Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Flea and Me

The Despicable Flea

The Flea and Me
Have battle done.
It was hard to say
Who had won.

It bit.
I swore.
It bit again.
I swore some more.


Scratch and itch.
Itch and scratch.
But, at last,
Flea had met its match.


War Wounds
Do not waste time.
Do not give in.
Pick up the phone,
And call Orkin!

Right now!!


Call Orkin Today!
We battled for a month with fleas.  They were the result of three outdoor cats that roamed the neighborhood, infesting all the yards and plants.  Orkin is awesome.  Excellent service.

21 comments:

  1. Nasty, glad they came to your rescue!

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  2. Blah those buggers are hard to kill

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    1. The trick is to be persistent and stay on top of the problem.

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  3. Wow they bit the heck out of you. Those suckers are hard to get rid off

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    1. I was almost paranoid by the time we called in Orkin.

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  4. They are hard to get rid of...thank goodness for Orkin.

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  5. That's terrible! I hope Orkin finds out about this great ad for their services.

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    1. The Orkin man was here today as a follow-up. He loved the post, and I emailed the site address to him. He said his boss would love it.

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  6. I hate bugs so much that I could barely look at that picture. I had sugar ants last week ..... not totally in the house but the back porch. OMG..... they pretty much stay in a line coming in and then a big circle. I just surrounded them with a circle of diatomaceous earth and by next morning not a one was in sight. Then I swept up the earth and made lines of it around the house.
    I've never had fleas but when I lived in Florida I saw them in other people's houses. When you opened the door, they'd jump right on you.

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    1. Fleas love to bite me. Whatever the reason, tasty blood maybe, but I get covered with bites. Ants? Oh how I hate them.

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    2. Scientific studies have proved that people who get bitten by fleas, mosquitoes etc have something in the blood that attracts the little blighters. I wish I could remember what that is.

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  7. I love your poem, but having waged war with fleas in the past, I felt your pain, too. (And ITCH... does ANY bug bite itch worse than a flea bite... especially in the middle of the night?) I'm glad Orkin played the hero and came in and vanquished your small but mighty foe.

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    1. My flea bites turn into welt if I scratch them! There are organic bug spray to keep them off people, but it smells awful

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  8. Made my folk tale up from an incident when I lived in Bulawayo with my missionary uncle when he nearly drove us into a ditch - trying to avoid a shongololo :0)

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    1. "Shongololo"? A new word to describe an evil insect!

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  9. We love Orkin, too, for 25 years. We live in the woods and have wasps who consider the house just a new construction site. Two of us here are deathly allergic. The wasps have fallen to Orkin for twenty five years. Yeah!

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    1. Glad to hear of Orkin's success. The technician was here today and loved this post.

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  10. Ouch! So sorry. Those are some nasty bites! I babysat once for people who had 4 dogs and 34523452452212 fleas.
    I was as tasty-blooded as you. UGH! You made Mr. Orkin Man's day with your cute poem, didn't you. Heal up soon, friend.

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  11. Ouch! That looks quite painful. I've been told that fleas don't generally bite that much and most of the itchy spots are allergic reactions to the original couple of bites. Makes no difference in my opinion, they are just as itchy and irritating. I hope you've seen the last of those fleas!

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!