A few weeks ago, Fall had definitely hit our neighbourhood. The trees were starting to turn colour and the acorns were falling off of the trees.
My son was enjoying collecting acorns every day on our walks and he was SO excited to have found them that he started an acorn collection! Well, naturally, he wanted to bring this collection inside the house. At first, I said NO! But, after a few days (and him bugging me!), I came to the conclusion that I was being too much like a "control Mommy" and I needed to let it go. So, I allowed him to bring in the acorn collection.
He was happy.
I was proud (of myself and him).
That night, hubby used one of my son's building/connecting toys to create a special acorn box so that he wouldn't lose any of his precious acorns. Thank goodness!
All was good with the world.
One morning (VERY early morning), my son couldn't sleep and I was getting some blog work done on the computer. He wanted to pull out his duplo bin, but was struggling. Thankfully, he asked for help because when I went to help him, what did I discover on top of the bin?!
I collected a few in this blue bowl for the purpose of a picture. Ewww....
We are now going back to the "no nature in the house" rule and I feel good about it.
Maggots aren't the only critter I have had to deal with this past month!
A couple of weeks ago, the kids were playing in the backyard while I was tidying up from dinner. I noticed that the kids were squatting down in the grass, looking at something.
This is when my Mommy radar went off! What were they looking at so carefully and why was my son poking at it?!
Well, my friends, they had found a sweet, little critter......
I only wish it looked like this one! Nope! The one they found was dead. I tried my best not react as I sent my children into the house to wash
I hope I won't need to, but I know that there is a place that I can go to learn more about various pests.....
In the fall, pests often enter our homes seeking shelter from colder weather, so it’s important to take steps to pest-proof your home. Pest issues are better handled by licensed pest professionals. They have the knowledge, training and tools to properly identify a pest species and recommend ways to safely remedy an infestation before it becomes a serious problem.
You can find a pest professional in your area by entering your postal code in the Find a Pro database on PestWorld.org: http://www.pestworld.org/find-a-pest-control-professional/.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of National Pest Management Association. The opinions and text are all mine.