Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Orkin Mosquito Summer Scientist Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 5/13 #LearnWithOrkin @TheOrkinMan



Summer is almost here! That means picnics, baseball games, barbecues and all the fun of enjoying the great outdoors with your family. There’s one thing no one likes about being outdoors, though: mosquitoes! They not only are a nuisance, but they also pose potentially serious health risks. Fortunately, the experts at Orkin study the science of mosquitoes and other pests closely in order to better tailor plans that help keep them out of your home this summer.

To help you better prepare yourself and your family to fight the bite, Orkin presents the “Buzzer Beater” app, which features its deep scientific knowledge of mosquitoes.

Watch the “How to Deal With Mosquitoes” & “Do Mosquitoes Prefer Adults over Children” videos, as well as the rest of Orkin’s How-To video series, to get the most up-to-date knowledge on dealing with pesky home invaders.

Download Orkin’s yearly “Mosquito Cities” list and find out if your city made it!



Are you prepared for mosquito season this year?

At Orkin, we use the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop an effective treatment that's right for your needs. To learn more about our pest control based in science or to schedule an inspection, visit orkin.com or call 1-800-800-ORKIN.

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Enter for a chance to Win your own Orkin Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit! Each pack includes: (1) Bug Catcher Craft Kit: 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! (2) Bug Net: 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. (2) See-Through Bug Jar: 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. (2) 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.

Enter below using the Giveaway Tools Form! Giveaway ends 5/13/16. Open to residents in all 50 U.S. States. No P.O. Boxes. (Each household is only eligible to win Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.)



Disclosure: I was sent this information by Orkin. The above information and opinions are from Orkin. None of the information above has been created by Heather Kelly nor Airplanes and Dragonflies blog. Orkin is responsible for mailing out your prize(s).

20 comments:

  1. I found it interesting that mosquitoes do not need a lot of water to breed, 1 inch of water is enough. Also that yellow bug lights will attract mosquitoes less than blue lights! My kids would love this set!!

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  2. We have mosquitoes so bad here in New Orleans and really can't be outside much around dusk. I found that eucalyptus oil can really help keep them away. In a spray bottle mix eucalyptus and some water and spray on before going outside. I like this better then harsh smelling OFF.

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  3. Mosquitoes can multiply in 1 inch of standing water.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  4. I learned that certain smells can attract mosquitoes. So maybe refrain from using perfume.

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  5. I am unfortunately the one in our family who always gets bit by those pesky mosquitoes! I am always looking for different ways to repel them.

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  6. Blech! Mosquito's can reproduce in only an inch of standing water!

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  7. mosquitoes do not need a lot of water to breed

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  8. That mosquitos come less to yellow light!

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  9. Mosquitoes can thrive in as little as 1 inch of water.

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  10. When inspecting your yard for mosquitoes, look for bobbing in water to find (then kill) the larvae.

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  11. I was surprised to learn that bug sprays engineering off as soon as they are applied.

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  12. I learned this:
    Perfumes, scented soaps, and lotions can attract adult mosquitoes just like standing water sources and exhaled gases do.

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  13. Someone told me today that taking a garlic supplement every day will keep mosquitoes and other bugs from biting you. I don't know if that's true but it would be worth trying!

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  14. I learned that mosquitos would rather bite adults then children!

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  15. Interesting that they prefer adults over kids!

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  16. I learned that yellow lights help repel mosquitos.

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  17. I found out that eucalyptus oil can really help keep mosquitoes away

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  18. I had always thought a blue light was best to repel them but I was wrong!

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  19. Mosquitos prefer adults to kids

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  20. I found it crazy that mosquitoes do not need a lot of water to breed. No wonder they are everywhere during summertime! -Jennifer Clay

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