The Big Bug Hunt: U.S. Pest Supports Sumner County Library Program

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The termite and pest protection experts at U.S. Pest offered up some fun and educational activities for the children at the Gallatin Library this past week. During the program children and their families were able to learn about a variety of different insects and participate in a “bug hunt.”

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Events like this are not only a lot of fun for us, but are a great service in giving something back to our customers.

As part of their commitment to building better communities, members of the pest and termite control company, U.S. Pest Protection, took some time out of their day to encourage kids to get excited about learning. During the program kids and their families where introduced to several examples of interesting pinned bugs and were also given the opportunity to engage in some educational activities. The Gallatin library presentation was one in a handful of upcoming events where U.S. Pest will be reaching out to their communities.

The event attracted around 25 children and their parents. U.S. Pest provided examples of several different species of bugs, including two live brown recluse spiders and a walking stick bug. They also brought along a huge ant farm for kids and their families to explore. At different times throughout the day the termite control company spoke with kids about insects and tested their bug identification knowledge.

A highlight of the day was the “bug hunt.” Children were given a jar with a magnifying glass lid and tasked with scouring the library’s shelves for plastic bugs hidden amongst the books.

“The kids were really into the presentation, but I think bug scavenger hunt was their favorite part of the day,” stated U.S. Pest’s Christy Lockwood. “Four of the children received bug vacuums as a special prize. At the end of the hunt every child was given a special sucker with a real cricket sealed inside.”

One fearless girl dug into her treat right away, not to be swayed by the bug wrapped inside. Later she would claim that the sucker tasted very good. Every child who participated in the event left the Gallatin Library with a smile and a better understanding of several insects.

“Supporting our community is very important to us here at U.S. Pest,” said U.S. Pest President Erica Brister. “We service a large area in Middle Tennessee with offices in Nashville and Hendersonville. Events like this are not only a lot of fun for us, but are a great service in giving something back to our customers.”

The presentation at the Gallatin Library was part of a Sumner County library program called “Dig into Reading.” Activities are geared towards getting children interested in activities like gardening, crafts and other hobbies. Each event provides an opportunity not only for children, but their parents as well. Adults can gather information on ways in which they can enhance their children’s lives through education, reading and making healthy choices. U.S. Pest Protection will be hosting a similar event at the Martin-Curtis Library in Hendersonville on July 9.

About U.S. Pest Protection
For more than 27 years, U.S. Pest has proudly serviced over 15,000 homes around Middle Tennessee and is rated the number one pest and termite company in Tennessee. U.S. Pest Protection offers a wide range of pest and termite control services for commercial and residential customers all across Tennessee with offices in: Nashville and Hendersonville.

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