28 of the

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
25 Aug 2012

Poor People Problems: Pests

  There are certain universal problems that people of lesser-affluence share. Besides ignoring serious medical issues, being too broke to put an egg in your Top Ramen and being forced to wear the Kardashian clothing line at Sears, there is the very frustrating issue of dealing with the Slumlord. Rents

Donna Rose - Bankrupt Blonde 3
05 Sep 2011

When Is IKEA Not Your Friend? When You’re Furnishing a One-month Sublet

In hindsight, I believe the logic used to implement this idea went like this: “I am a cheapskate who wants to explore NYC, but I’m deathly scared of bedbugs. No furniture equals no hidden places that those darn cretins can hide.” This is a valid concern since bedbugs are known

Patricia Serrano - Destitute Diva 2
05 Sep 2010

On The Nature of Fear as It Relates to the Bedbug Menace

I don’t reckon I ever consciously had that One Great Fear, but I know for certain that, whatever it was, its status has of late been usurped by bedbugs, the existence of which fills me with dread beyond dread. I should clarify: It’s not solely the existence of bedbugs as

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18 May 2010

Gross Science: Louis Sorkin and Gene Kaplan at the “Geeking Out” Lecture Series

I consider myself a pseudo-scientist.  I watch a lot of science shows on TV.  Once upon a time I got a ‘˜five’ on my Biology Advanced Placement test.  I even got a scholarship in biology for college.  Alas, I was making more jokes in lab than getting experiments done and

Christine Witmer - Sparing Stringer 0
16 Dec 2009

Another man’s trash…

…okay, is, more often than not, just some crap he didn’t want anymore. But we’ve probably all, at some point in our lives, saved an object from a destiny at the dumps, whether it be furniture off the sidewalk or that 1988 Fleer Kirby Puckett card my friend Jacob was

Joe Petersen - Classist Columnist 0