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Our library show “Scientists: Learn What It Takes to Become an Entomologist” has been seen in Northport, Greenlawn, Hauppauge, Port Jefferson, Port Jefferson Station, Smithtown, Southampton, Westbury, South Huntington, Dix Hills and more. Every Long Island library show brings different children from those who know many insect facts to those who like to look from afar.

Questions for our Entomologists

Children ask great questions at every library show.  Here are just a couple of examples:

Ava asked ” What does a tick look like?” We brought an American Dog tick for all the kids to see. Ava knew where to find ticks and had checked for ticks after being outside. She knew that ticks carry disease.

“Could a tarantula kill you?” asked Chase. So far, no human has been killed by a tarantula. Spider bites can sometimes cause an allergic reaction.

Pratyush asked, “Can a cockroach climb up the wall?” Yes, roaches can climb walls and ceilings!

Juliane:  “Does an earwig get into your ear?” Earwigs don’t climb into your ear and eat your brain. No one is even certain why this insect is called an earwig.

Siena asked “What is an entomologist?” We answered an entomologist is a scientist who studies insects. Entomologists study how to classify insects, know their life cycle, and behavior, and other facts.

Close Encounters with Bugs

Has your child ever followed an ant trail back to its nest? Or spend hours capturing lighting bugs? Will they scream or laugh at the thrill of holding a large bug? Do spiders crawl on your child’s arm, but he or she doesn’t do anything but giggle?

Here’s what happened in South Huntington. At first, when it came to actually holding a bug, everyone was hands off. We talked about our roaches, tarantula and many Long Island bug specimens. Each child got a closer look and a chance to ask questions. But in the last 5 minutes, when we announced it was the last chance to hold the cockroaches, everyone became brave! “It feels sticky”  “It feels funny” “Oooooo!”

Free Local Library Program #SuburbanCares

Please let your local library know that we offer our program for free! Children can look forward to meeting Madagascar hissing roaches, a tarantula, scorpion and other animals. The free library program runs for 45 minutes to an hour for Grades 3 – 5. Come and join the buggy fun!  We’ve been performing at local libraries since 2010!

Besides the bugs and other critters, Suburban Exterminating brings a few of our favorite insect jokes to local libraries.

Favorite Insect Jokes

What did the dog say to the flea? (Stop bugging me!)

What game do ants play with elephants? (Squash)

Why do bees have sticky hair? (Because they have honeycombs!)

Why did the bee go to the doctor? (Because she had hives!)

Why are A’s like flowers? (Because bee’s come after them!)

How do bees get to school? (By school buzz!)

What creature is smarter than a talking parrot? (Spelling bee!)

What is the biggest ant in the world? (An eleph-ant!)

What do you get when you cross a walrus with a bee? (A wallaby!)

Why was the baby ant confused? (Because all of his uncles were ants!)

What do you get when you cross a sheep and a honey bee? (Bah-humbug!)

Kids Learn about Insects at Local Long Island Libraries Serving Long Island and surrounding areas

Richmond | Kings County | Nassau County | Suffolk County

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