Entertaining bug-related activities keep your children from becoming “pests” this summer
As summer approaches and the final school bell rings, Arrow
Exterminators, a local termite and home pest control company,
offers five fun activities to keep your children from "bugging" you
this summer while also helping them expand their knowledge about
science and nature:
- Design your own bug using household items and craft supplies.
An empty toilet paper roll and pipe cleaners quickly becomes an ant
with a little imagination and glue.
- While on vacation, play travel bug bingo. The first child to
spot five new bugs they don't find at home wins.
- Encourage your children to start a bug collection by catching
bug specimens in glass jars with air holes poked in the lids, or
many stores sell fun and inexpensive children's bug or nature kits
around this time of year.
- Your children can help pest-free your yards before picnics and
barbecues by going on "Pest Patrol." Their duties can include
emptying any rainwater that has collected in outdoor toys which is
a key breeding ground for summer's most annoying
- On rainy days, visit www.arrowexterminators.com and click on
"For Teachers & Kids." The site is full of interesting pest
facts and photos along with fun and educational games and
activities where children can pretend to be an ant, combat home
pest issues as a Pest Ranger, solve pest mysteries as a Pest
Detective, test their knowledge of pests and there are even ideas
for science fair projects.
"Summer is a fun time of year for everyone, but it can be tough
to keep children entertained all summer," said Cindy Mannes, Chief
Marketing Officer for Arrow Exterminators. "Bugs and bug-related
activities can provide hours of educational summer fun at home or