Bugs. Yuck. Yuck. Yuck. However, that is the main gist of this post so I will try to refrain from running screaming from my keyboard whiile randomly swatting at my arms. I can't promise to succeed but I will try. See, I have the firm belief that bugs are gross, yucky and should be no where within a 10 mile radius of my personal space. Apparently the people at Orkin feel differently (weird, right?).
Orkin believes that everything (including bugs) has its' place in the environment and that the best way to control pests is to understand them. So for the past 100 years they have been studying insects. They even keep scientists on staff so they can stay up to date.
Orkins desire to spread knowledge about bugs has lead them to create "The Ecologist" webiste, a fantastic educationl resource for both novice and experienced science lovers. I just finished reading some of the articles on the site and find that they are very informative. They are full of informationa and facts, yet written in a way that does not bore or confuse the reader with a bunch of unpronouncable scientific terms. These articles could easily be read by young teens and adults alike.
After reading about scariest and deadliest bugs in the world, I know that the Goliath Bird Eating Tarantula has an 11 inch leg span, mostly eats lizards, snakes, frogs and insects and that its venom is not lethal but it does have fangs. I also know that I want to be absolutely no where near where ever there is a spider with an 11 inch leg span.
Off the top of my head I can think of numerous personal #BugOut moments. One that really sticks in my head happened about 15 years ago right before my husband I got married. We had seperate apartments, his was a basement one. He was out of town and I went there after work to feed his evil chinchilla. Since it was late I just slept there. Early the next morning I felt something "tickling" my face. I slapped it and tried to sleep. Felt it on my arms. Finally opened my eyes and discovered a bazillion tiny ants had decided his water bed was the place to be. I drove home faster than you can imagine, swatting myself the entire way and took the longest shower EVER. *shudders* I can still feel them.
So tell me, do you have a #BugOut moment? Is it worse than a bed full of ants! Share it below!