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Our Orkin EEKologist Project

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Insects. Bugs. Creepy, crawly creatures. Some people fear them, but at Orkin, they study them.

Orkin knows that every creature has its place on the planet and that the best way to control pests is to learn as much as we can about them in general, both the bad and the good. They have been studying bugs for 100 years and they even have scientists on staff to ensure they keep science at the forefront of their work.

Orkin is continuously taking the insect insights they gain and applying them to their business. This practice has made Orkin better at what they do. In studying bugs to better control them, they have found that they are fascinated by them too — they’re curious little creatures full of unexpected complexity.

Orkin created “The Ecologist” site, to celebrate science and uniqueness of bugs. The Orkin Ecologist is a really cool website that gives you all kinds of great information including projects and facts.

We first found this article: Learn How Spiders Build The Perfect Orb Web and then we did lots of research on spiders.  and finally settled on the Wolf Spider which is very common around here in Georgia. We have many of them in webs all around our house. My entire family is fascinated by them.

We decided that we would create the largest spider web that we could find as our EEK-ologist fear factor project. We have some great trees in our yard and knew that this would be perfect. Our mission was to build the perfect Orb Web.

Learn How Spiders Build The Perfect Orb Web
Learn How Spiders Build The Perfect Orb Web

My son put together this little project to tell everyone about the Wolf Spider:

We needed to go shopping for spiders and webs. Since it is close to Halloween, it was pretty easy to find everything that we needed.

Of course, this little spider below didn't make it into the web because it wasn't a wolf spider. But we did buy it so we could use it in another part of our house.

The first thing that we did was put up the webs and stretch them across all of the trees while keeping them still together. This took quite a while.

How great does this look? My kids did a fabulous job of building a huge spider web and putting the spiders in. In fact, people have been stopping by to take pictures.



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  1. Lisa Brown

    I wold do a project on bees

  2. I would do a project on mud dawbers and wasps.

  3. Sara Floyd

    I would like to make a poster of many different kinds of spiders

  4. My EEK-ologist project would be removing mice and moths.

  5. Jessie C.

    We would do a project on butterflies (temperature effects).

  6. stephanie

    i would like to do a project on ants

  7. D Schmidt

    My project would be studying stink bugs, from visiting the site I learned they are on the rise in the US.

  8. Janet W.

    I would like to do a project on the Brown recluse spider and focus on it’s venom.

  9. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie)

    i would do a project on black widows

  10. April G

    My son is fascinated by worms lately, so we’d do a project related to them.

  11. Whitney Lindeman

    I’d definitely do a project on bees – they are so important, but they are disappearing because of us!

  12. Stephanie Phelps

    I would do a project on spiders as well!

  13. Margaret Smith

    I’d like to do a project on stink bugs. My son is terrified of them. He says that they look prehistoric. No matter how much we tell him they don’t hurt, he still freaks out when he sees them.

  14. Doreen Lamoureux

    butterflies. From beginning to end. Very awesome process, I’m sure.

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  16. Alexia

    I would like to do a study on honey bees! Bonus- I get my own honey!

  17. jenna D

    We would do a butterfly project, the kids just love them.

  18. Audra O'Hara

    We could do a project on ladybugs and why they come back to the same area year after year.

  19. Kelly Nicholson

    Leave a blog post comment telling me what your EEK-ologist project would be

    scary clowns with maggot eyes..ha ha

  20. Cynthia C

    I would do a project on wasps

  21. Rebecca Parsons

    My stepson is afraid of spider so if he learned more about them he might be less afraid. I thought about getting a book on spiders and reading it them helping him go out and find those spiders outside!

  22. rebeka deleon

    i would put a zombie coming out of the ground.

  23. Kimberly Carroll

    I would do a project on black widow spiders and what attracts them to my yard!!

  24. meredith

    are eek-ologist project would be about tarantulas!! we have alot of them around our house.. i have always been so scared of them but i guess once you learn about them, they arent so bad!

  25. nickie

    I would do a project on ants

  26. Tammi Laney

    I would do a project on stink bugs.There are a million of them in Georgia lol.

  27. steve weber

    I would do a project on cicadas.

  28. tammy shelton

    I’d rent the movie “Aracnaphobia” on DVD… silly, scary movie but we’d still learn about spiders… and the fear of spiders.

  29. Jen

    They aren’t super icky, but my girls would really like do do a project about Butterflies or Lady Bugs – ya know, girly bugs 🙂

  30. Jessica Lee

    I would do a project on Stink bugs!

  31. kelly woods

    flies and the importance of them

  32. Blessie Nelson

    i would help my kids do a project on ants!

  33. Shannon

    My kids would love to do a project using this found on the site: An In-Depth Field Guide To Venomous Animals.

  34. Diana Stanhope

    I would do spiders they scare the daylights out of me.

  35. Natasha

    My son loves beetles so we would do a project on those!

  36. Sarah L

    I love butterflies and caterpillars so that would be interesting.
    Thanks for the contest.

    p.s. I have no idea how to post a picture to instagram

  37. susana

    Would love to do a project on bats!!!

  38. Jessica H.

    I think the different types of ants would be interesting. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  39. Sarah Hirsch

    maybe something about ants

  40. Amy Orvin

    I’d Build A Giant Spider Web

  41. Louly

    We would do a project on stink bugs! They are everywhere this year!

  42. richelle bowers

    I would do one on rolly pollies lol.

  43. latanya

    I would do a project on black widow spiders

  44. project on bed bugs.. since we just got rid of them!

  45. Jessica Snow

    I’m terrified of bugs, if I were to do anything it would be on something like a butterfly.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  46. Doreen Lamoureux

    I think a project on those ants that hang out in my yard. 🙂

  47. judy gardner

    i think i would do a project on ladybugs – i love them!

  48. ellen beck

    Mine would be something about a garden bug. I think I would choose a chinese ladybug ad find out why it chooses only certain plamts and what I can do to prevent the ladybug from being attracted to whatever it is attacking.

  49. Stacey B

    We would make spiders with different craft materials. My 2 year old loves spiders, for some odd reason.

  50. Betsy Barnes

    I would love to build a butterfly garden 🙂

  51. meredith

    I think a project about pincher bugs would be cool

  52. Tian A.

    I would think project about ladybug, my daughter loves it.

  53. April Yedinak

    I think we would like to make a butterfly garden.

  54. Jeanna

    I would do a project w/my son on FireAnts!

  55. nithin Agarwal

    project on bed bugs

  56. meredith

    I think it would be cool to do one on garden snakes!!

  57. Susan Smith

    I would do a project on butterflies.

  58. Adriane

    I’d do a project on butterflies 🙂

  59. Amelia Drew

    I think I would do a project on ants- they are pretty neat

  60. Wanda Clark

    My EEK-ologist project would be about stink bugs they get in my house and remind me of cockroaches yuck. They do not harm anything just annoying. I would try to find something to attract them to the far corner of my yard away from my house then we could live in happily in our own separate areas.

  61. mysweetiepiepie

    My project would be on ants :+)

  62. Crystal Sweet

    I don’t like creepy crawlers so I’m not sure I could manage a EEK-ologist project!

  63. Corinne W.

    how important honey bees are to the agricultural world.

  64. Jill Myrick

    We would do a project on ants and how they work hard to prepare for winter.


  65. Tarah

    We would do the Building A Butterfly Garden

  66. ewhatley

    I would do a study on bees

  67. Holli Joren

    I’d do a project on dragonflies!

  68. rose paden

    I would do a project on butterflies!

  69. Rosie

    I would do a set of photos on spider webs, bees, trying to capture their uniqueness and special qualities.

  70. Hesper Fry

    I would do a project on ladybugs.

  71. Rebecca Peters

    Do a project on snakes

  72. Roxann

    I would do a project on bees.

  73. Tanya White

    I would do a project on centipedes.

  74. Amanda Sakovitz

    I would do a project on butterflies

  75. Samantha

    I would make a butterfly garden since other bugs freak me out!

  76. Probably dragonflies- they are lucky for me. 🙂

  77. Pauline Milner

    I would like to learn more about The World’s Scariest and Deadliest Bugs. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

  78. It would be on spiders, too. We have a lot of wolf spiders in our yard. One summer my husband and daughter every morning put a bug in the web of a spider on our deck. She built her web there every day. We noticed, however, she was getting used to the service. As she was getting bigger and bigger she didn’t chase after other bugs in her webs, just the ones they left.
    This sounds like an awesome project you made.

  79. Richard Hicks

    project using ants would be interesting!

  80. scott amoroso

    i’d do my project on stinkbugs…. they are everywhere where I live!

  81. laurie

    mine would be on spiders i’m scared to death of them

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