The New Orkin Ecologist Site! #BugOut
So how do you feel about creepy, crawly creatures? Me? – I do not like them. I don’t dislike them as much as birds but I definitely do not like them. Some people fear them – I don’t fear them, I just don’t like them. But Orkin studies them.
Orkin knows every creature has a place – even if they harm people or property and when they help the environment to thrive. Orkin studies them, good and bad, in order to find the best way to control them. They have been studying bugs for 100 years and even have scientists on staff to ensure they keep science at the forefront of their work.
Everything they learn gets applied to their business and makes them better at what they do. Not only do they study the creatures, they are fascinated by them. They even created “The Ecologist” site to celebrate the science and uniqueness of bugs. Check it out – world’s scariest bugs.
Orkin would like to encourage others to explore the science behind insects – and the vital role that insects have on our world. Check out their site http://ecologist.orkin.com/the-worlds-scariest-and-deadliest-insects/ and see all you can imagine about bugs. I didn’t know there were so many different kinds of bugs. The Human Botfly kind of grosses me out! A bug that eats human flesh? Oh yeah – not my idea of fun. Would you like to learn what the top ten bug phobias are? What about the ugliest, scariest insects? Of course since I am petrified of birds, the Goliath Bird Eating Spider sounds pretty interesting. It is one of the largest spider species in the world with up to an 11 inch leg span. Now that would scare me – that is so far beyond a good old fashioned daddy long legs… Females can live up to 25 years while males can live up to 5 years – now isn’t that interesting. That is definitely a bug I would be afraid of if I ran into it.
We camp a lot and with camping automatically comes bugs. Lots of them – all the time. You expect the mosquitos, flies, horseflies etc… What is my #BugOut moment? It isn’t the scariest thing in the world but it is one of my most annoying. When we go camping we head to the beach a lot – right down the road. Naturally we wear sunscreen etc… However, this one particular brand of sunscreen kept the rays of sunshine from harming us but oh my gosh – its scent clearly attracted the nastiest horseflies I have ever encountered. Each horsefly bite felt like a bee sting. I was truly nearly in tears after the first half hour. The kids didn’t care because they spend the entire time in the ocean. But sitting on the beach was unbearable!
What bugs are you most afraid of? I bet you can find information about it on this site. Does this horsefly look scary?
The Orkin Ecologist site is a fantastic educational resource for both novice and experienced science lovers – you should check it out. This Orkin Ecologist site is a great educational resource. There is so much information out there and I have already introduced it to my middle school aged son – this is totally what he is interested in. He is now quite hooked on the site.
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