OK….Let me say first that this post and the research I’ve done behind it has given me a SEVERE case of the “heebie jeebies”!! I am NOT kidding y’all! I keep getting those painful weird shivers that go up your spine and then your head suddenly feels like it’s shrinking! I. Do. NOT. Like. Bugs! I ESPECIALLY, SUPER AMAZINGLY DISLIKE the American Cockroach.
I’ve read that they grow to about two inches long. Well, in Texas everything is bigger, right? I could swear to y’all these “wood roaches” (that’s what we call them) sometimes look like they are 4 inches long. I turn into the biggest scaredy cat you could imagine when one comes my way. After being with my husband for over 14 years he KNOWS my “it’s a ROACH” scream! He will come running with a shoe or a rolled up magazine.
Y’all know they fly right? THEY. FLY! Summers in Texas are always crazy. You have to dodge these crazy flying roaches while your just trying to get inside your home. Sometimes they even come inside. OH, that is the worst!
There are LOTS of other pest down here in Texas, but the American Cockroach is definitely my nightmare!! My sweet precious loving daughter who has a heart heavenly gold, loves bugs! She loves all of them and is so very interested in them. Thank goodness my husband and I have taught her to take them outside so that “they can go home to their mommy”
Can you see the bug under the bowl? It’s just a little one but still a ROACH none the less. She names most of them Charlie, which my sisters beau Charlie just loves!
Now that FALL is here (it’s was 38 degrees this morning!) and that means they start coming inside where it’s warmer. I found a lot of great information about the American Cockroach at PestWorld.org. PestWorld.org has information on every kind of bug, rodent and pest you can think of. You’ll find info on their habitats, habits, threats and THANKFULLY how to get rid of them!
They offer lots of great advice along with help in finding professional services to help you rid what ever pests you have. You’ll find prevention tips, pest FAQ, health information, guest writers and they have a whole section about everything you could ever learn about the bed bugs. You will find extreme infestation articles and videos, articles and videos from the Bug Lady, along with other videos, educational information, PSA’s and a just for fun section. I clicked it, there was a man dressed up as a cockroach…..of course there was a man dressed up as a cockroach. There goes the “heebie jeebies” again!
While I was browsing around their site I found “The Pest Detectives”. It’s a story about an 8 yr old girl named Millie, who loves insects. It’s written by by popular mom blogger Susan Carraretto and illustrated by Collen Madden, “The Pest Detectives” is brought to you by the National Pest Management Association, a non-profit organization committed to the protection of public health, food and property. Sounds perfect for my Alice doesn’t it?
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/.
PestWorld.org is how you BEAT THE BUGS!!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the National Pest Management Association. The opinions and text are all mine.