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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.

The Orkin Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kits are fun for the whole family! Each pack includes:

 2 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.

2 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.

Some little boy or girl would be ultimately happy with this kit for sure.  What an awesome adventure to keep those restless children out of trouble this summer.

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’s “Buzzer Beater

• 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!

Would you like to win this Bug Catching Kit above?  All  you have to do is enter our rafflecopter!

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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.


  9 Responses to “Orkin Mosquito Summer Scientist Giveaway Ends 5.11”


    Apparently I need those yellow bug lights like my mom used to have;(show of hands please) who knew this!


    I’m a Buzz Beater! I’ll be heading into mosquito country for the whole of next month. I’ve learned that those little critters are not out just yet, but when grandma comes, they probably will be. I’ve got one of those wrist things with the citrine to protect me.


    When I was a young, and we would visit British Columbia, I had to be dressed like a mummy with bug lotion on my face and hands, bug spray on the rest of me. Those pesky mosquitoes and black flies would bite me so so much. Before I was dressed like a mummy, they would get under my hair and the back of my neck was almost like one big bite it was so solid red.

    Oh, here’s another mosquito story. My father-in-law, God bless his soul, had a bucket of water on his back porch. While my first and second children, just toddlers at the time, were playing in the backyard, I noticed it. It was loaded with mosquito larvae. When my FIL came out I told him he needed to dump the water. He said NO. He wanted to keep the tadpoles. I told him they were not tadpoles but mosquitoes. He finally realized that I knew what I was talking about and he finally dumped the bucket when we were leaving.


    I learned that adult mosquitos are attracted to smells, such as scented lotions & soaps!


    I learned that spraying myself with bug spray isn’t enough to protect me during bug season.


    **a note** Hi!

    For this entry: “Click G+ below and put this give-away in it and send. Also, like me on G+ & Origami Owl” I have some problems!

    I have Google+ SHARED this page every day, but there isn’t actually a button for just ‘like” on Google+ for it.

    I have this much – Marguerite Core following Marie Moody Google+, (which was quite hard to figure out because you don’t have a Google+ link); but there are about 500 people claiming to be Origami Owl designers on Google+ (though not you apparently) and the main Origami Owl site doesn’t seem to have a Google+ page, or they don’t have a link to one on their site.

    So! how do I do the rest of the entry and not get disqualified? How on earth is everyone else doing it?
    {in the contest I am Margot C__ on the Rafflecopter}


    **another note!** The secret word page just produces this result: “Error 404 – Not Found
    Sorry, the page that you are looking for does not exist.”


    **yet another note**

    OK, figured out the Secret Word page problem. Your url looks like this (dot removed by me)
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    You need to remove that last bracket.


    I would love to win this for my grandsons, who unlike me, love bugs!

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