It's June, which means we have three beautiful months of summer
ahead of us. Do you and your family have any plans? While it's a
carefree time for the kids, with no schoolwork or studying, it can
be a stressful time of the year for most parents.
Luckily, we at Arrow Exterminators have come up with a few ideas
to ease your worries and keep your kids from bugging out over the
next few months. Try one of our fun and educational activities, and
we're sure it will help keep them entertained all summer long!
- Have Fun With Science: No matter where you live, there is sure
to be a science center or insectarium near you. They usually
consist of fun, interactive exhibits that are always changing.
Spend the day at the museum learning about pests. Then, upon
returning home, turn your children's learning experience into a
game by seeing if they can identify where in and around the house
the pests might be found.
- Find Your Inner Michelangelo: Teach your children about various
pests, then, using products found around the house, challenge them
to create a sculpture based off their pest "muse." Simple household
objects, such as pipe cleaners, toilet paper rolls, cotton balls
and glue can make wonderful works of art!
- Sleep under the Stars: Enjoy the "Great Outdoors" with an
old-fashioned camp out in your own backyard! But, make the
experience educational by teaching your kids how to prevent pests
from ruining their outdoor slumber party. Ask your kids to inspect
the backyard, looking for any sources of standing water to prevent
any mosquitoes from joining the party. Next, show your kids how to
properly seal their food to prevent wildlife from enjoying a free
meal. Finally, when the last campfire song has been sung, be sure
the tent is closed up tight!
In addition to these activities, turn household chores into fun
assignments. Encourage your children to become pest pros by keeping
their surroundings clean. Reward them when they fight off pests
through daily responsibilities, such as giving the dog a bath,
getting rid of clutter and keeping all snacks and food sealed
tight. It will provide the foundation for a pest-free