Use Orkin “Buzzer Beater” App for Summer Prep #LearnWithOrkin

With summer around the corner, I'm looking forward to enjoying picnics, hours in the park and other fun outdoors activities with family and friends. What I'm not looking forward to is dealing with mosquitoes and other yucky bugs.

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To help families better prepare to fight the bite, Orkin presents the “Buzzer Beater” app, which features its deep scientific knowledge of mosquitoes

  • 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!

Orkin uses the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop an effective treatment that's right for your needs.

To learn more about their pest control based in science or to schedule an inspection, call 1-800-800-ORKIN or visit

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Now that your families knows how to avoid the bad bugs, they can use The Orkin Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit to find and enjoy the good bugs!


Each The Orkin Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit 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.


Entries must be made on or before 11:59 p.m. May 23, 2016.

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  1. I learned that perfumes and lotions can attract mosquitoes.

  2. I learned that mosquitoes can breed in very shallow water. Yuck!

  3. It is helpful to know that mosquitoes can breed in 1 inch of water.

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  4. I learned that bug spray starts wearing off as soon as it's applied so apply it when your outside and reapply often.

  5. I learned that mosquitoes prefer adults over children. Patricia

  6. In standing water, you can look for mosquito larvae by watching for bobbing.

  7. Mosquitos prefer adults to kids.

  8. I was surprised that lotions & perfumes can attack mosquitoes

  9. I was surprised that lotions & perfumes can attack mosquitoes

  10. I learned that mosquitoes drink nectar not just blood!

  11. I learned that perfumes attract mosquitoes.

  12. i learned that it only takes one inch of water to create a breeding ground for 'quitos!

  13. I learned that mosquitoes prefer adults over children!


  14. That it takes less than 1 inch of standing water to attract bugs!!

  15. Shocker Standing water attracts mosquitoes and quickly can become a breeding ground. Patrolling frequently for and eliminating these sources will help reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home.

  16. I had no idea mosquitoes liked adults more than children.

  17. I had no idea mosquitoes liked adults more than children.

  18. I also was surprised to learn that mosquitos were more likely to bite adults.

  19. I learned that yellow lights help to repel mosquitos.

  20. I learned that those nasty mosquitoes can breed in as little as one inch of water.

  21. I had always thought blue light repels them, but I was wrong. It's yellow.

  22. That mosquitos prefer adults over children.