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Summer is around the corner! While we often get caught up thinking about the fun we can have during the summer months, when it actually arrives, we’re reminded that creepy crawlies will also come with the warmer temps.  Eplore outdoors safely!

Explore the outdoors safely with Orkin

One of my favorite ways to hang out with the kids is by exploring the outdoors, and learning about the things we find. For example, we found this wicked awesome looking caterpillar last summer. I snapped a photo, shared it on Facebook and soon found out it’s actually poisonous and we should avoid touching it if we wanted to avoid some pain. I didn’t even know there were poisonous caterpillars!

While bugs of all kinds can be dangerous, I think the worst is the mosquito! With its blood-sucking tendency and itchy aftermath, summer can be a real downer if you find yourself itching 24/7 due to bug bites. Fortunately, Orkin wants you to enjoy your summer months with the kids, so they’ve put together the Buzzer Beater app I think you’ll love.

Take the quiz to see if you’re prepared for mosquito season and earn your badge, or find out if your city made it to Orkin’s list of cities with high mosquito activity. You can also watch the videos in the app to learn more fun science surrounding mosquitos!

Is your city on the list?! Don’t despair. Just call the Orkin Man® to help you prepare and protect your home from pesky pests this summer. Orkin uses the latest technology to develop effective treatments that are right for your home and area. Orkin wants you to explore outdoors with your kids, without worrying about the bugs.

Did you earn your Badge?

Orkin Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit. Explore Outdoors

Now that you know how to stay safe with bugs and still explore outdoors, it’s time to get out and have an adventure! One reader will win an Orkin Summer Scientist Big Catching Kit. Inside the kit, you will find everything needed for a summer of outdoor and indoor bug catching fun.

Bug Catcher Craft Kits: These awesome DIY bug catcher kits will let your family’s personality shine through while also learning about nature and the world around us. The kits include a variety of foam ladybugs, dragonflies and more!

Bug Nets: Explore the great outdoors with these fun mesh insect nets. They can be used to collect and study butterflies, ladybugs, caterpillars and many other backyard creatures.

See-Through Bug Jars: Reveal the wonders of your backyard with these clear bug jars. Each transparent plastic box has a magnifying lid for better insect viewing. Young explorers love discovering worms, butterflies, ants and insects. These containers allow them to make homes for their new discoveries.

Magic Color Scratch Little Garden Critters: Scratch faces, designs and more on these Magic Color Scratch Little Garden Critters! A perfect kids’ activity for critter lovers, simply scratch away the black coating to reveal vibrant rainbow colors. Includes butterflies, frogs, turtles and more.

Glow-in-the-Dark Creepy Crawlers: Turn off the lights and let them glow! These vinyl glow-in-the-dark bugs are lots of fun for all ages.

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Giveaway open to US 18+ and ends on 5/4/2016