Things To Do In Northeast Philly That’s Not Franklin Mills or Neshaminy Mall (Part 1)

Steve’s Bug-Off Exterminating and Insectarium
8046 Frankford Ave, 19136

This is the first part of what I hope to be a long-lasting series of things to do in Northeast Philadelphia that’s not Franklin Mills or Neshaminy Mall. Most people seem to think that the Northeast section of Philly is nothing but rowhomes and malls. I would beg to differ, however. There are many, MANY things to do in the Northeast (I hope) and I’m going to try to spotlight them all.

Steve’s Bug-Off isn’t your ordinary exterminator. If your house has ants/spiders/cockroaches, then yeah, you should see Steve and his exterminators. But, if you’d like to go and check out a bunch of cool and exotic bugs, then you should check out the Insectarium. There’s a model kitchen complete with cockroaches crawling about, watch bugs eat other bugs, and even crawl through a spider web! I’m pretty sure your squeamish girlfriend will go crazy over all this. Then again, so will your little brother.

Refreshments include Cajun- or cheese-coated mealworms, or lollypops with caterpillars in the middle of them. All edible.

True, this is mainly set for kids. But, if you really like bugs, you’ll really like the Insectarium.

If you have more cool things to do in NE Philly that’s not the Mills or Neshaminy, please shoot me an e-mail at!

2 Comments so far

  1. suzanne (unregistered) on June 12th, 2006 @ 3:01 am

    Can we go here on a date? Because I’m all about it. No shit. I miss cockroaches.

  2. Steve (unregistered) on June 12th, 2006 @ 8:45 pm

    A friend of mine works at the Insectorium; I think she even runs the place.

    Did you know the first virtual museum of architecture online began 10 years ago out of a basement in Olney?

    Thing to do in the Northeast? Don’t get me started! Don’t even get me started!!

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