Fleas Are Worse than Bombs

The city assigns each street a designated day for leaving out large items  for pickup. Yesterday, I put out a stroller, in the hope that someone would find it and use it. When a friend emailed that she wanted it, I went down to retrieve it. While there, I met a neighbor from across the street. … [Read more...]

Unofficial Guide to Israeli Vermin

No, this is not a political rant. Here is the homeowner's guide to insects you are likely to encounter in Israel. Jukim. Known by exterminators as tikanim (tikanot?). These are huge, winged, roach-like creatures that fly in without warning through upper-story windows. Watch out for them when … [Read more...]