The Bug Girls
Who Are The Bug Girls?
Hi! We are The Bug Girls of Franklin Pest Solutions. We are on a mission to encourage young women to pursue careers in science! Did you know that in the pest management industry, only 4% of employees are women?! By encouraging girls to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) we can change those statistics.
Anna and Janelle (from L to R above), Franklin Pest Solutions’ Marketing Team is changing that narrative. Whether they’re giving mosquito prevention advice on WLKY or tie-dying t-shirts with campers and naturalist friends at the Dunes Learning Center, The Bug Girls are constantly sharing their passion for community education, public health, and other important topics, like pollinator health awareness.
Where You Can Find Us!
Collectively, we agree that the best part of our jobs is the variety of ways we get to make a positive change in our communities, paving the way for others to follow in our footsteps. 🌻🦋
The Bug Girls Are Putting Kids First
Children are our future! Inspiring a child to pursue science today may lead to life-changing future discoveries. The ability to invest in partnerships that reach future scientists and entomologists gives us great pride. Our partners include children’s museums, schools, girl scouts, park districts, zoos, and nature museums. We also keep a continuously growing list of resources for bug-lovers.
Pestworldforkids.org is a great teaching resource organized by grade level by our industry’s National Pest Management Association (NPMA). The site follows education standards from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
Trying to find an educational way to keep your child engaged or entertained? Check out bug crafts, costumes, and bug activities for kids. Don’t have time to dig through a webpage? Feel free to click on these links and print out the pages directly:
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What Have The Bug Girls Been Up To?
The three of us have been doing so many amazing things! We love meeting new people and making new friends! And we are here for YOU.
- Just this year, we joined forces with The Girl Scouts! The Bug Girls are working on special programming to help scouts of various age groups achieve badges in bugs, nature, pollinators, gardening, and more. We’re even brainstorming to create our very own badge! Stay tuned to follow our journey!
- Several of Franklin’s branch offices joined Two Men and a Truck in supporting their project “Movers for Moms”. We collected and donated daily household supplies for women getting back on their feet after tragic circumstances.
- We joined our friends in the League of Mascots in Louisville, Kentucky in raising awareness for Heart Health, Women’s Health and Lung Cancer.
- We sponsored the Indianapolis Children’s Museum’s Barbie, You Can Be Anything: The Experience exhibit which is still on display! The Bug Girls made an appearance dressed as some of the science Barbies in the collection, and spent a day encouraging all ages to overcome their fear of insects.
- The Bug Girls made some media appearances on Indy Style, WLKY and other media networks throughout the Hoosier state.
The last couple of years challenged local businesses in many ways, but the Bug Girls at Franklin Pest Solutions didn’t skip a beat when it came to dedication for the communities they serve.
Join in Our Love For Nature
At Franklin Pest Solutions, we put ecosystems above profits.
We’re not anti-bug. Insects play a super important role in our world and ecosystem. And we love learning about what’s cool, what’s fascinating, and even what’s gross in the natural world. Our mission is to share that knowledge.
The Bug Girls love sharing with the community the fun and fascinating world of insects. We’re committed to protecting your homes, and to protecting the vital role insects play in our ecology.
Check out our videos, and come to an event near you to meet the Bug Girls in person!
Safe For Your Family and Business
We’re licensed, trained, and certified by the Departments of Public Health and Agriculture, using safe, EPA-regulated materials, always.
Attacking Infestations at the Root
We don’t come in spraying. We evaluate the root of your problem, and recommend and enact pre-emptive measures before any chemicals are used.
Assessments Before Any Contracts
Our Customer Care Center walks you through every service, every charge, and every solution before you agree to anything. Our commitment is to you.