“Daddy, these pests are wrecking our picnic. What can we do to get rid of them? I hate them!”
I looked down into my little girl’s dark brown eyes, moved the hair out of her eyes and told her not to worry about pests.
“I know exactly how to deal with those flies. I am going to get eightÂ giant spiders and positions and instruct them to man the perimeter and feast upon any sort of flying bug that dares come close to our picnic.”
That led to what I wanted to think of as a squeal of approval so I asked her if I could tell the spiders to take care of a couple of her uncles too. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try and rid the world of more than one kind of pest but she groaned and told me that she didn’t think it was funny.
“Spiders are nasty daddy and you need to be nice to family. Remember, you always tell me and Jack we have to be nice to each other because we are family.”
I nodded and smiled. Most of the time the brother-in-laws are ‘good people’ but every now and then the one does something that makes me think sticking him in cage with a giant spider might improve his attitude.
My daughter is correct. I have talked with her and her brother about the importance of family and why they should try harder to get along. Of course I chose to bring my kids into my life but I can’t say the same about the BIL who needs the attitude adjustment, but that is ok because he was my sister’s choice and I don’t have to live with him.
How To Keep Your Holiday Picnic Pest Free
A good dad learns early on that he has many different roles. Sometimes it is chef, sometimes it is doctor, sometimes it is negotiatorÂ and sometimes it is bodyguard/secret service team leader.
Smart fathers understand that if you fail to plan you plan to fail so when they set up picnics and barbecues they do more than make sure the food, fun and games are taken care of.
They make sure there is a way to deal with unwanted pests.
That is why when I was given the opportunity to host a giveaway for the Bug-A-Salt fly swatter I decided it was too good an opportunity to pass up.
Due to technical difficulties (read the SD card crashed) I don’t have shots ofÂ me laying down the law on the houseflies and assorted pests that tried to horn in on our family meal the other day.
I can tell you they rued the day when they flew within range of my salt cannon.
But the really good news dear reader is that one of you is going to be bestowed with the same powers. Yes, we are giving away a Bug-A-Salt.
All you need to do is leave a comment and then we’ll pull a name out of the Internet hat and one of you will becomeÂ a Â master of pest control.
Want to know more, see more about how it all works? Check out the video below!
Remember, to enter the giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment.
Per FTC rules you should know I received a Bug-A-Salt fly swatter as compensation for this post.