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Growing up in the country and now living on the farm I am no stranger to. Gus and rodents. Heck they are even a fact of life for me. I truly can not count a day when I have not headed out to the Yukon to see little black bugs scurry and I really hate to admit that we have killed our fair share of. Ice this season. I think the perks of having plenty of farming acres out your back door out weigh this horrible inconvenience but still one I don't mind trying to remedy.
Orkin recently published the top 10 bug phobias. As I read through the list I realize I don't suffer any phobias like myrmecophobia or mottephobia, I just plain don't like bugs, insects or rodents. I don't think anything can send me into a frenzy faster than vying annoying flies buzz around while having a BBQ or the fact the. Oys have killed no less than 10 sting bugs in our house this last month alone. It's obvious that fall has set in Colorado by this fact.
The Orkin man hit us up when we moved to our new house as the last owners were clients of his and we thought we can take care of our insect and rodent problem on our own and save a little money. Now that we are heading into our third year in the house I am starting to wonder that living this close to the field we might need a little extra help, or Cory needs to work a little harder at the insect control. Like I said I don't have many phobias but walking out to the garage and the first thing I see is a black widow (picture courtesy of Jim Stone Freelance) it's time for a little extra help, wouldn't you agree?
The perks of living on a 1,200 acre farm far out weigh any bug phobias I could possibly ever think of having but nobody (or very few) actually like knowing they have bugs in their own house or garage, myself included. What about you?
One thing I really can't stand about bugs is that I can't identify most of what I see. I would say that aspect creeps me out more than anything, the unknowing. Yuck! The Orkin Ecologist site along with Orkin's facebook page and pinterest page could be a huge asset into identifying these unknown bugs for me.