Customs officials say they have thwarted a plan to sneak twenty live millipedes inside a box coming through the international mail facility at San Francisco International.
A movie theater in Lodi reopened Thursday after a bed bug infestation shut it down.
A hiker who was stranded for six days in California’s Sierra Nevada with a badly broken leg says survival mode kicked in when he treated his own injury and sought sustenance by eating crickets and moths, and drinking melting ice.
A new pest has reared its ugly head in Southern California, and is so nasty that vector control officials here in the Bay Area are taking steps to halt any northern migration.
The website thisdishisvegetarian.com reports Starbucks’ Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino is not vegan, even if it contains soy, after a barista alerted the site that the company’s new strawberry flavoring contains “cochineal extract” – which is essentially crushed up dried bugs used as dye.
A coalition of health and environmental groups has stirred up a hornet’s nest at the State Department of Food and Agriculture, contending that the state is too quick to use pesticides to eradicate invasive pests.