Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Orkin Mosquito Summer Scientist Blog App and Giveaway

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.

Orkin Buzzer Beater App:



Why you will LOVE Orkin’s “Buzzer Beater” blog app:

• Are you prepared for mosquito season this year? Take the quiz to see if you’re ready to earn your badge in Mosquito Season Prep.

• 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!

About Orkin Mosquito:

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.

Orkin on Facebook: facebook.com/OrkinPestControl
Ask The Orkin Man® on Twitter: twitter.com/TheOrkinMan
Orkin YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/OrkinVideo

GIVEAWAY


One lucky winner will receive an Orkin Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit, which is fun for the whole family! Each pack includes:

2 Bug Catcher Craft Kits: 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 Nets: 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 Jars: 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.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Each household is only eligible to win one 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. The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. boxes please. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below.

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Disclosure: The assets included within this message were delivered to me to promote Orkin Rollins Inc. I will receive a prize pack for sharing this information.

39 comments:

  1. I learned that mosquitos can breed in a small amount of water, as little as 1 inch of water!

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  2. That if mosquitoes are biting they are breeding

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  3. I learned that mosquitoes bite most when they are breeding.

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  4. I didn't realize this: that "male mosquitoes feed on plant nectars, but female mosquitoes also bite in order to extract protein from blood to use in egg production." So, blood of mammals helps mosquitoes... they're not just being pests. :)

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  5. I learned that they perfer adults over kids

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  6. I learned that mosquitoes are attracted to CO2.

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  7. I learned that female mosquitos bite when breeding for the protein.

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  8. about them being in a inch of water as well as biting when they are breeding

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  9. I learned that mosquitos prefer adults over children because they have more CO2.

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  10. Yellow lights won’t attract adult mosquitoes

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  11. Meghan B12:09 PM

    I never knew they prefer adults!

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  12. Anonymous12:59 PM

    I learned that mosquitos prefer adults over children. nathankyle1707@yahoo.com

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  13. I didn't know that they seek out protein. I hate them but fortunately they don't bother me all that much.

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  14. I learned that they can breed in very small amounts of water! I didn't realize!

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  15. Mosquitoes are attracted to CO2.

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  16. They get bitey when they breed.

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  17. Kimberly O10:55 AM

    I did not know that bug spray begins to wear off as soon as you put it on.

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  18. I learned that Bright colors have not been proven to attract adult mosquitoes, but strong smells like perfumes, scented soaps, and lotions do. Standing water sources and hot exhaled gases also attract mosquitoes.

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  19. I didnt realize just 1 inch of standing water could be a breeding ground

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  20. I learned that bug spray begins wearing off as soon as it’s applied.

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  21. I learned that the yellow lights attract less bugs than ordinary lights.

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  22. Female mosquitoes bite to aid in egg production!

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  23. I learned alot one being that they need as little as an inch of water to breed.
    Amy Williams
    sethandtjay@yahoo.com

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  24. I was most surprised to learn that perfumes, scented soaps, and lotions can attract adult mosquitoes just like standing water sources and exhaled gases do.

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  25. learned why mosquitoes prefer adults - always thought they preferred kids

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  26. Anonymous10:43 PM

    The most surprising thing I learned is when they are biting it means they are breeding. I thought it was because they are hungry Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  27. I learned that mosquitoes bite adults more than kids because adults have HO2.I never go outside at night without lots of skin so soft bath oil by avon. I spray it on and those little blood suckers dont bother me. Thank you for the chance :)

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  28. Mosquitoes only need 1 inch of water to breed.

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  29. I didn't know that mosquitoes prefer adults over children.

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  30. I did not know that mosquitoes are attracted to perfumes.

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  31. mosquitoes would rather bite an adult than a child.

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  32. I learned they prefer adults over children.

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  33. I learned that they are attracted to strong smells.

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  34. Jennifer Rogers9:57 AM

    I was very surprised that prime feeding time for mosquitos was between dusk and dawn!
    j1man1r66@etex.net
    Jernnifer Rogers

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  35. they prefer adults over kids I never knew that.

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  36. I learned to look for bobbing in water to check for mosquito breeding areas.

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  37. Something that i found interesting was mosquitoes only need 1 inch of water to breed

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  38. I learned that I should be patrolling my property for standing water at least once a week.

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  39. I learned that they are attracted to certain perfumes

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