1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

June 6, 2008

:158 Squish Bugs

Filed under: :158 Squish Bugs — Tags: , , , , , — John Banta @ 12:59 am

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet environment.

1:5:10:158 EcoTip: A safe non-toxic way to eliminate bugs is too squish them. ***********************************

Additional Information:

I have been my families official bug squisher as long as I can remember. Actually now that I think about it my response to bugs inside the house usually depends on how I have been summoned. If I am summoned with screams of panic – I squish – which tends to calm things down rapidly. When I am called calmly I’m more likely to scoop the trespasser up and provide a quick trip to the outdoors. 

When I’m not around my kids are now grabbing the vacuum cleaner to rescue themselves by sucking the bug up. The small amount of electricity used seems like a good compromise. Especially when compared to a co-worker whose daughter emptied a whole can of bug spray in her car after spotting a spider.

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