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Learning about spiders with #Orkin

Thursday, November 7, 2013

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Orkin Ecologist for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


Recently we adopted a kitten and our lives have been forever changed by the energy and sweetness that Fiona has brought into our home. Our oldest kitty may disagree, but it sure is fun watching the antics of a 13 week old kitten. I will share pictures of her soon.

 One of the main reasons we waited until fall and cooler temperatures to adopt is we live in a semi-rural area that has lots of spiders. Not just any spider- we have brown recluse spiders!

It took me a long time not to be really afraid of these spiders. And while I still #bugout when I see one, I’ve learned to have a healthy respect for them and their place in our world. Actually, I’ve gained a healthy respect for a lot of bugs and insects by exploring Orkins The Ecologist site. Who knew Orkin was fascinated about bugs? I thought it was their business to just eradicate them. But no, listen to what they have to say about their site.


About Orkins The Ecologist Website:


 Insects. Bugs. Creepy, crawly creatures. Some people fear them, but at Orkin, we study them. We know that every creature has its place on the planet — whether they harm people or property, or help the environment thrive. We also know that the best way to control pests is to learn as much as we can about them in general, both the bad and the good. We’ve been studying bugs for 100 years — we even have scientists on our staff to ensure we keep science at the forefront of our work. We continuously take the insect insights we gain and apply them to our business, and we believe it’s made us better at what we do. In studying bugs to better control them, we’ve found we’re fascinated by them too — they’re curious little creatures full of unexpected complexity. And that’s why we created “The Ecologist” site, to celebrate science and uniqueness of bugs.”

It was easy for me to find more information about the Brown Recluse spider at The Ecologist; they are  on the list of scariest and deadliest bugs in the world


About Brown Recluse Spiders:



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 "This spider likes to make its home near humans and with a bite that contains a necrotoxic venom its not a spider you want to mess with! You’ll know this guy by the dark violin-shaped marking on his abdomen." 

I’m so glad our Fiona was born later in the summer so she wouldn’t be tempted to “play” with this bad guy! 

I invite you and/or your budding Ecologists to check out Orkins The Ecologist website, where you can explore the science behind insects - and the vital role that insects have on our world. You can follow them on Facebook and Pinterest as well. Their pictures are stunning and the articles will keep you and your kids engaged. That’s a win-win!
So tell me, are you afraid of a certain spider or insect? Do you have a Bug Out moment? Please share it here by leaving a comment!




Disclosure: This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Orkin Ecologist for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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38 Responses to “Learning about spiders with #Orkin”

tara pittman said...

I hate spiders of all kinds,we have black widows out here

Debbie McConnell said...

I don't mind spiders as long as they are little ... This was an interesting article thanks for sharing.

Daisy B said...

We are in Texas and we have some BIG spiders here. They freak me out!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Tara,

Black widows are on the really bad list to around here, but thankfully, I don't see too many.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Debbie,

I am glad you liked it! Thanks so much for stopping by. I will visit your blog soon and see what your creative mind has come up with.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Daisy,
So even the spiders are bigger in Texas huh? I don't know if I could handle bigger spiders!

Heidi Bee said...

I was thankful when I didn't love in the desert anymore-the spiders were huge! Thanks for the website, my son is fascinated with bugs and will love it!

Ellen said...

I don't mind spiders as long as they stay outside. NOT inside!

Susan said...

I'm not overly afraid -- but some of your pictures are scary!!

Frugal and Fun Mom said...

Here in Florida, I know spiders all to well. At our old home we had Black Widows all over the place. I have not seen as many in our new home.

Pam said...

I think the spookiest spiders ever are the huge ones in the woods behind my aunt's house in Florida. Yuck.

Grace Hodgin said...

It sounds like Orkin has a very helpful site and I'll explore it with my grandson who loves spiders and maybe we can learn some things about the ones here in Florida.

Barb Webb said...

I have a healthy respect for spiders, too, but the brown recluse creep me out, as well! Will have to explore the site more, thanks!

April Wray said...

I HATE spiders! Very interesting read though. Thank You for sharing!

Kyle Wiley said...

Im not afraid of spiders per-say, but last fall a spider bit my 4 year old son's foot and caused a huge amount of swelling. Poor little guy had to be out of school for a week

Kyle Wiley said...

Im not afraid of spiders per-say, but last fall a spider bit my 4 year old son's foot and caused a huge amount of swelling. Poor little guy had to be out of school for a week

Maria Long said...

we have brown relucse here scary

Melissa said...

I just got the heebie jeebies reading this, but it's very interesting that Orkin learns about all of these creepy crawlies.

Myrah - Coupon Mamacita said...

We have all types of spiders since we live in the woods.

Alison Shaffer said...

that spider looks scary. we have small spiders usually in the corners. I wipe them off quick!

Lisa said...

Spiders Don't Scare Unless They Are Those Thick black Ones!! LOL!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

It's ironic that you should write this post because I just recently got bitten by a spider here at home. Luckily, my husband is an exterminator so he treated the house after I was bitten but it is so important to be aware of the dangers that these kinds of pests bring. I was fortunate that the spider that bit me was not poisonous.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Heidi,

I have heard about the bugs in warmer climates- no thank you!
If you son is into bugs/spiders etc. he really will love this site so I'm glad I could share it.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Ellen,

Agreed! I don't mind garden spiders (although some types get huge here) but I will not share my home with them.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Susan,

Good for you on not being scared of spiders. This brown recluse is a mean one though. I don't like his kind in my home.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Carlee,

Black Widows are on the bad list right along with the Brown Recluse, so I'd hate for your house to have those- I hope your new home stays spider free!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Pam,

Isn't it amazing just how big some of the outside spiders get? Yeek!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Grace,

Your grandson will love the site!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Barb,

I bet you have Brown Recluses' in your area as well. They are creepy for sure!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Kyle,

Oh no! Sorry to hear your cute little guy got bit! I bet that was a very hard week for him and all of you. Is he afraid of spiders now?

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi April,

You are welcome!

We live close to each other, so I'm betting you've got these spiders around too. Yuck.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Maria,

Aren't they? Even with taking preventative measures, they still get in our house. I check beds and shake clothes to make sure we aren't going to get bit!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Melissa,
You sound like my Melissa! She wanted to visit the website to see all the cool bugs- but not from my blog post link because she would have to see the Brown Recluse picture!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Myrah,

Oh, I bet you do! Spiders seen to love wood.
I bet it's worth it though, living in a beautiful setting.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Alison,

Yep- this Brown Recluse is one of the scariest we have around here.
Lucky you that you only have little ones you can get rid of quickly.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Lisa,

You'll have to check out Orkin's site to see if you can identify your black spider.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Tough Cookie Mommy,

Oh no! I hope you are okay! Were you able to identify what type of spider bit you?
Lucky for you your hubby is an exterminator and could take quick action to protect all of you.

laughwithusblog said...

How I hate bugs!

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