On January 29, 2018, we were honored to be invited by McCormick Elementary School in Olsburg, KS to celebrate Kansas Day. It was very fitting that B.B., our bee mascot, is also the state insect of Kansas. B.B., who serves as our Director of Junior Pest Education, and I spent the morning with over 90 students educating them on mosquitoes, spiders, fleas, honey bees and termites. This was the largest group to ever attend one of our Good Bug vs. Bad Bug presentations!
The students were filled with questions and had fun transforming into a termite colony. Two students swarmed from their classrooms, found a place to call home, then proceeded to destroy a home made of legos. The roof was almost destroyed when the homeowner couldn’t take it anymore. The counselor called in the professionals. We then educated the students on the role of a Pest Management Professional and how baiting was best when it came to termite control. All kids were invited to join the Jr. Pest Technician program to learn more.
Educating is truly my favorite part of working as a Pest Management Professional. The energy is always contagious in the classroom.
Travis Aggson, Vice President, Associate Certified Entomologist