Friday, October 18, 2013

Orkin Ecologist site - time to #BugOut!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Orkin Ecologist. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you have katsaridaphobia?

I do! It's the fear of cockroaches. Oh, how I hate finding one in my house!

Generally, we don't have a lot of insects in the house - as we live in bug-filled South Florida, having an exterminator visit every other month is pretty much a requirement for me. But the bugs still manage to get it, and when I see something big and black moving out of the corner of my eye - oh, that is such a terrible feeling!

My oldest daughter doesn't have katsaridaphobia, though - if she finds a cockroach or other large bug in the house, she'll get a napkin, let the bug crawl on, then take it outside and release it on the lawn. That's not my technique. Mine involves a large shoe and a tissue.

I learned that the fear of cockroaches is called katsaridaphobia from an interesting article that I read about the top 10 bug phobias.  Check it out!  You'll learn the fancy names of quite a few bug phobias - the names are what I find the most interesting, since they are derived from Greek.  You'll probably find some phobias that you hadn't considered before!

I found this article on the Orkin Ecologist site.  At Orkin, controlling bugs is their job, so it's really important that they be knowledgeable about bugs.  They've been studying bugs for over 100 years - not just to know how to get rid of them, but also because bugs are just so interesting! The site is a great educational science resource for both novices and experts.  Whether you want to learn about their bug of the month, get the latest bug news, or learn how to share their information with others, the Orkin Ecologist site will really help you!

Want to learn more?  Check out their Facebook page or their Pinterest page.  You can also share your favorite (or perhaps least favorite?) bug-related moments on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtage #bugout, or leave a comment below!

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