Wednesday, October 24, 2012

National Pest Management

Creepy crawly bugs and rodents in one's Trenches are disgusting, no?  I mean, sure I can handle a stray ladybug or two here and there (they're kinda cute, and little, and non-threatening) but when it comes to spiders...or rodents (*spine shiver*)...or bats (*double shiver as I flash back to childhood and playing outside during dusk with the bats swooping low around the pine trees in the backyard*)...all bets are off.

I mean, really, I have FOUR MALES in my Trenches!

I absolutely leave the spider-killing to either the boyz or my Hubby.

And the ant-trapping.  Yuck.

Thankfully, our Trenches seem to be relatively pest-free (aside from the aforementioned boyz, that is!) and we haven't endured any property damage from any critters (knock on wood!).

We have, however, had experience with ticks.  And Lyme disease.

I cannot stress enough the importance of checking your children (and pets!) for ticks.  We live in a fairly wooded area, right next door to some wetlands.  When the boys play in the backyard (which is frequently), I make sure to check them (think of a mother gorilla picking at her baby) thoroughly.

Like so.

In fact, just the other day, Middle came up to me and indicated he had something on the back of his head.  From afar, it looked like a little scab.  Like he had bumped his head and it left a mark.  But upon further was a tick, you guys.  For reelz.  Just starting to get under his skin.  I couldn't get that sucker out of there fast enough. 

How about you?  Any pests (besides the two-legged ones) in your Trenches?? is your go-to resource for everything you need to know about bugs, rodents and other household pests. You can identify your infestation, find helpful prevention tips, pest photography and videos, educational articles on a variety of pest topics, and more.  

In the fall, pests often enter our homes seeking shelter from colder weather, so it’s important to take steps to pest-proof your home. Pest issues are better handled by licensed pest professionals. They have the knowledge, training and tools to properly identify a pest species and recommend ways to safely remedy an infestation before it becomes a serious problem.  

You can find a pest professional in your area by entering your zip code in the Find a Pro database on

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the National Pest Management Association. The opinions and text are all mine.

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