Monthly Archives: May 2014

Arrow’s “Good Bug Bad Bug” Presentation Has Been Educating and Entertaining Local Youth For Over 25 Years


Capitalizing on the natural curiosity of the students, Arrow’s presentation about the world of insects piques their interest with facts and trivia that are at times fascinating, revolting, or even terrifying.


One of Arrow’s entomologists¬†on staff, Bern Wendell, knows just how to keep the crowd on the edge of their seats. He is an old hand at this. Bern has been giving this presentation to groups of students for years. As an entomologist, he has a background in science and has dedicated a lot of time to the study of insects.¬† He has developed a fond appreciation for the critters he studied, knows and understands better than most. This has given him a unique perspective on pest control. He skillfully keeps the crowd engaged by encouraging class participation, handing out free prizes, and occasionally shocking the students with the sinister image of an arachnid or a bat flashing across the screen (no insect samples of any kind are actually brought into the room).



Beneath all that showmanship lies an important message. No bug is inherently good or bad. An insect that enters your home may be a pest in that situation but the very same insect would be beneficial in a different environment. They all play an important role in the ecosystem and are worthy of our respect and conservation, and they are more interesting than they appear. Even as exterminators who are tasked with killing insects and other nuisance wildlife, we have an obligation to deal with them in the most humane and environmentally friendly way possible. As a company, we want to pass that enthusiasm about bugs and commitment to conservation on to the community in part through these fun presentations.


If you or someone you know would like to bring this presentation to a school on Long Island or other youth group, don’t hesitate to let us know! Our presentation is free of charge and includes fun prizes such as bug themed puzzle books, pencils, and even drawstring backpacks. Just call the office of Arrow Exterminating at (516) 593-7770 or (631) 654-0110 and we will be happy to assist you.