Entomophobia

 

Do bees give you the creeps or do they down right frighten you into hyperventilation? If it’s the latter, you are possibly suffering from entomophobia. Entomophobia is a fear of insects or bugs. This predicament can bring about emotional and mental states such as panic attacks.

A famous entomophobe was the artist Salvador Dali. When Dalí was five years old, he witnessed an insect that had been eaten by ants where the shell was the only thing that remained. The swarming ants in Dalí’s pieces and models are innuendos to death and decomposition, and are hints of human mortality and uncertainty.

Ant Face by Salvador Dali

Dalí had an extreme phobia of grasshoppers, brought on from his adolescent harassment by other kids, who frequently hurled grasshoppers and other insects at him. When they emerge in Dalí’s art, grasshoppers are utilized as an indication of devastation, decay and despair. Dalí characterizes them with a fearsome nature, as huge and alarming in comparison to the other figures, and they are shown in the act of eating the main subject of the work a number of times.

Although Salvador Dali was an odd guy, we can all agree that some insects are just plain creepy.

What is your phobia?

Cara Carver
ccarver@callnorthwest.com

Northwest Exterminating
830 Kennesaw Ave MariettaGA30060 USA 
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Aimee’s Wing Project

The story of 24 year old Aimee Copeland has captivated not only Georgia residents but the entire nation!  Aimee’s story is one of bravery, hope, faith, and strength.  After a zip-lining accident on May 1, Amy developed a flesh eating bacteria that led to the loss of her left leg, right foot, and both hands.  Through this horrible ordeal, Aimee and her family have remained both hopeful and positive.  Aimee’s story is truly one of inspiration!!

When we heard that Pulte Homes/Del Webb Homes was putting together a team of contractors to build a wing for Aimee, we jumped at the chance to help out this family!  1,970 square feet is being added to the Copeland family home, being dubbed “Aimee’s Wing”.  The addition will be completed in 40 days, just in time for Aimee’s exit from rehabilitation.  40 days may not seem long to build the addition but cannot compare to the hard work and dedication that Aimee is putting in while taking part in her rehab.

Northwest Exterminating is doing the termite pretreatment for the addition of Aimee’s Wing.  We are so proud to be a part of this project.    “It is an honor to be able to give back to such an inspirational young woman.  She’s touched the lives of many people and we’re grateful to be a part of this project” says Randy Wilhite, Director of Builder Development at Northwest Exterminating.  Aimee’s strength and courage have been an inspiration to all of us at Northwest Exterminating!

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For more information on Aimee’s story and how you can help visit www.aimeecopeland.com

 

Northwest Exterminating Acquires Jody Millard Pest Control of Hixon, TN

Northwest Exterminating is proud to announce that it has recently acquired Jody Millard Pest Control of Hixon, TN.  Jody Millard Pest Control has been servicing the Chattanooga area for over 17 years.    We’d like  welcome Jody Millard and his team to the Northwest Exterminating family!

—Press Release—


NORTHWEST EXTERMINATING ACQUIRES JODY MILLARD PEST CONTROL
Jody Millard Pest Control has been servicing Chattanooga, TN for over 17 years

Marietta, GA-Northwest Exterminating, the Southeast’s leader in GREEN Pest Control, recently expanded its reach by acquiring Jody Millard Pest Control. Based in Chattanooga, TN, Jody Millard Pest Control has been servicing the Tennessee area for more than 17 years. The acquisition will allow Northwest to extend its footprint and permit Jody Millard Pest Control to continue operating as a division of Northwest Exterminating.

In 2011, Northwest opened its first Tennessee service center in Murfreesboro, TN and now, with Jody Millard Pest Control added to the roster, eco-friendly pest control will take Tennessee by storm.  “At Northwest, our goal is to provide superior services that will enhance the health of homes and businesses, as we strive to make our communities better.  We are happy to add Jody Millard Pest Control to our team, as it will help us further our mission”, said Scott Eubanks, Leader of Technical Services and Industry Relations at Northwest Exterminating.

Jody Millard Pest Control provides more than 30 years of experience. With an excellent reputation and a strong force in the Chattanooga Community, Jody Millard Pest Control has knowledgeable employees and offers increased benefits for Northwest to provide excellent customer service in Tennessee.

About Northwest Exterminating                                    

Northwest Exterminating is a family owned and operated exterminating company that was established in 1951 by L.A. Phillips and his wife, Emma Lene Phillips. The company was founded on the values of honesty, integrity, and excellence. Today these values still remain the core of Northwest Exterminating as we have grown from a family of 2 to a family of over 300 team members and multiple service centers throughout Georgia and in Nashville, Tennessee. We specialize in residential and commercial termite control, pest control, mosquito control, wildlife services, lawn care, and insulation.