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#Bugout with Orkin: When Creepy Crawlers Invade your Home

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

I first heard about  the Orkin Ecologist and #BugOut earlier this year. I learned how Orkin studies all the creepy creatures that try to move in our homes, and uses their research to help protect our homes against the bugs we fear the most.  Interestingly enough, Orkin's Ecologist highlights the pests we dread most, but learning about them is key to safeguarding homes against them.

Everyone has a particular insect or pest that they fear the most, and I'm no different. I think ticks are one of the scariest and deadliest bugs in the world, and they make their way into our home from time to time on our family dogs. The fall season is here, and the leaves are falling fast. These leaves are a nesting ground for ticks, and before winter moves in, chances are that your pets will start picking up ticks again during the fall months.

Ticks are arachnids, and they carry a variety of diseases that can harm dogs and cats. For this reason, ticks are one of the pests that I dislike the most. It seems like no matter what measures we take, our dogs still pick up a few ticks when they are outside. We are quick to remove them, but ticks are definately the culprits behind my biggest #BugOut moments.

#BugOut Dog Tick

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Imagine finding one of these on  your pet, it's a #BugOut moment if there ever was one. If you would like to learn more about ticks and other pests that Orkin helps homeowners fight against, be sure to checkout the <a href="">Orkin Ecologist</a>. The site is filled with information about insects and pests that offers valuable insight for science lovers of all ages.

Be sure to share your biggest, scariest and creepiest #BugOut moments with us by commenting below. For more information about Orkin's  reasearch, Like the Orkin Ecologist on Facebook at and follow them on Pinterest at

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