Truth be told, there was a time I was afraid of bugs. But my theory has always been that if you are afraid of something, you should squish it dead with a shoe and tell the story of how it was bigger than Texas and you conquered it like a mighty warrior.
OK, maybe that is not my real theory, but it is my basis for my mantra. Bugs are bugs. I live in Texas so they are large – especially roaches and mosquitoes . They don’t really bother me much anymore. In fact, I can honestly say that I am all hands on deck when it comes to bugs in my home.
Or anywhere really! For instance: I went to the Chimpanzee premier earlier this year and one of my housemates stumbled upon a baby roach crawling in her shower. This was not a Texas Tree Roach that flew. It was a little, bitty, itty, tiny little critter that I could have squished with my thumb. But she freaked out completely. So, grabbing my trusty shoe, I went in, cornered the little thing and smashed it. I used cleaner to clean up after it and flushed it down the toilet. My housemates were quite impressed.
Despite my no fear attitude, however, there are times that I need help identifying some strange thing that has crawled in my house from the yard. Or I need help killing a group of bugs that my shoe just can not tackle. Luckily, there is PestWorld.org!
PestWorld.org is an online resource that can be invaluable when it comes to pest control in your home and in your yard. Especially if you live in an area where pests can create expensive and horrible damage, like termites! Or if you have an ant problem! PestWorld.org is the place to go for information on infestations, helpful prevention tips, pest photography and videos, educational articles on a variety of pest topics, and more. Visiting this site with your pest related questions and concerns can end up saving you in the future!
I have PestWorld.com bookmarked now. Because no matter how trustworthy my shoe – and aim – are, there is always some new thing I can do to keep them out, treat my house for them and more. Check them out! I think you’ll find what you need too!
PestWorld.org 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 PestWorld.org: http://www.pestworld.org/find-a-pest-control-professional/.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the National Pest Management Association. The opinions and text are all mine.