As mentioned in a previous post learning doesn’t have to be boring. We developed an UNO inspired card game to educate children that pests are fascinating creatures and full of amazing, sometimes disgusting and often very weird facts.
To give an idea, did you know that:
- Sometimes children have become anemic due to multiple and ongoing feedings by bed bugs. And parents may not even be able to trace to bed bugs as the cause.
- Even a few crumbs that slip down beside a stove, for example, can serve as a gourmet dinner for several cockroaches for some time.
- Cockroaches reproduce quickly. For every one you see there can be 200 more hiding and multiplying behind your walls.
- As many as 33 million microorganisms may flourish in a single fly’s gut, while half-billion more swarm over its body and legs. A fly deposits thousands of bacteria each time it lands.
These interesting pest facts take us a step closer to pest awareness which can prevent damage to health and properties and in some cases save lives.
One side effect however might be that discussions about pests stop the game at times. Everyone has a pest control story – what’s yours?